Rina Oh Amen is a Korean-American painter, sculptor, illustrator, photographer, film maker, writer, and independent curator. She is classically trained, utilizing classical old master techniques including the bronze cast method, terracotta, fresco paint on plaster casts, oil, acrylic, and mixed media on canvas, and works on paper. She studied fashion design and illustration at Parsons School of Design and trained with renowned resident sculptor at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine- as a young apprentice starting in high school from the years 1995-1999. Her work is heavily influenced by NSS Fellow Greg Wyatt’s spiritual realism, through years of being nurtured in his scholarly method, following the traditions of the Western artists throughout history. She completed the artists residency at Newington Cropsey Academy of Art from the years 1999-2003 studying concept to creation and the model to monument process. Additionally Rina studied ceramics at the Art Student's League.