Yoonmi Nam (Lawrence, KS) was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, spending part of her youth in Canada. She received a BFA degree in Printmaking from Hongik University, Seoul, Korea and received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. Her work considers cross-cultural experience and sense of transience through prints, installations and drawings. Nam has exhibited both nationally and internationally including countries such as Bulgaria, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Paraguay, Poland and Scotland. She has received numerous grants and fellowships to support her research and travel. Recent grants and awards include Center for East Asian Studies International Research Travel Grant, Hall Center Creative Work Fellowship, Kansas Arts Commission Mid-Career Artist Fellowship, MI-LAB Artist Residency Award and Ngwang Choephel Fellowship from the U.S. State Department. Nam teaches printmaking and drawing at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, where she has been a faculty member since 2001.
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