Albert Christ-Janer Award 2015
Sunkoo Yuh, professor of art, is a renowned artist and sculptor whose works have been featured in galleries throughout the world. Calling on the rich cultural and artistic heritage of his native Korea, Yuh draws images intuitively and spontaneously with ink and brush. After studying his drawings carefully, he transforms those he cherishes most into three-dimensional ceramic sculptures that express his relationships, life experiences and memories. Featuring tight groupings of various forms, including plants, animals, fish and human figures, his work is driven by implied narratives that often suggest socio-political critiques. In the past 10 years, Yuh has been invited to participate in 72 group exhibitions, and he is represented by four prominent galleries in Florida, Massachusetts, New York and Philadelphia. Yuh’s work is also included in 20 permanent museum collections, including the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Art in Houston.