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“Lepidoptera” at the Zuckerman Museum

Imi Hwangbo will exhibit her work in a solo project entitled “Lepidoptera” at the Zuckerman Museum of Art in Kennesaw from January 10 - July 29, 2023.  The exhibition will present her work in constructed drawings, an art form in which she cuts and layers translucent paper in such quantity that sculptural forms are created.  Hwangbo’s imagery is based on the ornamentation of Buddhist temple doors and Korean decorative arts, with traditional patterns reconfigured and expanded into space. This exhibition will take place on the Zuckerman Museum’s Project Wall North.  Designed by architects Stanley Beaman and Sears in 2014, the…

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“Reverie” at Hawthorn Contemporary

Imi Hwangbo will exhibit her work in a solo show entitled “Reverie” at Hawthorn Contemporary from September 17 through November 17, 2022. This solo show will be an encompassing exhibition that presents her large-scale constructed drawings. “Reverie” will also premiere her new work in Constructed Prints. Hawthorn Contemporary, located in the historic Walker’s Point neighborhood in Milwaukee, is an art venue dedicated to presenting contemporary art by artists working in national and international arenas. Hawthorn Contemporary

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New Constructed Print Series

The Constructed Print Series is a new line of work from the Imi Hwangbo Studio. The new prints combine elaborate patterns in cut paper with a hand-drawn image. Each print begins with a drawing in pencil that evokes an optical illusion of great depth. The images are transformed into prints, and contrasted with cut paper patterns that provide a subtle relief element. The patterns, which resemble a floating field of flowers, are drawn from Korean decorative arts. Seen against an illusionistic image, the floral patterns create a drawing with light and shadow, half-real and half-imagined. There are multiple designs in…

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“Before, During, and After Part II” at the Sandler Hudson Gallery

Imi Hwangbo’s work is exhibited in “Before, During, and After Part II” at the Sandler Hudson Gallery in Atlanta though January 16, 2021. This group exhibition features twelve represented artists: John Belingheri, Betsy Cain, Namwon Choi, Maggie Davis, Margaret Fletcher, Cheryl Goldsleger, Michael T. Hensley, Imi Hwangbo, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, Greely Myatt, Yanique Norman and John Oetgen. Sandler Hudson Gallery 

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“Cut & Paste: Works of Paper” at the Telfair Museum in Savannah

Imi Hwangbo’s works on paper are on exhibition in “Cut & Paste: Works of Paper” at the Telfair Museum in Savannah through 2021.  This exhibition focuses on the ways in which contemporary artists manipulate paper to create remarkable drawn, sculptural, assembled, woven, or folded works of art. “Cut & Paste” has travelled to five venues from 2019 through 2021, including the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking, the Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, the Albany Museum of Art, and the Lyndon House Arts Center.  The exhibition is organized by curator Didi Dunphy and the Georgia Museum of Art. Cut…

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“Paper Routes” in ArtsATL and Burnaway

Imi Hwangbo’s work in the show “Paper Routes” was reviewed in ArtsATL and Burnaway.  ArtsATL is Atlanta’s source for art news and reviews providing comprehensive coverage of the arts in Atlanta.  Burnaway is an Atlanta-based digital magazine of contemporary art and criticism from the American South. ArtsATL: “Paper Routes,” 5 Georgians More than Prove They’re Artists to Watch”  Burnaway: “Soft Power: “Paper Routes” at MOCA GA, Atlanta”

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Paper Routes: Women to Watch 2020” at the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia

Imi Hwangbo will exhibit in "Paper Routes: Women to Watch 2020", an exhibition of contemporary works on paper organized by the Georgia Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. The exhibition is curated by Michael Rooks of the High Museum, and will take place from January 24 - March 7, 2020 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia. Ms. Hwangbo is one of five Georgia artists working in paper selected for the MOCA Georgia show. The exhibition will focus on the transformation of paper into complex works of art. "Women to Watch 2020" will…

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“The Oracle Series” at Art on Paper, Pier 36, New York City

“The Oracle Series” by Imi Hwangbo will premiere in New York City at the Art on Paper Art Fair during Armory Week from March 8-11, 2018. “The Oracle Series” will be exhibited with the Ellen Miller Gallery at Booth 303 on Pier 36 at 299 South Street. Art on Paper features eighty national and international galleries presenting photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, and large scale installations that challenge the notion of what a work on paper can be.   Art on Paper 2018 Exhibitors include the Aperture Foundation, the Nancy Hoffman Gallery, and the Tamarind Institute.  Last year’s edition of Art on…

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“The Oracle Series” is acquired by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

“The Oracle Series," a new series of constructed drawings by Imi Hwangbo, has been acquired by the Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.  In this series of three-dimensional drawings, the artist has combined floral and geometric patterns with a field of brilliant color. Silhouetted by a palette of blues and reds, the patterns create a kaleidoscopic drawing that changes with the viewer's position. The Dana–Farber Cancer Institute is a leading cancer treatment and research center that is internationally known for its research and clinical excellence.  It is the principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and…

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“The Oracle Series” at the Miller Yezerski Gallery in Boston

“The Oracle Series”, a new exhibition of constructed drawings by Imi Hwangbo, will be shown at the Miller Yezerski Gallery in Boston from September 9-October 11, 2016. Imi Hwangbo's delicate reliefs carve two dimensional patterns, creating lines with edges, and shapes with negative space. Trained as a sculptor, Hwangbo's practice combines image, object, and material. Her work recalls the traditional Korean art of pojagi: four-cornered wrapping cloths embroidered with patterns which reference Korean folk beliefs. Hwangbo's patterns begin as hand-drawn shapes, which she interprets with cut paper and mylar. The completed piece creates depth with layered apertures and overlapping edges.  “The Oracle Series” plays…

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“Portals: Interview With Imi Hwangbo” in The Huffington Post

Imi Hwangbo received her MFA from Stanford University, and has been a resident at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the American Academy in Rome, and the Carmargo Foundation in France, among many others. She lives and works in Athens, Georgia, where she is Associate Professor at my alma mater, the University of Georgia. She currently has a show at Pavel Zoubok Gallery on West 26th street. The following is a portion of our exchange about pattern, abstraction and devotion to process. Read Full Article

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“Madrigal” at the Michele Mercaldo Studio in Boston

Madrigal, a solo exhibition of constructed drawings by Imi Hwangbo, will be on view at the Michele Mercaldo Studio in Boston, Massachusetts from January to February 2017. Hwangbo’s constructed drawings are fabricated with translucent mylar that is colored, cut, and layered to create sculptural reliefs. The imagery is based on the decorative patters of Italian cathedrals and Korean Buddhist temples. With color schemes from Renaissance painting, these artworks incorporate patterns of line that appear to be drawn in space and cast a delicate shadow. This series, which is hand-colored, recalls the luminous effect of stained glass.  The Michele Mercaldo Studio…

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