Hoseok Youn - "Tracer" Glass Sculpture

Hoseok Youn - "Tracer" Glass Sculpture
Item# 122466
$3,200.00

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Hoseok Youn

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Blown Glass Approximately 10.5" x 9" x 13"

Youn’s work explores contemporary materialism and consumer culture. His work represents his generation in consumer culture and speaks of people’s fantasy of wealthy life. Hoseok is interested in Venetian traditional glass and his body of work, BEAST series includes figurative and fantastic characters constructed out of Venetian traditional glass components and stemware designs. Venetian glass, as known as Murano glass, made out of clear glass, Cristallo which was almost transparent and considered the finest glass in the world. It was Europe’s major center for luxury glass during the Italian Renaissance and created a wealthy merchant class with long history, secret recipes, fine techniques, elaborate decorations, and craftsmanship. Hoseok was inspired by the traditional designs and techniques of goblet and applied these elements to his body of work as a symbol of wealth. This series is his commentary on his generation’s materialistic culture. Hoseok finds the current obsession with conspicuous consumption and materialism as it relates to social and economic status fascinating. The complex relationship between materialism, power, social class structure, self-fulfillment, competition, and evaluation of worth seem to shape individuality and identity today. This consumer culture mirrors the people play with characters and avatars in the digital worlds such as building their character’s identities, upgrading for power, and competing each other. This unreal, dramatic, and competitive attitude is carried over to the real world where people strive to portray a fantastical life of luxury.



Education 2021 MFA, Glass program, School of Art & Design, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 2018 BFA, School of Art & Design, Namseoul University, Korea

Exhibitions 2022 SIP, Group Exhibition, Janice Charach Gallery, Detroit, MI, USA 4th Michigan Regional Glass Exhibit, Group Exhibition, Janice Charach Gallery, Detroit, MI, USA (Juried)

Raphael Founder’s Prize, Group Exhibition, Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Juried)

International Competition Milano VetroUnder35, Group Exhibition, Castello Sforzesco, Milan, Italy (Juried)

Glass Now, Virtual Group Exhibition, Contemporary Glass Society, Dickleburgh, UK (Juried)

2021 Glassblowing Exhibition, Virtual Group Exhibition, The In Art Gallery, USA (Juried)

ASK: Our Diverse World, Virtual Group Exhibition, Tsinghua International Conference, China

BEAST, Solo Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, IL, USA (MFA Exhibition)

Evolution - A Showcase of Emerging, International Talent, Glass Art Society Student Virtual Exhibition, (Juried)

Materials Hard and Soft, Group Exhibition, Greater Denton Arts Council, TX, (Juried)

Methods in Glass, Group Exhibition, Applied Contemporary, CA, (Juried)

2020

Life on Earth, Virtual Exhibition, Art Room Gallery (Juried)

Human Touch, Virtual Exhibition, Art St Louis, (Juried)

A Flowering of Hope, Virtual Exhibition, Plasma Art Alliance, (Juried)

Glass Art Society Student Virtual Exhibition, (Juried)

2018

OON GIM, 2nd Glass-Ceramic Union Group Exhibition, Insa-Art Plaza, Seoul, Korea

2017

HEULG-YU, 20th Glass-Ceramic Design Thesis Exhibition, I-Ang Gallery, Seoul, Korea (BFA Exhibition)

The Story of Glass, Namseoul University 19th World Glass Art Festival Group Exhibition, Ligak Art Museum, Cheon-ahn, Korea

PLAS Art Fair, Group Exhibition, COEX Convention Center, Seoul, Korea

Nuh na deul yi, 1st Glass-Ceramic Union Group Exhibition, Ara-Modern Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

2016

The Story of Glass, Namseoul University 18th World Glass Art Festival Group Exhibition, Ligak Art Museum, Cheon-ahn, Korea

Trend Fair, Group Exhibition, COEX Convention Center, Seoul, Korea

PLAS Art Fair, Group Exhibition, COEX Convention Center, Seoul, Korea

Light Painting Atelier, 1st Stained Glass Group Exhibition, Myungdong Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Hwa-hap, 17th INGLASS Glass Club Group Exhibition, Kyungin Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

Korean Glass Blowers, Group Exhibition, I-Ang Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2015

16th INGLASS, Glass Club Group Exhibition, GANA Art Space, Seoul, Korea

Trend Fair, Group Exhibition, COEX Convention Center, Seoul, Korea

2013

14th INGLASS, Glass Club Group Exhibition, IS Gallery, Seoul, Korea



Grant & Scholarship

2022 2022 GAS Scholarship Award, Full Scholarship Glass Art Society, USA

Best of SIP, SIP Exhibition, Janice Charach Gallery, Detroit, MI, USA

We’re On Our Own by Andy Paiko, Full Scholarship Pendland School of Craft, Baskersville, NC, USA

AUTONOMA, Ieri-Oggi-Domani by Andy Paiko, Full Scholarship Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA

2021 The Merit Award, The Art Commission, Toledo, OH

Artist Relief, Chicago, IL

2020 Full Scholarship Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY

2019 Full Scholarship Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2018 Scholarship Major Experience program, Namseoul University, Cheon-Ahn, Korea

Full Scholarship Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2017 Full Scholarship Nijiima International Glass Festival, Niijima Glass Center, Niijima, Japan

Scholarship Excellence Thesis Exhibition, Namseoul University, Cheon-Ahn, Korea

2016 Scholarship Art Program, Namseoul University, Cheon-Ahn, Korea

2015 Scholarship Art Program, Namseoul University, Cheon-Ahn, Korea



Honor & Awards

2022 Best of SIP, SIP Exhibition, Janice Charach Gallery, Detroit, MI, USA

Finalist, International Competition Milan VetroUnder35, Castello Sforzesco di Milano, Milan, Italy

2021 1st Place, The Merit Award, The Art Commission, Toledo, OH, USA

1st Place, Glassblowing Exhibition, The In Art Gallery, USA

2nd Place, Glassblowing Exhibition, The In Art Gallery, USA

2020 Merit Award Life on Earth Virtual Exhibition, Art Room Gallery (Online), USA

2017 1st Place 30th Niijima Glass Art Festival, Niijima Glass Center, Niijima, Japan

Honorable Mention Joeunday Art Contest, Changwon, Korea

2012 Honorable Mention Mugunghwa Art Contest, Wanjoo, Korea





Experience

2022 Adjunct Instructor, Bowling Green University, Toledo, Ohio, USA



2021 - 2022 Studio Artist, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, USA



2018 - 2021 Glass Studio Support Graduate Assistant, Glass program,

Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA



2017 Interpreter of Global Major Experience school program, Namseoul University, Korea

President of 1st Glass-ceramic Union group exhibition, Namseoul University, Korea

Glass blowing shop technician, Namseoul University, Korea



2016 President of INGLASS glass club, Namseoul University, Korea

Interpreter of Global Major Experience school program, Namseoul University, Korea

Glass blowing shop technician, Namseoul University, Korea



2015 Vise-president of INGLASS glass club, Namseoul University, Korea

Glass blowing shop technician, Namseoul University, Korea

Publications

2022 Meet Hoseok Youn | Glass Artist, by SHOUTOUTLA, January 10th, 2022 https://shoutoutla.com/meet-hoseok-youn-glass-artist

2021 The Art Commission Announces 2021 Merit Awards Recepients, by The Sojourner’s Truth, December 22, 2021

2020 Art Saint Louis “Human Touch” Exhibit Artists Q&A Series Two, by Roxanne Phillips (online) https://artstlouis.blogspot.com/2020/11/art-saint-louis-human-touch-exhibit_25.html

2018 SIU Media Servies Mar 14, 2019; Giving a voice to glass: Student creates each piece with a special meaning by Hannah Erickson, USA (online)

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