Overview

Mimi Jung redefines the traditional practice of weaving, experimenting with intricate new techniques while exploring her own resonant personal experiences. Jung breaks from the conventions of weaving to create her own visual language.

 

Through the spectrum of works originating from the loom, Jung investigates the way people continuously negotiate space within and between themselves. Her work examines multiple dimensions of identity and self-preservation, particularly relating to private and public self-representation and the ways these depictions are manifested through social and cultural mores. Her works play with the expansion or narrowing of space, placing great emphasis on the space existing between the warp and the weft. Her limning of space is reflexive, visible to those who are predisposed to see it.

 

Jung tests the limitations of the traditional grid format, breaking the conventions of the loom by giving the works an almost kinetic potential. The synthesis of the three-dimensional organic forms with the linearity of the latticed background, in combination with the tonal variations in the natural fibres used, creates the impression of motion. Although fixed, Jung’s forms are never static as their voids and translucencies encourage optical movement through and around them. The Pareidolia series, cued by their titles, invites viewers to impose their perceptions onto the works. And in doing so, investigate why and how we perceive what is in front of us.

Works
Exhibitions
Studio shots
Biography

 

Mimi Jung (b. Seoul, Korea; lives and works in Montana) received a BFA from Cooper Union and attended HGK Basel and Städelschule for postgraduate studies. Most recently, she was the resident artist at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. She has mounted exhibitions throughout
the United States, including Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Nina Johnson, Miami, FL; and Helen J Gallery, Los Angeles, LA. Her work has also been exhibited at Les Gens Heureux, Copenhagen, Denmark; Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, South Korea; Collectible, Brussels,
Belgium; Somerset House, London, UK; and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

 

EDUCATION

2005       Postgraduate Fine Art, Städelschule. Frankfurt, Germany
2004   Postgraduate Communication Design, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst. Basel, Switzerland
2003   BFA Fine Art, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. New York, USA

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2022
ART BUSAN, Gallery Mark, Korea
May 12 – May 14, 2022


Helen J Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
SHIELDS
April 9 – May 27, 2022


2021
KIAF ART SEOUL, Gallery Mark, Seoul, Korea
October 14 – October 17, 2021


Space MAK + factory 2 gallery, Seoul, Korea
Today’s Weather
September 24 – October 17, 2021

 

PENTIMENTI, Philadelphia, USA
Illusions and Other Protective Spells
September 7 – October 16, 2021


2019
Sculpture Objects Furniture Art and Design Fair, Chicago, USA
Complexity & Beauty Sewn Up, Female Design Council
October 31 – November 3, 2019


Augusto & Remington, Los Angeles, USA
Eleven Minutes From Home, Mimi Jung
September 15 – November 24, 2019


Carvalho Park Gallery, New York, USA
History Lessons: Delphine Hennelly + Mimi Jung
February 8 – March 31, 2019


2018
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Design Storytellers, Broached Commissions
August 17 – February 1, 2018


Fisher Parrish Gallery, New York, USA
The Astray Show
June 22 – September 9, 2018


Egg Collective, New York, USA
Designing Women II
May 10 – June 1, 2018


Piazza San Sepolcro 2, Milan, Italy
A New Breed
April 16 – 18, 2018


Palau de Casavells, Girona, Spain
March – September, 2018


Collectible Design Fair, Brussels, Belgium
March 7 – 11, 2018

 

Minnesota Street Project + Special Editions, San Francisco, USA
January 13 – 17, 2018


2017
Somerset House, London, UK
September 18 – 21, 2018


Chamber Gallery, New York, USA
Room With Its Own Rules
May 2 – July 15, 2017


Fisher Parrish Gallery, New York, USA
The Paperweight Show
April 14 – June 11, 2017


2016
DesignMiami/, Miami, USA
Chamber Gallery
November 28 – December 4, 2016


Chamber Gallery, New York, USA
Progressland
May 19 – August 20, 2016


2015
Les Gens Heureux Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wall Hangings
November 20 – December 15, 2015


Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami, USA
Trees in Oolite
November 6, 2015 – January 9, 2016


Collective Design Fair, New York, USA
May 13 – 17, 2015

 

 

LECTURES

FOCA, Los Angeles, California, 2022
California College of Arts, San Francisco, California, 2021
The ARC Theater, Saint Kate, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2019
Pennsylvania State College of Arts and Architecture, University Park, PA, 2019

 

RESIDENCies

Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Residency, Bethany, CT, 2021
Arts/Industry Residency, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, WI, 2020

 

Public Collections

The Grand LA, Los Angeles (Opening in July 2022)
UPlanet, Gwangmyeong, Korea
505w19 Collection, New York, New York
The Ludlow NYC, New York, New York
Pioneer Building, Brooklyn, New York
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, WI

 


 
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020       'Palimpsest', David Klein Gallery, Detroit, USA
2019   'yes I said Yes', Cadogan Contemporary, London
2018   'Time Present', Danese/Corey, New York
2010   List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
1996   Hanes Art Center Glass Gallery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019/2015   'Summer Exhibition', Royal Academy of Arts, London
    rePRESENTed PAST, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York
     
2016   LA Art Show with Ellsworth Gallery, Los Angeles, California
    Art New York with Cynthia Corbett Gallery, New York
     
2015   London Art Fair, with the Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London
    Art Miami, with the Cyntha Corbett Gallery, Miami, Florida
   

'Young Masters/ Focus on New Work', Site/109, New York

 

COLLECTIONS

Cristina and Joe Craft, Chair, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences, Evansville, Indiana
Wilfrid Zogbaum, New York, New York