I am a multidisciplinary installation and video artist whose work explores the intersections of culture, media and technology. As a biracial Korean-American that grew up in a rural region of the American South, my work is deeply connected to social issues regarding American identity and otherness. In addition to wider societal concerns, my work often touches upon personal and familial subject matters with the aim of creating intimate spaces and experiences for a public audience. The resulting work reveals hidden personal histories, allowing others to peer into my private psychological space.
Valery Jung Estabrook was born in Plantation, Florida, and grew up on an organic Asian pear farm in rural southwestern Virginia. She holds an MFA in Painting from Brooklyn College and a BA in Visual Art from Brown University. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including New York, Los Angeles, Lagos, Bilbao, and Melbourne. In 2018 she received the Gold AHL-T&W Foundation Contemporary Visual Art Award, an annual award recognizing artists of Korean heritage in the United States. She currently resides in New Mexico.