Marymount Manhattan

Studio Art Alumnus Finalist in MFA National Competition

August 21, 2013

Marymount Manhattan College Studio Art graduate, HeuiTae Yoon, ’11 has been selected to participate in the 2013 MFA National Competition, presented by First Street Gallery in Chelsea.

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Yoon, who is currently pursuing his graduate studies at Pratt Institute’s MFA program, was one of 20 students invited (from several hundred applicants from across the country) to display his work in a juried show. The exhibition ran from July 18th- August 9th.

The competition was juried by Phong Bui, a well-respected critic, artist, teacher, independent curator and co-founder, editor, and publisher of The Brooklyn Rail. It will showcase a diverse collection of styles and execution, including paintings, drawings, photographs, and Yoon’s mixed media piece, entitled Infinite Bridge, 66”x14”x14” (as pictured).

“HeuiTae Yoon was one of our strongest studio art majors. It’s thrilling for us to see how his art style has evolved into a more conceptual realm,” shares Professor Hallie Cohen, Chair, MMC Art Department. She continues, “I recall that in his senior year, Yoon’s capstone work, inspired by Paul Gauguin, was the first time our art department displayed the work of a graduating senior in a solo exhibition in Marymount Manhattan College’s Hewitt Gallery of Art. He clearly possessed great talent as an undergrad. We’re proud of the distinction he has earned through the MFA competition.”

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