I was born in Seoul, South Korea. Having a father who was a gifted artist, I naturally developed a love for art.
When I was nine years old, my family immigrated to the US, settling in Los Angeles. As an immigrant, I found drawing to be a language
immediately accessible with my classmates. During those early grade school years, Ms Isavich, an art instructor kindled my growing love. Recognizing my gift, she often pulled me out of class for special art sessions with a handful of other students.
I decided on a career in graphic design, earning my BFA in Visual Communications at Cal State Long Beach. Since 1995 I have worked as a graphic designer and art director for clients that include Canon, Sony, Disney, American Honda Motorcycles and Yamaha Motor Corp.
In 2010, an artist friend and mentor challenged me to devote time and energy to painting. This encouragement along with his thoughts on the artist’s role inthe exaltation of transcendent truth and beauty has helped me define myself as an artist.
I was chosen to exhibit my work at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts in 2017 and 2018.
I live in the City of Orange with my wife and daughter.