Women & Their Work proudly presents Nothing Lasts Forever, a solo multimedia exhibition by Austin-based artist Yoon Cho. Recently named by the Austin Museum of Art as one of Austin’s “20 to Watch,” Cho uses video and digital photography to examine the ways we constantly create and re-create our identities. Utilizing blurring, pattern overlay, image insertion and other digital techniques to manipulate photography and video installations, Cho trains a sly and poignant lens on the ephemeral and ever-shifting nature of human persona. If life is a stage, Cho’s body of work investigates how we get into character.
The digitally blurred faces of family and loved ones in Cho’s Blurred series speak to the fluctuating nature of consciousness and the “official” persona we construct when facing the camera or public eye. Her Texas Self-Portrait series contemplates the relationship between personal identity and physical surroundings, with thumbprints, heartbeats and x-rays overlaying life-sized prints of the artist against the landscape of Texas, her newly adopted home. Learning how to live in the suburbs sparked the inspiration for Cho’s Nuclear Family photo series, in which a silhouetted imaginary baby accompanies the artist and her husband as they build a new life together caught between conflict and conformity in their new surroundings.
Yoon Cho received her Masters of Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design in New York in 1999 and her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1996. She has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions and film festivals throughout the country. Cho has served on the faculty at both Parsons School of Design and at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea. Recently recognized by the Austin Museum of Art in their 20 To Watch triennial showcase, Cho was also awarded an Honorable Mention in the New Art 2007 competition at Boston’s MPG Gallery.
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Added by Women & Their Work on March 7, 2008