Suhee Wooh

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Artist's Statement

The main component of my recent oil paintings are the organic lines that I have developed over the years. They originated from sketches of pornographic images.

Since then, these sketches have evolved into something more abstract. They look more like body parts intertwined to form their own universe. These “parts” are not necessarily human and could be from any living thing. I draw the “parts” in red with tiny brushes directly onto the canvas. Then, I structure a geometric landscape around them.

I use sweet and sugary colors. The happy colors create a juxtaposition with the content which is basically about human tragedy. I use color to differentiate the space between: playing with positive and negative spaces to suggest the existence of hidden dimensions.

Bio/Resume

Education: Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan, US. M.F.A.
Ewha University, Seoul, M.F.A., B.F.A., in Painting

EXHIBITIONS

2011 NY Studio Gallery, Solo show, New York, NY

2010 Dutch Kills Gallery, LLC, NY
A Communist Gala/Artists Alliance Benefit, Cuchifritos Gallery and Project Space, New York, NY

2009 “Governor’s Island Art Fair”, Governor’s Island, New York, NY
“Terna prize for contemporary art”, Chelsea Museum, New York, NY
“Slow News International”, The Arts at Marks Garage, Honolulu, HI
“Exquisite Corpse”, Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
2008 “Art Under the Bridge” Festival, Triangle International Artists Workshop Open Studio,
Brooklyn, NY

AWARD/RESIDENCY

Terna Prize finalist, 2009
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, November, 2008

Flint Family Merit Scholarship, Cranbrook Academy of Art,
Bloomfield Hill, MI 1997-1998