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 an MFA in Painting in 2014. She lives in South Burlington, VT and continues to show her work, give artist talks, and attend artist residencies around the world.