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Do Ho Suh (b.1962, Seoul, Korea) received a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA in sculpture from Yale University. Interested in the malleability of space in both its physical and metaphorical manifestations, Do Ho Suh constructs site-specific installations that question the boundaries of identity. His work explores the relation between individuality, collectivity, and anonymity. He is represented by Lehmann Maupin that has galleries in New York City and Hong Kong.
An artist featured in the Art21 series, his work the last few years has been created out of transparent fabric transformed into architectural space. Using the ancient art Korean art form of Pojagi, Suh creates the massive architectural forms that float effortlessly in a gallery with light streaming through them. Space becomes ethereal and magical, but precisely and intricately defined. Do Ho Suh is branching into new forms of artistic expression using threads as can be seen in the first video. What he creates with sheer fabric is breathtaking.