January Yoon Cho’s artwork has been featured in international festivals across the United States and Europe. In 2024, her video piece, “The Desert Walk Video,” is selected for a month-long screening on an oversized LED screen in downtown Reno, Nevada, as part of the City of Reno Public Art Program. She was also chosen to serve as the Weir Farm National Historical Park Artist-in-Residence in Connecticut in August and participated in the NYFA Hall of Fame Benefit Auction, invited by the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Her previous exhibitions include notable venues such as the Hammond Museum in New York; Islip Art Museum in New York; Korean Consulate General NY in New York; The Croton Free Public Library in Croton-on-Hudson, New York; Ely Center of Contemporary Art in Connecticut; Austin Museum of Art in Texas; Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee, Florida; Dallas Center for Contemporary Art in Texas; Women & Their Work in Austin, Texas; Penn State University in Pennsylvania; The LAB in San Francisco, California; University of Texas at Dallas; DiverseWorks in Houston, Texas; Centro de Cultura Contemporanea in Barcelona, Spain; Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, Spain; Triennale di Milano in Italy; and Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy.

Cho’s artworks have garnered favorable reviews from the press, including Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, and the Dallas Morning News. Additionally, her work is featured in the T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Theology and Climate Change, published by Bloomsbury Publishing, known as the publisher of Harry Potter. One of her significant series, the “The Walk” photo video project, received fiscal sponsorship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and grants from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund in Feminist Art and the Puffin Grant in Environmental Art categories.

Cho has contributed as a visiting artist at the Ringling College of Art and Design and has delivered engaging artist talks and lectures at non-profit and corporate institutions, including the Austin Museum of Art, Women and Their Work, and McKinsey & Company NY for the exhibition curated by New York Foundation for the Arts. She attended the Vermont Studio Center Artist-in-Residency and held teaching positions at Parsons School of Design, New School University in New York, and Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea. Additionally, she created environmental educational activity guides tailored for visiting K-12 public school classes, which were used during her exhibitions at the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck, New York, and the Long Island City Arts Festival. Her work is collected internationally, including at the Benetton Foundation in Italy. 

January Yoon Cho was born in Seoul, Korea, and relocated to the United States as a teen. Cho earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Parsons School of Design. Currently, she resides in New York City. In 2020, Yoon Cho incorporated the name “January” into her artistic identity.

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– The Desert Walk Video, Canyon Flat Video Wall, City of Reno Public Art Program, video screening for the entire month in downtown, Reno, Nevada. Forthcoming June.

– January Yoon Cho, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, Connecticut.

Yoon Cho: The Desert Walk, Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, North Salem, New York

Yoon Cho: The Desert Walk, Croton Free Public Library, Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

The Desert Walk, The Factory, Long Island City Arts Open Festival, New York.

Yoon Cho, Media Project Space, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, New York.
Yoon Cho: Fluid State, SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Yoon Cho: Cultural Adjustments, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida. (brochure)

Yoon Cho: Some Aspects of Love, Cactus Bra Space, San Antonio, Texas.
Yoon Cho: Nothing Lasts Forever, Women & Their Work, Austin, Texas. (brochure)

Yoon Cho, Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, Pennsylvania.

Ivyside Exhibition, Penn State University, Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Mix!, The Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, Texas.


– New York Foundation for the Arts Hall of Fame Benefit Auction, Gotham Hall, New York, New York.
Enchanted Queensdom, Long Island City Arts Open, Long Island City, New York.
– The Imaginarium: Universe of the Mind, New York Artist Circle curated exhibition, First Presbyterian Church, New York, New York. 

– Off the Wall, Plaxall Gallery, Culture Lab, Long Island City, New York.
– The Seed, Art at First, First Presbyterian Church, New York, New York.
A Day With Soft September Breezes, Inspiration Art Group International Virtual Exhibition.
– De.Code, New York Artist Circle Virtual Exhibition, New York, New York.
To Darken, Lightly, LIC-A Art Space, Long Island City, New York.
– Last Call, Wills Building, Long Island City Arts Open Festival, New York.
– Holding Space, Perspective Gallery, Whitney Center, Hamden, Connecticut.

Address Earth, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut.

US All, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Connecticut.
Art Expo: Covid-19 Pages, Art & Conversation, virtual presentation by Wells International Foundation with ArtWomen@Work at Hammond Museum.
Artist of the Month: January Yoon Cho, Hammond Museum January Virtual Exhibition.

Ear to the ground, Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, Connecticut.
– Transformations & Alterations, McKinsey & Company, New York, New York. Curated by New York Foundation for the Arts.
That’s What She Said, Edwin W. Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, Pennsylvania.

AGAINST THE WIND, ArtSites Gallery, Riverhead, New York.
The Desert Walk, ALAS Atelier & Art Space, Frankfurt, Germany.
Six Contemporary Asian/American Women Artists, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, New York.
Collective Consciousness, Gold Coast Arts Center, Great Neck, New York(catalog)
Fossil Tales, Central Booking, New York, New York.

Garden of Earthly Delights, Central Booking, New York, New York.
Selection ’17, Concepto Hudson, Hudson, New York.

– 2016 Creative Climate Awards Exhibition, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, New York, New York. Curated by The Human Impacts Institute.

Weaving Time: An Exhibition from the Archive of Korean Artists in America Part 3, 2001 – 2013, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service at Korean Consulate General NY, New York.

Imago Mundi, a Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy. (catalog)
Bridging the Gap, Curated by Amy Winter, Director of the Godwin Ternbach Museum. Flushing Town Hall, A Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, Flushing, New York. Traveling to QCC Gallery at Queensborough Community College, Bayside, New York.
Flights of Fancy, Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, New York, New York.

Summer Show, Sterling National Bank, Long Island City, New York
Armory Week Korean Art Show 2012, New York, New York. Curated by Korean Cultural Service NY.
Here & Now, Grace Institute, New York, New York.

People as Places as People, Crossing Art Gallery, Queens, New York. (3 person exhibition)
East Meets West, Morehead State University, Kentucky.
Openings NY Collective Exhibition: Rumble Above the Clouds, St. Paul the Apostle, New York, New York.
Twin Twin Postcard Edition, Pierogie Gallery, Brooklyn, New York.
In the Place We Live, Henry DeFord III Gallery, CitiCorp Building, Long Island City, New York.
Chain Letter, a Global Show, Samson Projects, Boston, Massachusetts.
Quiet Places, BronxArtSpace, Bronx, New York.
The Art Spirit 2, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York.
In the Marriage, Discover Queens Visitor’s Center, Elmhurst, New York.

All in the Family, The Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York.
Mind and Hair, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, Body.
Personal Zone, Korean Cultural Service at Korean Consulate General NY, New York, New York. (catalog)
Irrelevant: Local Emerging Asian Artists Who Don’t Make Work About Being Asian, Arario Gallery, New York, New York.
I Fall, I Flow, I Melt, Arts in Bushwick BETA Space 2010 Festival, Brooklyn, New York.
The Naked Measures, St. Paul the Apostle, New York, NY.
Sacred=Art?, Nave Gallery, Somerville, Massachusetts.
Concerto of Illumination at the Long Island City Night of The Armory Show, M55Art, Long Island City, New York.

New Art in Austin (catalog), Austin Museum of Art exhibition. Traveling to:
The Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas and DiverseWorks, Houston, Texas.
The Second Biennial Survey of Texas Art and Artists. Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas. (catalog)
Small Works Invitational, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina.

New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas.  traveling to: Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, Texas. (catalogue)
Backyard, Midwest Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Digital Is, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida.
Family Business, The Parachute Factory Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. Curated by Howard el-Yasin and Debbie Hesse, Director of Artistic Services and Programs at The Arts Council of Greater New Haven.
You Are Here, Color of Energy Gallery, Dayton, Ohio. Curated by Eva Buttacavoli, Director of Exhibitions at the Austin Museum of Art. (brochure)
LSM + NLF, Fuse Box Festival, collaboration with a dance group, Little Stolen Moments, Austin, Texas.

Combined Talents: Florida International Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, University of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida. (catalogue)
Design and Technology Ten Years Running, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, New York.
2007 Louisville Photo Biennial, Gallery Nulu, Louisville, Kentucky.
Invitational Salon of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
Legacy of Photomontage, University of Texas at Dallas, Texas. (brochure)
People’s Gallery Exhibition 2007, Austin City Hall, Austin, Texas.
LOUD, ALL Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut.
New Art 2007, MPG Contemporary, Boston, Massachusetts. Curated by Raphaela Platow, Chief Curator of Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University.

Habits and Habitations, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania. (3 person exhibition)
Some Assembly Required, The LAB, San Francisco, California.
I-35 Biennial Invitational, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas.
Drawing No Conclusions, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Curated by Dominic Molon, Associate Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Sixth Annual New York Digital Salon traveled to:
– Sala de Exposiciones CAN, Alicante, Spain.
– Centro de Cultura Contemporanea, Barcelona, Spain.
– Triennale di Milano, Milan, Italy.
– Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain.

Sixth Annual New York Digital Salon, Visual Arts Museum, New York, New York.
– 25th Athens International Film and Video Festival, Athens, Ohio.

– Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy
– Sonny Burt and Bob Butler Collection, Dallas, Texas
– Sungsoo Internal Medicine Clinic, Seoul, Korea

– Weir Farm National Historical Park Artist-in-Residence, Wilton, Connecticut, 2024.
– Epicenter NYC Featured Artist, Honorarium, 2024.
– Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Grant for Feminist Art, 2016.
– Creative Climate Awards Exhibition by The Human Impacts Institute, 2016.
– Puffin Foundation Grant in Environmental Art, 2015.
– Documentation of Yoon Cho’s work has been selected and added to the Archive of Korean-American Artists (AKAA) by the AHL Foundation, New York in 2015.
The Walk Project was granted a fiscal Sponsorship by New York Foundation for the Arts, 2013.
– Panelist, Reintegrate: Collaborations in the Arts & Sciences Grant, Arts Council of Greater New Haven, Connecticut, 2012.
– Vermont Studio Center Artist-in-Residency with Artist’s Grant and The Work Exchange Award, Vermont, 2011.
– Visiting Artist, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida, 2009.

Artist Talk, McKinsey & Company, New York, New York, invitation by New York Foundation for the Arts, 2019.
Artist Talk and developing Family Gallery Guides for the K-5 public school students, Gold Coast Arts Center, Great Neck, New York, 2018.
Artist Talk, Croton Free Public Library, Croton-on-Hudson, New York, 2018.
Artist Talk, Long Island City Arts Open, New York, 2017.
Artist Talk, Grace Institute, New York, New York, 2012.
Artist Talk, Henry DeFord III Gallery of CitiCorp, Long Island City, New York, 2011.
Artist Talk, Crossing Art Gallery, Flushing, New York, 2011.
Visiting Artist Lecture, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida, 2009.
Artist Talk, The Parachute Factory gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, 2008.
Artist talk & Workshops for K-12, Women and Their Work gallery, Austin, Texas, 2008.
Gallery Talk, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, 2008.
Artist Talk for Docents, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, 2008.
Artist Talk, Austin City Hall, Texas, 2007.

Nitin Mukul, “Featured Artist, January Yoon Cho: Walking the walk,” Epicenter NYC, May 10.

* Brian Slattery, Three Artists Push It At The Ely Center,” New Haven Independent, January 24. 

Nancy Rakoczy, Chapter, “Working with artists,” T&T Clark Handbook of Christian Theology and Climate Change, Bloomsbury Publishing, the publisher of Harry Potter. 

Helu Wang, “New Hammond exhibit features serenity and contemplation,'” North Salem News, September 12. 

Karen Rubin, “‘Collective Consciousness’ at Gold Coast Arts Center focuses on responsibility for environment,” Discovery Magazine, March 16.

* Mina Lee, Nexus Media News, “The Power of The Artist’s Pen,” The Huffington Post, November 11, 2016.

“Imago Mundi: Contemporary Artists from South Korea,” (a Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale), Luciano Benetton Collection. Exhibition catalogue.

* Chiara Di Lello, “In the Place We Live,” M Magazine, December Issue.
Jennifer Reis, “Commentary: ‘East Meets West’ exhibit opens,” The Morehead News, October 4.
“Opening Reception for Quiet Spaces Exhibitioners,” Bronx Times, July 21-27.
Yoon Cho, chapter, “Personal Zone,” Gallery Korea 2010, (New York, New York: Korean Cultural Service NY), Exhibition catalogue.
“Discover Queens Visitor Center hosting Yoon Cho’s video art works,” Epoch Times, February 19.
“Art doesn’t go into hibernation,” New York Korea Daily, February 6.
“Crossing Art Gallery Exhibition,” Qiao Bao, February 5.

* Jorge Martin, “Art + Sparks at BETA,” Hyperallergic, November 17.
“The Naked Measures Exhibit,” Currents, New York City NET Cable TV interview, October 8.
* Mark Drummond Davis, “SACRED=ART?,” Artscope Magazine, May/June.
Noah Rosenberg, “Paint the town: LIC Art’s Night Out,” LIC Courier Magazine, Volume 1 Number 6, April.

* Troy Schulze, “Clever, Funny and Disturbing,” Houston Press, May 19.
* Judy Birke, “‘Family,’ in fine, revealing variations comes alive at Parachute Factory Gallery,” New Haven Register, February 8.
* Allan Appel, “‘Family Business’ On Display,” New Haven Independent, January 6.

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, “8 from ’08: great year in Austin arts,” XLENT, Austin American Statesman, December 25.
* “Exhibit portrays families,” Yale Daily News, December 2.
* Angela Ahlgren, “Yoon Cho: Nothing Lasts Forever,” Might be good (Austin, TX), Issue #99. May 16.
“Another Round of Praise: Nomination for the 2007-2008 Austin Critics Table Awards,” The Austin Chronicle, May 9.
* D. Dominic Lombardi, “Indianapolis FYI RADAR,” NY ARTS magazine, May.
* Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, American-Statesman Arts Critic, “Cho Puts her life on display in her art,” XLENT, Austin-American Statesman, May 1.
* Salvador Castillo, “That Was Then; This Is Now,” The Austin-American Statesman, April 11.
“BESTBETS: Art Takes Look at Changing Looks,” The Austin American Statesman, April 3.
* Suzanne Hanshaw, “Artist Yoon Cho explores identities in solo show,” Daily Texan, April 3.
* Emily Macrander, “’20 to Watch’ brings surprise to AMoA,” Daily Texan, April 3.
Amanda Douberley, “Yoon Cho: Nothing Lasts Forever” (Austin, Texas: Women & Their Work), Exhibition brochure.
* Till Richter, “New Art in Austin ­ 20 to Watch at AMOA,” Glasstire Texas Visula Art Online, March.
* Shannon McGarvey, “Catch 20 rising stars in Austin arts,” The Austin American-Statesman, February 22.
Caitlin Haskell, chapter, “Yoon Cho,” 20 to watch, Austin Museum of Art. Exhibition catalog.
Eva Buttacavoli, “Gallery Guide, 20 to Watch, New Art in Austin,” Austin Museum of Art. Exhibition brochure.

Combined Talents: The Florida International. Catalogue.
Kristi Barrus, “Contemporary art exhibit opens at UTD,” Dallas Morning News, March 24.
Marilyn Waligore, “Legacy of Photomontage, engineering the photograph,” (Dallas, TX: University of Texas at Dallas). Exhibition brochure.

* Janet Kutner, “Gray and green,” The Dallas Morning News, July 3.
* Phoebe Moore, “Austin City Hall opens People’s Gallery,” of Daily Texan, March 23.

Master of Fine Arts, Parsons School of Design, New York, New York.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island.