Rock Scissors Paper, Slug Frog Snake
February 2 - March 10, 2023 

 The Harold J. Miossi Gallery at Cuesta College is pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition, "Paper Scissors Rock, Slug Frog Snake," featuring the works of JooLee Kang. This exhibition will showcase Kang's incredible talent in pen and ink drawing, paper sculpture, and digital animation.

"Paper Scissors Rock, Slug Frog Snake" will be on view from February 2nd to March 10th, with an opening reception on February 2nd from 4:30-7:30pm. At the opening reception, Kang will be in attendance to discuss her work and inspirations. 

Artist Statement

JooLee Kang focuses on change of ecological environment, transition of living organism, and evolution, created inevitably, to survive together. She interprets complicated interaction between human and nature in various perspectives, asks for understanding and consideration of our possibility and dignity through delicate pen drawing and mixed installation. She aims to go beyond simply recreating the mainstream issues of the present day such as humanity’s rule over nature, taking a neutral view that comes from a broader perspective and exploring the close symbiotic relationship between humanity and nature. Her works are a metaphor for the close bond between humanity and nature, which are often thought of as being in diametrical opposition, or a relationship of subordination, but are in fact woven together like a single piece of fabric. 

Artist Bio

JooLee Kang graduated from Tufts University – School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Duksung Women’s University in Korea, and held solo exhibitions at Soorim Cultural Foundation: Kim Hee-Su Art Center in Korea(2021), Gallery NAGA(2020, 17, 14), Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art in Korea(2018), Korean Cultural Center in Spain(2018), The Gallery at Penn College, PCT(2015), and Museum of Art at University of New Hampshire(2014). She also participated in curated exhibitions at Essex Art Center(2021), Seoul National University Museum of Art in Korea(2021), Seoul Museum of Art - SeMA Storage in Korea(2020), Newport Art Museum(2019), Suwon Ipark Museum of Art in Korea(2018), Harvard Medical School(2018), Fitchburg Art Museum(2018), and Taipei Fine Arts Museum in Taiwan (2017). Kang has been invited as an Artist-in-Residence at Gyeonggi Creation Center in Korea(2018), Cheongju Art Studio in Korea(2017), Willapa Bay AiR(2015), and Inside-Out Art Museum in China(2014). She is actively working in both the U.S. and Korea now.

Artist Talk

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