Gyopo Portraits

Gyopo is a Korean word that means emigrants from Korea and their descendants, which may be translated to Korean diaspora. Among other terms that refer to ethnic Koreans who live overseas, Gyopo has a connotation that the link between them and their home country has been lost or weakened. About 80 percent of Gyopo lives in China, Japan, or the United States.

embossing on paper, 26″x36″, 2018


embossing on paper, 18″x18″, 2017–2018


Installation views at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida