I make images that linger in my memories as a way of understanding myself and the world surrounding me. I question which memories remain and why. Experiences with family issues, depression, panic episodes, and dreams have been topics in my work. Image making practice has been a means of digesting the past events, especially those that I constantly revisit. Repeating the process of remembering and transforming the memories into visual stories helps me cope with living with them.
Kyung Eun You is a visual artist living and working in New York. She has been awarded with NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Drawing/Printmaking/Book Arts (2020); Artist’s Book Residency Grant from Women’s Studio Workshop (2019); and New Prints Coursework Award from International Print Center New York (2019). Her works have been exhibited and featured in publications in the US, UK, Korea, and Hong Kong.