2020 Juror: Sam Chung
My work draws influence from traditional Korean pottery, art and design as a reference point to reflect on perceptions of cultural identity and otherness. These cultural references are intended to question my perception of belonging within or outside of it. As a second-generation Korean-American, I often wonder how the notion of “belonging” relates to one’s notion of identity. There is a fluid nature to how we perceive ourselves based on our histories and environment. Ceramics is an ideal medium to work with because of its history showing how it has transformed as an art form through cultural influence and displacement.