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The Korea Society 
350 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor, NYC
March 3 – May 27, 2022|

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In Wonju Seo’s hands, the aesthetics, forms, and techniques of bojagi— traditional Korean wrapping cloths—are reconfigured as abstract textile art for a global audience. Seo combines needlework, painting, photography, and other techniques to create contemplative artworks that explore her transcultural identity and life experience.

The Korea Society Gallery is open only by appointment. The appointment must be made at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled visit.

To make an appointment, please contact info@koreasociety.org.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Wonju Seo was born and raised in Seoul Korea, where she received her B.F.A in Fine Arts Painting from Hong-Ik University in 1988. After graduating college, she has worked as a package designer and silk painting artist for a long time. In 1998, she came to the United State to continue her career as an artist.

She is the recipient of the 2018 & 2012 Individual Artist Fellowship New Jersey State Council on the Arts and received QBL Fiber Artist Fellowship from Schweinfurth Art Center, Thomas Contemporary Quilt Recognition Award (Collector’s Choice) from Visions Art Museum, CA. Also, she received Honorable Mention from Smithtown Township Arts Council in 2011.

Seo has taught at The Korea Society, the Lee Young Hee Museum of Korean Culture in New York City, the Charles B. Wang Center in Stony Brook, New York and Newark Museum in New Jersey. Her art works have been selected by juries for many arts competitions, and she has been nationally and internationally exhibited in galleries and museums.

Seo’s works are in the permanent collections of the Newark Museum, NJ; Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, NY; and Grand Hyatt Hotel, Jeju Dream Tower, Jeju Island, South Korea.

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Eventi

WONJU SEO: TRAVELOGUE

Korea Society Gallery
350 Madison Avenue, 24° piano, NYC
3 marzo – 27 maggio, 2022

Nelle mani di Wonju Seo, l’estetica, le forme e le tecniche del bojagi – i tradizionali panni da imballaggio coreani – sono riconfigurati come arte tessile astratta per un pubblico globale. Seo combina ricamo, pittura, fotografia e altre tecniche per creare opere contemplative che esplorano la sua identità transculturale e la sua esperienza di vita.

La Korea Society Gallery è aperta solo su appuntamento. L’appuntamento deve essere preso almeno 24 ore prima della visita programmata.
Per fissare un appuntamento, si prega di contattare info@koreasociety.org.

SULL’ARTISTA:
Wonju Seo è nata e cresciuta a Seoul in Corea, dove ha ricevuto il suo B.F.A in Pittura Belle Arti dall’Università Hong-Ik nel 1988. Dopo la laurea, ha lavorato a lungo come designer di pacchetti e artista di pittura su seta. Nel 1998, è venuta negli Stati Uniti per continuare la sua carriera come artista.

È la destinataria del 2018 & 2012 Individual Artist Fellowship New Jersey State Council on the Arts e ha ricevuto QBL Fiber Artist Fellowship da Schweinfurth Art Center, Thomas Contemporary Quilt Recognition Award (Collector’s Choice) da Visions Art Museum, CA. Inoltre, ha ricevuto una menzione d’onore dal Smithtown Township Arts Council nel 2011.

Seo ha insegnato presso la Korea Society, il Lee Young Hee Museum of Korean Culture a New York City, il Charles B. Wang Center a Stony Brook, New York e il Newark Museum nel New Jersey. Le sue opere d’arte sono state selezionate dalle giurie di molti concorsi d’arte e lei è stata esposta a livello nazionale e internazionale in gallerie e musei.

Le opere di Seo si trovano nelle collezioni permanenti del Newark Museum, NJ; Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, NY; e Grand Hyatt Hotel, Jeju Dream Tower, Jeju Island, South Korea.
https://wonjuseo.format.com/