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Duane Reed Gallery
Saint Louis

Sunkoo Yuh
Sunkoo Yuh Be My Guest Sunkoo Yuh New years Greeting Sunkoo Yuh Year of the Monkey
Sunkoo Yuh Another Connection
Sunkoo Yuh Time to Pray
The ceramic sculpture of SunKoo Yuh, who was born in South Korea in 1960 and immigrated to the United States in 1988, is composed of tight groupings of various forms including plants, animals, fish, and human figures. While Korean art and Buddhist and Confucian beliefs inform some aspects of his imagery, his work is largely driven by implied narratives that often suggest socio-political critiques. Yuh is currently Associate Professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

The Rubin Center has exhibited two monumental columns that showcase Yuh’s mastery of the complex narrative and of the ceramic medium. Yuh’s work is included in the collections of the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC,The Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, among others. Honors and Awards include the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, the Grand Prize at the 2nd World Ceramic Biennale International Competition, Icheon, Korea, The Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize, and the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant.

Sunkoo Yuh


1997 MFA,  New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred, NY
1988 BFA,  Hong Ik University, seoul, Korea

Selected Exhibitions

2016  SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
          Texas Contemporary, Duane Reed Gallery
2015  Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
2014  Clayarch Gimhae Museum’s Touring Exhibition SeMA Nam Seoul Living Arts Museum, Seoul, Korea
2013  Clayarch Gimhea Museum Dome House, Gimhea, Korea
2010  Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
          The Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH
          Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for Visual Art,
          University of Texas, El Paso, El Paso, TX
2007  Nancy Margolis Gallery, New York, NY
          Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
2006  Roswell Art Center West, Roswell, GA
2005  Parkland College Gallery, Champaign, IL
2003  Tho Art, Seoul, Korea
          Len G. Everett Gallery, Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL
2002  Visual Arts Gallery, University of Illinois at Springfield, Springfield, IL
2001  Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Macomb, IL

Selected Collections

Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art
Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
Oakland Museum of Art, Oakland, CA
State Foundation on Culture & the Arts, Honolulu, HI
Pacific Asian Museum, Pasadena, CA
Honolulu Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Kennedy Museum, Athens, OH
Fuller Crafts Museum, Brockton, MA
Museum of Art & Archeology, Columbia, MO
Society for Contemporary Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA
Macon Museum of Art & Science, Macon, GA
Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea
JINRO Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea
Seoul Newspaper, Seoul, Korea


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