Inspired by the humorous and hip, Jungyeon Roh's vigorous line brings life to colorful scenes that course with dialogue and the honesty and intensity of nature. Not afraid to address the gritty, grungy or gross, she is equally capable of capturing intimate scenes as well as expansive detailed ones that honor a sense of context and place.
Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Jungyeon moved to the U.S. in 2006 to study at New York's renowned School of Visual Arts. She earned her BFA in Illustration and Cartooning in 2009 and went on to complete her MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay in 2011. She currently calls the Upper East Side home and considers New York the best city for artists to live in, saying "New York always makes me work harder. It is full of cultural icons and I find myself creating something new from these influences."
A recent graduate, Jungyeon has already made quite the name for herself. She was named one of PRINT magazine's 2012 New Visual Artists, winning praise from some of the industry's biggest talents. Jungyeon has received two gold cubes and a bronze cube from the Art Directors Club, a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York, and a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles. Her work has been recognized by numerous associations and publications, including Society of Illustrators L.A., Print, Altpick, Communication Arts, American Illustration, CMYK, 3x3 and Creative Quarterly.