JO Seong Yeon
(b. 1971, Korea)
Seong Yeon JO (b. 1971, Korea) has created her series Sprout since 2011, a collection of photographs that depicts everyday objects that may appear insignificant such as weeds or flowers. The artist proposes looking at nature from the point of view of harmony and coexistence, allowing ourselves to be fully situated in the natural environment for a more meaningful existence. Additionally, she collects and grows the seeds herself to use as a visual source, rather than finding pre-existing plants to document.

Seong Yeon Jo was born in Korea in 1971. She received her BFA and MFA from Sangmyung University in Seoul. Her works have been collected by renowned public collections such as the Consulate General of Republic of Korea (Sendai, Japan), Paradise Hotel (Busan, Korea), Kunkuk University Medical Center (Seoul), Elysian CC (Jeju City, Korea), Samsung Card Co., Ltd. (Seoul), JW Marriott (Seoul), Datz Museum of Art (Gwangju, Korea), and MMCA Art Bank (Seoul), to name a few. Her works have been featured in numerous solo and group shows including renowned galleries and museums such as SPACE SO (Seoul), Seonam Art Center (Seoul), Hongik Museum of Art (Seoul), SeMA Gyeonghuigung of Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul), and Songzhuang Art Center (Beijing), amongst others.

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