In her paintings and drawings, Atlanta-based artist Jiha Moon merges the traditional techniques and materials of her native Korea, such as handmade hanji paper, with references to global art and culture. Reflecting her personal experiences of cultural translation and assimilation, Moon creates kaleidoscopic compositions, layering disparate imagery drawn from various cultures and periods.
Moon's work has been exhibited in solo shows at Arario Gallery in Seoul, the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum in Nashville, Mary Ryan Gallery in New York, Saltworks in Atlanta, and Curator's Office in Washington, D.C., among other venues. She has also been featured in numerous group exhibitions, including One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now at the Asia Society, Semi Lucid at White Columns, the Art on Paper Biennial at the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Levity at The Drawing Center, and Movers and Shakers at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia. In 2011, she was the recipient of a Painters & Sculptors Grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.