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Min Jeong Song

PhD Work

I am interested in the materiality of glass in both physical and metaphorical dimensions. In particular, the fluidity of molten glass allows the maker some control while accepting the element of chance at the same time, which is compared with the nature of hybridity and diversity in my research.


The glassmaking process in my work is a way of stylising by abstracting visual elements that are associated with specific cultures. The notion of in-betweeness has been investigated through the analogy drawn from the literal and interpretational dialogue between glass and culture.


Info

  • PhD

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    Ceramics & Glass, 2008–2014

  • I am interested in the materiality of glass in both physical and metaphorical dimensions. In particular, the fluidity of molten glass allows the maker some control while accepting the element of chance at the same time, which is compared with the nature of hybridity and diversity in my research.


    The glassmaking process in my work is a way of stylising by abstracting visual elements that are associated with specific cultures. The notion of in-betweeness has been investigated through the analogy drawn from the literal and interpretational dialogue between glass and culture.


  • Degrees

  • MFA, Glass, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA, 2007; BFA, Glass, The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA, 2004
  • Experience

  • Artist-in-residence, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA, 2011; 'New Perspectives on Asian Design and Its Histories' symposium speaker, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2011; 'Parallels and Connections' research conference speaker, The Institute for International Research in Glass, Sunderland, 2011; Teaching assistant to Jocelyne Prince, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, USA, 2007
  • Exhibitions

  • Paradise, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan, Italy, 2012; International Festival of Glass IV Luxembourg, Atelier d’Art du Verre, Asselborn, Luxembourg, 2011; How Is This Glass? Of post-glass artists and glass guerillas, 78 West Market Street, Corning, USA, 2009; Supervisions, Korean Cultural Centre, London, 2009
  • Awards

  • Winner, (ORSAS) Overseas Research Students Awards, 2012; Winner, Sir Po-Shing and Lady Helen Woo Scholarship, 2012; Winner, Research, RCA PhD Award, 2010