Miseon is a visual artist. Her works include sculptural objects and monochromatic representational drawings of found objects like lottery tickets. Representing everyday life objects is crucial to her projects in which desire and hope in the contemporary world are common underlying themes.
Um considers the found imagery of mass production and reproduces it using a fundamental material, pencil. Her drawings take a laborious approach to found objects people carelessly overlook and discard. Attending to the diverse, scattered objects around us that have emerged in the explosion of twentieth-century commodity culture, Um’s practice explores human emotion. Her work addresses making the given state positive in the repeated time of everyday life. She interprets desire as an entity in which the human exists, and therefore the feeling of desire itself becomes affirmative.
Um earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in South Korea and is currently completing her Master of Fine Arts at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University