Things Will Get Better
5 x 5” giclee print on 6 x 6” archival art paper
“The shock and grief from the recent news of racist attacks against Asians, layered on top of lifelong personal experiences with racism, have me feeling unmoored and bracing for the next time it happens to my community, my family, me. Confused because I feel like a target and invisible at the same time. Heartened though, too, by the support I’ve received, and for the ways I’ve reconnected with a part of me that I once rejected thinking that assimilation would lead to acceptance, and now celebrating all those things that make up my Korean American experience.”
Seonna Hong, born and raised in Southern California, graduated with a B.A. in Art from Cal State University Long Beach. She continued to hone her craft teaching art to children for several years and this experience as well as her work in TV and Feature animation have undoubtedly influenced the narrative style of her work. In 2004, she received an Emmy Award for Individual Achievement in Production Design for her work on “My Life as a Teenage Robot.” In 2006, she was the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and her illustrated book, Animus, is now in its third printing (Baby Tattoo Books). Hong continues to show her work in shows and galleries around the world and is represented by Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.