University of North Dakota Faculty/Staff Newsletter

Art and Design visiting artist series presents Kee-Ho Yeun Feb. 1

The Art and Design Visiting Artist Series presents Kee-Ho Yeun, who will give a presentation on his current research from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Paul E. Barr Memorial Lecture Room (Room 227) in the Edmond A. Hughes Fine Arts Center. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Kee-Ho Yuen received a bachelor's from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1983 and a master's in fine arts in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from The University of Iowa in 1989. He is currently a professor and head of the UI Jewelry and Metal Arts program.

Kee-Ho looks at his work as an evolving collage of both the philosophy and the sensibility of the East and West. His work is an aesthetic investigation as well as a quest to whimsically comment on human emotions and interactions. He employs an eclectic use of contemporary and traditional technologies and materials, ranging from advanced 3-D computer modeling to traditional fabrications and enameling.

Work by Kee-Ho has been acquired by numerous permanent collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C., the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, N.Y., and many other important collections.

The Visiting Artist Series is sponsored by generous funding provided by the Myers Foundations.

-- Donovan Widmer, associate professor, Art and Design, 777-2908,

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