HyeJa is a painter whose works gather inspiration from the bustling, crowded places in our urban lives. She focuses on formlessness and the supposed lack of agency that our current capitalistic systems provide us. Think of the contradictories a city might include: fear and enjoyment, space and suffocation, familiarity and alienation. Her artwork depicts blurred scenes of shifting landscapes in the places she has lived to visualize these thoughts.
HyeJa was born in in Korea in 1970. She received her BFA from Chung-Ang University in Seoul, and her MFA from Hong-ik University in Seoul. She has held solo exhibitions since 2000 around Korea and at the Lee Galerie in Berlin. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions since 2003 at acclaimed galleries and museums such as Seoul Museum of Art, GlogauAIR Gallery (Berlin), Pohang Museum of Art (Pohang, Korea), Galerie Kashya Hildebrand (Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland), and the Cheltenham Art Center (Cheltenham, USA), amongst many others.