Soo is a Bellevue, WA – based artist, born in Seoul, Korea. She moved constantly and has been cast into unfamiliar cultural environments by living in five different countries. Not deeply rooted in a particular country or culture, she longed for her identity. To find her true voice, Hong went to London and studied visual communication at Central Saint Martins College of Arts after studying furniture design in Korea.
Fashioning a dreamlike atmosphere, her painting has developed from her illustration style. Her work has shifted towards abstract paintings using vibrant colors, mark-making, and automatic techniques. Her work has been shown in galleries, museums, and fairs in seven countries. She has been awarded and received grants from D&AD (London), GAP (Seattle) and Bellevue Arts Program (Bellevue). Currently, she is on the Washington State Public Artist Roster and the Shorelake Artist Roster.