Jiha Moon: The Nancy G. Unobskey '60 Visiting Artist

The Nancy G. Unobskey ’60 Visiting Artist in Modern and Contemporary Art Presents Jiha Moon in a conversation with moderator Teri Henderson.

The Unobskey Visiting Artist Series brings internationally recognized artists to Goucher’s campus and provides students with meaningful and significant access to the fellows via exhibitions, studio visits, and lectures.

Jiha Moon (b. 1973) is from DaeGu, Korea, and lives and works in Tallahassee, Florida. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Moon's gestural paintings, mixed media, ceramic sculpture, and installation explore fluid identities and the global movement of people and their cultures. She says, “I am a cartographer of cultures and an icon maker in my lucid worlds.” She is taking cues from the history of Eastern and Western art, colors and designs from popular culture, Korean temple paintings and folk art, internet emoticons and icons, fruit stickers and labels of products from all over the place. She often teases and changes these lexicons so that they are hard to identify yet stay in a familiar zone.

Her works have been acquired by Asia Society, New York, NY; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Smithsonian Institute, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC; and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA. She has had solo exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, GA; Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA; the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; the Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN, and Rhodes College, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Memphis, TN; and James Gallery of CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY. She has been included in group shows at Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MI; the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA; Asia Society, New York, NY; the Drawing Center, New York, NY; White Columns, New York, NY; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA; and the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC. She is recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation’s painter and sculptor’s award for 2011. Her mid-career survey exhibition, Double Welcome: Most everyone’s mad here, organized by Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Taubman Museum, toured more than 10 museum venues around the country until 2018. 

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Thursday, April 4 at 7:00pm

Merrick Lecture Hall
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA

Event Type

Speaker/Lecture/Reading, Public

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