Korean-American artist Mina Cheon, ’02 M.F.A. imaging and digital arts, will lecture in the Fine Arts Studio A on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building on Friday, September 17, at noon.
Cheon is a media artist, writer and educator who divides her time between the U.S. and South Korea. She resides in Baltimore, New York and Seoul, and is an interdisciplinary professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), teaching in the Departments of Foundation, Interactive Media, Art History, Theory, & Criticism, and Language Literature & Culture. She also founded and directed an intercultural and interdisciplinary summer study abroad program, MICA Korea, in Seoul, Korea that ran between 2004-7 and has worked in collaboration and exchange with various art schools and institutions of Seoul, Korea.
From installation and performance to video and interactive media, her artwork deals with issues of media, space, borders and conflicts between nations, especially the triangular relationship between South Korea, North Korea, and the United States. Her last solo exhibition, “Addressing Dolls,” was at the C. Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore. Mina Cheon is also known by her past artist name MINALIZA1000 and her pen name M-1000.
Admission is free. Presented by the InterArts Series and the Visiting Artist Lecture Series. For more information, visit http://www.umbc.edu/arts.