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Jae Hi Ahn
Long Island City, NY

About the Artist

Ahn's work has a strong influence on the way she perceives the world, even when immersed in hyper-urban settings; She tends to seek out the organic potential of man-made objects and places. Her work often involves repurposing and reusing objects from daily routine and common industrial products to create organic forms.

Her awards, residencies, and exhibitions include: Puffin Foundation Grant, Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Regrant (funded by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council/Swing Space Grant, Sculpture Space, Ragdale, Building 110: LMCC’s Arts …
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About the Artist

Ahn's work has a strong influence on the way she perceives the world, even when immersed in hyper-urban settings; She tends to seek out the organic potential of man-made objects and places. Her work often involves repurposing and reusing objects from daily routine and common industrial products to create organic forms.

Her awards, residencies, and exhibitions include: Puffin Foundation Grant, Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Regrant (funded by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council/Swing Space Grant, Sculpture Space, Ragdale, Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island, BRIC Rotunda Gallery, The Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, Broadway Windows at NYU, Urban Artist Initiative Fellowship, Artist’s Enclave at I-Park, VCCA, Washington Square Windows at NYU, Elizabeth Foundation, Vox Populi, and Hillwood Art Museum. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, The L Magazine, and the Brooklyn Rail.

Jae Hi Ahn was born in South Korea. She received her BFA in sculpture from Chungnam National University in South Korea and an MFA from C.W. Post Campus/LIU in NY. She lives and works in NYC.

Artist’s Work

Summer debris 3
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Summer Debris #3

By Jae Hi Ahn

Summer debris 1
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Summer Debris #1

By Jae Hi Ahn

Summer debris 13
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Summer Debris #13

By Jae Hi Ahn

Brooklyn botanic garden pp1
Jae hi ahn

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, PP1

By Jae Hi Ahn

Brooklyn botanic garden pp18
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden, PP18

By Jae Hi Ahn

Brooklyn botanic garden p1
Jae hi ahn

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, P1

By Jae Hi Ahn

My little conservatory pink series 1
Jae hi ahn

My Little Conservatory, Pink Series #1

By Jae Hi Ahn

My little conservatory black series 5
Jae hi ahn

My Little Conservatory, Black Series #5

By Jae Hi Ahn

My little conservatory black series 3
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My Little Conservatory Black Series #3

By Jae Hi Ahn

Terrarium green series 1
Jae hi ahn

Terrarium, Green Series #1

By Jae Hi Ahn

Terrarium pink series
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Terrarium Pink Series

By Jae Hi Ahn

My little conservatory
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My Little Conservatory

By Jae Hi Ahn

Netplants green 8
Jae hi ahn

NetPlants Green #8

By Jae Hi Ahn

Netplants green 2
Jae hi ahn

NetPlants Green #2

By Jae Hi Ahn

Summer debris 10
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Summer Debris #10

By Jae Hi Ahn

Dreaming plant 17
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Dreaming Plant #17

By Jae Hi Ahn

Dreaming plant 6
Jae hi ahn

Dreaming Plant #6

By Jae Hi Ahn

Re collected 2
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Re-Collected #2

By Jae Hi Ahn

Re collected 1
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Re-Collected #1

By Jae Hi Ahn

Selected Exhibitions

  • Repetition- Delirium, Muriel Guepin Gallery
    Brooklyn, NY, 2012
  • Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery at Brooklyn Botanic Garden
    Brooklyn, 2012
  • Sea Flowers, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park,
    Cazenovia, NY, 2010
  • Building 110: LMCC’s Arts Center at Governors Island
    NYC, 2010
  • Other, Other…High Visibility, Nathan Cummings Foundation by Bronx council on the Arts
    NYC, 2009
  • Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
    NYC, 2008
  • The Field Sculpture Park at Omi International Arts Center
    Ghent, NY, 2008
  • Fantasia, Dam Stuhltrager Gallery
    Brooklyn, NY, 2007
  • Sculpture Space
    Utica, NY, 2007
  • Aquatic Garden at Washington Square Windows at NYU, NYC
    NYC, 2006

Press and Accolades

  • The Stuff That Creativity Is Made Of By BENJAMIN GENOCCHIO, The New York Times
    2007
  • Unlikely Materials, Alpan gallery by Elle Can, “M”, The NY Art World
    2007
  • The L Magazine, Inside the Artist’s Studio: Jae Hi Ahn in Bed-Stuy
    2011
  • Brooklyn Arts Council Community Arts Regrant (funded by NYC Department of Cultural Affairs)
    2011
  • Puffin Foundation Grant
    2011
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council – Swing Space Grant, NYC
    2010
  • Sculpture Space Residency partially funded by New York State Council on the Arts, Utica, NY
    2007
  • Artist of the Month, Bric Rotunda gallery, Brooklyn
    2008
  • Urban Artist Initiative Fellowship, NYC
    2008
  • Artist’s Enclave at I-Park Residency
    2007
  • Jae Hi Ahn, Dam Stuhltrager gallery, The Brooklyn Rail
    2005

Education

  • Art Students League of NY, Printmaking
    NYC,2004 
  • Long Island University/C. W. Post Campus, MFA
    Brookville, NY,2002 
  • Chungnam National University, BFA (Sculpture)
    South Korea,1997