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MiYoung Sohn
updated: 04/12/2012
website: www.miyoungsohn.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
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Untitled (armor)
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Untitled (two trees)
Untitled (night sky)
Untitled (night sky) detail
Untitled
Untitled
Untitled
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Untitled
101 lbs.
101 lbs. installation view
Metal Sculptures: produce
Metal Sculptures
I made a skateboard.
 
Portfolio Keywords:  obsessive, pattern, pattern, conceptual, consumer culture, domestic, portraiture, process, social criticism, humor, repetition
 
 
Untitled (armor) by MiYoung Sohn
Untitled (armor)
straight pins, india ink, corkboard
2012
36" x  24"  x 2.5" 
Untitled by MiYoung Sohn
Untitled
straight pins, india ink, corkboard
2012
40" x  24"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (two trees) by MiYoung Sohn
Untitled (two trees)
straight pins, india ink, corkboard
2012
24" x  30"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (night sky) by MiYoung Sohn
Untitled (night sky)
straight pins, india ink, corkboard
2012
18" x  22"  x 2.5" 
Untitled (night sky) detail by MiYoung Sohn
Untitled (night sky) detail
straight pins, india ink, corkboard
2012
18" x  22"  x 2.5" 
Untitled by MiYoung Sohn
Untitled
push pins, homosote, wood, paint
2011
22.5" x  22.5" 
Untitled by MiYoung Sohn
Untitled
push pins, homosote, wood, paint
2011
10.5 " x  10.5 " 
Untitled by MiYoung Sohn
Untitled
push pins, homosote, wood, paint
2010
16.5" x  16.5" 
Untitled by MiYoung Sohn
Untitled
push pins, homosote, wood, paint
2010
16.5" x  16.5" 
Untitled by MiYoung Sohn
Untitled
push pins, corkboard, paint
2011
24" x  36" 
101 lbs. by MiYoung Sohn
101 lbs.
aluminum foil, stool
2009
Dimensions variable
101 lbs. installation view by MiYoung Sohn
101 lbs. installation view
aluminum foil, stool
2009
Dimensions variable
Metal Sculptures: produce by MiYoung Sohn
Metal Sculptures: produce
aluminum foil
2004-2010
Dimensions variable
Metal Sculptures by MiYoung Sohn
Metal Sculptures
aluminum foil
2004-2010
Dimensions variable
I made a skateboard. by MiYoung Sohn
I made a skateboard.
aluminum foil, skateboard hardware
2011
6" x  32"  x 8" 

Artist Statement
My sculptural works are visual explorations of the everyday.  Coming to the U.S. as a child and not knowing the English language, visual language became a major tool in my understanding of this new culture.  Having prioritized visual language, I saw things in a way they weren’t always intended.  These childhood perceptions are instilled in my work today.  I use common materials to translate my observations and transform their material function to create a new interpretation of my daily experience.

Artist Bio / CV

MiYoung Sohn was born in Busan, South Korea in 1972.  She immigrated to the United States in 1982.  Sohn lived in Northern Virginia until she moved to New York to attend Parsons School of Design where she received her BFA in 1996.  She received her MFA in Sculpture from Yale University School of Art in 1998. Sohn’s work has been exhibited in numerous venues such as Feature Inc, I-20 Gallery, Smack Mellon, MoMA/PS1, CRG Gallery, The Hudson River Museum, and The Bronx Museum of the Arts. She has been awarded with a Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture fellowship, was a fellow for two consecutive years at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and participated in the AIM Program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts and the LMCC Studio Program at World Trade Center.  Sohn currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.