As a child, Bae’s first encounters with watercolour were through her father’s expressive Chinese brushstroke paintings. Her early explorations in watercolour quickly expanded to include oil paint. She is best known for her large scale oil works that flirt between abstract figurative and abstract expressionism. But when Bae craves a new playground from time to time, she achieves a more nuanced, organic feel through her works on paper, where she can explore pencil, marker, pastel, gouache, and ink. Across various media, Bae has garnered recognition for her unique method of alluding to a type of misplaced corporeal perspective.
Courtney Jinsook Bae (b. 1986, Australia) has earned degrees from Southern New Hampshire University and the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has won multiple juried awards and exhibited in New York, London, and Europe at various galleries including: Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York; Sweet Art, London; Dacia Gallery, New York; Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn; and Candid Arts Trust, London amongst others. The artist lives and works in London.