Soyeon Cho, The Green Luggage, mixed media, 2012
Through everyday materials such as Q-tips, plastic forks, clear tape, artificial flowers and parts of household goods, Cho reveals to her audience the hidden magical universe within the most seemingly negligible objects. This parallels her fundamental belief in everyone’s uniqueness and capacity for creating beauty. she care about nature – surroundings which are threatened by industrial development and the massive costs created by global warming and unbridled capitalism and twist the attitude of contemporary human beings and society. She hopes that her work reminds the audience of their true selves and reaffirms the intrinsic value of each of us that lies beyond the value assigned to us based on utility. Ultimately she attempt to demonstrate the unending ability of the human mind to re-imagine and re-create its world through utopian landscapes.
Soyeon Cho originally from Korea, now lives and works in Toronto. She has two MFA degrees, one from Seoul National University, South Korea, and one from School of Visual Arts, USA. She has exhibited her work both nationally an internationally. Her museum shows are The Basic Utensils (MASS MoCA at kidspace, North Adams USA 2011), Second Lives (Museum of Arts and Design, NY, USA 2008-2009), Artists in New York (Seoul Arts Center, Korea, 2007) and Altre Lilith (Le Vestali dell’Arte, Frascati, Italy, 2006). She has exhibited work at Glasstress (53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, 2009). Her most recent solo shows are H–gallery (Paris, France, 2016), The Soul Garden (Gallery b’ONE, Seoul 2012) and SKL Gallery (Mallorca, Spain, 2009), Ecological Collage 3 (Gallery HYUNDAI, Seoul, South Korea 2008), Alice in Hsin-Chu (Hsin-Chu International Glass Art, Hsin-Chu, Taiwan, 2006) and Wonderlandlust (Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, 2005). She has also participated in residencies in New York including Chashama Residency, Henry Street Settlement Artist in Residency Program and Project Studio Program at PS122.