Gyun Hur is an interdisciplinary artist and an educator. Gyun has performed and exhibited in Canada, China, Hong Kong, Italy, Turkey, and the United States. Gyun’s work has been widely recognized for her floor installations comprised of hand-shredded silk flowers. Through her menial process of making and transforming materials, Gyun creates a visual landscape that evokes a sense of labor, loss, and memories.
Gyun completed Vermont Studio Center, Ox-Bow Artist-in- Residence, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Pilchuck Glass School. She is the recipient of The Hudgens Prize, Artadia Award, and Joan Mitchell Foundation Scholarship. Her works have been featured in Art In America, Art Paper, Sculpture, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pelican Bomb, Creative Loafing, Jezebel, and The Atlantan. She was listed as the Best Emerging Artist by Creative Loafing and selected in Oxford American’s “100 Under 100: Superstars of Southern Art” issue. Her interest in art making in public space led her to various artist presentations at the TEDxCentennialWomen, the international street art conference Living Walls: The City Speaks, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and many others.
Born in South Korea, she moved to Georgia at the age of 13. She currently lives in New York City and enjoys taking care of her indoor plants and teaching her students at Parsons School of Design. She is the current writer in residence for Danspace Project Platform 2018.