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Born in Korea in 1976 and currently living in Richmond Virginia, Bohyun Yoon is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. Yoon is interested in the invisible properties of glass (transparency, refraction, and distortion), and continuously explore ways of making those properties visible. These invisible but real properties of glass are an appropriate medium to explore hidden aspects of societal conventions and stereotypes. He exposes socially constructed notions of race, class, and gender by combining images of the human body with materials that possess invisible properties. Yoon received two MFAs from both Rhode Island School of Design and Tama Art University in Japan. He participated in the fellowship programs at the Kyoto University of Art and Design in Japan and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia. He is a recipient of the Excellence Prize of Song Eun Art, the S&R Washington Award, and the Hayward Prize for Fine Arts. His work has been included in national and international exhibits including Renwick Gallery in the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Museum of Arts and Design, Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston and Cheongju International Craft Biennale in Korea. He has also exhibited at the Shelburne Museum, Brattleboro Museum, Hunter College, Brown University, Collection Gallery in Paris. His work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, West Collection, and Song Eun Art Space.







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