Hometown: Jeju Island
Based in: Cardiff
Yusun Won is a Korean Ceramic artist. Change and development, the core theme of her work, has influenced her overall art activities such as looking at ordinary and familiar objects from a new perspective and physically changing forms by firing processes.
Yusun studied ceramics at Kookmin University based in Seoul, South Korea, completing BFA and MFA in ceramics with distinction. (2012-19)
She recently completed a Master in ceramics with distinction at Cardiff Metropolitan University based in Cardiff, UK (2020-21)
She is working at Fireworks Clay Studio, Cardiff, as part of the 21/22 Graduate Residency.
Yusun had exhibited her work across South Korea and UK. She had the first solo exhibition at KCDF Gallery, sponsored by Korea Craft Design Foundation, and multiple group exhibitions in Seoul and Cheong Ju, Korea.
Her work was also exhibited in Craft Trend Fair and Seoul Design Art Fair. Her work, developed in her second master course in the UK, has been seen at Saatchi Gallery, Tomasso, Llantarnam Grange, Cardiff MADE Gallery, and Art in clay.
Yusun is the winner of CICC 2019 Craft at CheongJu international Craft Competition and a finalist of the 2021 BADA Art Award. She is the recipient of the Franz Rising Star Scholarship. She participated in multiple projects for the national fork museum of Korea, Kookmin University, and Cardiff Metropolitan University. Besides, she has actively collaborated with artists in various fields such as illustrators, designers, writers, and musicians. The results of collaboration projects were displayed at galleries or published in the Journal of the Korean Society of Ceramic Art.
Yusun's work is in the permanent collection of CheongJu Craft Biennale Organizing Committee, and Tomasso gallery purchased her piece for their collection.
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