Jung Hee Mun
Class of 2015
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Seoul, South Korea New York, New York

Jung Hee Mun (b. Seoul, South Korea, 1983) lives in New York . She has recieved BFA in Printmaking from University of Texas at San Antonio and currently is a MFA Fine Arts 2015 candidate at School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY.

<p>Jung Hee Mun has developed her interest in an interdisciplinary artistic practice that includes object making, video, sound, performance and controlled engagement with publics. She experiments various methods of communication, interaction and expression by combining publics&#39; participation with her art practice. As a 1.5 generation Korean American, Mun believes sensation, either mental or physical, transcents human boundary being set by differences in cultures, languages, races, religions and etc. She questions innate human conditions and acquired behaviors by self-referencing through use of her body and (or) a limited zone where she performs rules with her objects and ideas.</p>
Jung Hee Mun, class of 2015

MFA Fine Arts is a full-time, two-year, 60-credit program
Seminars and workshops are complemented by weekly visits from artists, curators, critics and gallerists, who are invited to give lectures and meet with students in their studios. Students may audit up to four undergraduate and continuing education courses, and take advantage of SVA’s lectures and other resources. Each student is given a private studio with 24-hour access. At the end of each semester, open studios provide students with opportunities to present their work to the public and gain professional exposure. Graduating students take part in our annual thesis exhibition. 
 
We respect craft and form, but we also encourage an approach to art-making in which ideas or questions serve as points of departure for artistic processes that may lead in unforeseen directions. While some students may remain committed to a single medium for the duration of their study, most experiment with multiple modes of production.
 
In addition to drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture, students may explore animation, digital art, installation, performance, photography, public projects, social practice, video, and numerous other disciplines. Students in the MFA Fine Arts program have the freedom to reinvent themselves. And with access to private departmental facilities for photography, video production, large format printing and woodworking, and to innovative labs at SVA for digital fabrication, bio art, printmaking, metalworking, ceramics, textiles and risography, students can pursue many approaches to making their art.
The close relationship between faculty and students—formed in studio visits, critique groups, seminars and workshops, but also through informal interactions—gives students the confidence to produce as much work as they can and to follow a personal course of intellectual and aesthetic investigation.
 
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required for degree conferral. In exceptional instances, students may be allowed to transfer up to 15 credits from other accredited graduate programs, and be eligible to complete the program in three semesters
 

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