Seonna Hong was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated with a B.A. in Art from Cal State University Long Beach and continued to hone her craft teaching art to children. Her paintings are quietly narrative and often autobiographical. Children are her protagonists and they drift through landscapes with animals and music as their guide. In 2004, she received an Emmy Award for Individual Achievement in Production Design for her work on My Life as a Teenage Robot. Hong continues to show her work in shows and galleries around the world, most notably with Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, Japan in 2008. Her illustrated book Animus (Baby Tattoo Books) is now in its 3rd printing.