I am the Emptiness
Beacon, New York
Jayoung Yoon is a New York-based artist who was born in South Korea. Select exhibitions include The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA; Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY; Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA; Hudson Valley Museum of Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY; New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA; Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE; Here Arts Center, NYC; Studio 3 Gallery, Canterbury, United Kingdom; B53 gallery Arnhem, Netherlands; Shamideh Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran; Coreana Museum of Art, Korea; and Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea. She has been awarded the AHL Foundation Artist Fellowship, a Manhattan Graphics Center Scholarship, the BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, and the Franklin Furnace Fund. Yoon has attended residencies at MacDowell, Millay Arts, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Sculpture Space, I-Park, Vermont Studio Center, and Saltonstall Foundation, among others. Her work has appeared in various publications, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Hyperallergic, Artnet News, Surface Design Journal, and Fiber Art Now. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and her BFA from Hongik University in Seoul, Korea.
Joan Mitchell Fellowship, 2023
Human hair, at once corporeal and a symbol of remembrance, has become my visual nexus for the intersection between body and mind. I find that by using this tactile and delicate material in my work, people are invited to pay closer attention to the present moment. The semi-transparent sculptural forms are woven from insubstantial strands of hair, representing ineffable thoughts and memories.”