My previous involvement in accounting in my country, South Korea, for ten years taught me not only technical accounting methods, but also an understanding of the role of accounting that is to reduce information asymmetryand moral hazardsin capitalism. By approaching painting from both perspectives of a meticulous accountant or auditor and a self-expressing creator, I investigate the ambivalence associated with identity and asymmetrical balance to create paradoxical propositions. The excising of unnecessary information and the restoration of balance liberate the painting, the individual, and, hopefully, society.
Su A Chae is a South Korean visual artist, currently based in the Midwestern United States. She received an MFA in painting from Indiana University Bloomington and an MA and a BA in Business from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, South Korea. She attended a painting workshop at Penland School of Craft as a recipient of the Higher Education Partner Program Scholarship. She also completed the Tyler School of Art Summer Painting & Sculpture Intensive. Her work has been exhibited at venues in New York, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Bloomington, Nashville (IN) and Young Space. Her work has been featured in Studio Visit and Herald-Times and will be published in Friend of Art, Maake and Create! Magazine. Su A Chae will be an artist in residency at Vermont Studio Center this winter.