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Eun-Kyung Suh, McKnight Fellowship-Fiber Artists

February 2, 2020

Art & Design faculty member receives the 2020 McKnight Fellowships for Fiber Artists.

Eun-Kyung Suh, professor in Art & Design at UMD, received the 2020 McKnight Fellowships for Fiber Artists.

The McKnight Fellowships for Fiber Artists provide the two recipients with a $25,000 unrestricted cash award to identify and support outstanding mid-career Minnesota artists. In addition, the fellows receive public recognition, studio visits with critics from the field, an exhibition, professional development support, participation in public discussions featuring fellows and critics, and access to Textile Center’s resources.

The 2020 McKnight Fiber Art Fellows were selected by a panel of three arts professionals;

• Elissa Auther, deputy director of Curatorial Affairs and Mildred Lasdon, chief curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) in New York.

• Mark Newport, head of Fiber at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

• Karen Hampton, an assistant professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Korean-born, Duluth-based textile installation artist Eun-Kyung Suh received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, USA. Since 2008 she has focused on a series of sculptural vessels as metaphors for personal, family, and cultural memories. These vessels are created out of diaphanous textiles, originally inspired by Bojagi, a traditional Korean art form. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and was published in Textiles: The Art of Mankind (Thames & Hudson), Surface Design Journal (SDA), Metalsmith (SNAG), and others. 

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