Christine Jiwon Ra is a multidisciplinary creative with a degree in Fashion Design and Fine Art from Parsons School of Design. As a citizen of South Korea, a permanent resident of Hong Kong, raised in England and Japan, and currently residing in New York, she takes an introspective and soulful approach to making cross-cultural references in her artwork. Her designs are rooted in critical thinking and redefining the traditional codes of dress through challenging the infrastructures that are entrenched in waste and inefficiency. Through linking her innovative textile experimentations with her unique cultural perspective, she continues to push the boundary between fashion design and academic discourse.

EDUCATION

Parsons School of Design, BFA - Fashion Design, Fine Art


EVENTS

2021 | Metropolis in Stitches: Goodwill Evening of Treasures “Be Seen” Auction and Gala, New York, NY
2019 | Columbia University's Annual Korean Association Fashion Show, New York, NY
2017 | Head Stage Designer and Manager for March 2016 Charity Fashion Show, "The Innovation", SIS ESF, Hong Kong
2015, 2016, 2017 | Designer of self-constructed garments for Fashion Shows "Couture", "Panache and "The Innovation", Hong Kong 


SOLO EXHIBITION

2021 | Orenda Art Works

2019 | Split Ends: Hairrari, New York, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021 | 11th Annual "CityScapes" Online Art Competition, Light Space & Time Art Gallery

2021 | 'Urban Sprawl' awarded TALI'S CHOICE: ArtisTTable's "Art in the Time of Corona" 

2021 | Open Art Show: Grey Cube Gallery 
2018 | Stalls Art Gallery, Glyndebourne Tour Art, England, UK


PRESS
2021 | Orenda Arts Journal

2018 | GEN Z TOP 50 A-Z "Meet the most influential Instagrammers in Hong Kong", Feature by Hashtag Legend: 

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