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jason S. yi: dissimulations

SEPTEMBER 24, 2022 — DECEMBER 22, 2022

Dissimulations is a site-specific installation at the Dennos Museum in Traverse City, Michigan.

About Jason S. Yi:

Jason S. Yi is an interdisciplinary artist working in photography, video, sculpture, drawing, and site-specific installations. Immigrating from South Korea to United States at an early age, his work is conceived through a bi-cultural lens and interrogates the notion of perception’s equivalence to reality.  He explores the effect of cultural and societal tendencies placed on both built spaces and our understanding of the natural landscape.

He has exhibited in regional, national and international venues. His work was included in the international biennial exhibition at the Inside-out Art Museum in Beijing, Moran Art Museum in Seoul, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, inaugural Sculpture Milwaukee (curated public sculpture exhibition), and will participate in an upcoming summer 2022 exhibition XYZ in Griffin, Austria.

His awards include Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship in 2016, Mary L. Nohl Artist Fellowships (twice in the established category in 2006 and 2022), and Kamiyama Artist in Residence Fellowship, sponsored by the Japan Foundation.  His works are included in the permanent collections of the Milwaukee Art Museum, Museum of Wisconsin Art, Kamiyama Museum of Art in Japan, Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles and the Edward F. Albee Foundation in New York.

He is a co-founder of Plum Blossom Initiative, a curatorial and platforming project dedicated to mentoring emerging artists in Milwaukee, mentor for the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network and serves as a gallery director of Hawthorn Contemporary in Milwaukee.

Jason S. Yi lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA.

Image: Jason S. Yi, Dissimulations (Installation view). 2021, Spray insulation foam, latex paint, wood, and cement.