Artist Biography

Born in 1981, Seoul-based artist Ota studied fine art at Incheon National University and has worked as a motion graphic art director. Today, the full-time artist creates paintings in her own formative language that combines popular sensibilities gained from the commercial design scene with cinematic compositions, cartooning techniques, and painterly materials.

With emphasis placed on ‘finding light in the darkness’ Ota uses a spectrum of colours to express contradictions and conflicting emotions in her unique visual language.

When viewing Ota’s artworks, audiences are encouraged to ruminate on the paradox of life and the beauty that melancholy creates as depicted through the nuance of light and Ota’s disparate colour combinations and ethereal atmospheres.

It has been said of her work, “The artists captivating oil paintings, bring vibrant colours and cinematic flair to her evocative portraits. With each brushstroke, she creates a symphony of emotions, capturing the essence of youth and inviting viewers into a world of profound experiences. Through her unique style and ability to convey deep emotions, Ota’s artwork resonates deeply with audiences worldwide.”

Ota has exhibited extensively throughout Seoul. The artist has had a sold-out curation of work in Gallery Marong, in addition to, an exhibition at Gallery Polestarart titled ‘Beyond The Face’. She has also shown in Paris, Madrid and New York.

Selected Exhibitions

2023 Solo Show (Collector Zero One Gallery, Seoul)

2023 UVNT ARTFAIR (Madrid, Spain)

2023 Roy Gallery Open Call Group Show (Roy Gallery, Seoul)

2023 Group Show, (Cohle gallery, Paris, France)

2023 Lotte Art Fair Busan (Lotte Signiel Busan)

2023 Urban Break Artfair 2023 (COEX, Seoul)

2023 Park Jong-ho, Ota Duo Show (Beka Gallery, Seoul)

2023 Guyhepner Editions Online show (Guyheper gallery, New York)

2023 Beyond the face 3Group show (Polestar Art Gallery, Seoul)

2022 Charity group Show for Ukraine (4log Art space, Seoul)

2022 Group Show (Beeum Gallery, Seoul)

2022 Group Show (Art Square Gallery, Seoul)

2022 Solo exhibition (Traart, Seoul)

2022 Group Show (Gallery Marong, Seoul)

2022 Solo Show (Gallery Soma, Ilsan)

2022 Bank Art Fair (COEX Intercontinental Hotel, Seoul)

2022 Incheon Asia Art Show Art Fair (Songdo Convensia, Incheon)

2022 Group Show (Cohle gallery, Paris, France)




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