Heesoo Kwon is a multidisciplinary artist from South Korea currently based in the Bay Area, CA. In 2017, Kwon initiated an autobiographical feminist religion Leymusoom as an ever-evolving framework to explore her family histories and communal feminist liberation.
Kwon received a Business degree from Ewha Womans University (BA, 2015) and received the Female Inventor of the Year Award from the Korean Intellectual Property Office in 2012. She received her MFA from the University of California, Berkeley (MFA, 2019).
Kwon’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Korea, and Europe including BAMPFA, Berkeley; Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Berkeley; Ryan Lee Gallery, New York; 47 Canal, New York; Chinese Culture Center, San Francisco; Site Gallery, Sheffield, UK; Blinkers, Winnipeg, Canada and WMA, Hong Kong. Kwon was a finalist for the Queer|Art|Prize in 2021 and the SFMoMA SECA award in 2022, and a recipient of Hewlett 50 for media arts in 2022 and the Eureka Fellowship for 2025 by the Fleishhacker Foundation.