Biography

Emily Yong Beck (b. 1999, Daegu, South Korea) is an interdisciplinary ceramic artist who received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute in 2021. Currently based in Chicago, her works are largely inspired by significant cultural pieces of craft and cartoon. The appropriation of certain motifs are an attempt to create a dialogue about forgotten histories and propaganda. Emily has worked at Kavi Gupta Gallery and co-runs the exhibition space, The Latent Space in Chicago, IL. Emily’s work will be featured in an upcoming solo exhibition at Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA in summer 2022 and in Cologne in early 2023.

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BORN 

1999, Daegu, South Korea

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

Gaa Projects, Cologne, Germany (Upcoming)

 

2022

Gaa Gallery, Provincetown, MA, USA (Upcoming)

Emily Yong Beck, The Nevica Project, Chicago, IL (Online Feature)

 

Group Exhibitions

2021

Undergraduate Exhibition, SAIC Galleries, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Cozy Warm Arts of Life, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Bright Line, The Latent Space, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Quick Hello, Black Book Gallery, Englewood, Colorado, USA

Milkweed, Watershed Gallery, Newcastle, ME, USA

New Image Art, Untitled Art Fair Miami, FL, USA

 

AWARDS + RESIDENCIES

2021 Watershed, Newcastle, ME, USA

White Columns: The White Columns Curated Artist Registry

 

SELECTED PRESS + PUBLICATIONS + WORKS CITED

2021

Clay In Color: The Propaganda of Rococo Ceramics and Cuteness with Emily Yong Beck

 

2020

ALL MY FRIENDS: friends forever 5-8

 

EDUCATION

2021 BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA