Born in South Korea. Lives and works in London.
Jione Choi has built a practice based upon memories; how they appear and disappear. In her paintings, energy and fluidity are expressed through rhythmical lines and marks, where past and present co-exist.
Choi's works express the intangible and ethereal character of memory, which acts as a mechanism to view the world. While the narratives are related to human emotions and intimate relationships, the artist chooses to create poetic works with multiple interpretation possibilities.
Jione Choi received a Master's in Fine Art from Slade School of Fine Art, London. After graduating, she acquired the Global Talent Visa (Tier1) to live as an artist in London. In 2022 she won the Signature Art Prize 2022 in Drawing & Printmaking Category. Other awards and recognitions include; Shortlisted artist of the Royal Society of Watercolour Open 2022; Second prize in Le Franc 300th anniversary (oil painting competition, South Korea, 2022); Shortlisted artist of the 'Ruthborchard self-portrait award' (2022); 'Artist of the year', Artist Lounge (2022); part of the Rising Star Report by Saatchi Art (2019); Finalist of Marshwood Arts Award in Painting and Drawing category (2019); Shortlisted artist of the Graduate Art Prize (2019).
Choi had 4 solo shows and participated in more than 20 group shows in the UK and South Korea. Some of these include: Signature art prize 2022 Gala Show, Bankside Hotel (London, 2022); Royal Watercolour Society Open, Bankside Gallery, (London, 2022); Weary Harold, ASC Gallery (London, 2022); Sunny Art Prize Exhibition, Sunny Art Centre (UK, 2022); ERA 2022, Crypt Gallery (UK, 2022); Distancing & Collecting, Keep in Touch, Seoul, (solo show, South Korea 2021); Alive Memories, Norton & Sons, London (solo show, UK, 2019).