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Yesuk Seo


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

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

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


2019 Between Edge & Interior, 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.*  

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

curated by Daniel S. Palmer*

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



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 @ MASSMoCA, 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

2017-22      Artist Assistant/Freelancer, Alison Elizabeth Taylor, Brooklyn, NY 

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

2015           Graduate Assistant (Laser Cutting) at Pratt Woodshop, 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



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

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

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

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