On Kyeong Seong
On Kyeong Seong grew up in Seoul, South Korea. As a qualified educator she taught children for many years after earning a degree in childhood education in Seoul. In pursuit of a new career as an artist, inspired by her father, she studied arts in the United States earning her MFA from the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and a BFA from Lesley University. She creates in her Beverly, Massachusetts studio and actively participates in solo and group exhibits throughout the east coast and South Korea. Currently, Seong is a gallery member at Kingston Gallery in Boston, MA and the Cambridge Art Association in Cambridge, MA and is represented by Coastal Contemporary Gallery in Newport, RI.
Seong’s mixed media imagery is inspired by nature, biology, microscopic forms and the human body. She transforms this imagery into lushly produced surfaces from paint, paper, collage and machine sewn works. The artist shows us juxtapositions between imperfections, perfection, and distorted realities to reveal a ‘visible surface’ of the uncanny, the disparate, the unusual, and the monstrous.