BIO: YoAhn Han

artist_photo YoAhn Han is a Korean painter based in Boston whose work is a visual dialogue between suppression and desire, a duality which speaks to both his experience of cerebral arteriovenous malformation and to his bifurcated cultural identity.

He received his MFA 2D at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and obtained a Bachelors of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). YoAhn’s work has been shown internationally, in the United States, South Korea, and the Netherlands. Recent solo shows include “Botanical Rhapsody” at Chase Young Gallery in Boston, “Metamorphic Desire” at Essex Art center (Jan, 2018), “My Princess, Bari” at ARTMORA Gallery in New York,  “Alluring Confinement” at the Artlery 160 in Boston, and 매혹적 가두어짐 (Enchanting Box) in Seoul, Korea. His work has also been exhibited in several group shows including “Summer Palette” at Chase Young Gallery in Boston, Seventh Juried Exhibition at Prince Street Gallery in New York, ART BLOSSM Exhibition at ARTMORA NJ, and Sanqtuary at Distillery Gallery in Boston.

YoAhn has also participated in the annual MassArt Auctions and the 2016 Busan international Art fair.


Experience

Teaching & Lecture

·  Juror at Beacon Gallery Group show, “Totem” December 2019
·  Panel Discussion at MassArt PCE Think Thursday: “Drawing in a Wired World” December 6th 2018
·  MassArt, Boston, MA – Assistant Professor at MFA – BLR (since 2017)
·  MassArt, Boston, Ma – Visiting Lecturor at Studio Foundation (since 2017)
·  Art All State Artist Mentor, Dartmouth, MA (since 2015)
·  Museum of Fine Art, Boston, MA – Instructor (since 2015)

Visiting Lecturer

2018
·  Discussion penal of “Drawing in a wired world” at MassArt PCE department
·  Harvard University GSD (Graduate School of Design), Cambridge, MA: (Prof/Artist. Ewa Harabasz – Drawing for Design: Ink Drawing)2017
·  Harvard University GSD (Graduate School of Design), Cambridge, MA: (Prof/Artist. Ewa Harabasz – Drawing for Design: Ink Drawing)
·  Brookline Gateway arts Artists (Studio Visit)

2016
·  Harvard University GSD (Graduate School of Design), Cambridge, MA: (Prof/Artist. Ewa Harabasz – Drawing for Design: Ink Drawing)
·  MassArt, Graduate Seminar Class (Prof. Sharon Dunn)

2015
·  Master of Fine Art, Boston, MA: (Prof. Sharon Dunn – LOW-RESIDENCY IN BOSTON) Studio Class

2014
·  Harvard University GSD (Graduate School of Design), Cambridge, MA: Architecture Program (Professor/Artist Ewa Harabasz – Landscape as Painting Seminar

Review Panel

·  MassArt Printmaking, MassArt Low –Residency MFA class Final
·  Harvard University GSD (Graduate School of Design) Architecture

Teaching Assistant

·  2012 – 2014: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
·  (Ewa Harabasz, Roger Tibetts, Colin Asper, Karishka Raja)
·  2007 – 2008: Bay Music & Art, Hayward, CA (private art institute)


Press

·  “Ethereal Desire,” Harper’s Magazine, 2018

·  “Displaced at Aviary Gallery,” DigBoston, 2018

·  “Artistic Identity; East and West ideas, influence converge in areas exhibits,” Eagle Tribune, 2018

·  “The Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance Group’s Exhibit Includes intersection of LGBTQIA issues,” Rainbow Times, 2016

·  “Surrealist-Inspired Visual Artist, YoAhn Han,” SchoolArts Magazine, 2017

·  Harper’s Magazine, “Ethereal Desire,” 2018

·  Digboston, “Displaced at Aviary Gallery,”  2018

·  Eagle Tribune, “Artistic Identity; East and West ideas, influence converge in area exhibits,” 2018