Ji Yeon Jeong’s art practice is based on traditional Korean values, such as respect for heritage and the investigation of new ways to present inherited knowledge and perpetuate values. She seeks to transform historic subjects into new images, converting local materials and traditional techniques into contemporary art.
Ji Yeon Jeong is a practicing artist, educator and curator. An MFA graduate of Elam School of Fine Arts, she has been teaching traditional Korean folk painting in Tāmaki Makaurau since 2019. Recent curatorial and community projects include the exhibitions Minhwa (Lake House Arts), Harmony in Culture (Watershed Gallery) in 2023 and the Banchado Relay Community Project in 2021 at Glenfield Mall. Ji Yeon Jeong also has a Graduate Diploma in Art History from the University of Auckland (2020), a Graduate Diploma in Bicultural Professional Supervision from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (2014), and a BFA in Chinese Traditional Painting from Yanbian University (2008).