Yoon Cho
Medium: Video

Studio Location:
1102 49th Ave. - Studio# PH1E

Email: yoon@yooncho.com

Website:: www.yooncho.com

Artist Bio:
Yoon Cho's work has been featured in exhibitions in the United States and Europe, including the Islip Art Museum, NY; Austin Museum of Art; Wichita Falls Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee; Korean Cultural Service NY at Korean Consulate General NYC; Arario Gallery, NYC; The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art; Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas; Women & Their Work, Austin; Penn State University at Altoona; The LAB, San Francisco; University of Texas at Dallas; DiverseWorks, Houston; Centro de Cultura Contemporanea, Barcelona; Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; and Imago Mundi, a Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Italy.

She is a recipient of Puffin Grant, Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and the Artist's Grant from Vermont Studio Center Residency. She also was a visiting artist at Ringling College of Art and Design.

She received a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA from Parsons School of Design. She was born in Seoul, Korea and currently lives and works in Long Island City, New York.

Artist Statement:
(NOTE: The displayed images are cropped from the originals. Please visit www.yooncho.com for more images.)

The Desert Walk Interdisciplinary Project
(#: environmental art, feminist art, performance, video, photography, drawing, digital art)

The Desert Walk video and photo series explores the connection with our environments with superimposed digital drawings of various biological life forms over the image of myself walking. The graphics of biological life forms such as cells, pollen, reproductive organs, embryos, and skeletons in the sky tell a story of interconnection with the earth.

The Desert Walk Series is comprised of 14 prints with a video and is the first installment of the Walk Project. The Walk Project is a four part series - Desert, Water, Mountain and Urban Walk Series. The Walk Project encapsulates beauty, destruction, and preservation of the land we live in.

The Desert Walk Series was made possible in part by Puffin Grant and Barbara Deming Memorial Funds. The Walk Project is a fiscally sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization.

All images and text copyright Yoon Cho