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Suknam Yun

Suknam Yun

1939 (b. Manchuria, China)

Activity Seoul
Academic ability Pratt Institute Graphic Center, New York, U.S.A.
Genre painting, drawing, sculpture, installation
Member Gallery Hakgojae Gallery
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Yoon Suknam is an artist who has realized inner side of women and advocated awareness of women’s social status through paintings and installations. Using wood as material and women and mother as motives, she expressed sacrifices and unfairness women had to suffer through her unique formative language. . Repetitive cutting and painting are transformed into the process of ‘healing caresses’ and allow her to embrace the hurt. In her recent installation she also drew our attention to 108 stray dogs as she created a memorial service for them. Though she encapsulated form of animals this time, she is clear that her focus is the disparity that the dogs suffered wishing salvage and enlightenment of human while directing the audience to be reminded of tiresome rough lives of contemporaries.

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Artist Profiles

Education
1984 Pratt Institute Graphic Center, New York, U.S.A.
1984 Art Student League, New York, U.S.A.
1967 Sungkyunkwan University, English Literature, Seoul, Korea
Solo Exhibitions
2009  Yun Suk-nam, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008  Yun Suk-nam, 1,025: With or Without Person, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2004  Yun Suk-nam, Youlin Gallery, Busan, Korea
2003  To be Lengthened, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
1998  The Seeding of Lights, Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japa
1997  The Seeding of Lights, Chosun Ilbo Gallery/Art Space Seoul/Hakgojae gallery,Seoul, Korea
1996  Yun Suk-nam, Johyun Gallery, Busan, Korea
  Yun Suk-nam, Kamakura Gallery, Kamakura, Japan
1993  The Eyes of Mother, Kumho Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
1982  Yun Suk-nam, Fine Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
Group Exhibitions
2009  Luci&Orange Museum, Hello Museum, Seoul, Korea
  <Mirror Mirror - The Story of People in the Picture>, Children's Gallery in National Museum of Contemporary Art , Gwacheon, Korea
2008  Art Singapore, Suntec Singapore, Singapore
  Eonni is Back, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
  Anniversary of Korean Women's Development Institute, Korean Women's Development Institute, Seoul, Korea
  2nd Anniversary of Space*Peace, Center for Peace Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Kyong-ni, By National Museum of Contemporary Art, Festival House, Tongyeong, Korea
  Three Feminists Artists in Korea Special Exhibition, Dangjin Culture Center, Dangjin Korea
  Three of the Feminists Artists in Korea Special Exhibition For 25th Anniversary of Korean Women's Development Institute, Korean Women's Development Institute, Seoul, Korea
  20 Years of the Lee Joong-sup Award, Chosun Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Daily Life in Korea, Queens Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand
  Memorize, Kim Jae-sun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  How Can This Place be Forgotten Even in Dream-Memorial Exhibition for Pak Kyong-ni, By National Museum of Contemporary Art, Festival House, Tongyeong, Korea
2007  Gyeonggi, National Highway No.1, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
2006  The Power of Imagination-The 47th Special Exhibition of Korea University Museum, Korea University Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Museum, Korea University Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Spot Light 30 Women, Paper Tainer Museum Design House, Seoul, Korea
  Woman, Work, Art Portrayal of Woman at Work in Korea Art, Ewha Woman's University Museum, Seoul, Korea
2005  Cool & Warm-10th Anniversary Exhibition of Sungkok Art Museum, Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Kisang-Seoul Action House Special Exhibition, Seoul Action House, Seoul,Korea
  100 Years of Korean Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
  People, House, Family, Jebiwool Museum, Gwacheon, Korea
  Angkor Wat, Geoje Art Center, Geoje, Korea
2004  Composition & Center, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  Borderline Cases, A.R.T. and F.A.A.B Presents, Tokyo, Japan
  Look and See (Absolutely landscape), Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea,The Peace project-For the peace, Toward the peace, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwachoen, Korea
  BAHGDAD 551km, Jebiwool Museum of Art, Gwachoen, Korea
  The Exhibition of Korean and Germany Women Artists, Siegen, Germany
  Stillness and Movement, Seoul Olympic Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Art with Life, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea
  Feminists Visions by 23 Artist Exhibition, Hankook Museum of Art, Yongin, Korea
  The Blue, Kamakura Gallery, Kamakura, Japan
  The Breath of House, Ewha Woman's University, Seoul/Yeongam Pottery Culture Center, Yeongam, Korea
  The 15th Anniversary Exhibition, Kumho Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Traveling Art Museum, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwachoen, Korea
2003  The Exhibition of Korean and Germany Women Artists, Munhwa Ilbo, Seoul, Korea
  Hang, Kamakura Gallery, Kamakura, Japan
  Against for War Make a Peace, Alternative Space Pool, Seoul, Korea
  What is Sculpture?-Korean Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
2002  The 33th Special Exhibition-Another History of Art: Representation of Feminity, Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, Korea
  People Art for 20 Years Exhibition, Cheongju Arts Center, Cheongju Korea
  The Opening Ceremony Exhibition, History of Woman Tradition Hall, Seoul,Korea
  The 2nd Women's Art Festival-East Asian Women and Herstories, Women's History Exhibition Hall of the Seoul Women's Community Center, Seoul, Korea
  The 33th Special Exhibition-Another History of Art: Representation of Feminity, Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul, Korea
  The Family-Imagination & Creation Exhibition Ⅲ, Kasugai City Library Culture and Art Center, Kasugai, Japan
2001  The Family, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  Missing, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
2000  Earth's Festival, Yeongam Pottery Culture Center, Yeongam, Korea
  Agents of change-12th Sydney Biennale, Art Gallery of New South Wales Art Space, Sydney, Australia
  Special Millennium Exhibition-Koreans by Koreans: Portraits from Prehistory to Modern Times, Ho-Am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Man+Space- 3rd Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju Biennale Hall, Gwangju Korea
  Prehistory to Modern Times, Ho-Am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1999  Korea+Jala, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  Exhibition for 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  Self-Portrait of 1999, Art M&C Gallery Fusion, Seoul, Korea
  The Circumstance of 1990's, Ellen Kim Murpy Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  10 Years of the Lee Joong-sup Award, Chosun Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Patjis on Parad-'99 Women's Art Festival, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  Art, People and Event in the Park, Youido Park, Seoul, Korea
  Art of Kum Gang from 18th Century to 20th Century in Korean Art, Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  Facing up to the Reality, Woong-Jeon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  The Sculptures in the Theater, The National Theater of Korea, Seoul, Korea
1998  Displacement Replacement-Kim's Outlet Off Museum, Kim's Outlet, Sungnam, Korea
  Nature+Environment+Human-Seoul Olympic 10th Anniversary Sculpture Symposium, '88 Olympic Park, Seoul, Korea
  Ancient Traditions New Forms Contemporary Art from Korea, Joseloff Gallery/University of Hartford, Hartford, U.S.A
  The Exhibition commemoration building Japanese Military Comfort Women Memorial Hall, The House of Sharing, Gyeonggido Gwangju, Korea
  Site of Desire-Taipei Biennial, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
1997  '97 MANIF, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  VERSUS Ⅲ, Velan, Torino, Italy
  Portraits of Our Times-the Father, Sungkok Museum, Seoul, Korea
  '97 Apartment, Gallery Art Beam, Seoul, Korea
  River, By Minjoong Art Association, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
1996  Art Basel 27, Basel, Swiss
  The 2nd Triennale Asia-Pacific of Contemporary Art, Brisbane Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
  Interpretation of Human, Gallery Savina, Seoul, Korea
  The Korean Historical Portraits of 20th Century in Art, Rho Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  '96 Korean Art-New Sensation, U.S.A./Mexico/Sweden
  Traditions/Tensions, Asia Society Center, New York, U.S.A
  Exhibition of Environment Art, The 200th Anniversary of Suwon Fortification, Suwon, Korea
  An Aspect of Korean Art in the 1990s, National Museum of Modern Art,Tokyo / National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
  Minjoong Art Exhibition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  '96 Seoul Art Fair, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  Development of Korean Modernism, Conquest of Modern 1970-1990, Kumho Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
1995  Where We Are? History of 50 Years, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  Tiger's Tail-Venice Biennial Special Exhibition for Korean Contemporary Art, Venice, Italy
  The Road of Self Respect, Kumho Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
  Woman History, Garam Gallery, Busan, Korea
  Ssak, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea
  Korea, 100 Self Portraits-From Yi Dynasty to Contemporary, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  Korean Women Artists' Festival, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
  Quality Quantity Sensation-Korean Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
  Looking Mirror in Our Time, Dong-A Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Korean Sculpture Now, Jongro Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  6 Triennale Kleinplastik-Europa-Ostasien, Stuttgart, Germany
  Korean Modern Art, Art Museum of Beijing, Beijing, China
  The Exhibition of Primitivism 1995, Moran Open Air Museum, Masuk, Korea
1994  15 Years of Minjoong Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
  Technology, Environment & Information. Expo, Daejeon Korea
  Commemoration for Centennial Dong Hak Revolution, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  Women, the Difference and the Power, Hankook Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
1993  Peak of Contemporary Korean Art, Min Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Open Show, Gallery Bhak, Seoul, Korea The Exhibition for Opening, Koart Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  HerstoryⅡ, Batanggol Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Across the Pacific, The Queens Museum of Art, New York, U.S.A / Kumho Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
1992  Women and Reality, Min Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1988  Women and Reality, Min Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Cross Encounter of Woman Liberated Poets and Paintings, Min Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1987  Women and Reality, Min Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1986  From Half to One, Min Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1985  October Group Show, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Awards
2007  The 4th Goh Jung-hee Award, Seoul, Korea
1997  The Prime Minister Price for Women Development, Seoul, Korea
1996  The 8th Lee Joong-sup Award, Conducted under the Sponsorship of the Chosun Ilbo, Seoul, Korea
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