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Artist: Sunkoo Yuh


Sunkoo Yuh, GEORGIA
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Yuh was born in 1960 in South Korea, immigrated to the U.S. in 1988 and now resides in Athens, GA, where he is a professor of art at the University of Georgia. He received his BFA degree from Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea and his MFA degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, NY.

Yuh’s ceramic sculpture compose of tight groupings of various forms including plants, animals, fish, and human figures. While Korean art and Buddhist, Christian and Confucian beliefs inform some aspects of his imagery, his work is largely driven by implied narratives that often suggest socio-political critiques. Yuh’s current focus on type of architectural-scale sculpture and on pushing his medium to its limits of size.

He has exhibited widely and has received many awards and honors. He was the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, the Grand Prize at the 2nd World Ceramic Biennale International Competition, Icheon, Korea, The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize and the Virginia A. Groot Foundation. His work is in the collections of The Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., The Museum of Fine Arts, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, Houston, Houston, TX, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea, the International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, the Oakland Museum of Art, California and more.

EDUCATION
1997-M.F.A. New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, NY. 
1988-B.F.A. Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea.

TEACHING AND APPOINTMENT
2010-19-Professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
2009-05-Associate Professor at University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Associate Professor at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.
2004-00-Assistant Professor at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.

RESIDENCE AND EXPERIENCE
2019-Visiting Artist Workshop at the Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Visiting Artist Workshop at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

2018-Firefest 2018, STARworks Ceramics and Central Park NC, Star,NC
Summer Faculty, Maymaster, UGA, Athens, GA
Visiting Artist Lecture, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea
Guest Critique, Kyung-Hee University, Suwon, Korea
Artist in Residency at the Shigaraki Cultural Ceramic Park, Shigaraki, Japan (Two Months)
2018 Voulkos Fellow Artist, Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Juror for the 10th Beyond the Brickyard Exhibition, The Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT
Figurative Association Symposium, Arrowmont School of Crafts and Arts, Gatlinburg, TN (presenter)

2017-NCECA Panel, “Trans-Cultural Hybrid”, Portland Convention Center, Portland, OR
Summer Faculty at the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Cortona, Italy.
Visiting Artist Workshop at the Fresno State University, Fresno, CA
Visiting Artist Workshop at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, MO

2016-Visiting Artist Workshop at the STLCC- Forest Park, St. Louis, MO

2015-Visiting Artist Workshop at the Tulsa University, Tulsa, OK
Visiting Artist Workshop at the Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2014-Artist in Residency at the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan
Summer Faculty at the University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in
Cortona, Cortona, Italy.
Visiting Artist Workshop at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Visiting Artist Lecture at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI.
Visiting Artist Workshop at the University of Cololado Boulder, Boulder, CO “Artist Lecture”, Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
Visiting Artist Lecture at the Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
Visiting Artist Lecture at the Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea.

2013-Workshop at the Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2013, Icheon, Korea.
“Artist Talk” at the Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea.
Visiting Artist in residency at the Creative Ceramic Center, Clayarch
Gimhae Museum, Gimhae Korea. (Five Months)
Visiting Artist Lecture at the Sookmyung Womens University, Seoul, Korea.
Visiting Artist residency, Laiohthan Tile Factory, Jingdehzen, China


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