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Leeah Joo

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Leeah Joo

Born: 1971

Hometown: Middlebury

Based in: Connecticut

 

Leeah Joo is a Korean-American painter who explores themes of cross-cultural experiences. Born in 1971 in Seoul, Leeah was raised by a sculptor father and an illustrator mother. At age 10, her family moved to Indianapolis, where she spent her youth. She studied painting and art history at Indiana University in Bloomington and received her MFA in painting from Yale School of Art. Recipient of Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant and CT Artist Fellowship, she has exhibited widely in the U.S. and South Korea. She lives and works in Connecticut.

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Pojagi Shine

Leeah Joo, United States

Painting

US$ 5,000

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Pojagi Lush by Leeah Joo

Leeah Joo, United States

Painting

US$ 5,000

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Pojagi Turquoise by Leeah Joo

Leeah Joo, United States

Painting

US$ 6,000

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Still Fighting by Leeah Joo

Leeah Joo, United States

Painting

US$ 2,500

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Fighting by Leeah Joo

Leeah Joo, United States

Painting

US$ 2,500

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Hwaiting Fighting by Leeah Joo

Leeah Joo, United States

Painting

US$ 4,000

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Pojagi Oppa by Leeah Joo

Leeah Joo, United States

Painting

US$ 5,000

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About Leeah Joo


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Describe your creative process.

I create still life with dramatic lighting and paint from observation, sitting in front of the subject.


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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

Super tiny brushes.


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Where do you go for inspiration?

Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. I live 1.5 hours from it and I visit it often.

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