Canadian Sculptures' Society

SunMi Jung

Artist Statement

The fundamental idea for my art comes from a journey. My voyage on this journey is to rediscover my position as a woman, as I travel from East to West. In the past, I felt quite uncertain of my earthly existence. I am now even more confused as I move into the other side of my own clan. My psychological and emotional state of uncertainty and anxiety are expressed in my sculptures. I often combine the form of a human and animal or other shapes as a metaphorical exploration. The repetitive patterns in various colours silhouetted reflect pulsating energies of the human spirit; while the earthly lizard represents the natural bond under precarious conditions.

Brief Biography
Born in Korea

1987 – 89 MFA Ceramics, Louisiana State University
1986 – 87 Graduate Studies in Ceramics, University of Ohio
1982 – 86 BFA Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

Selected Exhibitions
2006 In Between, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto

2009 EarthLink, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2009 Sculpture Mix X, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2008 Joys of the Season!, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2008 SOFA Chicago International Art Fair, USA
2008 80!…Still Going Strong, John B. Aird Gallery
2007 JOY!, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2007 Icheon, Korea Ceramics Biennale, Korea
2007 Ceramic Sculpture Today, Lafreinere & Pai Gallery, Ottawa
2007 without boundary, Lennox Contemporary Gallery
2007 Heart to Art, Muse Gallery, Toronto
2007 Feats of Clay xx, International Ceramics Competition, Lincoln Arts Center, CA
2007 New Gallery, Toronto
2007 East Meets West, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2006 Thought Mass, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2006 Sculpture Mix VIII, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
2005 3-D Tales, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
2001 East Meets West, Neilson Art Centre, Toronto
2000 Image, Ukrainian Art Gallery, Toronto

Jung is the recipient of numerous Canada Council grants. Her work is included in private and public collections in North America and Korea. She was elected into the Sculptors Society of Canada in 2001. She works and lives in Toronto.


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Media: large scale earthenware, ceramics

SSC Member Since: 2004