This exhibition “To Be of Seven Minds” presents the conflict created by questioning what a bad emotion is in our contemporary consciousness. From traditional and cultural vices, I believe that “sins”– or the emotions that result in “sin”– are the most instinctive part of humanity. In this exhibition, I explore the beauty of each emotion itself. These emotions are pure and I repurpose towards finding natural-born humanity and internality by displaying them in a delightful and sacred place. I enlist the “bad” emotions together in one place by illustrating platonic surfaces to enact narrative journeys of emotional ambivalence.
Soojin Choi was born and raised in South Korea, and she has worked as an artist in the United States since 2010. Soojin earned her BFA at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015 with a double major in Craft/ Material Studies and Painting/ Printmaking. She continued her studies at Alfred University to pursue an MFA degree in ceramics in 2018. After graduate school, she accepted a residency at the Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN with funding by Anonymous Artist Studio Fellowship. Currently, she is a long-term resident artist at Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT. Her work transforms objects, figures and spaces into visual language by repeatedly layering flat and spatial surfaces.