The CHIMERICA FLAG
Linocut on archival digital print on Rives BFK paper
14 3/4" x 27 3/4"
Edition of 20
Chunwoo Nam is a printmaker and educator. He received an MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo, a BFA from the University of Hong-lk in Korea and studied at Tamarind lnstitute of Lithography in Albuquerque, NM.
He was awarded the Grand Prize from the Seoul International Print Biennial 2011, for the We Are Here suite. He has also received 'TheJuror's Award' from the 2008 Pacific States Biennial, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI, the 'Award of Exceltence' from the Art at the X National Juried Competition 2008, Xavier University Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 'The Purchase Prize' from the Delta National Smalt Prints Exhibition 2008, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, 'The Third Prize'from the 5th Novosibirsk lnternational Graphic Biennial 2007, Novosibirsk State Art Museum Novosibirsk, Russia - 'Honorable Mention(The Fourth Prize)' from the 5th lnternational Bienniat Print and Drawing Exhibition 2006, Taiwan, R.O.C. and 'The best of show '27th' Annual Paper in Particular National Exhibition, Columbia College, Columbia, MO.
Grants include the Special Grant from the Korean Ministry of Culture and Tourism and in 2005 the Artist's Fellowship of NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts). In 2006-07 he was selected as Artist in Residence at Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York. His prints have been exhibited internationally and are included in the permanent collections of museums such as Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum Ueno, Japan // National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan // Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia // Museum of Tama University, Japan // Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, Athens // UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo // Columbia College, Columbia, MO, Cincinnati Art Museum and many others.
The We are Here Portfolio
East/West – Money for goods, goods for money. One time cultural enemies locked in a dance of interdependence. Communists and Capitalists dancing around their former ideologies. Cultures becoming intertwined on the constant flow of goods and money. In this suite of prints the Korean artist Chunwoo Nam visualizes this dance of cultures and calls into question the ideologies that held these two cultures apart as enemies for so long. By combing their symbols of power, (their flags), and place, (Tiananmen Square, Times Square), he creates a view of these cultures whose dance is shrinking our globe and also our cultural divide. Chunwoo seems to be telling us “Dance On!”. The prints are a combination of lithography, etching and gold leaf. First hand drawn images were printed by hand from stone. The etching plate, a combination of the Chinese and American flags, was drawn on copper and aquatinted and hand printed. The group of people was hand printed from aluminum lithograph plates, as were the dancing figures, which were then gold leafed. The prints are published by Clay Street Press in an edition of 20.