Kristina Choe Jacinth - b. 1987 - Oceanside, California
Kristina is a digital artist. She studied photography through high school and college alongside her intense musical education. Much of her work is inspired by the conceptual portraits of Cindy Sherman, David LaChapelle, and Jeff Wall, as well as the collages of the digital age.
Kristina, also a classical pianist, received her BA in Music with an emphasis on Piano Performance in 2009 from the University of Southern California. She is a resident photographer for the USC Thornton Opera Program and frequently photographs and collaborates with classical musicians.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, canine, and son.
As a Korean-American photographer, I am inspired by my ethnic and cultural histories. I photograph people and ideas, and I merge these areas of focus into works that are conceptual representations of my perspective.
Through my work, I seek to shed light on what matters to me: existing as a multi-identity individual in a world that is slowly evolving in its acceptance of those who don’t fit neatly into a box. Those sharing my experience have felt under-represented and misunderstood. It is important that there is an arising awareness and support for people who are the byproduct of multiple cultural legacies.
2015 "Voices: An Artist's Perspective" UniteWomen.org - catalogue
2014 "Coney Island" Feature Shoot - online publication
2014 "My Life as a Dog" 1650 Gallery & Studio, Los Angeles, CA - gallery + catalogue