Residency Dates: October 13, 2019 - November 02, 2019
Application Deadline: June 02, 2019

Korean born, New York based artist Sook Jin Jo is a multidisciplinary artist. Over the past 30 years she has produced drawings, collages, sculptural assemblages, performances, photographs, videos, installations, public works and architecture. Originally because canvas was too expensive for her as a young artist, she started to use plywood and began to explore found wooden materials. Continuing her work with this medium, she has discovered infinite possibilities for painting, sculpture, installation and beyond.  She often chose marginalized sites for her outdoor installations and public artworks.  Most of them are site-specific and collaborative, working with professionals and local peoples from diverse communities in many countries, including, India, Poland, France, Switzerland, Korea, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Brazil and the US.

Jo has exhibited internationally and has been the subject of 34 solo exhibitions in the United States, Europe and Asia, including the “Walter Gropius Master Artist Series”, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia (2011); A project collaboration with Immigrants from Latin America, Tenement Museum, New York, NY (2009); “A Mid-Career Survey of the Work of Sook Jin Jo” at the Arko Art Center, Seoul (2007) and over 100 group exhibitions, including the “Lodz Biennale”, Lodz, Poland; the “Gwangju Biennale,” Korea; the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea; Gyeonggi Museum of Art, Korea; Maier Museum of Art, Virginia; and Seoul Museum of Art, Korea.

Sook Jin Jo is a recipient of many distinguished awards, fellowships, grants and commissions, including a commission from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs; the iaab Fellowship (Christoph Merian Stifung Foundation) in Basel, Switzerland; the Hachonghyun Foundation Artist Award in Seoul, Korea; a Korea Arts Foundation of America (KAFA) Award in Santa Monica, CA; a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in New York, NY; the Sacatar Foundation Residency Fellowship in Brazil; and a Socrates Sculpture Park Artist Fellowship in New York, NY.

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Residency Statement

 “A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants” – Lao Tsu

Intuition, inspiration and inner vision are fundamental and abundant sources not only for creating art but also in knowing ourselves.  But we often overlook or dismiss these impulses as we pass through this fast-moving world.  Together we will seek to identify and explore the creative impulses that lie within each of us for use in our personal and creative endeavors.

I want to know what inspires you, what your dreams and concerns are —what ideas you have for current and future projects.  How can you create even more room for inspiration and intuition in your creative process?  I look forward to working with you and sharing my creative thought process with you.

Come with an open mind, enjoy the environment and genuinely connect with yourself and others.  Through self-reflection, research and engaging with others in the environment, we will begin developing new creative ideas and works from multiple genres including writing, drawing, painting, photography, media, installation, and performance.  My program is open to all levels in all disciplines.

I anticipate that a renewed and revitalized awareness of what inspires you will arise from our interactions and that this will lead us to apply our passion and vision for art in ways that we never before imagined.

Success is a journey, not a destination.  Art is a life-long process.

Application Requirements

Your materials may be submitted in any of the following file formats: jpeg, .doc, .docx, .pdf). Please, no more than 5 mb per file.

To be considered, please include the following items:

  1. a letter of intent (includes motivation, interests, topics and concerns to be considered during residency and expectation)
  2. a brief narrative personal bio
  3. CV (maximum 3 pages)
  4. 20 images of work with list (jpg or pdf, less than 2 mb each) and/ or a link to a short video. As well as a link to a website if you have one.

Residency Fee: $900

Includes a $100 administration fee, weekday meals and housing; does not include artist materials, transportation, or weekend meals.

Scholarships / Financial Assistance

Only accepted Associate Artists may apply for financial assistance.

For details, please visit the master artist details page.

Application fee: $25 

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