Jieun Yoon of Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Crafts and School of Art

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  • About This Artist

    JiEun Yoon creates installations and sculptural objects reflecting and exploring sense of place and ephemeral nature, often attempting to capture moment in time where her personal experiences and the feelings associated with her experiences through use of colors and shapes.

    Yoon received her BFA in Ceramics and Glass at Hong-Ik University in Seoul, South Korea, before earning her MFA in Glass at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York. Her work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions. Since living in the states she has been featured in publications, awarded scholarships, and exhibited at SOFA Chicago. Yoon is originally from Seoul, South Korea. Currently, Jieun resides in Morristown, New Jersey where she continues her artistic practice with her husband, Jon Zap and shares her experience of glass process through teaching.

  • Q&A With This Artist

    A: My work begins with cherishing personal experiences along with a reflection or memory evoking where I am, where my people were or have been. The abstraction is utilized as a tool, obscuring known places with color, reconstructing own memory and creating a new collective understanding. I redevelop these experienced images by carefully sifting on many layers of colored glass powders and then fusing them together using intense heat.



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