Morning Chocolate Cake II, 2023


Oil Paint


76.2 x 60.96 cm

Year Created



Tchotchke Gallery is proud to present North Carolina-based Debora Koo’s debut New York solo exhibition, entitled With Sugar on Top. Through sweet depictions of the artist’s most notable pregnancy cravings, a humorous side of fast-approaching paren...

Debora Koo's Perspective

Artist's commentary

"As for the theme of food, I have always had a huge sweet tooth so I find it most enjoyable when I paint dessert. The reason I love painting food is that it brings back my fondest memories as a child. My happiest moments were at birthday parties, family gatherings, church lunches, and weekend ice cream trips with my dad. Many times in my food paintings I will recreate some of the table settings from my memories but they are embellished and idealized. I believe this is a combination of my love of setting up still lives and romanticizing some of the memories revolving around food." –Debora Koo

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Born in 1990 in Seoul, South Korea. Currently residing in Charlotte, North Carolina .

2013 · Smith College

B.A. Studio Art: Painting

2017 · Ewha Womans University


Solo Exhibitions

With Sugar on Top

Group Exhibitions

With Sugar on Top

Offers & History

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$2,450 USD - Ask

@deborakoo on April 11, 4:34pm UTC

Artwork History

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Oct 20, 2023

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Mar 17, 2023

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