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Meet Kaley Cho

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kaley Cho.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I was born in Korea and was raised in both Korea and New Zealand. My mom was a fine artist so I was naturally expected to become an artist too. I had to take fine art lessons ever since I can remember, but I always had the feeling that fine art wasn’t quite what I wanted to do. When I started my college education at the USC film school, I was lucky enough to be exposed to different mediums such as CG animation, projection mapping, immersive media, VR, etc. I always loved science and math since I was a child and decided to integrate my art skills with technology. I’m now a technical artist working mainly in real-time graphics and installations for themed entertainment, video games, and films.

Please tell us about your art.
I’m passionate about real-time graphics and immersive media. My art ranges from procedural animation to interactive installations. When I start a new project, I mostly get my inspiration from new technologies and start researching how I can apply it to my artwork. I tend to start projects without any particular message that I want to deliver, but it somehow always becomes a social commentary piece about culture, mental health, and the environment.

What do you think about the conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
I think it’s become easier for artists to survive as a freelancer thanks to social media. Most artists have and Instagram or a Twitter account where they can advertise their art and receive commissions. However, this is mostly the case for artists who are suitable for commercials. It would be great if cities promoted various art forms outside the purpose of the advertisement by having more public art exhibitions.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
My work can be viewed at my website: https://www.kaleycho.com/
Or on my Instagram: @procegen

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Image Credit:
Sibi Naayagam, Mike Patterson

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