Topics » Arts & Entertainment   Oct. 12, 2011

Negotiating Asian-American Identity Through Portraiture

Walking (Self-Portrait)

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Walking (Self-Portrait)

"My work explores social issues based on personal experience. As a woman and a Korean immigrant in the United States, I have struggled to adjust to my new culture. Every situation summons different customs, requiring me to adopt unfamiliar behaviors in order to conform to expectations. My work reflects my desire to resist such pressure by using physical dissonance to reveal different perspectives upon the "norm." - Hye Yeon Nam