Hong Seon Jang

Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

20 Jay Street, Suite 720

Hong Seon Jang creates installations from a variety of man-made materials and common objects such as tape, metal type, aluminum foil, floor tile, and furniture. His work emphasizes or upends the traditionally held understandings of these everyday materials, distorting or subverting common meanings to offer new or heightened readings that redefine conventional functions, roles, and values. Originally from South Korea and currently residing in the US, his sculptures draw upon his heterogeneous backgrounds and social, cultural and political subjectivities to question the complex relationships between authority and subordination, nation and citizen.

About Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free non-living studio space to 17 visual artists for year-long residencies. Its mission is to provide working studio space and community for artists. Artists are selected annually based on merit from a competitive pool of applicants by a professional jury comprised of artists and members of the SWSP Artists Advisory Committee.

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991. In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.

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