Artist Statement

My name is Ingrid SangHee Edwards.
I am a Multidisciplinary Project-based Artist & Artistic Director.
This means that I have a wide variety of capabilities that allows me to have freedom through the creative process. What makes me stand out, is my ability to learn quickly whilst taking on many differentiating roles. Versatility is my strength and I thrive for pushing personal boundaries and learning new skills.
From concept development, to coordination, visual arts production and event management, my skills have not only led me to work on visual art or design projects across the globe but I have also worked in many professional settings through producing installations, photography projects, modelling, film direction, acting, art direction, set design, styling, visual merchandising, and visual communication.
A Visual experience to create emotion and communication is my goal.

By being a multi-faceted creature of today,
I try to breath in inspirations from culture, society, & nature
and breath out creations that are representations of these
concepts mixed with my style and evolving identity.

I create to communicate or critique,
and to design and discover new things.
To create alter visions for future concepts,
while ultimately expressing myself and teaching myself to learn, form and feel,
Inspiration comes to me from everywhere and especially in the conflict areas.

My curiosity for identity, exoticism, cultural diversity, globalization and
identity stem from weaving of my South Korean, North American and Dutch roots.
I like to intertwine what I know about these
cultures with others for different outcomes.
This mix up of backgrounds have encouraged me to learn,
explore and try to understand more of this world and beyond,
as many concepts parallel what is happening above, below and within us as humans.

Despite the idealistic undertone, I value love, peace, hope and truth and am mainly inspired by nature, technology, space, history, futurism, abstractionism, relational aesthetics, the unknown, the parody and the pun. My purpose as a contemporary artist is to stand behind what I like to call ALTERism: The process of up cycling something into a more contemporary creation for the purpose of creating innovative ideals for a better society. Everything is changing and we are constantly moving. It is my desire to create concepts, by tailoring knowledge, things, ideas, memories or experiences and transforming them into visual art that address my inner thoughts, opinions, secrets and feelings to you in a sort of post production reassembly process… That to me is ALTERism.