Born in Seoul, Korea and recently relocated to Long Island City from Austin. Cho’s work was included in two surveys of Texas artists at the Austin Museum of Art (2008) and Wichita Falls Museum of Art (2009). She was on the shortlist for Artpace San Antonio’s 2009 International Artist-in-Residence program and has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. MFA, Parsons School of Design. ARTIST STATEMENT As an interdisciplinary artist, I primarily work with video and photography. The raw video footage and untouched photographs are rearranged with graphically manipulated visual elements to exploit the idea in story telling. I am interested in examining the identity defined by the relationship between ourselves and the surrounding environments. Growing up in South Korea and living in many different cities in the east coast and the south in the US since my late teen years, my work is inspired by the adaptation to new social and physical environments across national and international borders. My initial interest in individual identity as a performance and social construct has expanded to encompass the investigation of the collective human experiences and behaviors. Whether people with diverse cultural backgrounds talking about their names or everyone posing the same way for the camera in my projects, all the shared experiences of these individuals who appear to have nothing in common emerge as a collective experience beyond our differences in race, sex, age and religion.