Meekyoung is a visual artist and art-based environmental educator. She has worked as a school teacher in South Korea and currently lives on the traditional and unceded territory of the Tsawwassen and Musqueam First Nations.
Meekyoung explores the intersection and interconnection between ecological crisis, racialized discrimination, and social justice, in terms of Environmental Racism. Her works deal with how environmental damages affect marginalized people and ecosystems by pursuing social and ecological sustainability. She also extends her knowledge and interest in her research by looking through multiple perspectives, using contemporary art and practicing visual works, through implementing art-based projects.
Meekyoung focuses on motivating and inspiring student’s awareness of their connection to nature and their engagement with social and environmental justice issues through art activities. She creates an environment where students build confidence in their art skills, attain reachable goals, work with body movement, and, most importantly, have fun.
She holds an MA in Environmental Education from Seoul National University, Korea, as well as a MA in Education for Sustainability from UBC.