Jae Kang draws inspiration from her personal journey of migration and her unique background. Her techniques are influenced by Western academic as well as traditional Korean drawing. She works predominantly in creating drawing-like installations on a large scale, using recycled material. Using irrigation piping as her material, Kang contours sinewy lines that swarm and coil together, evoking both unruly tendrils and an intricate three-dimensional drawing.
Kang’s passion is creating public works that invite involvement. She has been involved in numerous public installation projects in New Zealand, including designing public sculptures for New Zealand Steel Mill, the ANZAC memorial sculpture in Te Kauwhata and mural projects in Otara community.
Her solo exhibition opened at Te Uru Gallery in June 2016 and she is preparing for a public installation at Auckland Maritime Museum 2017.
Kang has worked as teaching artist in Auckland Art Gallery, engaged in her passion of sharing art with the public.
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