Jihye Han uses ceramic and mixed media to construct sculptural and installation-based pieces that speak about the role of boundaries and how they affect social interaction, with a particular sensitivity to the influence of her Korean heritage and international upbringing. Her surface decoration and forms touch on questions about how individuals are connected or disconnected through space, time, and material. She is highly motivated to be a part of HCCC to encourage people to embrace cultural diversity, and she plans to incorporate different methods and processes, including ceramic and mixed-media works that draw from Korean culture and her childhood memories.
Jihye Han earned a BFA in sculpture and ceramics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MFA in ceramics from the University of North Texas. In 2021, she received the Emerging Award as part of ClayHouston’s Award for Texas BIPOC Ceramic Artists. Recently, she was selected as a recipient of a 2022 Emerging Artist Award for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA).
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