The idea always interested me that observing process and paying attention to small things are what builds life, like finding puzzle pieces to complete an unknown picture. I began to see each and every line and touch on paper as a single puzzle piece.

Jieun Jang

About the Artist


Korean artist Jieun Jang (b. 1984) calls attention to commonplace, invisible, and neglected objects, through her unique drawing practice. With the goal of emphasizing subtle movement and hidden life in inanimate objects, she laboriously folds tracing paper with powdered graphite on her hands to create multi-dimensional drawings. Her pieces retain a deliberate delicacy and carefulness, requiring the viewer to approach her works with an increased care and sensitivity. Jieun believes are necessary to see and experience them. Jieun earned her B.F.A in painting from Hongik University in Korea, and received her M.F.A from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

News and Notables
  • Artist Talk, The Plus Institute Program, Art Cinema Talk, Seoul Art Foundation, 2020

  • Exhibited at Street Arts Festival 2016, Yesultong, Micro Museum, Seoul, Korea, 2016

  • Exhibited at New Generation, New Wave, Seoul Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea, 2016