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Artist ID: 2383

I am a Korean-American painter, illustrator, muralist, and a storyteller based out of Atlanta, Georgia. My most significant works delve into grief, love, and loss and how shared experiences influence familial relationships. Having lost my mother to cancer a decade ago, the tragedy shaped my artistry as a practice in honoring my late mother’s legacy while reconnecting with my Korean heritage. This practice has been made even more profound since recently becoming a mother myself, as a mother and as a woman. In times of racial reckoning, my works respond to the challenges of intergenerational and intercultural of the Asian-American identity. I am interested in elevating Asian stories, through universal imagery of connection through figure and portrait work.

Born in California, Nicole Kang is a Korean-American artist who proudly calls Atlanta, Georgia her home. She has previously showcased her works at Woodruff Arts Center, Facet Gallery, Freemarket Gallery and in downtown Atlanta through For Freedom's AAPI campaign. Her digital illustration work have been featured in Alliance Theatre's The Curious Cardinal, Asian American Advocacy Fund's coloring book, and AsianAmericans Advancing Justice's remembrance campaign. Nicole's works have been featured in online publications like Voyage and Common Creativ and her murals works can be seen at Whiskey Bird and at Stacks Squares. Nicole was selected as Atlanta Regional Commission's Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta class of 2022.
She currently works at her alma mater Oglethorpe University. She lives with her husband, daughter, and rescue dog.

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