Seunghyck and His Blue Things (from “The Blue Project”) by JeongMee Yoon
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Signed, titled, dated, and editioned, in ink, au verso
Printed circa 2008
Edition of 7 (#2/7)
JeongMee Yoon (Korea, 1969), earned both a BFA from Seoul National University and a MFA from Hong-Ik University in South Korea. In 2006, she received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Her work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including a solo show at the Kumho Museum, Seoul, as well as several collective shows such as the Busan Biennale and Gwangju Biennale in South Korea, Casa Asia in Barcelona, Loop Art Festival in Barcelona, Paris Cinema, Thermocline of Art – New Asian Waves at the Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe, Germany), New Acquisitions at the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, Texas, USA), Flash Cube at the Samsung Museum of Art (Seoul, South Korea), The Photographic Center Northwest Gallery in Seattle, Washington and the Perkins Center for the Arts in New Jersey. Numerous awards include the prestigious 2006 Daum Prize presented by the Geonhi Art Foundation (Seoul, South Korea), the Aaron Siskind Scholarship (NY, USA), and the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, among many others.
In 2007, Yoon published a photobook titled The Pink and Blue Project which gathers many of these photographs, with accompanying texts by the artist herself, as well as texts from Young June Lee, and Richard Vine (Managing Editor of Art in America). The book is selected by American PHOTO magazine as one of "The Best Photo Books of the Year". In April 2007, one of JeongMee's photographs from The Pink and Blue Project appeared on the cover of Life magazine, accompanied by a report inside the publication. This issue turned out to be the penultimate edition of this mythical publication.
Yoon's work is held in collections worldwide including Johnson & Johnson Collection (NJ, USA), National Museum of Contemporary Art (South Korea), The Museum of Fine Art (Houston, USA) Art Bank (South Korea), 5.18 Foundation (Gwangju, South Korea), Ssamzie Space (South Korea), the Dell Children's Medical Center (Texas, USA), and the private collection of Bonnie Yochelson (at the time she was Curator of Museum of the City of New York, USA).
Having lectured in six prominent academic institutions in South Korea since 1999, Yoon currently continues to teach photography at Seoul National University, the most prestigious centre for undergraduate and postgraduate study in the country, and Seoul Institute of the Arts, a specialist centre for visual and performance arts.
JeongMee Yoon: The Pink and Blue Project, October 8, 2020, Lenscratch.com