Somewhere Between
Solo Exhibition
21 Aug - 1 Sept 2019
Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne
"Somewhere Between" is about how we connect to the places where we're just passing through.

The paintings were born from images of the places and travel the artist has visited. Here, rendered on paper and paint, these images gain power more than just a photo. More than just passing through, they peel back the surface to the underlying conversations and contexts that make up memories of a place.

The ceramic sculptures contrast with the paintings, as their physical nature allows the abstract to come through more clearly. The results flow from the art process, from the touch of the clay. Though born of the same travel memories, new impressions are created during the making of the artwork.

This exhibition combines travel, as the desire for human bodies to be in a new habitat, with artistic expression, as the bridge between recording subjective experiences and creating new ones.

14th International Arts Festival & Workshop
Poh Chang Academe of Art, Bangkok, Thailand
January 2019

Playground (2019)
ink and yellow thread on paper
25 x 18.3 cm (3 panels) 
International Art Workshop and Exhibition 2019
RMUTI, Korat, Thailand
February 2019

Good Luck (2019)
Acrylic on Canvas, 80 x 100 cm 

Wat (2019)
ink and yellow thread on hanji paper, 70 x 50 cm 

Femina Extravaganza
Group Exhibition
23 Jan - 3 Feb 2019
Black Cat Gallery, Melbourne
curated by Ellen YG Son

Femina (2017)
(20) hand built ceramic
approx. 5 x 5.5 cm

Manifesto 1 & 2 (2019)
watercolour, gouache, thread on paper, 15 x 21 cm
The contemporary society and culture still fail to differentiate femininity from womanhood, and female from woman. The sociocultural framework rather creates visual imagery and textual discourse to enforce ‘femininity and womanhood’ as well as ‘female and woman’ as embodied identities into certain bodies.

This discourse further creates exclusivity to cast aside any other bodies that are willing to identify as ‘woman’ or live their lives through the ‘womanhood’. The victims who suffer from this power system often stand in these conflicted zones of woman as ‘embodied identity’ vs ‘gendered identity’.

This exhibition explores the body as a site of struggle, consumption projected to media/society/culture, and further investigates ‘femina’ as an extraterritorial space that can embrace those bodies that identity as female but not woman, or as woman but not female; those bodies that have lived through femininity but not womanhood, or through womanhood but not femininity. (Text by Ellen YG Son)

Garden Soul
Solo Exhibition
2 - 16 March 2017
Offthekerb Gallery, Melbourne

mixed media
Garden Soul draws upon fairy tales, fables and childhood memories, creating a visual
poem to navigate the relationship between the human and natural worlds. Though the
artist has left her childhood home of gardens in full bloom, she continues to explore
the imaginary narratives that live within and around us.

Reincarnation (2012)
Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne 

neon tissue paper on board
Would heaven be filled with flower blossoms?
This paper installation symbolises reincarnation as the return to life.

Belong (2011)
acrylic & thread on canvas, 101 x 171 cm

The Space that Measures Distance
Group Exhibition
23 August – 3 Sept 2011
Chinese Museum, Melbourne
The aim was further to investigate the humans and animals, through the use of large-scale canvas to examine the individual’s relationship with themselves and others. This distorted figures and incorrect propositions and perspective are used to represent the girl’s naiveness. The girl inside the kangaroo’s belly represents women and their emotions. This painting aims to experiment with secondary colour and softness of colour attached to a large scale. Perspective, narrative, decoration, patterning and humour were again exploring.

Girl & Animal
Solo Exhibition
23 Aug - 7 Sept 2011
Firstsite Gallery, Melbourne

mixed media
The best horror films start on a bright day with an expertly subliminal touch of unease. These drawings are a satire of innocence and naivety, where the flat colours and stitching underline a disconcerting reality. This exhibition combined paintings, drawing and hand-painted murals.

Timeless (2010)
mixed media on wall
This collection of artworks were gathered together for this installation. Despite their scattered origins, this has become a timeless memory of artist’s art process. The materials used for this work ranged from glitter to acrylic, reflecting a personal playground of a wild and whimsical mind where fantasy comes from vision.

Melbourne, Australia