Medium of Choice: Oil
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Soey Milk has established herself as an impressive and compelling figure in contemporary figurative painting. Her sensitive, sensual and delicate hand, and with a keen eye for the emotive use of form, has gained her a notable number of fans and followers of her work in just a short handful of years.
Born in 1989 in Seoul, Korea, Milk moved to Los Angeles at age 11. She earned her BFA from The Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA. Milk’s early path was leading her to become a ballerina, but after she was first introduced to painting, she forthwith found a new passion to pursue. Some of the ballet dimensions remained, as she was still strongly drawn to human anatomy, which was a cornerstone for the development of her painterly pursuits.
Her work has been featured in Beautiful Bizarre magazine, American Art Collector magazine and on multiple online platforms. In 2017 she was commissioned by John Mayer to create the cover and sleeve art to his album “The Search for Everything."
Milk has exhibited her work nationally and internationally and is currently represented by EVOKE Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM and Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. She also teaches as part of the Mentor/MFA Program at The Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA.
She currently lives in Pasadena, CA with her partner, Kent Williams, eight beautiful chickens, and a cat-dog Shiba Inu.