Biography

Jiha Moon (b. 1973 in DaeGu, Korea) lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. Jiha received a BFA from Korea University in Seoul in 1996; an MFA from Ewha University in Seoul, Korea in 1999; and an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa in Iowa City in 2001/02. In her work Jiha merges the traditional techniques and materials of her native Korea, such as her use of handmade hanji paper, with references to global art and culture. Reflecting her personal experiences of cultural translation and assimilation, Jiha creates kaleidoscopic compositions, layering imagery drawn from various cultures and periods. In 2012 Jiha was selected for the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Working Artist Project, and in 2011 was the recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painter and Sculptor Award. She has had solo exhibitions at the Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN; and Rhodes College, Clough-Hanson Gallery, Memphis, TN. Jiha has been featured in group exhibitions at the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA; Asia Society, New York, NY; and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA. Her work is included in numerous public collections including the Asia Society, New York, NY; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; and the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Greensboro, NC among others.

Individual works in the MOCA GA Permanent Collection: