Join us for a two-part program featuring artist Jae Ko, whose work is featured in Pour, Tear, Carve: Material Possibilities in the Collection.
Thursday, April 20, 6:30-7:30 pm
Learn about the artist’s practice during a talk in the exhibition galleries facilitated by Phillips Curator Renee Maurer.
Saturday, April 22, 2-4 pm
Return for a hands-on workshop led by the artist to apply what you learned to your own creations. All materials provided.
IMAGE: Jae Ko, Untitled (JK719), 2012, Rolled paper, glue, calligraphy ink, 55 x 13 x 10 in., The Phillips Collection, Gift of James A. and Marsha Perry Mateyka, 2022
About Jae Ko
Jae Ko creates a new visual language with elegant spirals and ribbon installations that can take on monumental proportions. She finds inspiration in nature, and her forms readily evoke organic matter-tree rings, tornadoes, roots, branches or seeds. The intuitive design of each of Ko’s sculptures are made from miles of everyday office, recycled paper or adding-machine tapes, which she unwinds and reshapes, bathes in vats of ink and then lets dry out over months. Her seductive work occupies a space between writing and sculpting; a biomorphic form that often looks like a swollen calligraphic mark.
Born in 1961, Korean artist Jae Ko attended the Tokyo art school and received a BA from the Wako University in Japan and a MFA from the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2002, Jae Ko received the Pollock-Krasner grant. In 2012, she was awarded the prestigious ‘Anonymous Was A Woman’ art award and The Phillips Collection mounted Ko’s installation of Force of Nature. She currently lives and works in Maryland.