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Artist: Minsoo Yuh


Minsoo Yuh
Minsoo Yuh, GEORGIA
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ARTIST STATEMENT

As an artist, I am fascinated by the natural lines, forms, and spaces I find in  nature and the depth, and characters within objects that show the passage of time. I am also inspired and influenced by Korean traditional ceramics, which embraces the beauty of simplicity, vitality, profoundness, and imperfection. This intrinsic beauty, which requires time, dedication to mastering techniques, and understanding the materials and unpremeditated process of creation, is what I value and strive for in my work. 

In terms of state of mind and physical creativity, spontaneity and vitality empowered by balance and harmony is one of the important elements of my work process as well as my life. I am often attempting to find a balance between contrasting attributes: strong/relaxed, soft/sharp, mass/lines, calm/vigorous, bold/subtle, full/empty,  colorful/neutral, straight/curve, restrained/free, intentional/unconscious, pause/proceed,  tense/relaxing, still/dynamic. My work is a reflection of my self-examination and growth through contemplations of humanity, nature, life, and myself.

 

BIO

Minsoo Yuh is a fulltime potter. Her work focuses on functional pottery that respects utilitarian aesthetic, craftmanship, traditional materials, and a high firing process of ceramic art. She is originally from Seoul, Korea where she received her BFA and MFA in Ceramics at Hong Ik University. Minsoo currently resides in Athens, GA.

Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, I was a shy, quiet, and reserved girl. I never truly felt passionate about something nor did I feel like I was particularly good at anything until I discovered my love for art. I found art to be a language that came naturally to me and a creative outlet that allowed me to express myself in ways I otherwise couldn’t. I went on to pursue a B.F.A and M.F.A in Ceramics at Hongik University and did an apprenticeship with Injin Lee. After moving to the United States, I continued to make pottery, although my career often came secondary to raising my two daughters. Now that they’ve both graduated from college, I’ve been able to take part in more opportunities and further cultivate and share my art. I currently live in Athens, GA as a full time studio potter with my husband, who is also a ceramic artist. My work is a reflection of my emotions and perceptions of life and human nature, which is manifested in the natural characteristics of clay. I hope to share the beauty of imperfect life and nature through my artwork and would feel fulfilled knowing that my work has brought even the smallest sliver of happiness and comfort to someone’s day.

 

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EDUCATION 1993 M.F.A Major in Ceramics. Hongik University, Seoul, Korea. 1991 B.F.A Major in Ceramics. Hongik University, Seoul, Korea.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2021 • “ The Cup Show “, Kirkorian Gallery, Worcester Center for CRAFTS, Worcester, MA • “ Minsoo Yuh Solo Show”, In tandem Gallery, Bakersville, NC • Perspective 2021 Georgia Pottery Invitational, Watkinsville, GA. • “ ClayAKAR 2021 Yunomi Invitational”, CLAYAKAR, Iowa, IA. • “ St Croix Pottery Tour 2021”, Minnesota. • “ Ron Meyers and Friends Athens Georgia Round Up”, Schaller Gallery, MI • “ Fluid Expression Show “ Red Lodge Clay Center “, Red Lodge, MT • “Shoebox ”, The Korean Craft and Design Foundation Gallery, Seoul,Korea. • “ Winter Clay Jam 2021”, Charlie Cummings Gallery, FL.

2020 • “ Americano Invitational 2020 “, CLAYAKAR, Iowa, IA • “ Two person show Minsoo Yuh & Sunkoo Yuh” , Schaller Gallery, MI. • “ ClayAKAR 2020 Yunomi Invitational”, CLAYAKAR, Iowa, IA. • “ Ceramics and Life” Jiu Gu Zhi Zhen Ceramic Art Museum, Yixing, China • “ Blue in the public- International Ceramics Exchange Exhibition” Longquan Celadon Museum, Longquan, Zhejiang, China. • “ New Work “, Schaller Gallery, St Joseph, MI. • “ The Table”, Signature Shop & Gallery, Atlanta, GA • “ Maker’s Focus ”, Schaller Gallery, Baroda, Michigan. • “ Summer Swan Invitational”, Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta,GA

2019 • Perspective 2019 Georgia Pottery Invitational, Watkinsville, GA • “ Ron Meyers 85th Birthday Extravaganza”, Schaller Gallery, St. Joseph, Michigan • “ Ron Meyers” Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2018 • Perspective 2018 Georgia Pottery Invitational, Watkinsville, GA • Fall Gallery Show, Hambidge Center, Rabun, GA • “Southern Table” at the Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art - Piedmont College, GA.

2017 • Perspective 2017 Georgia Pottery Invitational, Watkinsville, GA • Fall Gallery Show, Hambidge Center, Rabun, GA

2016 • Perspective 2016 Georgia Pottery Invitational, Watkinsville, GA • Fall Gallery Show, Hambidge Center, Rabun, GA

2015 • Fall Gallery Show, Hambidge Center, Rabun, GA. • Clay:: Form::Surface (UGA Clay Now), The Hudgens Center, Duluth, GA. • Perspective 2015 Georgia Pottery Invitational, Watkinsville, GA. • The Cup Show, The Hudgens Center, Duluth, GA.

2014 • Perspective 2014 Georgia Pottery Invitational, Watkinsville, GA.

2013 • Pottery Show & Sale. Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA. • Spotlight on Art. Trinity School, Atlanta, GA.

2012 • Pottery Show & Sale. Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA.

2011 • Perspective 2011 Georgia Pottery Invitational, Watkinsville, GA. • ERC Cup Show. Athens, GA. • Spotlight on Art. Trinity School, Atlanta, GA.

2010 • Invitational Pottery Show. Trace Gallery, Athens, GA. • Perspectives 2010 Georgia Pottery Invitational. • Traditions and Diversions: Georgia Clay Now. Hudgens Center For The Arts, Duluth, GA.

2009 • Perspectives 2009. Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA • Pottery Show & Sale. Hambidge Center, GA.

2008 • Perspective 2008, OCAF, Watkinsville, GA. • Pottery Show & Sale. Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA.

2007 • Perspective 2007, OCAF, Watkinsville, GA.

2006 • Perspective 2006, OCAF, Watkinsville, GA. • Georgia Potters: Then and Now. Madison-Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA.

2004 • Annual Faculty Show. Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.

1994 • Annual show and sale at CSULB. California State University at Long Beach, CA.

1992 • M.F.A Thesis Show. Art museum of Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea. • Three person Show. Pine tree Gallery, Seoul, Korea.

1991 • B.F.A Thesis Show. Hong Ik University Art Museum, Seoul, Korea. • Annual Student Show. Hongik University Art Museum, Seoul, Korea.

1990 • Annual Student Show. Hongik University Art Museum, Seoul, Korea.

TEACHING AND OTHER EXPERIENCE

2020 • Invited artist, Mei Tao Yuan International Ceramic Workshop, Gu Meiqu Purple Clay Art Museum, Yixing, China. • Invited artist, Longquan Celadon International Ceramics Exchange Camp, Longquan Celadon Sword Technician College, Longquan, China. 2019 Summer Instructor. University of Georgia, GA 2018 Summer residency, The Shigaraki Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan. Spent two month to work at Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, Montana. 2014 Instructor. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 2013 Instructor. Good Dirt, Athens, GA. 2011 Instructor. University of Georgia, Athens, GA. 2004 Instructor. Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL. 1994 Independent study at California State University at Long Beach, CA. 1991-1993 Apprenticeship under In Jin Lee (a potter and educator). 1990 Assistant to Sang Ho Shin ( a ceramic artist and educator).

 


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