Harper’s is thrilled to present a selection of works by artist Hyegyeong Choi for NADA Miami. The exhibition marks the South Korea-born, Brooklyn-based painter’s first solo exhibition in Miami. Choi’s paintings depict female figures and hybridized feminine creatures as they navigate and animate surreal landscapes. The artist typically renders her characters in the nude or in transitional stages of dress, sometimes sporting a sole pair of heels or zipping on denim. Choi’s shapely subjects effortlessly converge with the lush scenes they inhabit: contorting bodies sink into electric blue pools punctuated with kaleidoscopic flora and fish. Other times, Choi's protagonists trek across enchanting forests and mystical caves. Fresh fruits and glazed donuts are sometimes buried within these bewitching landscapes, as if hidden treasure, waiting to be uncovered.
Hyegyeong Choi (b. 1986, Seoul, South Korea) received a BFA from Chung Ang University, Seoul, and an MFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. Choi’s work has been the subject of solo presentations at Carl Kostyál, London (2023); Harper’s, Los Angeles (2022); Shelter Gallery, New York (2021); Slow Gallery, Chicago (2020); and Stolbun Collection, New York and Chicago (2018 and 2015). Most recently, she has participated in group exhibitions at Harper’s, New York, Los Angeles, and East Hampton (2023 and 2021); Pond Society, Shanghai (2023); Micki Meng/Parker Gallery, New York (2023); National Arts Club, New York (2023); Deitch Gallery, Los Angeles (2022); Carl Kostyál, Milan (2022); Christie’s, New York (2022); Another Gallery, Paris (2022); CHART, New York (2021); and Anton Kern, New York (2021). Reviews of her work have appeared in Artforum, New York Times, and Hyperallergic, among other publications.