“Lucky Monster” with Jiha Moon

$15 – FWMoA Members | $20 Non-Members | $8 Students (with school ID)
Support provided by the Michael & Grace Mastrangelo Foundation

To celebrate the exhibition of acclaimed artist, Jiha Moon, FWMoA will host an Artist Lecture with Moon as part of the Mastrangelo Lecture Series on Friday, March 15 at 6pm. The exhibition, “Lucky Monster: Works by Jiha Moon,” is on exhibit from March 9 through May 19, 2024 in the Museum’s galleries at 311 E. Main Street. Moon, a contemporary artist who focuses on painting, printmaking, and sculptural ceramic objects will discuss her concepts, processes and life as a working artist.

Jiha Moon, a 2023 Guggenheim Fellow in Fine Arts, is from DaeGu, Korea and lives and works in Tallahassee Florida. Her gestural paintings, mixed media works, ceramic sculptures and installations explore fluid identities and the global movement of people and their cultures. She was the featured artist in the Fall 2023 issue of American Craft where she states, “I find the surface of objects a powerful place to communicate.” She says “I am a cartographer of cultures and an icon maker in my lucid worlds.” She takes cues from wide ranges of history of Eastern and Western art, colors and designs from popular culture, Korean temple paintings and folk art, internet emoticons and icons, fruit stickers and labels of products. She often teases and changes these lexicons so that they are hard to identify yet stay in a familiar zone.

Jiha Moon received her MFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Her works have been acquired by Asia Society, New York, NY, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, Smithsonian Institute, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA. She has had solo exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, GA, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA, the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, The Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN and Rhodes College, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Memphis, TN and James Gallery of CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY. She has been included in group shows at Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MI, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, Asia Society, New York, NY, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, White Columns, New York, NY, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, and the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC. She is recipient of prestigious Joan Mitchell foundation’s painter and sculptor’s award for 2011. Her mid-career survey exhibition, “Double Welcome: Most everyone’s mad here” organized by Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Taubman Museum has toured more than 10 museum venues around the country until 2018.

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