Women, Nature, Science - Kyoung Ae Cho: One at a Time

April 13, 2014 - July 13, 2014

Opening reception: Sunday, April 13, 2014 – 3-5 pm
Picnic with the Artist: Kyoung Ae Cho: Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 6-7:30 pm. For more information, click here.


M-a-r-k-i-n-g, 2013
24 pieces, 30 x 24 inches each
Hair (collected from April 2011-March 2013), silk organza, muslin, thread, mixed materials Hand felted, hand stitched.

Click here to read a review of this exhibition courtesy of the Surface Design Association Journal.

The third in a series of exhibitions that examine--in various combinations and with some latitude for digression--women, nature and science. Kyoung Ae Cho presents recent, or recently completed, work. Much of it involves the painstaking collection of things over a long period of time, as in M-a-r-k-i-n-g, which references a Korean custom of collecting one’s own hair as it is shed in the course of daily life; or the slow accretion of small objects to produce a whole, as in her 10-foot-square quilt of artificial flowers. Cho’s practice is never far from nature: she collects fallen leaves and twigs for her hangings and closely observes the flowers and insects in her garden, recording their behavior in startling, almost voyeuristic photographs.

To download a copy of the press release for this exhibition, click here.

To read Urban Milwaukee's coverage of this exhibition, click here.

About the Artist

Kyoung Ae Cho was born in South Korea and earned a BFA from Duksung Women’s University in Seoul. She received an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute, Cranbrook-Kingswood School, Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Craft, and is currently a professor in the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Her work has been exhibited in national and international venues including the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE; Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Raleigh, NC; Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ; San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, CA; Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA; Cheongju Craft Museum, Cheongju, South Korea; Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CO; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan; Project Space Gallery at Montalvo, Saratoga, CA; Soma Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea; University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu; the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI; INOVA, Milwaukee, WI; Textilemuseum, Tilburg, The Netherlands; Wisconsin Academy, Madison, WI; Reed Whipple Cultural Center Gallery, Las Vegas, NV; South Bend Museum of Art, IN; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, WA; Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH; Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; Evanston Art Center, IL; Carnegie Art Museum of Oxnard, CA; and the National Museum of Modern Art, Kwachon, South Korea.

Cho's work has been reviewed and featured in numerous publications, among them Textile Fibre Forum (Australia); Fiberarts; Surface Design Journal; American Craft; Monthly CRART (South Korea); Fiber Art Today (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.); Masters: Art Quilts (Lark Book); Quilt National 2003: The Best of Contemporary Quilts (Lark Books); Contemporary Quilt: Quilt National 1997 (Lark Books); No: Nouvel Object (Design House, South Korea); Art & Craft (South Korea); Fiberarts Design Book IV, VI & VII (Lark Books); and Art Textiles of the World: USA (Telos Art Publishing, England), among others. She is the subject of the monograph Portfolio Collection: Kyoung Ae Cho (Telos Art Publishing, England.) Cho has also received many awards, grants and fellowships, including the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund for Visual Art Award; the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Arts and Humanities Travel Award; a Wisconsin Arts Board Award Fellowship; the UWM Foundation and Graduate School Research Award (2004); the Lillian Elliott Award; a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant; and an Art on the Move Grant from the Detroit Recreation Department.


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