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Yesuk Seo


Yesuk Seo(She/Her) is a U.S.-born Seoul-based multi-disciplinary artist who dealt with the abstraction of "Form, Color, and People."  She has archived multi-faceted interests into her art practices with memories from family, collected found objects, and places. She creates suspended illusions by combining printmaking, sculpture, and painting genres. 

"Form, Color, and People" was from her mother's annual exhibitions with her friends from the 1990s to the 2010s. 

서예석은 장르 구분 없이 다양한 접근방식을 통해 회화적인 판화, 조각적인 회화, 판화적인 조각에 끝없이 탐구하는 작가이다.

"형, 색, 인"의 추상적인 관념에 초점을 두어, 그녀의 기억 속 가족, 사물들, 그리고 존재하지 않는 장소로부터 멈춰진 시간 안에 새로운 이야기를 채워가는 작업을 한다.


"형/색/인" 은 책장에 자주 등장하는 어머니의 1990-2010년대 전시 도록 제목이었다.

Selected Solo/Group Exhibitions

2024            Bronx Calling: The Sixth AIM Biennial I, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY

                    curated by Eileen Jeng Lynch

2023            RISD GRAD SHOW 2023, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

                    Graduate Printmaking Biennial, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI

2022            Of Soiled Bodies, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI

                    curated by Veronica Bello and Corina Dorrego

2021            Great Exhibition 2021 Part.2:+(Plus), G Gallery, Seoul, KR

                    Fresh Ruins, The Parlour, Baltimore, MD

                    curated by Erick A. Benitez & Ariel C. Foster

2020             Art Off-Screen, Neumeraki, Online

                     The 94th ANNUAL International Competition: Online Exhibition, The Print Center(Philadelphia, PA), Online

                     selected by Charlotte Cotton and Gretchen Wagner

2019             Between Edge & Interior, Pratt Institute Fine Arts, UNTITLED, ART., Miami Beach, FL

                     curated by Ashley James

                     Afterimage: Whispers from the Objects, Gallery DOS, Seoul, KR

                     片鱗/"A Piece of Scale: Beyond Holes", GS E&C, Seoul, KR

                     Awaken, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY

                     curated by Eileen Jeng Lynch

2018              Optimism, 2018 Endless Editions Biennial, efa Project Space, New York, NY

                      curated by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo & organized by Endless Editions

                      Vacancy, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY

                      curated by Carmen Hermo

2017              BRIC OPEN (C)ALL: TRUTH, BRICartsmedia, Brooklyn, NY

                      Published by the Artist 2017, IPCNY, New York, NY

                      curated by Grayson Cox and Angela Conant

                      Sun Screen, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY

                      curated by Paul John Jr. 

                      Allow Me to Interject, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY
                      curated by David Rios Ferreira

                      Idols and Impossible Structures: New Prints 2017/Winter, IPCNY, New York, NY

                      selected by jury Noel W. Anderson, Anne Coffin, Caitlin Condell, Lucia Hierro, Martin Nash and Francoise de Saint Phalle

2016               Flashbulb Memories of the Spaces, Pratt Studios Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

                       Babylone - U.S.A., The Boiler/Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY 

                       curated by Daniel S. Palmer



2021                 AIM Fellowship at Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

2020                 IEA Visual Arts Experimental Projects Residency, Alfred Univ., Alfred, NY

2020                 FCA Emergency Grant Covid-19, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York. NY

2019                 Semifinalist, The Print Center’s 94th ANNUAL International Competition, Philadelphia, PA

2018                 Artist-in-Residence at Sculpture Space, Inc., Utica, NY

2018                 The Studios @ MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

2017-2018        Keyholder Residency Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY

2016                 UrbanGlass/Pratt Partnership Scholarship, Brooklyn, NY


Artist Printmaking Training Programs

2023                Graduate Assistant (Risograph printing), Miguel Lastra, Project Manager/ Hyundai Research Collaborative, RISD

2023                Instructor, Intro to Silkscreen(WS 2023), RISD

2021-23           Teaching Assistant, Experimental Relief by Megan Foster, Painterly Prints by Amber Heaton, Lithography by Andrew Eckhardt, Single Edition by Lois Harada, Copperplate Engraving by Andrew Raftery, RISD

2016                Intern at Lower East Side Printshop, LLC, New York, NY 

2015                Graduate Assistant (Laser Cutting) at Pratt Woodshop, Brooklyn, NY


Artist Assistant

06/2023                         Jim Drain, Warwick, RI

02/2017-07/2022           Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Brooklyn, NY 



2023   MFA(Printmaking)    Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 

2016   MFA(Sculpture)        Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 

2014   BFA(Fine Arts)         School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

2012                                    Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY


BABYLONE – U.S.A., Selected works by second-year Fine Arts MFA candidates from Pratt Institute curated by Daniel S. Palmer, The Boiler/Pierogi, 2016

BABYLONE – U.S.A. at The Boiler | Pierogi Gallery (


Idols and Impossible Structures: New Prints 2017/Winter, Print Center New York, 2017

Sun Screen, curated by Paul John Jr., Lower East Side Printshop, 2017

“Sun Screen” Exhibition

Vacancy, curated by Carmen Hermo, Lower East Side Printshop, 2018

“Vacancy” Exhibition

Awaken, curated by Eileen Jeng Lynch, Lower East Side Printshop, 2019

“Awaken” Exhibition

GalleryDOS 기획전 전시도록,  2019

서예석 ‘Afterimages: Whispers from the Objects’ by GalleryDOS

Women in Expanded Print “An Interview with Yesuk Seo”, published by Elizabeth Corkery at Print Club LTD., 2019

Between Edge & Interior, curated by Ashley James, Pratt Institute Fine Arts, UNTITLED, ART., 2019

Pratt Alumni Push the Boundaries of Painting at UNTITLED, ART Miami Beach - Pratt Institute

 The 94th ANNUAL International Competition: Online Exhibition, The Print Center, 2020

Yesuk Seo Semifinalist – The Print Center

November 2 – 6 "The Institute of Electronic Arts welcomed Yesuk Seo as part of of Visual Arts program" at Alfred Univ., 2020

great exhibition Part 2: + (plus), G Gallery, Seoul, 2021

G Gallery

Bronx Calling: the 6th AIM Biennial, curated by Eileen Jeng Lynch, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 2024

Bronx Calling: The Sixth AIM Biennial (Part One) - The Bronx Museum

Nayyar, Rhea, Bronx Calling is All About Knowledge and Agency, Hyperallegic, 2024

Bronx Calling Is All About Knowledge and Agency ( view)

Sayej, Nadja, This Year's Bronx Biennial Showcases the Struggles of Urban Life, OBSERVER, 2024

Review: ‘Bronx Calling Sixth AIM Biennial’ at Bronx Museum of the Arts | Observer


"Flashbulb Memories of Spaces: Looking through Suspended Windows" by Yesuk, Pratt Graduate Sculpture Thesis, 2016

"Objects and Apparitions: A Portable Museum" by Yesuk Seo, RISD Graduate Printmaking Thesis, 2023

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