Eun-Kyung Suh: Dimensional Fabric Transformation
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About the Event
Eun-Kyung Suh will show sculptural vessel forms which she has been creating for over 10 years. She will share her inspiration source, Bojagi, a Korean traditional craft, and the process of transforming two-dimensional fabrics into three-dimensional enclosed forms. Basic techniques such as sewing, wrapping and folding processes using the inherent structure of fabric will be discussed.
Korean-born, Duluth-based textile installation artist Eun-Kyung Suh, received an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Since 2008 she has been focusing on a series of sculptural vessels as a metaphor for personal, family and cultural memories. These sculptural vessels are created out of diaphanous textiles, using a design originally inspired by Bojagi, one of the traditional Korean art forms.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Nord Gallery, San Antonio, TX, Galerie sei-un-do, Zurich, Switzerland, Montreal Center for Contemporary Textiles, Montreal, Canada, and Barabas Villa Gallery, Budapest, Hungary. Her textile work was published in Textiles: The Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser Thames & Hudson, December 2012. Eun-Kyung Suh received the 2020 McKnight Fellowships for Fiber Artists and she is currently a Professor in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.