Jennifer Kim Sohn

www.jenniferkimsohn.com
 

Artist Statement

Through my work, I invite the viewers to consider some of the challenging environmental and social issues of our time. My aim is to present the same issues that flood the daily news, which are numerous, complicated, and daunting, in a manner that encourages engagement rather than avoidance. By working in “traditionally feminine” craft, such as embroidery and joomchi which encapsulates many meditative hours, I hope to provide unhurried space that allows for reflections on and the digestion of these pressing issues. Ultimately, I hope that my work empowers viewers to advocate for change.

Selected Exhibitions

Color Emotion Exhibition: Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA Jan 12-Feb 23, 2018
Migrations: Art Works Downtown, San Rafael. CA ttps://www.artworksdowntown.org
Renegade Fiber: Marin MOCA, Novato, CA https://www.marinmoca.org/
Facets: Blueline Gallery, Roseville Vermont St, Roseville, CA Sept 12- Nov 15,
Swarm: Annmarie Scupture Garden.
Body As Agent: Changing Fashion Art, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Sacramento Open Studios: Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA
Biodiversity/Extinction International Juried Exhibition: New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY
Fiber Dimensions Intersections 6: Presidio, San Francisco, CA
20 Fiber Dimensions Artists: Cancer Center, Greenbrae, CA
Quotation Marks:  San Francisco Public Library
                                Napa Library, CA
                                Roseville Public Library, CA
                                Martha Riley Library, CA
                                Mill Valley Library,   CA
Intersections 5: Presidio Officer’s Club San Francisco, CA
Fiber Dimensions at Blue Line Gallery: Roseville, CA
Fiber Art at Gymboree: 500 Howard St.  San Francisco, CA
Artfully Reclaimed: Marin MOCA, Novato CA
Re: Values: Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Collective Actions: Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA
Hats for the Cure: Oshman JCC Palo Alto, CA
Artfully Reclaimed: Marin MOCA, Novato, CA
Marin County Fair: 2015, 2012, San Rafael, CA
Cross Current: Elsewhere Gallery, Fairfax, CA
Blue Planet Show: SOMArts Center, San Francisco, CA
Zero Cancer, Honor Thy Healer: Mill Valley, CA
Memories and Transition: O’Hanlon Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
ACCI Gallery: Berkeley, CA, National Fine Craft Exhibition
ACCI 2009 National Juried Exhibition: Berkeley, CA
Green Dimensions art exhibit: Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
fiber DIMENSIONS at Falkirk: Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Pins of Marin: 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA
1 in100: America Behind Bars: Palo Alto Jewish Community Center, CA
1 in100: America Behind Bars: Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
Open Craft and Sculpture show: Marin Society of Artists Gallery, Ross

Publications

1985             Paul Rand: A Designer's Art, Yale University Press           
                     Graphic Example, p228 on subtopic “word/pictures”

Affiliations                         

    Fiber Dimension
    Surface Design

Education

1986 -1987   Stanford University, Stanford, CA
                    Master's in Fine Arts
                    Earl Markowitz Scholarship in Fine Arts1986                    

1984            Yale University, Brissago, Switzerland
                    Satellite summer program in Graphic Design
1980-1984            

1980 -1984   Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
                    Bachelor of Fine Arts

Teaching and Design Experience

Designer, Project Manager, Milton Glaser, Inc., New York City, NY 1987-1989

Instructor, Augusta College, August Georgia,2000

Selected Project List

2007       Vestry Wines, New York, City, NY
               Logo design
2006       Hymn Factory, Stamford, CT
               Logo and CD cover design
2001       Strawberry Point Elementary school, Mill Valley, CA
               Logo Design, Newsletter Graphic Editor
2000       Discovery Museum, Sausalito, CA
               Invitation Design of the Annual Fundraising Gala
2000       Marin Fertility Medical Group, Greenbrae, CA
               Corporate Identity