She launched a career as a classical soprano, performing throughout Korea, Canada, and USA, with numerous media appearances and release of CD's in Korea and the U.S. On one U.S. tour, she was the solo artist for a standing-room-only performance at Carnegie Hall in 1993.
But then Miae's already-amazing journey took an even more amazing turn. After settling in Boston, she happened to meet artist Barbara Donnelly. She inspired her to take private lesson in watercolor.
Soon Miae realized that she had never been "free" as an opera singer.
"I found that my true passion was painting." she says. "It was freedom that was missing from my life-freedom from all the restrictions that I had experienced in the past to be a perfect condition...
"The show must go on" ... I wanted to be free from all of that. Free from my performances, my schedule, and everybody else's rules. I wanted to make my own rules, my own creations."
She began painting realistically, but shifted after a time. "I found that painting in an abstract transform nature into expressive abstractions."
"So today, I work joyfully," she says, "in a world where there are no rules, no limitations, so plans."
Kristina Brendel. Time and Tide Gallery. 2011
현재 조 화가는 보스턴과 남부프랑스에서 거주하며 보스턴, 뉴욕과 프랑스, 모나코, 영국, 독일등 많은 전시회 활동을 하고 있다.
2010 프랑스 국립미술대학
2010 보스턴 시립박물관대교수 'Charles Goss'-Abstract 와
추상화 개인 지도
2009-2010 미국 보스턴 Massachusetts of Art 대학
2006-2008 보스턴 시립박물관대학
1997 메사츄세츠 몬 세랏 미술대학
1997-1999 수채화 화가 'Barbara Donnelly' 개인지도
1991 성신여자대학 음악학사, 성악 전공.
1982 성신여자대학 음악 석사, 성악 전공.
2018 "표현" Artifect Gallery. 뉴욕, 미국
2017 "탐험" Galatea Fine Arts. 보스턴, 미국
2015 "환상" Galatea Fine Arts. 보스턴, 미국
2013 "비밀" Medallion Gallery. 보스턴, 미국
2012 "중도" Creative Marketing Art Gallery. 웨익필드, 미국
2012 "봄" Time & Tide Fine Arts.입스위치, 미국
2008 "프랑스 남부" Creative Marketing Art Gallery.웨익필드, 미국
1999 "기쁨" Scottie Music Art Gallery. 댄버스, 미국
[소그릅 전시회 및 아트축제, 엑스포]
2015 모나코 "문화 포룸 아트 축제'' 참가
2015 "KIAF- Seoul" [ART FAIR] : COEX
2015 "유혹" 니스, 프랑스 [ART FAIR]
2015 "추상화". The Brick Lane Gallery. 런던. 영국.
2015 "4개의 관점" 보스턴 시청-스콜리 갤러리. 보스턴, 미국
2014 "4 Artists Show" Marziart Gallery. 함부르그, 독일
2013 "시작" KWAA- Mun Su Sa Gallery. 웨익필드, 미국.
2013 "재능의 표현" University Place Gallery
캠브리지 메사츄세츠, 미국