SunKoo Yuh was born in Korea. He received his BFA degree from Hong Ik University, Seoul, and his MFA degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, NY. He is currently Professor at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA. He has exhibited widely and has received many awards and honors. Last four years he have been invited four solo museum exhibitions including Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea and Seoul Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea. In 2005 he received the Joan Mitchell Foundation grant. In 2003-4 he was the recipient of the Grand Prize at the 2nd World Ceramic Biennale International Competition, Icheon, Korea, Illinois Art Council Artist Fellowship Award, Third Prize from the Virginia A. Groot Foundation, and the Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize. His work is in the collections of The Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., The Museum of Fine Arts, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, Houston, Houston, TX, Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea, the International Museum of Ceramic Art, Alfred, NY, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, the Oakland Museum of Art, California and more.
Ceramic Sculpture, Casting slip, Ink drawing: Yuh’s work is informed by his personal and intimate experiences in everyday life. He records these impressions as spontaneous yet intricate ink and brush works. Selected two-dimensional compositions are then represented and re-contextualized into conceptual and three-dimensional forms on small to monumental scale.