Jiha Moon Receives Atlanta Artadia Award

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, Anang, 2015, earthenware, underglaze, glaze, wire, synthetic hair, plastic barrette, 14.5 x 12 x 4.5 inches

Jiha Moon, Anang, 2015, earthenware, underglaze, glaze, wire, synthetic hair, plastic barrette, 14.5 x 12 x 4.5 inches

“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.

// READ THE FULL PRESS RELEASE

// SEE MORE WORK BY JIHA MOON AT MINDY SOLOMON GALLERY

Jiha Moon // Like 2015, 58 x 42 inches, Ink and Acrylic on Hanji

Jiha Moon // Like
2015, 58 x 42 inches, Ink and Acrylic on Hanji

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s