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TAI HWA GOH

Place of Residence: Fort Lee, New Jersey

http://www.taihwagoh.com

 

Artist's Statement

Every moment of physical experience in my life motivates me to focus on inside voice of my body.  The series of "Suspicious Seed" is the expression of our vulnerable body and its fierce fight for recovering.  My images in this series evolved from biological forms to landscapes at the same time it is the boundary in between my spiritual and physical existence.  I've thought my body as the one both outward and inward, and it is also a widely open "site."

Most of my works are produced by layering of prints on thin Korean paper, "Soon-ji".  With multiple production processes like intaglio and silk-screen, the quality and weight of paper tell about tissue-like layers and physiological process of our body and the layers of delicately waves paper obstruct and bury the image underneath, representing translucent, impenetrable, and vulnerable of body (ie. skin) but at the same time recoverable and rather strong slefness.

Biography

Tai Hwa Goh, an artist working with printmaking and paper installation, was born in Seoul Korea where she spent her childhood years through college.

Tai Hwa got a BFA and MFA from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.  Upon moving to the United States in 2000, she got another MFA in printmaking and sculpture from the University of Maryland in 2004.  She had over 10 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows including Flashpoint Gallery (DC), KM Art Center (VA), Greater Reston Art Center (VA), Arlington Arts Center (VA), Greenbelt Community Center (MD), School33 (MD), Black Rock Center for Arts in Gaithersburg (MD), Space Gallery in Cleveland (OH), and the Consular Office at Embassy of Korea (DC).  She was awarded many grants and residencies from the Lower East Side Print Shop (NY), DC Commissions on the Arts Humanities and Prince George's Art Council (MD).  Her work is collected by many private collectors and public venues, including DC City Hall and the University of Maryland.

Ms. Goh creates artwork in which an innovative integrated medium of printmaking is put together to create a new art form that is symbolic and physical.  Its source is two-dimensional yet it breaks out into a three-dimensional sculptural existence.  Layering printed Korean paper (Soon-ji) act as a representation of the human body, life events and its traced experience... the waxed paper creates a delicate translucency allowing through vibration of imagery.

Currently, Ms. Goh lives in New Jersey and is a resident artist of the Lower East Side Print Shop (NY) and Gallery Aferro (NJ).