Jaiseok Kang a.k.a Jason River was born in Seoul, South Korea. While growing up, Mr. Kang dreamt of becoming a painter and enjoyed drawing from his own imaginations and observations. In 1995, he entered Hansung University’s Industrial Design department where he was introduced to photography for the first time. After graduating, he pursued his career as a photographer and worked doing commercial projects including fashion, movie posters, and album covers for two years while attending a graduate program at Hongik University majoring in Fine Art Photography. After holding several group exhibitions in Seoul, in 2005 he came to New York City and held his first solo exhibition at Contemporary Project Space Gallery. He studied Fine Art such as painting, drawing, and printmaking at Brooklyn College until 2009, and has been shown both his photographs and printmaking extensively in galleries and a museum throughout the United States and South Korea.