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Mi-Sook Hur

School of Art and Design: Metals and Foundations
Jenkins Fine Arts Center 1332
Mail stop: 502 School of Art
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Tel.# (252)328-1294; fax # (252)328-6441
E-Mail: hurm@ecu.edu

Master of Fine Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1998)
Bachelor of Fine Art, Seoul National University, Korea (1987)
Associate Professor, School of Art and Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Full-time Lecturer at University Wisconsin-Madison (1999)
Workshops (taught):
Hinge making, Pullen Art Center, Raleigh, NC (2007)
Painting enamel, Newark Museum, NJ (2007)
Hinge making, Penland School of Crafts, NC (2006)
Kumboo, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (1999)
Former artist-in-residence at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI (1999)
Awarded, North Carolina Council Regional Artists Grant
Purchase Award, “Toys Designed by Artists”, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Finalist, “Niche Award 2006, NICHE magazine, The Rosen group
Honorable Mention, Best of North Carolina Artist, Kennedy Promotions LLC and KAMG
1st Place, “Schwa”, Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC
Best in Show, 1st Fine Art Juried Exhibition, Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC
Juror’s choice, “Craft Forms 2003”, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
East Carolina University Grant, The Center of Interdisciplinary Instructional Technology Research Grant, ECU, Greenville, NC
Best in Show, 24th Annual National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Wayne County’s Art Council, Goldsboro, NC
Honorable Mention, “Metal Works: 1999”, ARTS Iowa City, Iowa City, IA
Winner, “Niche Students Awards”, in the categories of Fine Jewelry Finalist, Niche Award 1998, in the categories of Mixed and Miscellaneous     Media, NICHE magazine, The Rosen Group, Baltimore, MD


Honorable Mention, “American Vision Award” MJSA (Manufacturing Jewelry and Silversmiths of American Inc.), RI
Third Prize, “New Generation”, Shaw Guido Gallery, Pontiac, MI
Recipient of Women’s Jewelry Association Scholarship WJA (Women’s Jewelry Association Inc.), Fairfield, NJ
Recipient of MJSA Education Foundation Scholarship MJSA (Manufacturing Jewelers and Silversmiths of America Inc.)
Recipient of SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarship SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmith), Tampa, FL
Recipient of Edith L. Gilbertson Scholarship University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI
Recipient of student cash award, 74th Annual Exhibition Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council, Milwaukee, WI
Winner of European Design “An Asian Renaissance Evoked in Gold” World Gold Council, VicenzaOro II, Vicenza, Italy
Winner, “The Golden Design Awards ’96: Best 5 Collections” World Gold Council, Seoul, Korea
Solo exhibitions:
 “Mi-Sook Hur: Secret Garden”
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
“Mi-Sook Hur”, Appalachian Center for Crafts
Tennessee Technological University, Smithville, TN
M.F.A. Thesis Show
Class of 1925 Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Exhibitions (since 2003):
My work has been shown in national and international exhibitions at Chardin Art gallery, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia (06); Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA (07); Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA (06); Gallery MIM, Baltimore, MD (06); Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY (06); Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX (06); Visual arts Center, NC State, Raleigh, NC (06); Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI (06); Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA (06); Penland School of Craft Gallery, Penland, NC (06); Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY(06); Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA (05); Stephen F. Austin State university Galley, Nacogdoches, TX (05), Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC (05); Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC (04); The Columbus Cultural Arts Center,
Columbus, OH (07 and 04); Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY(03); Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL (03); National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN (03), and The George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto, Ontario (03).
John Michael Kohler Arts Center Collection (Sheboygan, WI); Sunny & Gloria Kamm Collection (CA); Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection (Little Rock, AR)


Relevant publications:

Metalsmiths and Mentors, Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI, 2006
The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration, by Linda Darty, p 149-p 151, Lark Books, 2004write about step-by-step painting enamel project and also works featured
Ring 1000,  p.128, Lark Books, 2004, juried publication, work featured
The Artful Teapot, by Garth Clark, p. 111, p.231, p. 119l, October 2001.
500-year history of teapot, including picture of work and artist biography.
Nouvel Object V, 2000, Seoul, Korea
Including picture of artist’s work, artist biography and artist statement


American Craft, April/May ’03, p. 39, work mentioned in a review of the exhibition catalog SNAG/3M; Innovative Tools.
Niche, Winter 2006, p. 67-p. 72, 2006, Niche Award finalist announcement
Metalsmith, work featured in a review of the exhibition “Ring”, spring 2005
: 1998 Exhibition in Print, Sep. p. 39


Including pictures of artist’s work and artist statement
AJM (American Jewelry Manufacture), Sep. p. 30,1998, design reviewed
AJM (American Jewelry Manufacture), May p. 37, 1998, design reviewed
NICHE, Spring, p. 87, 1998, work reviewed
Jewelry Asia News, Oct. p. 136, 1996, Hong Kong, work reviewed
Precious Metals and Jewelry, Vol.3, 1996, Seoul, wrote an article on jewelry design.
Precious Metals and Jewelry, Vol.4 1996, Seoul, interviewed
JW (Jewelry Women), June/July, 1996, Seoul, wrote an article


The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sunday, December 21, 2003, work reviewed, in the exhibition Craft Form 2003, as one of six “Juror’s Choice” selections
The Daily Reflector, August 4, 2005, Greenville, North Carolina, in a review of the Greenville Museum of Art’s Juried Exhibition
Pieces of Eight, ECU faculty and staff newspaper, article about the book The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration, December 20, 2004
Goldsboro News-Argus, Sunday, October 12, 2003, work featured in a review of 24th Annual National Juried Fine Arts Exhibition by Wayne County’s Art Council, Goldsboro, NC
Pieces of Eight, November 2, 2001, a newspaper for ECU faculty and staff, announcement, international faculty exhibition.
The Daily Reflector, Oct. 19, 2001, North Carolina, work singled out in a review of the School of Art Faculty Exhibition
Sunday, the Sheboygan press, Aug. 6, 2000, WI, a review of “Mi-Sook Hur: Secret Garden”
The daily Cardinal, Feb. 22, 1999, WI, work singled out in a review of the Dept. of Art Faculty Exhibition
Isthmus, the daily newspaper, Feb. 5, 1999, WI, work singled out in a review of the Dept. of Art Faculty Exhibition
Kyunghang, June 18, 1996, Seoul, Interviewed for the daily newspaper
Korea Precious Metals & Watch News, June 24 1996, Seoul, interviewed for the weekly newspaper


Brochures & Catalogues
Featured in the exhibition catalogue of New Wave, 2006
Featured in the Penland Action brochure, 2006
Featured in the exhibition catalogue of Made in American, 2005,Bevier Gallery, Rochester, NY
Featured in the exhibition catalogue of Refined IV: Innovation, 2005
Feathered in the catalogue of 3M/SNAG Tool Renovation Competition, June, 2002
Featured in the brochure of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, June/July, 2000
Featured in the brochure of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, May/June, 1999, p.16.
1999 NICHE Student Awards entry form, work featured