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Hoseok Youn - "Tracer" Glass Sculpture

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122466
"Tracer"
Blown Glass Sculpture.
Approximately: 10.5" x 9" x 13".


Hoseok Youn

Youn's work explores contemporary materialism and consumer culture. His work represents his generation in consumer culture and speaks of people's fantasy of wealthy life. Hoseok is interested in Venetian traditional glass and his body of work, BEAST series includes figurative and fantastic characters constructed out of Venetian traditional glass components and stemware designs. Venetian glass, as known as Murano glass, made out of clear glass, Cristallo which was almost transparent and considered the finest glass in the world. It was Europe's major center for luxury glass during the Italian Renaissance and created a wealthy merchant class with long history, secret recipes, fine techniques, elaborate decorations, and craftsmanship. Hoseok was inspired by the traditional designs and techniques of goblet and applied these elements to his body of work as a symbol of wealth. This series is his commentary on his generation's materialistic culture. Hoseok finds the current obsession with conspicuous consumption and materialism as it relates to social and economic status fascinating. The complex relationship between materialism, power, social class structure, self-fulfillment, competition, and evaluation of worth seem to shape individuality and identity today. This consumer culture mirrors the people play with characters and avatars in the digital worlds such as building their character's identities, upgrading for power, and competing each other. This unreal, dramatic, and competitive attitude is carried over to the real world where people strive to portray a fantastical life of luxury.

Education

2021 MFA, Glass program, School of Art & Design, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
2018 BFA, School of Art & Design, Namseoul University, Korea

Exhibitions

2022 SIP, Group Exhibition, Janice Charach Gallery, Detroit, MI
2022 USA 4th Michigan Regional Glass Exhibit, Juried Group Exhibition, Janice Charach Gallery, Detroit, MI
2022 Raphael Founder's Prize, Juried Group Exhibition, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2022 International Competition Milano VetroUnder35, Juried Group Exhibition, Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy
2022 Glass Now, Juried Virtual Group Exhibition, Contemporary Glass Society, Dickleburgh, UK
2021 Glassblowing Exhibition, Juried Virtual Group Exhibition, The In Art Gallery, USA
2021 ASK: Our Diverse World, Virtual Group Exhibition, Tsinghua International Conference, China
2021 BEAST, MFA Solo Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, IL
2021 Evolution - A Showcase of Emerging, International Talent, Glass Art Society Juried Student Virtual Exhibition
2021 Materials Hard and Soft, Juried Group Exhibition, Greater Denton Arts Council, TX
2021 Methods in Glass, Juried Group Exhibition, Applied Contemporary, CA
2020 Life on Earth, Juried Virtual Exhibition, Art Room Gallery
2020 Human Touch, Juried Virtual Exhibition, Art St Louis
2020 A Flowering of Hope, Juried Virtual Exhibition, Plasma Art Alliance
2020 Glass Art Society Juried Student Virtual Exhibition
2018 OON GIM, 2nd Glass-Ceramic Union Group Exhibition, Insa-Art Plaza, Seoul, Korea
2017 HEULG-YU, 20th Glass-Ceramic Design BFA Thesis Exhibition, I-Ang Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2017 The Story of Glass, Namseoul University 19th World Glass Art Festival Group Exhibition, Ligak Art Museum, Cheon-ahn, Korea
2017 PLAS Art Fair, Group Exhibition, COEX Convention Center, Seoul, Korea
2017 Nuh na deul yi, 1st Glass-Ceramic Union Group Exhibition, Ara-Modern Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
2016 The Story of Glass, Namseoul University 18th World Glass Art Festival Group Exhibition, Ligak Art Museum, Cheon-ahn, Korea
2016 Trend Fair, Group Exhibition, COEX Convention Center, Seoul, Korea
2016 PLAS Art Fair, Group Exhibition, COEX Convention Center, Seoul, Korea
2016 Light Painting Atelier, 1st Stained Glass Group Exhibition, Myungdong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2016 Hwa-hap, 17th INGLASS Glass Club Group Exhibition, Kyungin Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
2016 Korean Glass Blowers, Group Exhibition, I-Ang Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2015 16th INGLASS, Glass Club Group Exhibition, GANA Art Space, Seoul, Korea
2015 Trend Fair, Group Exhibition, COEX Convention Center, Seoul, Korea
2013 14th INGLASS, Glass Club Group Exhibition, IS Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Grant & Scholarship

2022 GAS Scholarship Award, Full Scholarship Glass Art Society, USA
2022 Best of SIP, SIP Exhibition, Janice Charach Gallery, Detroit, MI
2022 We're On Our Own by Andy Paiko, Full Scholarship Pendland School of Craft, Baskersville, NC
2022 AUTONOMA, Ieri-Oggi-Domani by Andy Paiko, Full Scholarship Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2021 The Merit Award, The Art Commission, Toledo, OH
2021 Artist Relief, Chicago, IL
2020 Full Scholarship Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
2019 Full Scholarship Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA
2018 Scholarship Major Experience program, Namseoul University, Cheon-Ahn, Korea
2018 Full Scholarship Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2017 Full Scholarship Nijiima International Glass Festival, Niijima Glass Center, Niijima, Japan
2017 Scholarship Excellence Thesis Exhibition, Namseoul University, Cheon-Ahn, Korea
2016 Scholarship Art Program, Namseoul University, Cheon-Ahn, Korea
2015 Scholarship Art Program, Namseoul University, Cheon-Ahn, Korea

Honor & Awards

2022 Best of SIP, SIP Exhibition, Janice Charach Gallery, Detroit, MI
2022 Finalist, International Competition Milan VetroUnder35, Castello Sforzesco di Milano, Milan, Italy
2021 1st Place, The Merit Award, The Art Commission, Toledo, OH
2021 1st Place, Glassblowing Exhibition, The In Art Gallery, USA
2021 2nd Place, Glassblowing Exhibition, The In Art Gallery, USA
2020 Merit Award Life on Earth Virtual Exhibition, Art Room Gallery (Online), USA
2017 1st Place 30th Niijima Glass Art Festival, Niijima Glass Center, Niijima, Japan
2017 Honorable Mention Joeunday Art Contest, Changwon, Korea
2012 Honorable Mention Mugunghwa Art Contest, Wanjoo, Korea

Experience

2022 Adjunct Instructor, Bowling Green University, Toledo, Ohio, USA
2021 - 2022 Studio Artist, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, USA
2018 - 2021 Glass Studio Support Graduate Assistant, Glass program, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL
2017 Interpreter of Global Major Experience school program, Namseoul University, Korea
2017 President of 1st Glass-ceramic Union group exhibition, Namseoul University, Korea
2017 Glass blowing shop technician, Namseoul University, Korea
2016 President of INGLASS glass club, Namseoul University, Korea
2016 Interpreter of Global Major Experience school program, Namseoul University, Korea
2016 Glass blowing shop technician, Namseoul University, Korea
2015 Vice-president of INGLASS glass club, Namseoul University, Korea
2015 Glass blowing shop technician, Namseoul University, Korea

Publications

2022 Meet Hoseok Youn | Glass Artist, by SHOUTOUTLA, January 10th, 2022. https://shoutoutla.com/meet-hoseok-youn-glass-artist

2021 The Art Commission Announces 2021 Merit Awards Recepients, by The Sojourner's Truth, December 22, 2021.

2020 Art Saint Louis "Human Touch" Exhibit Artists Q&A Series Two, by Roxanne Phillips (online). https://artstlouis.blogspot.com/2020/11/art-saint-louis-human-touch-exhibit_25.html

2018 SIU Media Servies Mar 14, 2019; Giving a voice to glass: Student creates each piece with a special meaning by Hannah Erickson, USA (online).


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