Art Therapist and Mentoring Program Coordinator
Grace was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to Toronto during high school. While studying fine arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she became interested in working with underserved youth through the creative art-making process. As a student in NYU Steinhardt’s Art Therapy master’s program, she served as an intern in a public school with at-risk children, at mental health clinic with adults, and at a summer bereavement camp for youth. In the summer of 2016, she illustrated NYU-themed coloring pages to support an article about how adult coloring books can help diminish psychological stress and anxiety.
Grace currently works as an art therapist and mentoring program coordinator at Apex for Youth, Her goal as an art therapist is to “provide opportunities for youth to safely express their worries and concerns, improve their coping skills, and learn to be resilient.” We asked her about the practice of art therapy.