Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation

Hoyun Son

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art – multimedia installation
Region: Chicago, IL
MacDowell Fellowships: 2009

Hoyun Son is a relational/conceptual artist working in various media including text, performance, multi-media installation, and interactive installations. Her practice is mainly focused on generating new ideas and ways of improving the quality life in this globalized, technology oriented society through open conversations and subtle but intentionally selective encounters that arts can provide. Born in Korea, Hoyun Son moved to the U.S. in 2001 to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. She has performed in various public venues in Chicago, Boston, Dallas, and Seoul, Korea. She has exhibited her works in Chicago, Houston, Romania, Boston, Norway, and Korea. She is the recipient of various awards and fellowships including from the Illinois Art Council, Skowhegan Painting and Sculpture, MacDowell, and Sandness Kommune of Norway.



Hoyun Son worked in the Sprague-Smith studio.

In January of 1976, the original Sprague-Smith Studio — built in 1915–1916 and funded by music students of Mrs. Charles Sprague-Smith of the Veltin School — was destroyed by fire. Redesigned by William Gnade, Sr., a Peterborough builder, the fieldstone structure was rebuilt the same year from the foundation up, reusing the original fieldstone. A few…

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