Discipline: Visual Art – sculpture

Jayoung Yoon

Discipline: Visual Art – sculpture
Region: Beacon, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 2018

Jayoung Yoon’s work draws upon the mind-matter phenomenon, exploring thought systems, perception, and body sensations. Human hair, at once corporeal and a symbol of remembrance, has become her visual nexus for the intersection between the body and mind. Select exhibitions in the USA include Bronx Museum of the Arts, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art, New Bedford Art Museum, Ohio Craft Museum, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Here Arts Center, and Seoul Olympic Museum of Art in Korea. She was awarded the BRIC Media Arts fellowship, and the Franklin Furnace Fund. She has attended residencies at MacDowell, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing space, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Sculpture Space, Vermont Studio Center, I-Park, and Saltonstall Foundation, among others. Her art has been featured or reviewed in The New Yorker, Artnet News, Hyperallergic, Gothamist, Surface Design Journal, and Fiber Art Now. She received her M.F.A. from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and her B.F.A. from Hongik University in Seoul, Korea.

At MacDowell, she developed a new installation artwork made of embroidered human hair on fabric. The work incorporates imagery, along with texts from ancient Hawaiian healing prayers. She also continued development of her on-going project, “The Offering Bowls.” Recently her solo show “Seeing the Threshold” opened at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California, 2018.



Jayoung Yoon worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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