2019 MAPC Members’ Juried Exhibition
October 4–November 2, 2019
The Bolivar Art Gallery is pleased to host the 2019 Mid America Print Council (MAPC) Member’s Juried Exhibition, an annual exhibition showcasing the range of work in contemporary printmaking. This year’s juror Yoonmi Nam selected fifty pieces from the entries, including a variety of traditional print media as well as installation, animation, and sculpture.
Concurrent to the 2019 MAPC Members’ Juried Exhibition, Yoonmi Nam will exhibit a selection of her recent prints in a solo show titled For A Little While.
Nam will give an Artist Talk on October 4 at Noon in the Bolivar Art Gallery. Opening reception for both exhibitions will follow immediately after her talk.
The Mid America Print Council is an educational and community-based organization that focuses on all print related arts. Embracing both time-honored and innovative approaches, we promote awareness and appreciation of traditional and contemporary forms of printmaking. We are an inclusive association for individuals and institutions, administering the sharing of technical and critical information regarding print. Honoring our predecessors, we aim to bring new and sustained interest to this unique medium. Active on multiple platforms, MAPC is an organization that provides members with access to a network of printmakers, resources, opportunities, newsletters, and a biennial conference that features speakers, workshops, panels, shows, and exchanges. Through calls for participation, we organize members’ exhibitions and publish The Mid America Print Council Journal. Our goal is to recognize, advocate, and continue research in historical, current, and future print technologies. The Members’ Juried Exhibition occurs every fall and is meant to continue to promote the organization, particularly in non-conference years, and to give our membership regular opportunities to exhibit their work throughout the country. This year’s exhibition is juried by Yoonmi Nam.
About the juror: Yoonmi Nam’s work considers cross-cultural experience and sense of transience through observations of everyday objects and occurrences. In her prints, drawings, sculptural works, and installations, she uses familiar disposable objects and cut flower arrangements as subject matter and explores their materiality, ephemerality, persistence, and the common and extraordinary way we structure our surroundings. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Yoonmi received a B.F.A. degree in Printmaking from Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Korea. She moved to the U.S. to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she received an M.F.A. degree in Painting/Printmaking in 2000. Yoonmi has received numerous grants and awards to support her studio practice and travel. Some notable achievements include, a Solo Exhibition Award from The Print Center in Philadelphia, MI-LAB Artist Residency Award in Japan, The Hall Center Creative Work Fellowship at The University of Kansas, and the Ngwang Choephel Fellowship from the U.S. State Department. Her work is in the collections of the RISD Museum, RI; Spencer Museum of Art, KS; and the Beach Museum of Art, KS; among others, and has been shown both nationally and internationally including countries such as Japan, New Zealand, Scotland, Korea, Germany, Poland, Mexico, Bulgaria, Italy, Sweden, and Paraguay. Yoonmi has taught at RISD and Washington University in St. Louis. Currently, she teaches at the University of Kansas, where she has been a faculty member since 2001.