CANCELLED Sunkoo Yuh - February

CANCELLED Sunkoo Yuh - February


Sat. February 23
Demo Only

In this one-day demo-only workshop, you will learn how Sunkoo Yuh makes dimensional narrative sculpture that contains tight groupings of various forms, including plants, animals, fish and human figures. He will demonstrate his unique way of transforming his intuitively and spontaneously made drawings into three-dimensional sculptures. Participants will learn about various construction methods for making complicated sculptural forms, applying and enhancing a sculpture with glaze and problem-solving while constructing. Yuh will discuss his own methods of constructing, loading, unloading, firing, glazing and installing large-scale architectural sculptures.

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.

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 FounderÕs 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.

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