Kyung Me’s intricate, hypnotic drawings map out puzzled narratives revealing a mysterious cat and dream like scenery that dismantle linear time. For this exhibition, the artist will present her new original drawings focused around her reinvention of the Cheshire cat.
Kyung Me’s invented characters operate as stand-ins for herself, as a means of understanding relationships with herself and others. In her latest autobiographical series, Copy Kitty, the artist explores the perverse qualities of obsessive romantic relationships. Through sensitively rendered graphite drawings, Kyung Me creates an immersive world full of dread and humor that both satirizes and eulogizes the naïveté of an immature, paranoid, yet earnest love.
Kyung Me’s first solo exhibition debuted at Miller Gallery in New York, NY in 2016. Her first graphic novel Bad Korean was published by Spaceface Books in 2016. She is a Yale MFA Painting candidate expected to graduate in 2018. Her work has been featured in Hyperallergic, Vice, The Editorial Magazine, It’s Nice That, and The Huffington Post, among others. She is currently working on her second graphic novel about a pigeon and a butterfly. To view more works please visit sunflowercat.com.