Residency: September-October 2007
Seascape series is the one I started to create right after my trip to Korea in 2006. I was visiting Korea for my grandmother’s funeral during the winter of 2006. My hometown, Dangjin, is located on the West Coast with the scene of endless small mountains. This Seascape is reminiscent of my home scape and grandmother’s tomb. I used plastic cutouts, polystyrene, and pins to create Seascape. Dreaming Plant is the most recent sculpture. Dreaming Plant is the large hanging sculpture which is consisted of endless lines of repeated organic form. I constructed Dreaming Plant with vinyl tubes, plastic cutouts, wire, and pins.
About the Artist
Jae Hi Ahn was born in Seoul and grew up in Dangjin, Chungnam, South Korea. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from Chungnam National University in Daejeon, South Korea. She moved to New York in 1999 and received a Master of Fine Arts from C. W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, NY in 2002.
Her work has been exhibited at Washington Square Windows at NYU, NYC, Dam Stuhltrager gallery, Williamsburg, Dumbo Arts Under the Bridge Festival, Alpan gallery, NY, Vox Populi gallery, Philadelphia, Korean Cultural Service, NYC and MX Espai 1010, Spain. Ahn's Sea Flowers is part of "Nature/ Not Nature" at The Field Sculpture Park, Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY through 2008.
Her residencies include the Artist's Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam, CT and and Aplan Summer Residency, Huntington, NY. She received the Han Yong Jin Award, NYC and was commissioned to create trophies f or Korean Wave Award by Korean Cultural service. Her work was reviewed at The New York Times, "M" The New York Art World, ArtWorld Digest Magazine, Artblog by Roberta Fallon and Libby Rosof, Philadelphia, Geumgang Nature Art Pre-Biennale 2005 by YATOO, South Korea, The Brooklyn Rail, Brooklyn Daily Eagle and The Korea Times. Jae Hi Ahn is currently living & working in Brooklyn, NY.