Tai Hwa Goh
April 5 - 24 | Opening reception: April 5, 6-8 PM
NARS Project Space
My print installation, Asymmetry is an open expression of my recent interest in the tensions between opposites. Though my images evolve from biological forms, the color is not biologically natural but rather artificial and exaggerated. It is with this similar approach that I use hand crafted traditional printmaking method but also incorporate manufactured party balls, Styrofoam pipes and cement cast.
I create layered installations from printed and cut paper. I cut, fold, layer, and form the hand-printed paper into three-dimensional objects that engage with the architecture of a space. With my large scale “party-balls” installation, I construct tubes, pipes, and balls brimming with fluid-like stands of paper as a metaphor of the cycle of the body, industrial machinery and natural phenomena, as well as the endless processes of growth and decay, the intersection between a joyful organic form and industrial human- made realm.
Tai Hwa Goh, an artist working with printmaking and installation, was born in Seoul, Korea, where she spent her childhood years through college. Goh’s installation pushes the boundaries of traditional printmaking from two-dimensional images on paper to three-dimensional sculptural installations that transform space. Goh is a recipient of 2019 New Jersey Individual Artist Fellowship Awards and the Gold Award winner of the 2017 AHL Visual Art Competition. She also has been awarded and grants from National Endowments for the Arts, Lower East Side Print Shop, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Guttenberg Art,Emerge11, Vermont Studio Center, AHL Foundation and Evergreen Museum and Library Residency at John Hopkins University, MD, among others. She had an installation show at Sunroom Project Space at Wave Hill and BRIC and her works have shown at IPCNY, DUMBO Art Festival, Islip Museum, William Paterson University, Gallery Aferro, AIR Gallery and Snug Harbor Center for The Art. Goh has participated in the International Artist Residency at NARS Foundation and the Artist-in-Residence, Museum of Arts and Design's Artist Studios Program. She is in the Artist-in-Residence at Children’s Museum of Manhattan now. Goh earned an MFA from the University of Maryland, as well as an MFA and a BFA from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. She has been featured in US and international exhibitions. For more information please visit www.taihwagoh.com.