Jiwon Lee (MFA '10) has been selected to participate in Fusion, an exhibition presented by Artists Talk on Art. The show will run from November 30 -December 12, 2009 with an opening reception on Friday December 4 from 6:00 - 8:00pm at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York.
This event came about as a result of a call for artists for a nationwide competition run by Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) and their chosen curator for 2009, Dr. Thalia Vrachopoulos. The mission of ATOA is to provide a forum for critical discussions in the visual arts. After over 30 years they are one of the longest running art discussions. ATOA depends upon artists who are willing to talk about their work, share their art with others and volunteer their time. ATOA is a not-for-profit corporation run by artists.
Jiwon Lee graduated from Hong-Ik University in Seoul with her BFA after which she moved to the United States to study at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is expected to graduate with her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. Lee is interested in opposites. She often depicts scenes of purity, innocence and creative genius against horror, violence, and death. She emphasizes their differences while placing them together creating new images. Lee uses carbon paper to draw her works adding snippets of nature which tend to unite or neutralize somewhat the contrasting scenes. Jiwon will be showing with eight other selected artists.
Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 2009
Exhibition Dates: November 30 -December 12, 2009
Tenri Cultural Institute of New York
43A West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011
212 - 645 - 2800
To see more of Jiwon's work, visit http://jiwonlee.net