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Studio VU Lecture Series closes 2022-2023 season with artist, Jiha Moon

Posted by on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 in News and Events.

The Studio VU Lecture Series will welcomes Jiha Moon, a contemporary artist who focuses on painting, printmaking, and sculptural ceramic objects. Moon will present an artist lecture on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 4:10PM in Room 220 of the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center, home of the Deparment of Art at Vanderbilt University.

Jiha Moon, “Yellowave (Nocturnal),” 2022, ink and acrylic on Hanji, 42″ x 36″

Jiha Moon is from DaeGu, Korea and lives and works in Atlanta, GA. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Her works have been acquired by Asia Society, New York, NY, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA, The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, Smithsonian Institute, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC and The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA. She has had solo exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, GA, Taubman Museum, Roanoke, VA, the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, The Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN and Rhodes College, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Memphis, TN and James Gallery of CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY. She has been included in group shows at Kemper Museum, Kansas City, MI, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, Asia Society, New York, NY, The Drawing Center, New York, NY, White Columns, New York, NY, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA, and the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC. She is recipient of prestigious Joan Mitchell foundation’s painter and sculptor’s award for 2011. Her mid-career survey exhibition, “Double Welcome: Most everyone’s mad here” organized by Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Taubman Museum has toured more than 15 museum venues around the country from 2015-2018.

Moon gestural paintings, mixed media, ceramic sculpture and installation explore fluid identities and the global movement of people and their cultures. She says “I am a cartographer of cultures and an icon maker in my lucid worlds.” She is taking cues from wide ranges of history of Eastern and Western art, colors and designs from popular culture, Korean temple paintings and folk art, internet emoticons and icons, fruit stickers and labels of products from all over the place. She often teases and changes these lexicons so that they are hard to identify, yet stay in a familiar zone.

The Studio VU Lecture Series began in 2007 and the Vanderbilt University Department of Art annually invites national and international voices in creative, curatorial and critical-thought fields to the Vanderbilt campus through the Studio VU Lecture Series. Each invited visiting lecturer has a recognized career in visual arts, performance art, art criticism and/or a combination of several. In addition to presenting a lecture, the Studio VU speaker conducts one-on-one critiques with the Vanderbilt University Department of Art senior major students.

The Department of Art would like to thank all collaborators, cosponsors, and community (past and present) for their continued support for the Studio VU program.

All lectures are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted on promotional materials.

Please contact The Vanderbilt University Department of Art for more information at