Korea group II : Tradition

Exhibition  /  06 May 2010  -  26 Jun 2010
Published: 04.05.2010
Galerie Caroline Van Hoek
Willemijn de Greef. Necklace: Zeeuwse knoop, 2010. Porcelain, silver, thread. Willemijn de Greef
Necklace: Zeeuwse knoop, 2010
Porcelain, silver, thread
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Willemijn de Greef from the Netherlands and Soyeon Kim from South Korea, in a show around tradition in jewellery in their respective countries.

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Willemijn de Greef, Soyeon Kim
My pieces were inspired by the men and women of the Zuiderzee in the North of the Netherlands and the people of Zeeland in the South of the Netherlands where I grew up. The pieces refer to the demise of the traditional fishing industry and traditional crafts aswell as to traditional costumes.
- Willemijn de Greef

Soyeon Kim is currently a Master of Fine Arts Candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She holds Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry and Metals from the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Soyeon is a recipient of the 2008 National Educational Endowment Scholarship by the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She actively participates in exhibitions through out the continent and travels extensively.  She is currently teaching Introductory and Advanced Metals classes to undergraduate students, gaining experiences in teaching in hopes to become an educator at the university level.  She is also focusing in her body of work for thesis, which will be exhibited at the Krannert Art Museum in April 2010.