JENNIFER KIM-SOHN www.jenniferkimsohn.com
Artist Statement email@example.com
I am a storyteller using fiber and mixed media to tell my stories.
My stories began as personal fables and evolved into social commentaries when I realized that most recycled materials in my work have their own history; having been produced by many other hands on different continents before they came to me.
In my piece “Toxic Habits”, deformed frogs made of cotton remnants are displayed in lab-like archetype using plastic bottles. This piece is a commentary of our consumer habits that fuel the environmental toxic build-up. On the other hand, in “Chronicles of Young Bride” the cultural symbol of Korean womanhood, the Bojaghi becomes a vehicle to illustrate four specific moments in a woman's marriage and the difficult first years of the new bride’s life in her husband’s household.
Designer’s Art, Paul Rand, Yale University Press
Marin Independent Journal, October, 2008
Collective Actions,Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA
Gymboree, 500 Howard St. San Francisco , Jan - Sept
Re: Value, PLEXUS Art Group, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Hats Off to Roni, Oshman JCC Palo Alto, CA
Intersections 5: Colors_Concepts_Contours, San Francisco, CA
Cross Current, Elsewhere Gallery, Fairfax, CA
Blue Planet Show, SOMArts Center, San Francisco, CA
Zero Cancer, Honor Thy Healer, Mill Valley, CA
Memories and Transition, O’Hanlon Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1 in100: America Behind Bars, Palo Alto Jewish Community Center, CA
1 in100: America Behind Bars, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Open Craft and Sculpture show, Marin Society of Artists Gallery, Ross,
ACCI 2009 National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley, CA
Green Dimensions , Fort Mason, CA
fiber DIMENSIONS at Falkirk, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
re:Birth, (juried), College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery, Kentfield, CA
Pins of Marin, 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA
Intersections 4: fiber Dimensions bi-annual show, (juried), San Francisco, CA
Member's Show, Marin Arts Council San Rafael Civic Centre, CA
Annual Member’s Showcase, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Miniature Show (juried), College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery, Kentfield, CA
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