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Shop on the Square Artist Spotlight: Yong Joo Kim

A native of Seoul, Korea, Yong Joo Kim creates unique, light-weight, and elegant pieces of wearable art for those who believe that art can change the way we see the world. She explores how beauty emerges by investigating both conscious and sub-conscious modes of making. She is interested in the comparison between this process and the evolutionary process found in nature, with a special focus on the role of human trust of material potential in this context.

Yong Joo graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. In 2012, she received the prestigious Niche award as a winner in Jewelry: Sculpture to Wear. In 2011, she received the Adrianna Farrelli Prize for Excellence in Fiber Art from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Her work has been selected as part of the prestigious Museum of Arts and Design’s (MAD) permanent collection, and has been internationally exhibited at museums and galleries in New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle, Sydney, Firenze and Seoul. She works and lives in Providence. RI.

Kim’s unique jewelry will be for sale at Shop on the Square.  Our week-long show, craft sale, and auction features thoughtfully designed and expertly crafted jewelry, accessories, tableware, toys, and much more at the Philadelphia Art Alliance.
Stop in Tuesday, December 4th through Sunday, December 9th, from noon to 7pm daily.
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