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Having lived and worked for much of her life in Korea – where she was born – Jiha’s work depicts the collision of traditional Asian artistic themes and globalized western iconography. Referencing the forms and techiniques of Eastern brush and ink drawing in her ethereal landscapes, Jiha includes corporate logos and cuddly cartoon animals from a variety of recognizable sources. The juxtaposition of these elements creates a symphony of cliches that is otherworldly and sometimes ominous. Her saturated pallette only heightens the tension between these elements and allows them to escape their individual signficance.
Work can be found in the collections of The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta's High Museum, the Smithsonian Institute, Bank of America and UBS.
Has had solo exhibits at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Charlotte NC's The Mint Museum and the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in Charleston, SC.