Sunkoo Yuh

Biography

Yuh was born in 1960 in South Korea, immigrated to the U.S. in 1988 and now resides in Athens, GA, where he is a professor of art at the University of Georgia.  He received his BFA degree from Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea and his MFA degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, NY.

Artist Statement

I often make my works from intuitively and spontaneously drawn images. These two-dimensional images contain conscious and unconscious concerns in my life.  It also reflects my relationships and memories with people around me and life experiences.  I closely study my drawings and select a few to transform into three-dimensional clay sculptures or pottery forms. As a result, the body of my work as an artist is to transform the images from my mind into tangible sculptures and pots.