Sun You/ Sun You

Korea, Republic Of

Installation

Sun You
Sun You
Female
Korea, Republic Of
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Sun You is a New York-based Korean contemporary artist known for her wall installations imbued with enigmatic beauty and emotional vulnerability. Her almost ephemeral yet irrevocably bound assemblages shows a skillful and highly creative use of color, space, shapes, and materials. Although they may look simple and randomly assembled at first sight, it turns out that they are not, and each of them is characterized by a high level of detail and complexity.

Art by Sun You

Sun You - Untitled #1, installation view
Sun You – Untitled #1, installation view

In her practice, You uses a combination of fashion accessories, industrial materials, delicate knick knacks such as paperclips and other multicolored household items to produce playful and seductive abstract installations that usually lean, hang or balance each other. In one of her first series of work she utilized thread, vinyl, and Mylar to produce vivid plastic sheets that were either suspended from the ceiling or hung on walls. The New York-based artist fuses fine art and fashion or decorative art in a fluid celebration of color, ornament and gesture.

Recent Works

Sun You - Untitled #1 (Left) / Untitled #2 (Right)
Sun You – Untitled #1 (Left) / Untitled #2 (Right)

Born in Seoul, Korea, Sun You obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art from College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Her work has been included in individual and collective shows throughout the United States and beyond including Projekt722, Brooklyn, NY; Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany; Queens Museum, Queens, NY; Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica, NY; The Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service New York, NY; Atlantic Center for Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL; Hangaram Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea; Gallery Satori, New York, NY; and Dragonfly Neo-V Gallery, Columbus, OH, among others.

Sun You has taught at universities around the world including Ohio State University, Ohio and Kyoto Art University, Kyoto, Japan.
She also heads President Clinton Projects, a curatorial project founded in 2012.

Art by Sun You

Sun You - Untitled #1, installation view
Sun You – Untitled #1, installation view

Sun You lives and works in New York.

All images courtesy © Sun You

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Content Intent Replay Projekt722, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2015I am What I am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment Madelyn Jordon Fine Art l, Scarsdale, NY Group
2015Swingers WKND, Works by Artist Couples Brooklyn, NYGroup
2014Endless Care, Small Editions Brooklyn, NY Group
2014Pure Production 247365, Brooklyn, New YorkGroup
2014UnknownKunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, GermanyGroup
2014UnknownQueens Museum, Queens, NYGroup
2014UnknownAHL Foundation, New York, New YorkGroup
2013Urban Jungle BBCN Bank, Woodside, NYSolo
2013In Making Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica, New YorkGroup
2013Plastic Memory 10022 The Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service New York, New YorkGroup
2012Sun You, Maria Walker Open Space, LIC, NYGroup
2012New York - Berlin Exchange The Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service New York, New YorkGroup
2012novermber remember september Kunstlerhaus Schloss Balmoral, Bad Ems, GermanyGroup
2012SCOPE New York, with Chashama New York 2012, New YorkGroup
2012Future Pieces Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2011Two Folds The Suburban, Oak Park, ILGroup
2011ACA Residency Show Atlantic Center for Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FLGroup
2011The Finishers Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NYGroup
2010Sun You Wagner College, Staten Island, NY Solo
2010Presence - Absence Pain Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI Group
2009U.S.B. Emerging Korean Artists in the World Hangaram Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea Group
2009Two Degrees Of Separation Gallery Satori, New York, NY Group
2009Urban Convergence Asian Arts Initiatives, Philadelphia, PA Group
2008Triangle Art Residency Exhibition Triangle Arts Association, Brooklyn, NY Group
2007Art and Fashion Shin Choi, New York, NY Group
2007Let’s Bolt CSV Center, New York, NY Group
2007Art Exhibition NYU Commons Gallery, New York, NY Group
2005Sun You MIT Sidney Pacific Graduate Housing, Cambridge,MA Solo
2005Sun You Dragonfly Neo-V Gallery, Columbus, OHSolo
2002Sun You The Korean Embassy Cultura Center, Washington D.C. Solo
2002Jungle Story Sean Christopher Fine Art Gallery, Columbus, OH Solo
2002Sun You Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, OH Solo
2000America, America Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea Solo
1997MFA Show Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Solo
1994Sun You Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI Solo