Younha Jung

younhajung.com│younha.metal@gmail.com

EDUCATION

2012- 2015       Masters of Fine Art, Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, School of Art, Kent State University

2014                  Workshop, Steel Fabrication with Lynn Batchelder, Peters Valley Craft Center, NJ

2013                  Rhino Teacher Training Attendee. Kent State University, Kent, OH. 3-D Modeling Workshop with Bruce Weirich.

2013                  Kent Summer Blossom Art Program, Travel Study to New York City-Visiting Artists: Biba Schutz and Jonathan Wahl,  

                         Kent State University, Kent, OH

2009-2010         English Language Studies, Boston University, Boston, MA

2007                  Master of Fine Arts, Silla University, Busan, South Korea (Major: Metal Craft) Thesis topic-Study of the Form                       

                         Imaging of Yoga

2007                  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Silla University, Busan, South Korea (Major: Metal Craft)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018~2019         Artist In Residency, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL

2017                   Visiting artist lecture, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO

2017                   Board member, Houston Metal Art Guild, Houston, TX

2016~                 Metalsmith, Jill Reno Collection, Houston, TX

2016                   Artist Presentation, Houston Metal Art Guild, Houston, TX

2016                   Instructor, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, Houston, TX

2015                   Adjunct Professor, Metal/Jewelry, Lone Star College, Houston, TX

2015~2016        Artist In Residency , Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

2013-2015         Teaching Assistant, Instructor for Intro to Jewelry/Metals (4 semesters), Kent State University

2014                   Instructor, Workshop: Kinetic Jewelry, Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2013-2015         Lab Technician (as part of Teaching Assistantship) Jewelry/Metals/Enameling, Kent State University

2009                   Instructor: Basic Jewelry Design and Fashion Accessories, Jewelry Design Department, Silla University, Busan,          

                          South Korea

HONORS & AWARDS

2016                   Honorable Mention, “Spirit and matter”, Houston Metal Art Guild Juried Show, Jung  Center, Houston, TX

2016                   The Award of Merit Prize “CraftTexas2016”, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

2016                   Emerging artist award, American Craft Council “Hip pop” Emerging artist show, San Francisco, CA

2014                   Second Prize, “Miniature” Juried Show, Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL

2013                   Best In Show, Kent State Jewelry Co-Op at Kent Masterpieces on Main Art and Wine Fest, Kent, OH

2010                   Gold Prize Award, 4th Korea Art and Crafts awards from the Mayor of Busan, Busan, South, Korea

2010                   Selected, Gae-chun Art Competition, Busan, South Korea

2009                  Teaching Award, Jewelry Design Department, Silla University 2006 ,  26th BUSAN Industrial Design

                          Competition, Busan, South Korea

RELATED EXPERIENCE

2019                    Attendee, SNAG “The Loop”, Chicago, IL  

2017                    American Craft Council Hip pop Emerging artist show, San Francisco, CA

2017                    Attendee, SNAG “Nexus: A Connection of Ideas” New Orleans, LA         

2016                   Asher gallery Trunk Show, Houston, TX

2016                   American Craft Council Hip pop Emerging artist show, San Francisco, CA

2015                   “Schmuck” International Jewelry Week. Attendee. Munich, Germany.

2015                   Attendee, SNAG “Impact: Looking Back, Forging Forward”, Boston,MA (Conference Volunteer)

2015                   Attendee, Winter Art Holiday Market, Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX

2015                   Attendee, Design Craft Market, Market Square Park, Houston, TX

2014                   Attendee, SNAG “From Grains to Gold” Conference, Minneapolis, MN (Conference Volunteer)

2013                   Attendee, SNAG “Meta-Mosaic” Conference, Toronto, Canada (Conference Volunteer)

2012-2013         Extended Hours Technician, Kent State University, Stark Campus

2007-2009         Administrative Assistant, Precious Metals and Jewelry Design Department, Silla University, South Korea

2008                   Presenter, “J Studio” Jewelry workshop, South Korea

EXHIBITIONS

 Solo Exhibitions

2019                   [DE]composition, Annex Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016                   [Re]production, Lone Star College, Conroe, TX

2015                   Window Installation, Downtown Gallery of Kent State University, OH

2015                   Under Construction, MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of Art Gallery, School of Art, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2014                   Duality, MFA Candidacy Exhibition, Sculpture Gallery, School of Art, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2009                   Younha Jung, Metal Crafts Exhibition, Silla University, Busan, South Korea

 Group Exhibitions

2019                    “Chicago Chandelier”, Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

2019                    “SNAG Adorned Spaces”, Palmer House, Chicago, IL

2019                    “Earrings Galore 2019”, Heidi Lowe Gallery, DE

2019                    “Mad for Hoops”, Galler 2052, Chicago, IL

2018                    “jewelry and Gender: Challenging the Norms”, KSU Downtown Gallery, Kent, OH

2018                   Texas art 2018, Williams tower gallery, Houston, TX

2017                    In residence, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

2016                   Spirit and Matter, 2016 Houston Metal Arts Guild Regional Juried Exhibition, Jung Center, Houston, TX

2016                   CraftTexas 2016, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

2016                   [In]tangible, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

2016                   Typeset, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

2015                   Co:Operation Garnish, Baltimore Jewelry Center Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2015                   AIR Space Project Installation, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

2015                   This is a Brooch Photo Booth, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA

2015                   Tales From the ToolBox - Chapter Two, Crafthaus, (Online Exhibition)

2015                   MFA 2015: Graduate Student Biennial, Kent State University, Kent, OH

2014                   We Are SNAG: Identity Exhibition, Society of North American Goldsmiths (Online Exhibition)

2014                   Form Forge Fabricate Exhibition, The University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

2014                   A Night of Glamor and Gold: Red Carpet Exhibition (Exhibition in Motion), SNAG Annual Conference,

                          Minneapolis, MN

2014                   Great Lakes Small Works Exhibition, Riverside Art Center, Ypsilanti, MI

2014                   Inspiration Within, Arterie Fine Arts, Naperville, IL

2013                   Graduate Student Exhibition, Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Cleveland, OH

2013                   Beyond Borders, SNAG Student Digital Exhibition, presented at the conference, Minneapolis, MN

2013                   MFA 2013: Graduate Student Biennial, Kent State University. Kent, OH

2013                  1st Annual KSU Student Art Exhibition, ASM World Headquarters, Materials Park, OH

2010                  Gae-chun Art Competition, Busan, South Korea

2006                  26th BUSAN Industrial Design Competition, Busan, South Korea

2006                 17th Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition, Busan, South Korea

2005                 16th Contemporary Jewelry Exhibition, Busan, South Korea

COMMISSIONS AND COLLECTIONS

Asher Gallery, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

Lillstreet Gallery, Chicago, IL

PUBLICATION OF WORK

New brooch, Nicolas Estrada,

JAMS, Society of North American Goldsmiths

Tales from the toolbox, Mark Fenn, 2017, Page 131

American Craft Council, Vol 77, August/September 2017, Page 75

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND REVIEWS

-Interview : By Maggie Gutierrez, The Courier of Montgomery County, 2016

http://www.yourconroenews.com/news/article/Ceramic-metal-sculpture-exhibit-opens-at-9490940.php

-Interview : with Frances Lazare, Glasstire, 2016

http://glasstire.com/2016/06/03/meet-the-houston-center-for-contemporary-craft-residents/#comment-925517

MEMBERSHIP

Society of North American Goldsmiths

Crafthaus