STICKYMONGER

Born in South Korea, Stickymonger is a New York based artist whose work transform ordinary spaces into eerie, dreamlike, parallel universes. Transfixed by the eerie yet inviting gaze of her animated subjects, the artist offers a guarded insight into her surrealist imagination. A demon- stration of dark and light, innocence and anxiety, one is transported into a liminal state of being. Working across an extensive range of mediums and form, Stickymonger initially trained in Korea and New York as a graphic designer, yet made the transition to fine art early on in her prospering career.

Since then, Stickymonger has exhibited extensively all over the world in both group and solo exhibitions. Some 2019 noteworthy successes include an exhibition of her work at the Frieze Art fair in New York and Art Basel in Hong Kong with Murakami Takashi’s Kiki Gallery, solo shows in Tokyo entitled ‘On a Clear Day’ with Hidari Zingaro and Hong Kong entitled ‘Parallel Universe’ with Space27.

Of her most recent solo exhibitions is ‘Still Smiling’ at Allouche Gallery in New York (2021) and ‘Lonesome Planet’ in Dubai with Four You Gallery (2020). Other exhibitions in 2021 include in 4 in LA in Los Angeles with Allouche Gallery and Superplastic: The Janky Heist (NFT) in New York in collaboration with Christie’s.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Still Smiling with Allouche Gallery, New York | 2021
Lonesome Planet with Four You Gallery Dubai | 2020
Parallel Universe | Unveiled Limited with Space27, Hong Kong | 05/17~ 05/26/2019
On a Clear Day | Hidari Zingrao Gallery, Tokyo, Japan | 04/05~ 04/23/2019
Searching For Something That Isn’t There | AFA Gallery, New York, USA | 11/15 ~ 12/02/2018
Jelly Bean Blast | Wootbear Gallery , San Francisco, USA | 06/17 ~ 07/13/2017
Jammed | Superchief Gallery, New York, USA | 04/15 ~04/21/2016
Cosmic Girls | Everyday Mooonday Gallery, Seoul, Korea | 01/15 ~03/27/2016
Eye see you, you see eye | Bunny Cutlet Gallery, New York, USA | 01/10 ~ 20/2014

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Spray Painterly Curated by Stickymonger | Allouche Gallery, New York | 2021
4 in LA | Allouche Gallery, Los Angeles | 2021
Frieze Art Fair | Kaikai Kiki Gallery, New York | 05/01~05/05/2019
Art Basel Hong Kong | Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Hong Kong | 03/29~03/31/2019
FEMME | Juxtapoz Project Space, Jersey City, NJ | 03/01 ~ 03/29/2019
DAYP | Myplasticheart, New York, NY | 04/27 ~ 05/25/2018
EAST/WEST | Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | 01/13 ~ 02/17/2018
7th Annual Supersonic Invitational | Spoke-Art, NY | 01/06 ~ 01/28/2018
JUXTAPOZ Clubhouse | Superchief Gallery , Miami, FL | 12/ 6~ 12/10, 2017
CIRQUE NOIR | AFA Gallery, New York, NY | 10/01 ~ 10/22/2017
Duality | Wyn317 Gallery, Miami, FL | June, 2017
Formations | Giant Robot Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | 02/04 ~ 02/22, 2017
Sensory Overload | Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | 01/21 ~ 02/18, 2017
Beneath the New Waves | Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | 12/17/2016 ~ 01/14/2017
Tower to Streets | World Trade Gallery, New York, NY | 09/15 ~ 10/17/2016
CHG 10 Year Anniversary Exhibition | Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA | 08/27 ~ 09/24/2016
Brooklyn Public | World Trade Gallery, Manhattan, NY | 10/22 ~ 12/01/2015
Tiny Trifecta | Cotton Cancy Machine, Brooklyn, NY | 06/06 ~ 07/05/2015
Bunnycutlet Presents | Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY | 01/16 ~ 02/09/2015

MY KINDA VACATION

NOVEMBER 18 – DECEMBER 5, 2021

Four You Gallery is delighted to present ‘My Kinda Vacation’, a solo exhibition presenting the latest work of South Korean born and New York based artist, Stickymonger. Taking place in Paris from November 18th until December 5th, ‘My Kinda Vacation’ serves as a milestone for Stickymonger as it will be the first ever show featuring exclusively colorful pieces, as opposed to the artist’s preference towards black and white pieces. With this exhibition, the intention behind the artwork is creating a connection with the use of colors. All of the pieces in the show are inspired from what she knows and is familiar with, painting characters from her personal experience.

A self-proclaimed workaholic, the idea of taking a vacation sounds demanding because it’s something that’s unfamiliar to and uncharacteristic of her, which makes taking a vacation sound more like work than it does leisure. However, she has her own ‘kinda vacation’ to which she subscribes: zoning out. To Stickymonger, the only vacation she knows is zoning out and that is her way of disconnecting and recharging. Amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, having moments throughout the day to reflect is her version of a vacation, making her ‘kinda vacation’ a daily routine and adaptable on the go.

Each painting featured in the exhibition is a different expression of ‘her kinda vacation’ in everyday life, whether it’s daydreaming in a ball pit, on a windy day, while gazing at the night sky or watching the snow fall from the warmth of the indoors, different strokes to different folks. A recurring component in her artwork is the presence of a character who’s seen keeping the main character company. An imaginary best friend, who happens to look like a creature, with whom she shares her personal and private moments; the moments during which she escapes and disconnects.