Please join us in congratulating gallery artist Jiha Moon as one of the two recipients of Artadia’s 2016 Atlanta Award. Moon will recieve $10,000 in unrestricted funds as well as access to the ongoing benefits of the New York-based program.
“Jiha Moon does maximalism in the best way, saturating her painting and ceramics with signs and symbols that go in many exciting directions,” said Katherine Jentleson (Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art, High Museum of Art). “The source she draws on, from Southern face jugs to Korean norigae are so diverse, allowing for work that is both humorously and seriously engaged in confrontations with the absurdity of our globalized, hyper-technologized society and the many cultural misunderstandings it nurtures.”
“Jiha Moon is in a perpetual state of “other” as she mines numerous histories and cultures, distilling them into rascally works of art. There is no filter, just a quirky mix matching flurry of references. Mischievousness, rebelliousness, Jiha is the Bart Simpson of our scene and she perfectly exemplifies the new Atlanta.” – Daniel Fuller, Curator of Atlanta Contemporary
This is the fourth time the bi-annual awards have been presented in Atlanta. This year, over 188 applicants living in the Greater Atlanta area submitted.