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The Artist

Jihoe Koo is a New York-based artist from Seoul whose work spans multiple media from printmaking, installation, sculpture and window display. She begins her pieces through the process of etching, and as the pieces develop, she incorporates drawing and collage through the use of pencil, ink, marker, watercolor, paper and threads. Jihoe had solo exhibitions and has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions including the 5th Sapporo International Print Biennale Exhibitions, Sapporo, Japan, Dumbo Arts Festival in Brooklyn, New York and the 6th Governors Island Art Fair in New York.  

The Inspiration

The Mantra

""I am very fond of sunsets. Come, let us go look at a sunset now." "But we must wait," "Wait? For what?" "For the sunset. We must wait until it is time." From The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry."

The Artistry

Another Garde is proud to showcase the first two prints of her series of printmaking on childhood and self-rediscovery. As a mom of two, she has enjoyed observing her children grow up but feared for a while that she was losing herself. One day, after flicking through her personal family photography album she realized that her existence did not disappear. Au contraire, their childhood is her childhood, a series of memories and sensations long forgotten. In her series, children are colorfully dressed but the faces have no color. Children become mirrors.

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