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Visiting artist Rina Yoon gives free public lecture

Earthbody-27 by Rina Yoon
Earthbody-27 by Rina Yoon
Image supplied by artist

The Women’s Art Institute (WAI) presents Visiting Artist Rina Yoon on Tuesday, June 23, at 7 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Visual Arts Building on St. Catherine University’s St. Paul campus (building #33 on the map). The event is free and open to the public.

Yoon is a Korean-born print artist and a professor of printmaking at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. In her large-scale work, she focuses on non-traditional methods and uses the printmaking process for its unique, visual characteristics. Driven by curiosity and sensitivity to materials, Yoon often builds up layers to allow for reflection, reconfigures plates to change images altogether, and embeds marks into the paper with the pressure of the press.

Widely exhibited in the United States and Korea, Yoon has participated in residencies at the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris, and at the Tamarind Lithography Institute in New Mexico.

As visiting artist, Yoon will also participate in a seminar with WAI Summer Studio Intensive students, and provide critiques of their artwork in progress.

"Rina brings a unique perspective to our students as she explores issues of identity and memory. She creates luscious, layered surfaces using traditional printmaking techniques," says Patricia Olson, director of the Women's Art Institute and associate professor of art and art history at St. Catherine.

More about Women's Art Institute

Since 1999, Women’s Art Institute offers a four-week Summer Studio Intensive for advanced women artists of all ages and backgrounds, as well as other events of interest to contemporary women’s art practice. The innovative and rigorous program focuses on issues and art that arise through the combination of open studio work, intense individual tutoring, inspiring conversation and critiques, and presentations from guest artists, critics and art historians. The Women’s Art Institute is co-sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History at St. Catherine University and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

June 19, 2015 by Sharon Rolenc

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