April 11, 2011

Tai Hwa Goh named artist in residence at Evergreen

Korean-born printmaker/paper installation artist Tai Hwa Goh has been named by Johns Hopkins’ Evergreen Museum & Library as the 10th “House Guest” in its highly acclaimed artist in residence program. The selection from more than 50 applicants from across North America was made by Baltimore-based artist, collector and museum patron Cathy Barbehenn.

The House Guests program celebrates the history of the Garrett family, who hosted artists and musicians at their Evergreen estate during the first half of the 20th century. Every year the museum opens its doors to an artist to use its collections, architecture and grounds to practice in place, and offers the public new ways to see and understand this historic place through the work of contemporary artists.

The work created by Goh during summer and fall 2011 will go on view in an exhibition scheduled to open in March 2012.

Based in Fort Lee, N.J., Goh works with printmaking and paper techniques to create lushly layered abstract images that “appear both fragile and resilient,” Barbehenn said. “Her use of multiple production processes to create forms that appear to blossom from walls and floors will no doubt prove a wonderful complement to Evergreen and the museum’s many layers of seemingly organic collections.”

Goh received a BFA and MFA from Seoul National University in Korea. After moving to the United States in 2000, she received an MFA in printmaking and sculpture from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Recent exhibitions of her work include solo shows at Gallery Aferro in Newark, N.J., and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Washington, D.C., and group shows at A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y., and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design in Philadelphia. She has received grants and residencies from the Lower East Side Printshop in New York, the Vermont Studio Center and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, among others, and was named a 2011 “Hot Pick” by Smack Mellon’s Artist Studio Program in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Goh currently is a keyholder resident artist at the Lower East Side Printshop and Gallery Aferro, and teaches printmaking at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey, Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Art School at Old Church in Demarest, N.J.