The following thesis contains the background and inspiration for my thesis paintings. I will be explaining how my works reflect my identity and culture and the background of my artistic history, which include Korean calligraphy. I also go into how the paintings of Jackson Pollock, Hans Hofmann and Sam Gilliam have influenced my own paintings. I will explain the artistic and technical process of my paintings in detail and show how each processes affected my work.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Painting, Abstract--Themes, motives; Painting, Abstract--Technique; Korean Americans--Ethnic identity--Pictorial works
Fine Arts Studio (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Park, Hyekeun Helen, "Expression Identity/Culture" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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