Soojin ChoiSouth Korea

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Soojin Choi was born and raised in South Korea, and she has worked as an artist in the United States since 2010. Soojin earned her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015 with a double major in Craft/ Material Studies and Painting/ Printmaking. She continued her studies at Alfred University to pursue a MFA degree in ceramics in 2018. After graduate school, she accepted a residency at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN with funding by Anonymous Artist Studio Fellowship. Currently, she is a long-term resident artist at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT. Her work transforms objects, figures and spaces into visual language by repeatedly layering flat and spatial surfaces.

Collage is very similar to poetry. Images are used like words of a poem which transcend their original usage and form creative, imaginative, but not universal mediums of interpretation. Poets sculpt words and enlist them into a poem. I choose images and arrange them into artwork. Where and how images get placed is the way to create the relationship which entails unique expressions.

Space can be used as a setting but an object as well by utilizing the interaction of images within the composition on both two- and three- dimensions of my sculptures. Space consists of two- dimensional surface, three-dimensional structure, and negative spaces. In my artwork, there is perspective on surfaces, there are flat images on voluptuous structures, and silhouettes exist between the surfaces and structures. Spatial recognitions are made when they multiply and coexist within relationships of each other. By repeatedly layering flat and structural components I bring images and enumerate them into existence. I assemble space and parade them into a poem in the name of art.