“Asian Society of Arts: 2015 ANNUAL EXHIBITION”

Tenri Cultural Institute

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This year, the exhibition brings to view a variety of mediums and styles from the members of the Asian Society of Arts: photography, painting, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, animation, and digital drawing.

Asian Society of Arts (ASA) is a non-profit organization formed in 2003 for the purpose of supporting the arts and to assist foreign artists to establish themselves in the USA.

Jaena Kwon is an abstract painter originally from Seoul, South Korea, currently living and working in Long Island City, New York. Based in the United States since 2012, her work ranges in scale from painting to installation and examines the physical and perceptual properties such as color, light, depth, and pictoriality of abstract paintings. Kwon’s experience of moving abroad and re-positioning in complicated social relations influenced her decision to create fluid shapes and developed her interest in an object within its environment. Kwon’s artwork has been exhibited at SongEun ArtSpace, SongEun ArtCube, and ING Bank in Seoul, The Chait Gallery in Iowa City, The 808 Gallery in Boston, and The Giam Pietro Gallery in New Haven.

Alejandro Yoshii is a multidisciplinary artist working with sculpture, painting, and performance art. His work has been exhibited throughout Mexico and the United States. In 2011, his work was selected for two biennials in Mexico - the 5th National Biennial of Visual Arts Yucatan and the 13th Northwest Biennial of Visual Arts. After moving to New York in 2012, Yoshii’s work was exhibited at the Governors Island Art Fair 2013 and 2014, The Kitchen, The National Opera Center, and Emoa Space gallery. He has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center, Chashama studio program, and NYFA’s immigrant artist mentoring program. He was awarded the graduate Dean’s scholarship and the university merit scholarship at Parsons the New School for Design.
In his work, he explores the notions of cultural dislocation, displacement, and the visual and conceptual juxtapositions that arise from attempts to represent the body in contemporary culture.
Through drawing, painting, sculpture and performance, he addresses the interplay between the body and the social construction of identity from the immigrant experience.

Erica Hu is a motion graphics artist and designer who was born in China. She received her BFA degree in Communication from the University of China in 2008 and her MFA in Computer Art with a concentration in motion graphics from the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 2011. Hu’s design and motion graphic works use both 2D and 3D illustrations and spatial constructions to create magical worlds that burst with color and movement. Her work has been exhibited at major international exhibitions include SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 Computer Animation Festival (Hong Kong, China), Onedotzero Adventures in Motion International Festival (London, United Kingdom), 12th View Conference (Turin, Italy), Screen Social (London, United Kingdom), Very Short International Film Festival(Paris, France).

Dichen Ding is Chinese architectural designer who currently resides in New York. She graduated from Tsinghua University with a Bachelor in Economics and Finance and later received her master’s degree in Architecture from Columbia University.
working on multiple projects in TEN Arquitectos New York office, with an emphasis on institutional, cultural, mixed-use and residential categories.
architectural designer, pottery lover, good-food fan, part-time florist and furniture maker. She is currently working on multiple projects in TEN Arquitectos New York office, with an emphasis on institutional, cultural, mixed-use and residential categories.

Mari Maeda-Oboshi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Mari and Yuji Oboshi started a Photography duo “(yu+ma)” in New York City in 2010. They are specialized in Beauty, Fashion and Still-life. In recent years, their work have been published in numerous international publications. www.yumanyc.com

Katy Grokjovsky’s interdisciplinary practice, which combines painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation, performance, photography, and video, explores issues of gender, culture, and the self, often employing the body as a tool to weave together the personal and political. Dealing with issues of alienation, displacement and identity, I cut and juxtapose, metaphorically and physically, various found materials, exposing the absurd in the societal constructs. Scrutinizing the idea of femininity in the everyday, as the uncanny concept, I research the histories of beauty and aesthetics, whilst staging the body of a female artist, in relation to the social order.



from November 12, 2015 to November 24, 2015

Closing Reception on 2015-11-23 from 18:00 to 21:00

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