WONJU SEO: TRAVELOGUE
The Korea Society
350 Madison Avenue, 24th Floor, NYC
March 3 – May 27, 2022|
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.
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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.