Eunsun Choi

Eunsun Choi is a multidisciplinary and conceptual artist based in Seattle, New York and Seoul.

She is a graduate of the Hunter College MFA program. She is currrently pursuing her Ph.D at the University of Washington, Seattle in the DXARTS. 


Touch Grass
Cukoo, Puckuck
Voice of God
God Bless You
Bad Luck Washer
I Feel An Earthquake Everyday
I Pray To Be Unhappy Everyday
Champagne Shaking Device
Air Freshener
Happy Ending Massage

//Jeju Island Artist Collective//

Work in Progress

In summer, In winter


Contact Info

Touch Grass ( 2023 ) at Seattle Art Fair 
Supported by Vestibule Gallery in Seattle

Music wire, LED strip light, Wood, Stepper motor, Stepper moter driver, Speaker, Arduino uno, White noise, LDR sensor

 “Touch Grass” is a popular meme online that started on Twitter in 2019. When people see someone working or gaming on the computer too much, they might tell them “Touch Grass” instead of saying to go outside. With digital memes, they remind each other to reconnect with the physical world. Mass media, advertisements, and the internet proliferated this meme about reconnecting to nature.

In this installation, Eunsun Choi creates an artificial “grass” field of steel wires.  A magnet positioned underneath the wire grass glides along and rustles the metal grass . A green LED light under the bed illuminates the grass. There will be a path across the field so that people can walk and stand in the middle of the field. The wind sound will interact with the audience by a sensor. The piece draws us in with biophilia. Come, touch grass, the green light calls. The metal wire whispers like grass in the window. But this isn’t real grass. It is firm, black, not green. It has no scent.  When the audience “touches grass,” they feel not the pliable grass of an idealized park or a remembered rural field but sharp and cold metal.  Choi asks herself and her audience: In our present internet-driven world and in the future in the post-human era, what does it mean to touch nature? Must we get our hands dirty? Or is this grass – metal, electrified – enough?

Seattle is known simultaneously for its nature-focused culture and for its tech culture. The Pacific Northwest – the home of salmon, orca, Mount Tahoma, REI, Microsoft, and Amazon. The Cascades anchor the horizon, while the headquarters of Google, Amazon and Microsoft guild the skyline. There is a culturally held cognitive dissonance between these two values. Choi’s installation, Touch Grass, perfectly captures these two elements of Seattle culture. Her art exemplifies the city hosting the fair.