Heon Choi

Heon Choi was born in Seoul, South Korea and lives and works in Los Angeles. Choi’s body of work is characterized by her distinctive aesthetic – an attention to labored and intricate arrangements of geometric shapes and compositions ripe with hidden figures of anthropomorphic figures and portraits. Working primarily in watercolor, ink, and acrylics, Choi’s practice represents an acutely observational eye and a commitment to discovering the small wonders of the everyday world. Using watercolor and ink on paper, she intricately renders shimmering wings, scales and natural patterns, while placing her subjects in a complex choreographed dance; her delicate and refined ink-work compliments her soft watercolor washes. More recently, she has been exploring a new direction by adapting her work to the medium of printmaking.