Artist Statement

Isolina’s practice actively investigates the symbiotic friendship between man and clay—i.e. what it means to shape, and be shaped by one anothers legacies. Blending the history of the monument with cartoon imagery, Isolina’s society of ceramic protagonists are fueled by this sentiment. Known as the ‘Woogies’, they’re adorned with symbols functioning as markers of time spent and people loved. Their hope is to reorient the viewer's sentiment towards ceramics into one that is satirical, critical, and kind.  

Bio

Isolina Minjeong is a visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY. They earned their Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Their work has been exhibited by the Maine Line Art Center (2022), Strada Gallery (2022), Tchotchke Gallery (2022), Clay Art Center (2021), amongst others. They are currently the codirector of DOCLAY NYC, a community ceramics studio in Koreatown, New York.