Artist Sanghee Kang lives and works in Korea as a teacher and lecturer in the Department of Fine Arts at Kunsan National University. Growing up, Kang noticed her father trying to repair the wounds inflicted by the Korean War, which he struggled to fix through human relationships and institutions. Instead, he found solace in nature. Watching as animals and plants disappeared and regenerated during the four seasons comforted him. Kang matured in Korean society with her unique angle on nature, while still grappling with the trauma passed on to her by her family.
Kang translates human desire and pain into her artwork, conveying the beauty they engender, following the movement of water. Each sculpture creates a meta world, where a different scene is constructed depending on the conditions of light, environment, direction, and other viewing factors. Each sculpture exists at the intersection of time and space, demonstrating Kang’s particular ability to build entire universes within each work of art. Kang’s greatest influence remains her father, and her process evolves to present new ways of clarifying her own world through art. Kang has had a solo exhibition at the Jeonju Gyodong Museum of Art, and group exhibitions at international and national galleries in Korea.