Soo Yun
Medium: Printmaking and Sculpture

Studio Location:
9 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, New York
Studio # ground floor

Phone: 6466424142



Artist Bio:
Soo Yun is a multi-disciplinary artist whose interests focus on the ideas about human nature, desire and instinct. Currently her art practice is based on symbolic behaviors making many reproductions through casting and printmaking in order to express the expansion of human desire. The artist is from Seoul, South Korea, where gender-discrimination still exists. She earned a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea, in 2011. Then she received an MFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA, in 2017. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Seoul, New York and Miami. She has received grant scholarships and a residency. Currently Soo Yun lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Artist Statement:
A bunny has an adorable, and naive image that is beloved by many children.
Contrary to its childlike appeal, a bunny also has sexual connotations: quick sex and promiscuity.

The conflict of being naive yet sexual exemplifies the hypocrisy and conservatism in Korea, my native culture. In Korea, I am required to behave discretely, as a good girl, or a well-educated lady. I struggle with the discord between these strict social expectations and my true desires.

Thus, the duality of the bunny - being cute and aggressive - mirrors the duality I see in human nature as well as in my own personality. The sophisticated gestures and pleasant mask that I present to the outside world hides my passionate and erotic desires. And, my desire increases as vigorously as a naive bunny reproduces.

The very nature of casting and printing is duplication. I keep reproducing bunnies in my work just as bunnies reproduce in nature. My studio practice is not only a way of mimicry but also a means to catharsis that helps me relieve my repressed desires: to fuck like a bunny.

All images and text copyright Soo Yun