Heechan Kim Wins Cheongju International Craft Biennale

Jul 26, 2013

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We are pleased to announce that Heechan Kim, a recent graduate of the Furniture Design program has won the grand prize in the Cheongju International Craft Beinnale. The event will be held September through October 2013 at Cheongju, South Korea.

The Cheongju Ineternational Craft Beinnale has been honoring outstanding international crafts and artists every other year since 1999. In 2011, it became the world's largest craft event, with thousands of artists from 60 different countries submitting and participating in the exhibition. Heechan Kim has been honored with the grand prize in this year's theme of "Something Old, Something New." 

His work was chosen by a pannel of six international artists and curators. Judges said prize winner Heechan Kim’s work (title: #9) "shows exceptional creativity with deep understanding about material and transformation of old boat-making technique is innovative and outstanding in a very modern way."

More information about the Cheongju International Craft Biennale can be found at http://okcj.org/wp/.

To see more of Heechan Kim's work, please visit his website, http://www.heechankim.com/.