Stickymonger
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about the ARTIST

Stickymonger is a New York-based artist whose giant murals transform ordinary spaces into eerie, dreamlike, parallel universes. Looking into the large eyes of her animation-inspired subjects, the viewer is invited to explore the interplay of darkness and light, as well as the tension between innocence and fear, femininity and anxiety.

The artist’s early murals were created using hundreds of vinyl stickers, meticulously put together, piece by piece. The method served to create a sense that each image was melting and flowing together, like a river of ink down a gallery’s walls. This dark fluidity at the center of Stickymonger’s work was inspired by her youth in South Korea, where —  growing up in a home next to her family’s gas station — the artist’s imaginative universe was formed while playing in the shadow of oil drums and staring into the reflections of dense black petroleum puddles.

Currently, Stickymonger has expanded her work beyond vinyl to include other mediums such as spray paint and acrylic. As her methods evolve and change, she continues to offer the viewer a portal into a surreal shadow-world of contradictions: as inviting as it is ominous, both delightful and disconcerting.

SOLO EXHIBITION

Thank You Plastic | ART021 Shanghai - WOAW Gallery, Shanghai, China | 11/11 ~ 11/14/2021

Still Smiling | Allouche Gallery, New York, USA | 03/13 ~ 04/17/2021

Lonesome Planet | Four You Gallery, Dubai, UAE | 02/19 ~ 03/11/2020

Parallel Universe | Unveiled Limited with Space27, Hong Kong, China | 05/17 ~ 05/26/2019

On a Clear Day | Hidari Zingrao Gallery, Tokyo, Japan | 04/05 ~ 04/23/2019

Searching For Something That Isn’t There | AFA Gallery, New York, USA | 11/15 ~ 12/02/2018

Jelly Bean Blast | Wootbear Gallery , San Francisco, USA | 06/17 ~ 07/13/2017

Jammed | Superchief Gallery,  New York, USA | 04/15 ~ 04/21/2016

Cosmic Girls | Everyday Mooonday Gallery, Seoul, Korea | 01/15 ~ 03/27/2016

Eye see you, you see eye | Bunny Cutlet Gallery, New York, USA | 01/10 ~ 20/2014

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Spray Painterly | Allouche Gallery, New York, USA | 10/21 ~ 11/16/2021

Familia | WOAW Gallery, Hong Kong, China | 08/19 ~ 9/18/2021

Tides (NFT) | Nifty Gateway, Online | 07/22/2021

“Asians Belong Here” | Roosi, Ki Smith Gallery, SaveArtSpace, New York, USA | 07/19 ~ 08/07/2021

Superplastic: The Janky Heist (NFT) | Christie’s, New York, USA | 07/09 ~ 07/22/2021

Works on Paper | WOAW Gallery x Avante Arte , Hong Kong, China | 06/18 ~ 07/07/2021

4 in LA | Allouche Gallery, Los Angeles, USA | 05/19 ~ 05/31/2021

Volta | Artual Gallery, Basel, Switzerland | 06/10 ~ 06/15/2019

Frieze Art Fair | Kaikai Kiki Gallery, New York, USA | 05/01 ~ 05/05/2019

Art Basel | Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Hong Kong, China | 03/29 ~ 03/31/2019

FEMME  | Juxtapoz Project Space, Jersey City, NJ, USA | 03/01 ~ 03/29/2019

DAYP | Myplasticheart, New York, NY, USA | 04/27 ~ 05/25/2018

EAST/WEST | Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA | 01/13 ~ 02/17/2018

7th Annual Supersonic Invitational | Spoke-Art, NY, USA | 01/06 ~ 01/28/2018

JUXTAPOZ Clubhouse | Superchief Gallery, Miami, FL, USA | 12/ 6 ~ 12/10, 2017

CIRQUE NOIR | AFA Gallery, New York, NY, USA | 10/01 ~ 10/22/2017

Formations | Giant Robot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA | 02/04 ~ 02/22, 2017

Tower to Streets | World Trade Gallery, New York, NY, USA | 09/15 ~ 10/17/2016

CHG 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition | Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA | 08/27 ~ 09/24/2016

Brooklyn Public | World Trade Gallery, Manhattan, NY, USA | 10/22 ~ 12/01/2015

EDUCATION

Pratt Institute | New York, USA | M.F.A. Digital Arts

Ewha Womans University | Korea | B.F.A. Visual Information Design

Parsons the New School for Design | New York, USA |  Exchange Student in Design & Technology

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