Suejin Jo

Suejin Jo, Korean born abstract painter based in New York, studied with Stamos and Vytlacil at the Art Students League where she won McDowell Award juried by Richard Pousette D’art and Romare Bearden. One often finds dichotomy in Jo’s work such as delicate lines with mass of color or in the theme “fish and cactus”. Jo paints with unique medium of oil and dry pigment using the process of “inlay” as Korean potters of the 11th century. Helen Harrison of The New York Times described Jo’s painting as having “the character of an ancient wall painting”. Jo’s most recent solo show was at the Broome Street Gallery as a result of winning Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Solo Exhibition Award 2008, sponsored by the NY Artists Equity Association and juried by DC Moore Gallery. Jo participated in Pool Art Fair, New York and Miami 2007, Manif 2008 in Seoul Korea, AAF with Tria Gallery 2009 and with Julio Valdez Studio 2010. Jo’s work is in many private and public collections including Library of Congress, WTC Memorial Museum, Chase Manhattan Bank, General Instrument Company, Embassy of San Marino, Sogang University, Ahl Foundation, and Korea Exchange Bank. Jo’s paintings are included in the US Embassy exhibitions in East Timor and Mexico. State Department chose Jo’s “Pontchartrain” to be included in 2012 Desk Calendar.