Misoo Filan was born in the Bronx, NY then moved to Korea when she was a year old and was raised there until she was eighteen. When she returned to the United States, she started painting as a way to communicate her feelings.
Her work consists of her emotional self portraits, a side she doesn’t often share with the public or her peers. Each work of art contains her soul and reflects the vulnerable innocence she felt from her dark and creepy past that scare her. Currently her work reflects the feelings and fear toward her daughter.
Misoo graduated from Florida Atlantic University receiving a BFA degree in Studio Art with a concentration in painting in 2007. She won the Delray Beach Art League Award and was in the Palm Beach Post “Discover Local Artists” section. Recent exhibitions include “What Feminism Means to Me,” “Juried Student Exhibition” at Florida Atlanic University where she received one of three judges awards, and “Women in the Visual Art” at the Armory Center in West Palm Beach.
Currently Misoo lives in Boca Raton, FL and studies fine arts toward her MFA degree at Florida Atlantic University with a full Graduate Teaching Assistantship.