Leekyung Kang is an Idaho-based artist whose mixed-media artwork reflects her interest in the framework that makes up the urban landscape.
For the past few years, I have been obsessed with the structural framework and components that make up the urban landscape. My work has focused on exploring both exterior surfaces and interior infrastructure of the cities I have lived in, including architectural imagery of unfinished scaffold facades. The goal of this work is to expose the unseen and hidden spaces by capturing the raw and unfinished state of our present environment, which I refer to as “invented landscape.” I seek to challenge the conventional understanding of space that focuses on the physical state, history, and transformation.
Kang earned her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and BFA from Seoul National University. She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, and Idaho State University. She has participated in several residencies internationally including the Fountainhead fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been exhibited in South Korea, Doha, Qatar and throughout the U.S.
On display at West Las Vegas Library Gallery August 13 to October 25, 2020. To see all of the Library District's FREE art galleries and current exhibits, click here.
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