Si Jae Byun
(b. 1976, Korea)
Si Jae Byun is an accomplished mixed media artistworking with all types including video, drawing, painting, and installation. Her unique style of using ink and acrylic on transparent layers of silk has been developed over many years, evolving into paintings that look and feel organic, while expressing her message through the us of texture and transparency. Her current work theme is based on the harmony and balance relationship between nature and architecture connected through the function of the human body.
In the beginning of her career, she focused on stop motion animation to create humorous and vibrant videos. She followed that by creating large balloon installations with a human organ theme and made them interactive with her videos. The videos and installations were well received and she received numerous awards.
Her works have been extensively shown in Korea, the United States, and in several Asian countries.Her works have been shown in New York City at Tally Beck Contemporary, Korean Cultural Center (Korean Embassy) in Washington DC, and at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea. Her work was also at Scope, Miami, LA Art Show, Nanjing International Art Festival, and both Art Stage Singapore and Jakarta.
Of the numerous awards she has obtained, the inaugural (e)merge art fair 2013 Emerging Artist Prize from The Philips Collection stands out as one of her most treasured.
Si Jae is a Korean born and raised artist. She received her BFA and MFA from KookminUniversity in Seoul, Korea and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, New York. She currently lives and works in Singapore. She is a mother of three years old and one year old young childrens, both born in Singapore.