Glass-the medium that remembers

In my work I emphasize the process of art making. I find my creative direction through direct contact with the glass--the motion of glass, the accumulation of parts, the building of the form. The dialogue between the glass and myself continues to absorb me. Because it is an exchange of actions and not spoken words, which can be deceptive, I feel that there is a kind of purity and sincerity in this interaction between myself, the process, and my work.

When I start working on my pieces, I usually don't have any concrete idea or clear image of the final product. Armed with only a loose concept I trust the process of art making will lead me to my ultimate creative destination.

No matter what technique I use--whether blowing, casting, or cold working--I am always inspired by the process. I sometimes begin with a few experimental ideas and then once I begin the process I start to get an inkling of where I want to go with the piece. This may sound impractical but the motions of making are what drive and inspire me to create my work.

Hot glass has a "memory"--all your actions during the course of making are retained within the piece until it is shattered or melted down. These memories often affect the outcome of a piece and can sometimes determine its success or failure. Because I put my own experiences and emotions, both positive and negative, into my work I consider glass a memory repository. In this way my pieces become not just sculptural objects but also a record of my life.

ガラス – 記憶する装置

作品を創作するとき、私はそのプロセスに重心を置いています。ホットグラス(熔解しているガラス)と触れ、ガラスの動きを見つけ、フォームを作り上げ ていくことによって、創造の方向性が決まっていきます。このガラスとの対話、相互作用には一種の純粋さと誠意があると私は感じています。




作品に取りかかっている時、私には通常具体的なコンセプトや明確なイメージ はありません。創作のプロセスが私を創造的な目的地に導いてくれると信じているのです。




作業工程の一瞬の出来事すべてが記憶され、再び熔解されるまで形をとどめているというガラスの特性を、私は、作家が素材とどのように向き合い、対話しているのかを映す鏡であると考えています。そしてそれは作家とガラスを取り巻くすべての事柄を記憶する装置でもあります。

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Jung Mi Koo

Education

2001-2002
Post-Baccalaureate (concentration in glass), University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
1997-2001
BFA (concentration in ceramics), University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Selected Juried Exhibitions

2004
”Beer Mug Rankai 6,”circulated show, Japan
”The 2nd Kawasaki Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition,”
Musa Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
2000-2002
“The Annual State Wide Juried Exhibition,”
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
2000
“Wearable Art of New Millennium,”
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI
“College Art 2000,” Fluxion Gallery, Kaneohe, HI

Solo Exhibitions

2008
“Color Code,” Star Poets Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Fluidity,” Gallery Choko, Tokyo, Japan
2007
“Glide-3996 miles and 1350 days away,”
Star Poets Galley, Tokyo, Japan
2006
“not useless,” Hinata-Do, Tokyo, Japan
2005
”Recollection of Remembrance vol.2,”
Grass Hopper Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002
“Recollection of Remembrance,”
Coffee Line, Honolulu, HI

Group Exhibitions

2008
Photo Glass,” Grass Hopper Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2007
“Elements of Spring,” Sakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2006
“Gift from Working Bees,”
Grass Hopper Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2005
“Synthenasia,” Grass Hopper Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2002
Glass Hui,” Marks Garage, Honolulu, Hi
“Some Assembly Required,” Koa Gallery, Honolulu, HI
2002
“Ground Zero- BFA Exhibition,”
University of Hawaii Main Gallery, Honolulu, HI

具 静美 /クー・ジュンミ

東京都出身

2001年
ハワイ大学マノア校芸術学部卒業 芸術学士号取得 (陶芸専攻)
2002年
ハワイ大学マノア校芸術学部研究科修了(ガラス専攻)
大学在学中より作家活動開始。2003年帰国以降、日本を拠点に活動中

主な展覧会

2009年
Photo Glass/ Grass Hopper Gallery(東京)
2008年
個展 ‒ Color Code / Star Poets Gallery (東京)
個展 ‒ Fluidity / ギャラリー澄光 (東京)
2007年
個展 ‒ Glide / Star Poets Gallery (東京)
Gifts from Working Bees / Grass Hopper Gallery(東京)
2006年
ビアマグランカイ 6 入選 (巡回展)
個展 ̶ not useless / 日向堂 (東京)
Synthenasia, / Grass Hopper Gallery / (東京)
2005年
個展 - Recollection of Remembrance vol.2/
Grass Hopper Gallery(東京)
2004年
第二回かわさき現代ガラス展 入選 /ミューザ川崎 (神奈川)
以下すべて米国、ハワイ州にて、
2002年
ビアマグランカイ 6 入選 (巡回展)
個展 ̶ not useless / 日向堂 (東京)
Synthenasia, / Grass Hopper Gallery / (東京)
2001年
Some Assembly Required / Koa Gallery
The 33rd Annual State wide Juried Exhibition 入選 /
Academy of Arts
個展 - All Life is Foreign Countries / Ceramic Showcase
2000年
Wearable Art of New Millennium 入選 / Academy of Arts
College Art 2000 入選 / Fluxion Gallery,
Ground Zero, / Main Gallery, University of Hawaii at Manoa
The 32nd Annual State wide Juried Exhibition 入選 /
Academy of Arts