January Yoon Cho is an interdisciplinary visual artist working with video, photography, drawing, and performance. She has exhibited in the US and Europe including Islip Art Museum; Hammond Museum; Austin Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee; Korean Consulate General NY; Croton Free Public Library; Reno Public Art Program; Centro de Cultura Contemporanea, Barcelona; Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; and Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice.
Cho received Barbara Deming Memorial Fund in Feminist Art and Puffin Grant in Environmental Art categories. She has given artist talks to various institutions including Austin Museum of Art, and McKinsey & Company, New York. She was a visiting artist at Ringling College of Art and Design and attended Vermont Studio Center Residency. The collection of her work includes Luciano Benetton Foundation, Italy. Reviews of Cho’s work appear on Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Dallas Morning News, and among others.
Cho received a BFA from RISD and a MFA from Parsons School of Design. She was born in Seoul, Korea and currently resides in New York City.
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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.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
– Off the Wall, Plaxall Gallery, Culture Lab, Long Island City, New York.
– The Seed, 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
AWARDS AND HONORS
– Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Grant for Feminist Art, 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 & LECTURES
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.
* 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,” dtweekend.com 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.