Mijookim photography

Past Exhibition- BEYOND CAMERAS at the Horace Williams House

BEYOND CAMERAS opening reception tomorrow, October 4, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join UNC/DUKE Photography MFA students and alumni this Sunday for the opening reception of BEYOND CAMERAS, co-curated by Elin Slavick &Chris Vitiello.

Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill, NC

Participating artists (apart from myself): Mijoo KimMinjin KangBen Alper,Eric PickersgillAlyssa MiserendinoLisa McCartyGrant Yarolin, and other MFA students and alumni from UNC and Duke







MIJOO KIM - MFA THESIS SHOW 23-27 February 2015

The John & June Allcott Gallery | Art Department | UNC-Chapel Hill

MFA Thesis Exhibition

Mijoo Kim: Re-Figure

23-27 February 2015

Opening Reception: 23 February 2015, 6-8 pm


My photography explores the processes of memory and identity. In this series, I focus on fabric and clothing as subject matter; shrouded female figures are set in relation to varying environments. Clothing itself conveys a slippery relationship between time and memory, and the public and private ways people inhabit it. This meditation entails challenging and important questions about representations of women, myself included. I feature myself in the frame, draped in fabrics harmonized with environments to examine and enact cultural camouflage. This strategy stems from my experiences as a Korean residing in the US for the past seven years and investigating my responses to this relocation. I use my camera to examine how my portrayal as an anonymous figure both visually conforms to American surroundings, but also conveys displacement. I express my sense of estrangement, by not only shielding my features, but also functioning as a visual barrier that the viewer cannot penetrate. Nevertheless, the colors of my shrouds play of off the backdrops’ palette to communicate a will to connect with my newfound surroundings.

Admission: Free


Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm


Artist website: www.mijookim.com