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EDUCATION:

MFA, Fibers, August 2009

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

BA, Art, December 2000

Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Art Guide: Denver Montessori Jr/Sr High School, August 2015- Present

Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO, USA

  • Teach art and creativity classes in a farm-school environment for grades 7-10.

Assistant Professor: Craft Design Department (Fibers), September 2009- August 2013

Keimyung University, Daegu, S. Korea

  • Taught studio classes in repeat pattern design, embroidery design, direct dye & immersion dye, screen printing, crochet, and craft theory.
  • Advised students in individual work and process.
  • Mentored students in senior project and graduation exhibitions.
  • Focused educational efforts on the development of student’s creative process and critical thinking skills.
  • Utilized multi-sensory teaching methods to better engage English language-learners.
  • Built cross-cultural bridges through shared materials, processes and study.     

Studio Technician: Fibers Department, December 2007- July 2009

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, USA

  • Managed equipment in the Fibers Department: looms, sewing machines, digital fabric printer, dye kitchen, screen printing studio.
  • Instructed students on safety procedures and helped effectively use equipment and educational spaces.
  • Conferenced with students for special projects and reviewed work for display.
  • Coordinated with professors to maintain materials appropriate for each course offered.
  • Trained and supervised five Work-Study student employees.
  • Facilitated a building change by researching and ordering equipment, working collectively with the project manager and coordinating moving logistics.

Workshop Teacher: Grassroots Arts Program Grant (Georgia Council for Arts), February – March 2009

Effingham South High School, Guyton, GA, USA

Contract Art Teacher: Effingham Public Schools, March – May 2007

 Telfair Art Museum, Savannah, GA, USA

Art Teacher: Art Camp, June- July 2006, June- August 2007

Department of Cultural Affairs, Savannah, GA, USA

Workshop Leader: Golden Age Senior Centers, November 2006

 Telfair Art Museum, Savannah, GA, USA

Art Teacher: Middle School Art, October 2001- May 2005

 Newton Middle School, Littleton, CO, USA

  • Taught 2D/3D art classes for grades 6-8 according to district and state standards
  •  Accommodated lessons for gifted and special needs students.
  • Worked collaboratively with other teachers to create a well-rounded Art program for our school.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

In Context: quilts, embroidery and soft sculpture: 508 Gallery + Spaces, Daegu, Korea, March 2013

Connected: Works in Embroidery: 508 Gallery + Spaces, Daegu, Korea, May 2010           

You are Here? (MFA Thesis): TruSpace Gallery, Savannah, GA, June 2009

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Reclaim (Christos Collective): Gallery 970, Loveland, CO, December 2015

Reclaim (Christos Collective): Denver Seminary Bridge Gallery, Littleton, CO, August-December 2015

Presence (Art from Christos Collective): Core Gallery Annex, Denver, CO, May-June, 2015

Trashion: Tactile Textile Art Center, Denver, CO, September-October 2014

Keimyung Craft Design (Faculty Exhibition): Daeduk Gallery, Daegu, Korea, November 2012

Union of Heaven and Earth: Gukjae Art Gallery, Daegu, Korea, November 2012

Merge & Flow: Surface Design Association Conference, Minneapolis, MN, June, 2011

Retread Thread: The Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN, April-May, 2011

The Sketchbook Project: Brooklyn Art Library, Several locations, USA, February- July, 2011

Keimyung Fine Arts Department (Faculty Exhibition): Tianjin, China, December 2009

All of the Above: Blank Space Gallery, Savannah, GA, May 2009

Stitch Spectacular: Dimensions Gallery, Savannah, GA, January 2009

Fibers Department Open Studio: Gordon Hall, Savannah. GA, February 2008

Tin Cans and String: Gordon Hall, Savannah, GA, February 2007

Small Works: Red Gallery, Savannah, GA November-December 2006

Fibers Force Fine Arts Show: Red Kite Studio, Savannah, GA, November 2006

Open Studio: Alexander Hall, Savannah, GA, November 2006

SURTEX: In SCAD Fibers booth, NYC, May 2006

Sidewalk Arts Festival: SCAD, Forsyth Park, April 2006

Fibers Open Studio: Gordon Hall, Savannah, GA, February 2006

Shop SCAD: Savannah, GA, January 2006 – 2009

Please Touch, An Exploration in Weaving: Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, April 2000

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Rug Fixer: February 2014- July 2015

Robert Mann Oriental Rugs, Denver, CO, USA

  • Repair and restore Oriental carpets and Navajo rugs using various sewing and weaving techniques.

Co-Founder: May 2008- July 2009

Stitch Spectacular

Intern: January 2007- March 2007

Working Class Studios, Savannah, GA, USA

  • Worked collaboratively with other students to design products for the Working Class label and other major retailers.
  • Created surface design repeats in response to direction.
  • Researched trends in fashion, surface design, and home interiors.
  • Created a business plan for each product.

Weaving Assistant: December 2006- December 2007

T. Concha, Weaver, Savannah, GA, USA

  • Assisted in restoration of Navajo blankets by hand weaving and dyeing wool.

FIBERS SKILLS:

Sewing, quilting, chemical dyeing, natural dyeing, screen printing, basic weaving (loom), hand and machine embroidery, knit, crochet, digital fabric printing, digital surface design.

ADDITIONAL ART SKILLS:

Drawing, acrylic painting, basic ceramics, basic photography, Adobe Creative Suite.

PUBLICATIONS

Choi, Jung-yeon, “Communication through Old Cloth: Professor Karin (낡은 천들을 통해 소통의 미학을 살리는:카린 교수)” New Looks, (July/August 2010).

Dawers, Bill, “Man About Town: As the new year begins, artists explore old media and new” Savannah Morning News, (January 2009).

Hersh, Allison, “Radical Thread”, Savannah Morning News, (January 2009).

Stevens, Kristine, “A Stitch in Time. Fiber arts show comes to Dimensions Gallery,” Connect Savannah. (January 2009): 20.

ART ASSOCIATIONS

Christos Collective

American Craft Council (ACC)

Surface Design Association (SDA)

Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA)

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