Jae Kang (NZ)
Irrigation pipe + tube
Photos courtesy of the artist
Jae Kang is a South Korean-born artist based in New Zealand, known primarily for her large scale gallery and outdoor public installations. Her work is focused on a form of immersive spatial drawing, often utilising recycled hydroponic irrigation pipes from her tomato greenhouse. These abundant forms activate and map architectural features in site specific installations.
Last year, she was included in the Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition, and made a ink drawing installation Wave of your breathe at Tauranga Gallery. Kang developed an interactive installation Knot Touch for children and disabled people at the New Zealand Maritime museum. She started this year A small step take a big world at Papakura gallery. Currently, she is working on a commission for the public sculpture in Auckland and preparing for Sculpture on the Gulf 2019.
She received a Bachelor of Fine Art (First Class Honors) in Korea (1985), a Bachelor of Creative art at MIT(First Class Honors) in Auckland (2014), and competed Postgraduate Diploma at Elam school of Fine art, University of Auckland (2017).