The UC Riverside Art Department would like to recognize and congratulate our faculty member Yunhee Min who has been awarded the distinguished Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Art for 2022! This is a huge honor. She joins our department’s stellar record of past Guggenheim fellows including Joe Deal (Emeritus), John Divola, James Strombotne (Emeritus), Uta Barth (Emeritus), Melissa Thorne (University of Albany), Jim Isermann, Charles Long, and Jill Giegerich (Emeritus). The Guggenheim Fellowship is highly competitive and one of the most prestigious awards one in our field can achieve. Congratulations, Yunhee!
Yunhee Min’s work, both paintings, and site projects explore visual abstraction as an open proposition for aesthetic relationality and perception expressed with color, surface, gesture, as well as material and form. Min is interested in engendering space of individuation and experience with abstraction, resistant to fixed or dominant meaning. In this respect, color plays a large role in its delicate contingency inherent in our perception and sensation. Her work has been featured in gallery and museum exhibitions including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Art Sonje Center, Seoul, Korea, Artist Space, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles, Miles McEnery Gallery in NY among others. Min is a recipient of the Korea Arts Foundation of America Artist Grant, the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Grant, and the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts Grant.
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