Kyoung Ae Cho: 1997
Lillian Elliott Award Recipient


Recent Work - 2018

Excess I - reworked, 2014-2017
24" x 24"
Crabapple, burn marks, thread, on canvas.
Gathering, collage, burning, stitching.

Kyoung Ae Cho - Excess I - reworked
Kyoung Ae Cho, Excess I - reworked, 2015.

Kyoung Ae Cho - Excess I - reworked (detail)
Detail - Excess I - reworked.


Recent Work - 2016

Excess IV, 2015
24" x 36"
Maple samaras, burn marks, rice paper, on canvas.

Kyoung Ae Cho - Excess IV
Kyoung Ae Cho, Excess IV, 2015.

Kyoung Ae Cho - Excess IV (detail)
Detail - Excess IV.

Kyoung Ae states, "Nature has been conducting continuous experiments into processes, and has been doing it for millions of years. The environment has been metamorphosing its materials, to form new existence, in an ever-changing society. My investigation into environmental processing is to explore an understanding of nature's rhythm in our culture and how we as people interact with it as well. Everyday we hear of tragedies that happen upon our earth and these tragedies bring forth the loss of living elements. With growing concern in environmental issues, the understanding of nature's rhythm and the recycling of materials have become more important and this has peaked my thoughts in how I work. I respectfully approach this environmental processing by incorporating recycled matter as well as low-valued materials mostly which I have gathered. Gathering and collecting objects / materials are very important parts of my work process. Because I believe my works are the outcome of the collaboration between those objects / materials and I, and that collaboration starts from that moment. In the process I examine nature to understand its language through shape, pattern, color, texture, scale and its changes. My works are produced as a result of conversation between nature and I. Through this process, I want to have my work carry the beauty and the power that I see and feel in nature."


Recent Work - 2014

052010-032011, 2014
36" x 36"
Hair (collected from May 2010~March2011), silk organza, muslin, thread, calendar.
Hand felted, hand stitched, collaged.

Kyoung Ae Cho - 052010-032011
Kyoung Ae Cho, 052010-032011, 2014.

Resonance II, 2014
36" x 36"
Mica (collected in Penland, NC, 2000), pins, acrylic polymer on canvas.

Kyoung Ae Cho - Resonance II
Kyoung Ae Cho, Resonance II, 2014.

Kyoung Ae Cho - Resonance II (detail)
Detail - Resonance II.


Recent Work - 2010

Broken Dream, 2010
7 pieces: 2” x 11” x 11” each
Weeded-out plants, burn marks, thread on paper.

Kyoung Ae Cho - Broken Dream
Kyoung Ae Cho, Broken Dream, 2010.

Kyoung Ae Cho - Broken Dream (detail)
Detail - Broken Dream.

Fallen, 2010
42” x 42”
Leaves, silk organza, thread.

Kyoung Ae Cho - Fallen (detail)
Kyoung Ae Cho, Detail - Fallen, 2010.

Kyoung Ae Cho - Fallen
Kyoung Ae Cho, Fallen.


Work Submitted for the 1997 Lillian Elliott Award

Quilt?! -I, 1997
51” x 51”
Wood, fabric, waxed linen cord, thread.

Kyoung Ae Cho - Quilt?! -I
Kyoung Ae Cho, Quilt?! -I, 1997.

Kyoung Ae Cho - Quilt?! -I (detail)
Detail - Quilt?! -I.