I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California with a hybrid identity from having immigrant parents. I also have 3 younger sisters who are all now currently working in the creative industry. We didn't have much difference in seasons being in Southern California, but I grew up with access to both city life and varied nature like sunny beaches, snowy mountains and the desert landscape. The boredom of suburban sprawl nourished creativity.
My art making process is playful and intuitive. I'm inspired by a meditative practice and receiving 'downloads' of visual images.
I wanted to explore and expand beyond the Los Angeles art scene so I was fortunate to travel to over 20 countries and I now have the perspective of being a global citizen, but I love residing in Los Angeles as a home base.
-Saelee Oh 2019