Jeana Sohn

was born and raised in a small village called Hyoja in a small city called Pohang in a small country called Korea. Jeana’s parents pushed her early on to pursue a career as a concert pianist, but her fingers were too stubby for musical greatness… Instead Jeana put her stubby fingers to good use drawing all day long until her stubby fingers were sore. Jeana and her stubby fingers attended university in Korea, completing a program in graphic design… She then relocated to the US to study character animation at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). Jeana currently lives in Los angeles with a psycho cat named Nylon and a stinky dog named Choco… She spends her time making paintings, children’s books, drawings, t-shirts, stuffed animals, movies, music, and murals.

Born Hyoja, Korea

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


BFA, Graphic Design, Sangmyung University, Korea
BFA, Character Animation, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Solo Exhibitions

The Big Show 5, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

Sleep Sleep, Taylor De Cordoba, LA, CA

My Hands Are Crispy, Taylor De Cordoba, LA, CA

I’m Just Pretending
, Taylor De Cordoba, LA, CA
Eating Grass, GRSF, San Francisco, CA
Slow Stories, GR2, LA, CA

, Seattle, WA
A Wink and a Smile, Sushi Space, San Diego, CA

Group Exhibitions

Group Sects, Giant Robot, San Francisco
POP-UP @ The Parker, Taylor De Cordoba, New York

Aqua Art Miami, Taylor De Cordoba, Miami
Scope, Taylor De Cordoba, New York
Art LA
, Taylor De Cordoba, Los Angeles

Two Year Show
, GRSF, San Francisco

Lovely Abominations
, Thinkspace, Los Angeles
Christmas Show, Nucleus, Los Angeles
Girl Show, Nucleus, Los Angeles
Friendless Outsiders, Unknown Gallery, Salt Lake City
Postcard Show, Receiver Gallery, San Francisco
Sunspots and a Pink Cloud, two person show, GR2, Los Angeles
Royal Jelly, Made by Milla, Bristol, UK
Poketo Show, Gallery Nucleus, Los Angeles
The Tree Show, Giant Robot SF, San Francisco
Wild Like Children, Motel Gallery, Portland, OR

Charmed, Junc Gallery, Los Angeles
Never Have a Tree House, Timbre Space, Los Angeles
Folk Ways, Giant Robot SF, San Francisco
Kaleidoscope, Milla Angelina Gallery, Los Angeles
Silouette, Milla Angelina Gallery, Los Angeles


Jeana Sohn: from the flea market to the forest and back. (2010).
(2010). CA Magazine.
Wahi, Rohini. (2008). Spaces Magazine.
Image reproduction. (2008). Oprah Magazine.
Calendar Top 10. (2007). Angeleno Magazine.
Interview. (2006). Korea Times.
Cover art and interview. (2006). Giant Robot Magazine, issue 41.
(2006). Giant Robot Magazine, issue 38.
(2005). Drama Magazine, issue 4.
Interview. (2005). Overunder Magazine, issue 1.