The interdisciplinary projects examine relationships between individuals and their environments by utilizing photography, video, drawing, and performance.

Through the Eyes of Seven

Through the Eyes of Seven Photographic Series, Current Project // More photos on  Instagram @ eyesofseven Through the Eyes of Seven started as a visual diaries of the artist’s frontliner family with a seven-year-old son during her husband’s absence last spring when New York was devastated by COVID-19. Her husband was assigned to the COVID Team at his […]

The Walk Project: Desert Walk Series

Desert Walk Series Photo & video // Instagram: @january_yoon_cho_art • Make a Tax-deductible DONATION to The Walk Project: The Walk Project is a fiscally sponsored project of New York Foundation for the Arts, a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization. The Walk Project explores the connection with our environments. The project features America’s diverse desert landscapes with superimposed digital […]

Nuclear Family Project

Nuclear Family Series Photo, 2004 – 2013 // Nuclear Family photo video project is a social commentary on a new suburban neighborhood where babies are expected to be seen in every household. As a young married couple, the artist and her husband pose around their home in suburbia with their imaginary silhouette baby. The artist has […]

Orange City

Orange City Video, 2 min 57 sec., © 2023 Video by January Yoon Cho(Music: Sad Cinematic Piano – AShamaluevMusic. Music Link: “Orange City,” captures the dreamy orange glow enveloping the New York cityscape in June, 2023. This distinct hue was a consequence of the smoke emanating from numerous wildfires raging in Canada. The smoke […]

Some Aspects of Love

Installation view of Some Aspects of Love at the Ringling College of Art and Design Video (projection), Audio component: yes, Performance by the artist, 4min 33sec// The artist’s performance of readings from “A Lover’s Discourse” and the glue – a metaphor for love for its bonding property for joining two objects, alter the original meaning […]

Blurring Project

Blurring Photo Series Photo, 2008 // The blurring faces of snapshots put an identity to an end. Digitally manipulated photographs. Blurring photo series are diptych photographs of people standing in front of their homes. The first pictures are discreetly taken just before people are ready to pose for the picture without giving them advanced warnings for the shot. […]


Video (Projection), 2 min 1 sec, Audio component: no, 2007 // Cell is a video projection composed of wedding photos of the artist and her husband superimposed over a developing cell. The pencil drawings of a cell in sequence are digitally modified and animated along with the photographs. Cell examines the evolving nature of relationship in […]

Hair Project

photo & video, 2007 // Hair project is a performance project on video and photo installation. Haircut Video, 3min 33sec, Audio component: yes, 2007 The juxtaposed videos in Haircut show the artist having a long shoulder length hair cut down to the same length of hair as her husband’s. The physical transformation of haircut reflects […]

How to Spell My Name

Video, Audio component: yes (surround audio system), 17 min, 2007 // How to Spell My Name is a video project involving interviews on the subject matter of name. Twelve people with different occupations and cultural backgrounds including a translator, philosopher, software programmer, physician, toddler, educator, actress, etc., talk about their names and identities. A translator engages the […]

Self-Portrait Series

Photo, 2008 // Self-portrait is a life-size photo series investigating the relationship between the artist and her new environment, Texas. Yoon Cho has moved many times in her life and it has deeply affected her interest in examining the relationship between herself and her surroundings. The photographs are taken in front of Texas native plants, her […]

Persona Series

Video, Performance by the artist, 2001 – 2007 // Persona Series is a video trilogy. “Persona: Can you see my face?” shows repetitive attempt of taking the mask off from the face. This attempt unveils the perpetual desire for searching for ones own identity. The layers of the mask display unattainable and indefinable state of one’s […]