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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Visiting Artist Sang-Mi Yoo

Anomalous Traces, Installation at Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC. 
Visiting Artist Sang-Mi Yoo 
Artist's Lecture:  8:30-9:30am, October 8, 2015
UNT Business Leadership Building room 170

1307 W Highland St, Denton, TX 76201

The Printmaking Area and The College of Visual Arts and Design at The University of North Texas is pleased to welcome visiting Artist Sang-Mi Yoo.  Sang-Mi Yoo will present a lecture on her work exploring idea of the home through her installations that utilize various media and processes.  Ms. Yoo will also hold a limited number of critiques for printmaking graduate students.

Information Contact:  Andrew DeCaen, Printmaking Area Coordinator at decaen@unt.edu

Artist Statement
Sang-Mi Yoo’s current project focuses on the ideal home through prints, lasercut wool felts and their three-dimensional conversions. The reality of finding ideal home is explored through American norms. Her work is based on her childhood memories from Korea and everyday encounters of standardized residential buildings, including her West Texas living experience. Like an animal’s camouflage, this homogeneity provided her with a means to blend into her neighborhood. Her installations of large-format prints and lasercuts are based upon patterns created from cookie-cutter homes found in Lubbock, Houston and other global locations. The rows of houses and floorplans become abstract constructs subject to gravity and shadow play surrounding the materials, questioning whether the ideal home is a tangible subject or an illusion.


Korean-born artist, Sang-Mi Yoo is an Associate Professor of Art at Texas Tech University, and received an MFA in printmaking from The Ohio State University and a BFA in painting from Seoul National University. Her creative activity features the first Wolhee Choe Memorial Award as part of 2014 AHL Foundation's Visual Arts Competition (New York, NY), the 2012 Seacourt Print Workshop Artist-in-Residence (Bangor, Northern Ireland), a 2010 Puffin Foundation Artist Grant, the 2009 Springfield Art Museum Purchase Award, exhibitions at the Museum of Printing History in Houston, the Moonshin Museum (Seoul, Korea), the Gyeongnam International Art Festival (Changwon, Korea) and the 2008 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition (Christchurch, New Zealand), and museum collections at the Art Bank at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea, the Springfield Art Museum and The Museum of Texas Tech University, among others. She has also curated exhibitions including Convergence: Korean Prints Now, and organized collaborative events and conference panels.