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Diana Nicholette Jeon
Member of the Month March 2019
Nights As Inexorable As The Sea
The Nights As Inexorable As The Sea series considers the quirky and unpredictable nature of dreams and memories. Asleep – existing in that liminal space – I am confronted with situations that I can’t quite explain, often fraught with absurdities and illogical occurrences. I’ve always been amazed when friends recount intricate details and entire storylines of their dreams while mine remain in shards-minute fragments of what was. Was it really a dream, or was it a previously forgotten memory seeping through to my conscious mind? Due to the ephemeral nature of both memory and dreams, these images are in tins – to simulate the memory boxes in which people store their family photographs and mementos.
Diana Nicholette Jeon was awarded her MFA in Imaging and Digital Art from the University of Maryland at Baltimore County in 2006. Jeon’s work has been exhibited extensively in the United States, Canada and Europe; venues include the Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Rovereto), the Griffin Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Hawaii State Art Museum, Soho Photo (NYC), Gallery MCC (Paris), PH21 (Budapest) and Tethys Gallery(Firenze). Her work has won multiple awards, including the Hawaii SFCA Purchase Awards; the International Photo Awards, the 11th Julia Margaret Cameron award, the Pollux Award, the Mobile Photo Awards. Jeon’s art has been featured in a wide array of publications, including the Huffington Post, the Art Photo Index, Lens Culture, In the In-Between, The Hand, The OD Review, Don’t Take Pictures, Binfeng Space Art/Culture magazine, L’arena and the Honolulu Star Advertiser. Her works are in many public and private collections nationally and internationally.