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Artist JooYoung Choi creates a fantasy world she calls ‘The Cosmic Womb’

The artist gives Houston Matters a tour of her work at Rice’s Moody Center for the Arts, which depicts a fantasy world populated by colorful characters who reflect positivity and inclusion.


JooYoung Choi’s “Like a Bolt Out of the Blue, Love Steps In and Sees You Through–Infinite Feels Arrangement.”


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Houston-based multi-media artist JooYoung Choi has created a paracosm, or a detailed alternate universe, that she calls "The Cosmic Womb." It’s a fantasy world populated by colorful characters, superheroes among them, who reflect positivity and inclusion.

The work is inspired by her life. She was adopted, and, at 21, found her birth father in South Korea.

An installation of Choi's work, called "Love and Wondervision," is currently on view at the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University.

In the audio above, she meets Houston Matters producer Troy Schulze at the exhibition to talk about what inspires her work and what viewers can expect when they step inside the gallery.

Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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