Gyun Hur is an interdisciplinary artist and an educator whose experience as an immigrant daughter deeply fuels her pratice. She has performed and exhibited in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Turkey, and the United States. Gyun's work has been widely recognized for her floor installations comprised of hand-shredded silk flowers. Through her menial process of making and transforming materials, the artist constructs a visual and emotional landscape where diasporic labor, loss, and memories reside.
Gyun completed Pratt Fine Arts Residency, BRICworkspace, Danspace Project Platform Writer-in-Residency, Ox-Bow Artist-in-Residency, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is the recipient of The Hudgens Prize, Artadia Award, and Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship. Her works have been featured in Art In America, Art Paper, Sculpture, Art Asia Pacific, Public Art Magazine Korea, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Yahoo! Tech, Huffington Post, Brooklyn Street Art, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pelican Bomb, Creative Loafing, Jezebel, and The Atlantan. Her interest in art making in public space led her to various artist presentations at the TEDxCentennialWomen, the international street art conference Living Walls: The City Speaks, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Cener, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and many others. Gyun has recently contributed as a writer in The Brooklyn Rail and The Forgetory.
Born in South Korea, she moved to Georgia at the age of 13. She currently lives in Brooklyn and is a current artist-in-residence at NARS Foundation.
"Reflection on Reggie Wilson's Danspace Platform: In Conversation with Drawings and Text," The Brooklyn Rail, April 4, 2018
"A Thousand Kisses, In My Living Room," Repetitive and Impolite, The Forgetory, March 6, 2018
installation, performance, drawing, diasporic narratives, invisible labor, immigration
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