Koh

Koh is a New York-based oil painter. Originally from Tokyo, Japan, she is one-sixteenth French. By the experiences of living in Europe and the US, she moved to New York in 2016 to explore people's mindsets in an increasingly complex world that lies beyond culture and gender. 

Through her oil painting, she expresses the concept of contradicting elements: life, death, and the complex psychological spaces in between. Her work is heavily influenced by the vibrant energy of New York City and captures the nuances of the world surrounding her and the complexities of life. She aims to communicate the idea of contradiction and spirituality that resonates with the viewers.

Education

2019-2023| Parsons School of Design |Bachelor of Fine Arts (Art Media and Technology class of 2023 with Academic Honors)
2022| University of The Arts London (Camberwell College of Arts BA(Hons)

Thesis/Work

2023 | BFA Thesis Exhibition “Thank You and Good Night”, New York
2023 | Open Studio at Parsons BFA, New York
2022 | A.P.T Gallery and Studio London, London

Group Exhibition

2016 | Group Exhibition at The Art Students League, New York
2016 | France-Japan Multinational Contemporary Art Exhibition, Tokyo
2015 | The Paris International Art Exhibition, Paris
2015 | New Ecole Paris Ukiyo-e Exhibition (NEPU Exhibition), Paris
2008 | Spanish Art Award Exhibition, Spain
Other various prizes in calligraphy and painting contests in Japan
while in schools

Awards

Tau Sigmaa National honor society at The New School 2020-2023(the Academic excellence of transfer students)

Art Media and Technology class of 2023 with Academic Honors
Board of Education Calligraphy Contest in Japan / Won the second prize in Meddle School Section
Other various prizes in calligraphy and painting contests in Japan while in schools

Volunteer

2023| The Peace Communication Project at UN/ Educational service
https://peace-communication.or.jp/en/

2021| YouTube, MET Orchestra Musicians’ Spotlight Concert at Peak at Hudson Yards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmIrnzL6fi0

MET Orchestra Musicians Starlight

Media

2023| Tokyo Headline News
2023| Yahoo News Japan