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Sook Jin Jo

149 West 24th st. #3B
New York, NY 10011, U.S.A.
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Phone: 212-366-6759     Fax: 212-366-6759
Email: sookjinjo@yahoo.com
URL: http://www.sookjinjo.com

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  • Sook Jin Jo (b. 1960, Gwangju, ) received her M.F.A. from Hong-Ik University in Seoul, (1985) and had her first solo exhibition that same year using expressionistic constructions of new, old and abandoned plywood that sought to explore the boundaries between painting and sculpture. In 1988, she came to New York and received her second M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute (1991). During her study at Pratt, she had her New York solo debut at the O.K. Harris gallery (1990) and that same year appeared in the video magazine, Art Today, featuring thirteen artists, including Jenny Holzer, Ilya Kavakov, Cindy Sherman, Cy Twombly and Jennifer Bartlett.
  • Since then her work has been presented in numerous exhibitions, including the Lodz Biennale, Poland (2004), the Gwangju Biennale (2004), the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, DC (2003), the “Unexpected Collections “ of Martin Z. Margulies at The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami (2002), the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea, Kwacheon, Korea (2002), the Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (1999), Il Min Museum, Seoul (1998) and Exit Art, New York (1997).
  • Her work has appeared on the cover of Sculpture magazine (September 2003) and Art In Culture (Seoul, Korea) (September 2002) with accompanying feature articles and has been published in many newspapers, magazines and books, including Art in America, Art News, The New York Times, Newsday, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, Flash Art, Art Asia Pacific and the 1994 and 2002 publications of The History of Korean Contemporary Art.
  • She has received a public art commission for the new L.A. Metro Jail project in downtown Los Angeles from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department (2004); a Site-Specific Sculpture Fellowship from Global Arts Village, New Delhi, India (2005); a grant from the Korean Culture and Arts Foundation (2004); a Residency Fellowship from the Sacatar Foundation (2001) and the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park (2000); an Artist Fellowship from the Socrates Sculpture Park (1999); a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (1996); and a Korea Arts Foundation of America (KAFA) award (1993).
  • Her work can be found in private and public collections, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea, the Erie Museum of Art in Erie, Pennsylvania, the Young Un Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoungki-Do, Korea, the João Ubaldo Ribeiro School in Itaparica, Brazil, the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, New York, the Housatonic Museum of Art in Westport, Connecticut and the Martin Z. Margulies Collection in Miami, Florida.Color of Life, an award-winning documentary film featuring her wood construction and public art installation of the same name, by WMBC-TV: director Gutaeg Kang (1999), has been televised in Korea and the United States.
  • She recently completed construction of a site-specific public art installation at the Global Arts Village in New Delhi, India,, entitled “Isan“(2005), she currently lives and works in New York City.