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Jayoung Yoon
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick



ARTIST STATEMENT:
My work deals with the perception of being “present” in any given moment. By developing our ability to focus our attention away from thinking and direct it into the body, we become fully conscious of being and become present in the moment. So, I am interested in creating images that invite people to pay attention to, as well as appreciate subtle moments. It makes them slow down, pause and wait, and then move into a higher consciousness. The mind becomes quieted.



I work in various media, including video, performance, sculpture, installation, and drawing incorporating materials such as human hair, salt, and water. By using the ephemeral, tactile qualities of those materials, I transform the invisible thoughts of the mind into my physical art works that convey the intimate feeling and direct attention to the body. Watching the subtle movements of the hair-thread sculptures for example, invites the viewer to explore the experience of the intimate and visceral feeling.ching the almost invisible movement of the hair and thread sculptures allow the viewer to disidentify from their mind.



The performances are meditative practices for deepening the awareness of the moment and cleansing accumulated memories from the past. They often combine the elements of sculpture, drawing and video. I sometimes make wearable sculptures woven out of my hair, which may gradually disappear, or seem to float away from the body, representing thoughts being let go. I then enter into a meditative state of mind, and into the present. I hope I can invite viewers to feel their body through the image of my body. I become a passageway to self-awareness for them. The performances are sometimes comprised of long-term actions, involving endurance, and silence.



These interdisciplinary approaches all derive their presence from the “Heightened Awareness”. When the viewers explore my works, I hope they metaphorically can feel the ‘Now,’ physically and emotionally.
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Artist Links:
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ARTIST RESUME:


Born in Seoul, Korea, 1979



EDUCATION
2009 MFA Fiber Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
2007 Post-baccalaureate Fine Art Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2006 MFA Painting Hongik University Seoul, Korea
2004 BFA Painting & 2D Design Hongik University Seoul, Korea



SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2011
Sensory Thought, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Cleansing the Memories, KEPCO Plaza gallery, Seoul, Korea
2009
JAYOUNG YOON, 4Art Galley, Kyunggi-do, Korea
Watching the Mind, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, Michigan
Ephemeral, ABBA Fine Art, Miami, Florida
2008
Line of Thought, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland
2005
One Mind, Four Legs, Seoul International Design Plaza, Seoul, Korea



GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2012
The Mobile Tea Garden at Locating the Scared Festival, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, New York
Operating System, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim gallery, New York, New York
Ear to Mind II, Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, New York
The Batterkinden Art Awards, Triangle Arts Association’s gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2011
Show me your hair, Space*C gallery, Seoul, Korea
Swing Space Open Studios, LMCC’s Art Center at Governors Island, New York
Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, New York
Ear to Mind, Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, New York
Native and foreign, LEM, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2010
I fall, I flow, I melt, BETA Space 2010, Brooklyn, New York
Beyond images, Beyond New York, Rumian gallery, Seoul, Korea
Containment, Garfo Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Irrelevant, Arario Gallery, New York, New York
I Know What You Did Last Summer, Saint Cecilia’s Convent, Brooklyn, New York
Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, New York
NEW, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE
Hair Tactic, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, New Jersey
Sha-Sha, Womb Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2009
Instant soup, Resident Artists Exhibition, Patton-Malott Gallery, Snowmass Village, Colorado
Arche Time: Cross-Disciplinary Conference and Exhibition on Time, New York, New York
Loose Canon: The 2009 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art,
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Active site Emerge, Flat Iron Building, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Positive Negative 24, Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, Tennessee
2008
SCOPE Miami, Miami, Florida
Fusion, ABBA Gallery, Miami, Florida
Insert Color Here, Kingswood Lower Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Ephemeral Sensuality, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
The Drawing Show, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Active site, Federal Building (former GRAM), Grand Rapids, Michigan
Andres Serrano Picks Detroit, College for Creative Studies-Center Galleries, Detroit, Michigan
Filatim, ABBA Gallery, Miami, Florida
Open Studios 2008, School of Visual Arts. New York, New York
Transforming the Elements, Artisans Center of Virginia, Waynesboro, Virginia
New Fiber Exhibition 2008, University Art Gallery, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Line of Thought, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Incognito, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Positive Negative 23, Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, Tennessee
International 2008 in New York, Hun Gallery, New York, New York
2007
Where The Eero Lands, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Exquisite Narratives, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
A Confluence of Raconteurs, Center of the Art Gallery, Towson, Maryland
Out of Order, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland
ICOSAHEDRON, Maryland Institute College of Art, Fox 3 Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland




GRANTS/AWARDS
2011
Sculpture Space Fellowship, Utica, New York
Nominated for KEPCO Award, KEPCO Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2010
Frankiln Furnace Archive Inc. Fund Grant, Brooklyn, New York
Sprio Arts Fellowship, Park City, Utah
2009
Anderson Ranch Arts Center Merit Scholarship, Snowmass Village, Colorado
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship, Skowhegan, Maine
2008
Gerhardt Knodel Fund, Cranbrook Merit Scholarship, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Positive Negative 23, The Best of Show, Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, Tennessee
International 2008 in New York, Award Exhibition, Hun Gallery, New York, New York



ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2012
NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland
2011
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space, Governors Island, New York
Sculpture Space, Utica, New York
Centro Rural de Arte, Los Alerces National Park, Province of Chubut, Argentina
2010
Sprio Arts, Park City, Utah
2009
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine
2008
Art Center/South Florida, Artist-in-Residence, Miami Beach, Florida
School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program, New York, New York



ARTIST LECTURES
2011
Artist Lecture, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Art, Wilmington, Delaware
Artist Lecture, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, New York



ARTIST LECTURES
2011
Artist Lecture, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Art, Wilmington, Delaware
Artist Lecture, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, New York



PERFORMANCES
2012
SkowheganPerforms, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
Listening to the Body Fluid, Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, New York
Umbicality, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim art gallery, New York, New York
2011
A Zero State, Governors Island, New York
Breathing, Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, New York
Breathing, Marina Abramovic’s Studio for Performance Art, New York, New York
Quiet Mind, Los Alerces National Park, Province of Chubut, Patagonia, Argentina
2009
Line of Thought, Museum of New Art, Pontiac, Michigan
2008
Line of Thought, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
2005
Ung performance, Director and actor, The Post Theater, Seoul, Korea

 








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