Myung Jin Choi, ‘Ground’, 2007, Freeman's

H: 21 x W: 22.5 x D: 4 in. (approximate, overall)

Provenance Note:

Since 1947, The Clay Studio in downtown Philadelphia has served as a nonprofit educational institution, gallery, and studio dedicated to the teaching, creation, support, and promotion of the ceramic arts. With the generous support of a prestigious Responsive Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation's Program for American Art, The Clay Studio has launched The Clay Studio Collection Project, documenting and researching the objects from its collection of contemporary ceramic art. The Clay Studio's Permanent Collection consists of more than 600 artworks made by emerging and established artists who have served as Guest Artists-in-Residence, Resident Artists, and teachers at The Clay Studio over the past 25 years. Representing overlap in their Collection by these superb artists, The Clay Studio is proud to offer lots 93-99 with sale proceeds to benefit the housing and care of its Permanent Collection.—Courtesy of Freeman's

For more information about The Clay Studio and the Collection Project, visit www.theclaystudio.org

Artist Biography:

Myung Jin Choi is a Korean born sculptor, installation artist, and a storyteller. She briefly served as a visiting Assistant Professor at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She received her MFA from the State University of New York New Paltz in 2003. Choi's work mirrors her personal history, life experiences, and travels. Each piece she creates recalls a memory, capturing the essence and feeling of a specific time and place. The main characteristic of her work is her use of a singular form in a repetitive way. She uses these small forms, repeated - sometimes thousands of times - to create a meditative quality in her installations or small sculptures. Myung Jin Choi was the 2005-2006 Evelyn Shapiro Fellow at The Clay Studio and was a Resident Artist and Instructor from 2007 to 2010. She had a solo exhibition at The Clay Studio in 2007 as well as one at the Philadelphia International Airport in 2010.—Courtesy of Freeman's

Property from The Clay Studio Collection, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania