Bio

                   Jihoon Choi received a BFA in 3D animation and Modeling from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. He was the recipient of an Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center. His group exhibitions include Grounds for Sculpture; the International Sculpture Center in Hamilton, NJ and de Young Museum, 18th Annual Student Showcase; Expand in San Francisco, CA. Bad memories or experiences that are recreated by positive perspective and pixel objects are the focus of Jihoon’s sculptural work. Thus, his artwork are cute, chubby, and colorful subjects that are sculpted in a pixelated style by folding and cutting pieces of sheet metal or make stacked plywood.

 

Education

2015                MFA    Sculpture                                     Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2012                BFA     3D Animation & Modeling          Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

2002               Degree: Drama and Cinema                  Seoil College, Seoul, KOREA

Awards

2017                 Sweet'n Low, An International Show of Cute, Artist Award. 

2016                 2nd Annual Artist's Choice Online Juried Art Exhibition, Finalist

2016                 A New View, A Photography Exhibition, Finalist.  

2016                 Abrams Claghon Gallery,Social Networks Photography Exhibition, Finalist

2016                 Artspan's Selections 2016 Juried Exhibition, Finalist

2016                 Niche Awards, Student Finalist, Mixed Media

2015                 Clyde & Co. Community Art Project Award; San Francisco Office Award.

2015                 Best in Show, 2nd Place - MFA, Academy of Art University, Spring Show.

2014                  Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards, The Sculpture Magazine, 

                          Grounds for Sculpture, 20th Annual Student Award Exhibition.

2014                  Best Concept, Academy of Art University, Spring Show.

2013                  Best Bronze, Academy of Art University, Spring Show.

Group Exhibitions

2017                  Sweet'n Low, An International Show of Cute, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA (Ongoing)

2017                  Academy of Art University 2017 Annual Fashion Show Collaboration Exbihition, San Francisco, CA

2017                  Mischief, STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017                  A Sculpture Exhibition, Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA

2017                  Furs, Feathers, and Fins. Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA

2017                  Art & VR: A Virtual Reality Art Salon. Upload Collective, San Francisco, CA

2016                  ZING Art Collective, Menagerie Art  Gallery, Redwood City, CA

2016                  Huge, STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016                  Tiny, STUDIO Gallery, San Francisco, CA  

2016                  2nd Annual Artist's Choice online juried art exhibition, Fusion art, Palm Springs, CA

2016                  A New View, A Photography Exhibition, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, CA

2016                  Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, CA

2016                  Roll Up Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016                  California Academy of Sciences, NightLife: August, San Francisco, CA

2016                  InFlux: Future Directions in Jewelry and Metal Arts, The Cannery, San Francisco, CA

2016                  111 Minna Gallery, 3nd Annual Art/Music in A Different Light, San Francisco, CA

2016                  Artspan's Selections 2016 Juried Exhibition, The Midway SF, San Francisco, CA

2016                  American Made Show, NICHE Awards Finalist Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2015                  Step Gallery, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

2015                  Clyde & Co. Community Art Project, San Francisco, CA

2015                  Academy of Art University, 435 Jefferson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015                  Academy of Art University, Spring Show, San Francisco, CA

2015                  California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Davis, CA

2015                  Academy of Art University, 435 Jefferson Gallery, San Francisco, CA  

2014 - 2015       Grounds For Sculpture, 20th Annual Student Award Exhibition, Hamilton, NJ

2014                  Academy of Art University, Spring Show, San Francisco, CA

2014                  111 Minna  Gallery, beyond scope: New Notions of "Art", San Francisco, CA

2014                  de Young Museum, 18th Annual Student Showcase: Expand, San Francisco, CA

2014                  California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Davis, CA

2013                  Academy of Art University, Spring Show, Palace of Fine Art, San Francisco, CA

2013                  California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art, Davis, CA

Bibliography

Academy of Art U News, November 2016. Volume 2, Page #1,3

Emboss Magazine, April 2016, Spotlight. 

Academy of Art U News, February 2016. Volume 1, Page #18 - 19

Anotonio Martins.com

Decosit Web Magazine

Academy of Art University, About US.

The International Sculpture Center, "2014 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture; Awards.", Sculpture Magazine, October 2014, Page #51

Academy of Art University Newspaper, July 2014. Volume 1, Page #9

Sculpture School Daily.com - 2013.08

Sculpture School Daily.com - 2013.07

Sculpture School Daily.com - 2013.05

Jodie A. Shull. " Studio with A View, Studying figurative sculpture at Academy of Art University, San Francisco. ",  Sculpture Review Magazine, Winter 2012, Page #26

 

Experience             

                         KM Cultures, Seoul, KOREA

                         Producer Assistant. 01/2006 - 06/2006

                                Collected information for shooting location.

                                Made contact list public offices and head or supervisors in location area.

                     Prepared location hunting and gathered information about each location and auditions.

                                Edited pictures and videos.

                                Arranged schedule between main office and the field headquarters.

 

                        Military duty. 06/2002 - 08/2004

                        Directed and Produced 3 short movies and 1 play. 1999-2002

 

                                Tryout, 2002, 6mm Digital Video, 15 Mins.

                                Mad female scientist is trying to do an experiment on a human body to save her baby

                                 from an incurable illness.

           

                                Let's Go, 2001, 6mm Digital Video, 13 Mins.

                                Three high school students found a masterless motorcycle. They try to get on

                                the motorcycle. But, it was a police decoy to catch robbers.

 

                               Ant and Grasshopper, 2001, Puppet show for children, 15Mins.

                               Education story; "Ant" always works hard to prepare for winter.

                               "Grasshopper" always plays, but does not work, thus  he does not prepare for winter.

          

                                Money, 1999, 16mm film, 18Mins.

                                A poor guy went to a bank as a robber, but he suddenly falls in love with the bank's officer.