July 6, 2017 – July 8, 2017
905 Harrison Street
Joomchi and Beyond
Jiyoung Chung received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Print/Media from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been exhibited in Korea, China, Finland, Canada, Australia, France and the United Kingdom and are included in the collections of the Museum of Art & Design in NY, Art Factory in Korea and the Romanian Academy Library in Bucharest. Recognition for her work includes Silver Prize, The 8th Cheonggju International Craft Competition, Korea; Adrianna Farrelli Prize, Excellence in Fiber Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show; American Craft Council Baltimore Award of Excellence, American Craft Council Baltimore Craft Show, MD. Since 2012, she has served as artistic director at Korea Bojagi Forum, Korea. Jiyoung Chung July 6-8
Joomchi and Beyond Joomchi is a unique traditional Korean way of making textured handmade paper with water and eager hands. This hands-on workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn its history, practice, and role in Korean society, as well as new techniques and adaptations converting Joomchi into a contemporary art form. Joomchi creates strong, textural and painterly surfaces by layering and agitating Hanji paper (Korean mulberry paper). Its usages are diverse and can be incorporated into surface design, collage, new way of drawing, wearable, unconventional body ornament or sculptural object, either functional or fine art oriented.