Hyo Nam

Studio Building
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Artwork
"Causality" thread, size variable, 2010
"Cell I" thread, size variable, 2009
another version of "Cell I"
"Root I" thread, size variable, 2008
"Red Rranch" thread on fabric, 8'x9', 2009
Hyo
Nam
Artist's Statement

I tie thread endlessly. It is a natural act. I unconsciously start tying it and then my purpose become clear. The thread I work with is a means of expressing my idea and emotions. The thoughts, speech, and behavior which define my character are largely formed in my inner world. This inner world has been formed and affected by the spirit of my parents, ancestors, and Korean heritage. By connecting the thread from start to finish, I draw on relationships that exist in my life; get inspired by new thoughts, and discover new connections. Everything is affected by everything else. This is a reflection of life and the urge to live; we are unconsciously connected and affected by everything in our past and everything around us. This is the endless cycle of life.

Bio/Resume

Solo Shows
2010 “One’s own room”, chashama112, NY, NY
2009 "YON”, Kips Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
2005 “Self-Portraits and the After”, 55 Mercer Gallery, SoHo, New York, NY
“Self-Portrait Series”, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lakes, NY
Residency and Awards/Publication
2009 Aferro Gallery Residency, Newark, NJ
2008 Ox-Bow Residency Program, Saugatuck, Michigan
1999 Award from “Na Hae Suk Competition”
2009 “Inside of Portfolio” Art in Culture/ April issue
“Asian Contemporary Art Week” Art Price/ Jun issue
2007 “Unlikely Materials” reviewed by M magazine / July issue.
2005 Nov./Dec. NY ARTS Magazine