About MI,

The tranquility behind my work derives from my sensitive care towards the synchronization and constant adaptation towards my culture. The Korean diaspora guided me to remain more true to my heritage whereas integrating quickly into a host society. As a child of two Asian immigrants, my parents valued fluency of one's culture and language. Their approach was to teach me how to read, write and speak Korean through manga. Through their decision, I was taught the importance of bold expression and non-conformity. 

My work is a response to my parents teachings. It is a reflection of my confrontational attitude towards conflict and humiliation, and the empowerment of oneself through the acceptance of rejection. The graphic qualities prevalent in my work is an homage to my childhood and examines personal exchanges found in my life. Utilizing mono-printing as a main source of medium, my work examines affinity for my characters in order to make a small step to a more compassionate world.    

Contact art@sun-mi.com for art-inquiries

b. 1996 Asuncion, Paraguay 


2014-2017 Maryland Institute College of Art, BFA Illustration, Baltimore MD


2020 Salt and Vinegar, La Luz de Jesus Gallery

            Everything but the Kitschen Sync, La Luz de Jesus Gallery

2017 Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Show

2016 MICA Dis/Order Show

2014 MICA Foundation Drawing Exhibition

            OC Register, OC’s Best Artist of the Year

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