Sang-Mi Yoo, 2012 Artist-in-Residence at Seacourt Print Workshop (Bangor, Co. Down) has developed her interest in the ideal home into the realm of the global community. Photographs of homes in Bangor and seaside towns at the edge of urbanization and tradition are transformed into organic and geometric patterns, using lasercut wool* and screenprints.
Sang-Mi will give a talk about her work and exhibit a selection of work on Friday 31st August 1-2pm in the Project Space of the Golden Thread Gallery.
Seacourt Print Workshop’s Artist in Residence programme is funded by North Down Borough Council.
All talks are free and tea and coffee will be provided, places are limited so please RSVP to book your place to firstname.lastname@example.org. All Welcome.
*Lasercuts were produced in the Textile Department at University of Ulster, Belfast.
Korean-born artist, Sang-Mi Yoo currently the 2012 Artist-in-Residence at Seacourt Print Workshop in Bangor, Co. Down. She is from Lubbock, Texas, teaching at Texas Tech University as an Associate Professor of Art. Her printmedia and installations obscure the distinction between perception and reality, past and the present, and reveal the contradictions of our fixed way of seeing everyday life and values. Yoo received an MFA in printmaking from The Ohio State University in 2001 and a BFA in painting from Seoul National University in 1992. She was awarded a 2010 Puffin Foundation Artist Grant, the 2009 Springfield Art Museum Purchase Award, the 2012 Seacourt Print Workshop Artist-in-Residence and a 2004 Jentel Artist Residency Fellowship. She has had exhibitions in national and international venues, including the Museum of Printing History in Houston, the Moonshin Museum at Sookmyung Women’s University (Seoul, Korea), the Gyeongnam International Art Festival (Changwon, Korea), the 2008 Pacific Rim International Print Exhibition (New Zealand), The 13th Seoul Space International Print Biennial (Seoul, Korea), and Art Chicago 2003/04. She has also curated exhibitions including Convergence: Korean Prints Now, and organized collaborative events and conference panels. Her prints are acquired by the Art Bank at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea, the Springfield Art Museum and The Museum of Texas Tech University, among others.