Stay, create and present in th heart of Tokyo
Residence Period: 2018.02.02-2018.03.01
I intend to use this opportunity to inform my new style of provisional painting and its concept to develop my artist practice. I hope to begin a fresh body of work through research and investigation during my time in this program. This includes de-familiarizing myself as a Westerner and re-contextualizing my knowledge of signs and icons. The execution of these paintings will rely on chance and undetermined moves that may look unfinished but have a sense of clarity to them.
1) Cofounder of VERSA, an artist-run space in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 2017
2) BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting and Drawing, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2017
3) "Chattanooga Powerful: The Feminine Lens" Group Exhibition, City Hall in Chattanooga, 2017
Base of activity: Tennessee, United States
Media Used: Mixed Media, Acrylic Paint, Digital, Installation
Alesha is an emerging painter whose work centers on her identity as a Korean-American. Her work challenges the audience to rethink their preconceived notions about Asians that may alienate those who do not fit their stereotypical mold. Alesha's projects take on the form of installations that include Korean letterforms and cultural objects.