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Beyond Visual Voices...

I feel.   And, I write what I feel.

Merely write when I feel :  

I miss my high school friends who became mothers, but cannot be reached now.

My heart was beating by overhearing about my sister’s love affair on the hill.

I wanted to hug my exhausted shoulder caused by a beloved male teacher leaving.

I recalled my keenly cyan-green longings for the past.

My churning mind runs away into faint foggy air.

I wanted to hear my mother operating a sewing machine.

Garden Zinnia became bloody dark red due to a full moon.

Rain shower shake my turbulent heart.

I needed courage from a fear of  life.


The utmost sincerity is feeling something exactly as it is. 

Feeling is soul language.  Soul language is feeling.

But, writing limits my soul language from deep inside.

A soul language that cannot be inspired by limited heart.

Now, I reveal these inspired feelings visually.

And I call those “soul essays”.

They are my visual essays.


Some reflected my deep spirit with heart beating ; others  were recorded showing my broken heart with grief, and the excitement of longing.

That is, my images are not a mirror nor merely a form of artistic expression.

Rather, these images represent the consolation, inspiration and rediscovery of my past, present and future.  These visual essays are all-encompassing portrayals of my state of mind and heart……                                  


-     BFA, Purchase  College, State University of New York, 2010
-     The Art Students League of New York, 2012-2013

Solo Exhibition

-    2016  Solo Exhibition “Beyond Visual Voice”  Piermont Flywheel Gallery,  NY
-    2015  Solo Exhibition “Letter-scape” Piermont Flywheel Gallery, NY
-    2013  Solo Exhibition “ My Visual Essay” Piermont Flywheel Gallery, NY
-    2012  Solo Exhibition “My Diary in Landscapes”  Riverside Gallery, NJ

Group Exhibition

-    Annual Member Exhibition, Edward Hopper Center, Nyack, NY
-    The 37th Annual Juried  Exhibition at Monmouth Museum, Lincroft,  NJ
-    “New York Art Expo”, New York, NY
-    OCG Artist Guild Spring Group Exhibition, Greenville, IL
-    Group Exhibition, Montgomery County Community College, Bluebell, PA
-    “NEXUS” Exhibition, Art’s Guild NJ’s International Juried  Exhibition, Rahway, NJ
-    “Syncretized”  Drawing Room Group Exhibition, Space 776, Brooklyn, NY
-    “The Primacy of Color”, NYSWA Group Exhibition, George Bills Gallery, NY

-    PAC Group exhibition “Colors of Korea”, The Henry Gallery, PA
-    Group Exhibition “Size Matters”, Piermont Flywheel Gallery, NY
-    OCG artist guild spring group exhibition, Greenville, IL
-    “Youth Art Award & Invitational Art Exhibition”, Jersey City, NJ
-    Featured Exhibition “Bridge to Korea”,  IHOUSEPHILLY, PA
-    “Replenished” Drawing Club 4th group Exhibition, Hutchins Gallery, NY
-    “Something Cool”, group Exhibition, Da Vinchi Art Alliance, PA
-    Group Exhibition of NYSWA, Library of Weill Cornell, NY
-    “Common Interest” Drawing Club 5th group Exhibition, Nabi Museum, NJ
-    “Affordable Art Fair” New York, NY
-    “Solstice” Holiday group exhibition, Piermont Flywheel Gallery, NY
-    “Aqua Art Miami”  Art Fair, Miami, FL
-    Featured Group Exhibition “Last Year Show 2015”, Nabi Museum, NJ

-    “Member Exhibition”, Edward Hopper House, NY
-    “Invitational Exhibition”, Art Transform Gallery, NY
-    “Fountain Art Fair” New York,NY
-    Drawing Club Group Exhibition “Nature”, Powerhouse Books, NY
-    “Emerging-scape” Triple Exhibition, Flushing Town Hall, NY

-    PAC Group Show “Unspoken Story”, Da Vinci Art Alliance, PA
-    “The First Sextet” Drawing Room  Exhibition, Riverside Gallery, NJ
-    The 2nd Annual Homeless Benefit Event, NY
-    PAC group exhibition, KCC Bennett Gallery, NJ
-    Trio Exhibition, Highwire Gallery, PA
-    “Artist of the Month (Feb.2013), Edward Hopper House, NY
-    Group exhibition ”Honor Reward” Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NY
-    Member exhibition, Edward Hopper House, NY

-    Group Exhibition,  Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NY
-    Group exhibition, Philip Jaisohn Gallery, PA
-    “Journey III “ St.Asaph Gallery, PA
-    “Journey II”  Da Vinci Art Alliance, PA
-    Bolt Art Fair, Tenri Cultural Institute, NY
-    Bolt Art Fair, Fullerton, CA
-    Annual Member Exhibition of Edward Hopper House Art Center,  NY

-    “Small But Significant” Philip Jaisohn Gallery,  PA
-    “Asian:American –Homogenous”, The Asian Art Initiative,  PA
-    Featured for “Grand Opening Exhibition,  Art & Light Gallery,  CA
-    “Side by Side”  Exhibition, Highwire Gallery,  PA
-    Gwang Hwa Moon Int’l  Art Fair in Seoul, Korea
-    “Dialog without Walls, Philip Jaisohn Gallery, PA 


•    Selected  work for Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NY / 2012
•    Selected work for “Art-Connection” program at Art-Reach, PA / 2013
•    The 1st prize of Spring Exhibition of Our Common Ground Artist Guild Gallery, IL / 2014  
•    Selected Artist at Monmouth Museum 37th Annual Juried Exhibition / 2015
•    Honorable featuring artist of The Artist Portfolio Magazine(5th anniversary, 2016)
https://artistportfoliomagazine.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/sueim-koo- anniversary-art-exhibit/

•    Selected/Featured artist on “The Artist Catalogue”, Vol.4-Issue 4,Winter 2015
•    Korean KTC TV Broadcast Interview : https://www.dropbox.com/s/x9eee9fv2h50mhz/INT_Sue%20Im%20Koo.mp4?dl=0
•    Selected  Artist, The 37th Annual Juried  Exhibition at Monmouth Museum, Lincroft,  NJ / 2015
•    Selected “NEXUS” Art’s Guild NJ’s International Juried  Exhibition, Rahway, NJ / 2016
•    The 2nd prize of Fall Exhibition of OCG Artist Guild Gallery, IL/2016


•    Theressa L Davis Hope Center, PA
•    Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, PA
•    Korean Community Center, NJ
•    Many Private Collections


•    Member of Philadelphia Art Connections, PA
•    Member of Edward Hopper Center, NY
•    Member of New York Society of Women Artists, NY
•    Member of Drawing Room, NY
•    Member of Da Vinci  Art Alliance, PA

Sueim Koo