Huntington Museum of Art Opens Sook Jin Jo Exhibit

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Huntington Museum of Art Opens Sook Jin Jo  Exhibit
The Huntington Museum of Art will welcome artist Sook Jin Jo as the second of two visiting Walter Gropius Master Artists this winter/spring. An exhibition of work by Sook Jin Jo will be on view at HMA from April 2-May 29, 2011.

Jo will speak about her work at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011. Admission to the public presentation is free. She will present a three-day workshop titled “Visualizing our Memories, Dreams & Wishes: Collaborative Site-Specific Installation” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15 through 17. For information on workshop fees and registration information, contact Brad Boston at (304) 529-2701.

Sook Jin Jo, who was born in Gwangju, Korea, received two M.F.A. degrees: one from Hong-Ik University, Korea, and one from the Pratt Institute, New York. Jo moved to New York City in 1998. She is known primarily for her work with wood, although in the past 20 years she has also produced drawings, collages, photographs, sculptural assemblages, performances and site-specific installations. In her work, Jo strives to evoke a spiritual, meditative and contemplative response in the viewer’s experience of them. She has exhibited internationally since 1984, and has been the subject of 27 solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Asia. Her public installations include permanent installations in downtown Los Angeles (commissioned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs), the Global Arts Village in New Delhi, India, and the Stone Quarry Art Park in Cazenovia, N.Y. Her work can be found in private and public collections in the U.S. and around the world.

Sook Jin Jo’s visit to HMA follows a recent visit by ceramic artist Alleghany Meadows as part of the Walter Gropius Master Artist Series. The Walter Gropius Master Artist Series is funded through the generosity of the Estate of Roxanna Y. Booth, who wished to assist in the development of an art education program in accordance with the proposals of Walter Gropius, who designed the Museum’s Gropius Addition, as well as the Gropius Studios.

For more information on events at HMA, visit www.hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

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