Daieny Chin

Region: West

Website: https://daienychin.com

City / State: Los Angeles, CA

 Daieny So Won Chin’s works explore various aspects of the Korean diaspora and delve into themes such as Korean culture, shamanism, mythology, intergenerational trauma, and the representation of matriarchs within their own family.

Through the use of shamanism and Korean mythology, they link the connections between myth, spirituality, and reality. This allows them to create fantastical narratives that reflect both personal and collective experiences of the Korean diaspora, while illuminating the complexities of identity and heritage.

They largely draw inspiration from the impact of historical and intergenerational trauma through the narrative of their own family history. With the depictions of the matriarchs in their family, Daieny explores the power dynamics, resilience, and the emotional terrain of their experiences. Daieny creates introspective works that bridge the gaps of identity, culture, personal narratives, and human connection within the Korean diaspora.