Gyun Hur is an interdisciplinary artist and an educator whose experience as an immigrant daughter deeply fuels her practice. She 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, the artist constructs a visual landscape to evoke a sense of labor, loss, and memories.
Gyun completed Pratt Fine Arts Residency, Danspace Project Platform Writer-in-Residency, Ox-Bow Artist-in-Residency, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. 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, Art Asia Pacific, Public Art Magazine Korea, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Yahoo! Tech, Huffington Post, Brooklyn Street Art, 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, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and many others. Gyun has recently contributed as a writer in The Brooklyn Rail and The Forgetory.
Born in South Korea, she moved to Georgia at the age of 13. She currently lives in Brooklyn and enjoys taking care of indoor plants and teaching her students at Parsons School of Design. She is a current artist-in-residence at BRICworkspace and an AIM 38 fellow with the Bronx Museum.