2017 M.F.A Jewelry Design, Graduate School Of Industrial Art Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea
2001 B.F.A in Jewelry Design, Kyonggi University, Seoul, KoreaSolo-Exhibition
2017 Craft Trend Fair, Coex A Hall, Seoul, Korea
2018 Hexagonal Kaleidoscope(Um You-jin solo-exhibition), Gallery Ahwon, Seoul, Korea
2018 Craft Trend Fair, Coex C Hall, Seoul, Korea
2018 The 19th National Art Gallery, Iksan Arts Center(Art Museum), Iksan, Korea
2018 “Good-bye, 2018″(Gift-exhibition), GIAGAGA gallery, Seoul, Korea
2018 The 34th Exhibition by The 3rd Group of Metalsmith-REMIND, KCDF gallery, Seoul, Korea
2018 “Behind metal, the back story”, Yido Atelier, Seoul, Korea
2018 Kyonggi University Jewelry Design Festivals- Convergence, Expansion, Career Exhibition, Hoyeon Gallery, Suwon, Korea
2018 “Flexible metal” , Bukgu Culture Arts Center, Ulsan, Korea
2018 ‘Hello New York !!’, AblefineartNY gallery, New York, U.S.A.
2018 Object[物 件], GIAGAGA gallery, Seoul, Korea
2017 [Technique], KCDF gallery, Seoul, Korea
2017 Winter story, Leesoo gallery, Seoul, Korea
2017 The 33th Exhibition by The 3rd Group of Metalsmith, KCDF gallery, Seoul, Korea
2017 Seoul Modern Art Show(Invitational Exhibition), Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
2016 Craft Trend Fair, Coex A Hall, Seoul, Korea
2016 [Active Hand]- “Jewelry & Craft” with 7 Jewelry Designer, Gallery Worl, Seoul, Korea
2016 [Hexagonal Kaleidoscope], The Museum Of Modern Art, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea
2015 Hi Design Fair, Hong-Ik Art center, Seoul, Korea
2015 [I am-], The Museum Of Modern Art, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea
2014-15 Handmade Korea Fair, Coex B Hall, Seoul, Korea
2013 [mental], The Museum Of Modern Art, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea
2012 Landscape of memories, Gallery Sky Yeon, Seoul, Korea
2012 [meik], The Museum Of Modern Art, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea
2006 ‘Home’ Ssamzigil Space Of Thema, Seoul, Korea
A story in the kaleidoscope
‘Memory is like a kaleidoscope. The kaleidoscope is full of beautiful little colored stones.
I exist in the world of Hexagonal Kaleidoscope and form countless networks in it.
Patterns and patterns overlap, and another order is created so we can think of stability,
peace and the future.’ – in artist’s note –
I feel nostalgia, comfort, reliability and healing through my precious childhood memories.
As time goes by, clear and pure memories of those days are getting faded, the mind and body are exhausted, but through memories can gain power beyond their limits, so memories of childhood are the most precious things it seems to be settled. With this mind, I began to put that memory into one space.
The main material in my work, 92.5% silver, reminds me of a side of our returning days like a pure child. The technique of sawing used in my work means rules and repetitive action, representing hope as a result of repetitive life actions through the process of patience and effort made one by one.