Kiwha Lee Blocman, Contemporary Painter and Visual artist
Kiwha Lee Blocman is a Singapore-based contemporary painter and visual artist. She was born in Seoul and raised on four continents, namely in the cities of New York, Sydney, Seoul, Boston and London. She most recently completed a post-baccalaureate in advanced painting at Columbia University’s School of Art in NYC. Prior to that, Kiwha was educated at UNSW Art & Design as well as the University of Technology, Sydney in the areas of time-based art, digital film and animation, spacial design, object design along with visual art. Her wide interdisciplinary skills have led her to be a member of the L.A. based Media Arts Lab for Apple and have led numerous creative pitches all over the Asian region. In 2016, she was selected for an Artist Residency Program in Oaxaca, Mexico as well as the Chautauqua School of Art’s Studio Residency Program in upstate New York for painting. Kiwha has recently been selected by VADA (Visual Arts Development Association) in Singapore and Chan Hampe Galleries for their ‘Untapped’ series of exhibitions.
“My work deals with the sensing of the larger whole that comes from seeing the part— the fragment that is also the whole. There is a revelation of sublime interconnectedness in seeing space from various vantage points, in playing with scale shifts and the compression of time. The contradictory memory of the earth—both natural and manmade, together with my poetic interpretation of such information and symbolism, live in the play-rich space of the in-between.” ~Kiwha Lee Blocman