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Join artist Julia Kwon for a glimpse into her interdisciplinary and collaborative practice. Exploring gender and identity, she creates traditional and hybrid Korean textiles that challenge preexisting notions of what it means to be Korean and feminine, as well as examining the complexities of constructing identity in our current global culture. She also investigates community and personal relationship-building through collaborative projects such as communal quilting, one-on-one portrait drawing, and shared local artist talks.
Dolcezza Coffee & Gelato will open at 8:45 AM.
About the Artist
Julia Kwon is an interdisciplinary artist currently based in New York and the DC area. She was born in the US and earned her MFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University and her BA in studio art at Georgetown University. She has had numerous solo exhibitions and has won various awards, such as the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University’s Traveling Fellowship, as well as artist residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Vermont Studio Center, NARS Foundation, Montgomery College, Gallery 263, and the Textile Arts Center.
Her solo exhibition More Than a Body is on view at the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, through August 4.