Heesoo Kwon

Heesoo Kwon is a multidisciplinary artist from South Korea currently based in the Bay Area, California. In 2017, Kwon initiated an autobiographical feminist religion Leymusoom as an ever-evolving framework to explore her family histories and communal feminist liberation. Kwon received a Business degree from Ewha Woman’s University (BA, 2015) and received the Female Inventor of the Year Award from the Korean Intellectual Property Office in 2012. After realizing herself as a product of Korean patriarchal society and the misogynist commercial field, she started to make art to shed the burden as a Korean woman and redesign her queer feminist life. Kwon received her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley (MFA, 2019). Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally throughout the United States, Korea and Europe including BAMPFA, Berkeley; Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley; Ryan Lee Gallery, New York; 47 Canal, New York; Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco; Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK; Blinkers, Winnipeg, Canada and WMA, Hong Kong. Kwon was the Queer|Art|Prize finalist for their recent works in 2021 and the SFMOMA SECA award in 2022 and a recipient of Hewlett 50 for media arts in 2022 and Eureka Fellowship for 2025 by the Fleishhacker Foundation.