My name is Steav. I have always found my life to be a remarkable misspelling. I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Long Beach, CA. In the
purgatory of my ethnicity and my environment, I assimilated through acts of creative intervention.
I am a painter, printmaker, sculptor and animator. I choose to transcribe the details of my life through line because I am in praise of shadows. Most
nights in my adolescence, I surfed through streetlights to find any open riverbed or wall. Painting fast and looking back hastily, I worked with the
few cans of spray paint I had lying around my garage.
Living with my mum, a classical composer and my father, a chemical engineer, I discovered the importance of multidisciplinary practices.
My research at Cornell University has provided me with the insight and the tools to succeed in my career path. I have been a print studio monitor for
over 2 years in the printmaking studio and spearheaded collaborative projects with my artistic collective, noyoko. I have been commissioned for
multiple opportunities for commercial and public mural projects in Long Beach, CA and Ithaca, NY.
In April 2017, I was rewarded with an individual grant from the Cornell Council for the Arts Foundation to showcase my first solo-exhibition. In
addition, the David R. Bean Foundation provided me with an endowment to travel abroad to Rome in the Fall 2017 semester.