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Maria Yoon

Filmmaker, Performance Artist and Entrepreneur based in NYC

About

Maria Yoon was born in Seoul, South Korea. Since her graduation from Cooper Union with a BFA she has lived and worked in New York City. When not creating art, she is a Senior Educator at New York’s largest and most prestigious museum of art and runs her Private Museum Tours Company. Originally a painter, in the last decade her work has become increasing multi-media and performance oriented, relying on film and live performances. Her most latest project “Maria The Korean Bride” explores the social pressure and conflict for first generation Asian American women. Maria the Korean Bride has been funded in part by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, NYC Cultural Affairs, Asian Women Giving Circle and Franklin Furnace to name a few. Her on-going journey across America has received much attention especially with Koreans and other Asian American communities in New York, as well as institutions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is one of their annual guest lecturers and performance artists. For more information please visit her second website, Maria the Korean Bride.


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Resources

Group Exhibitions, Education & Rewards, One Woman Shows...etc.

Education
1994 BFA Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NYC
1994 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
1993 Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, Canada

Guest Lecture
2016 Marist College, Florence, Italy
2015 Emory University, Atlanta, GA
2014 Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
2013 Riverdale Country School, Bronx, NY
2013 The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2012 Brooklyn Arts Council, NY
2011 Korea Society, NY
2011 Mahattanville College, Purchase, NY
2010 The Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn, NY
2010 The Nightingale-Bramford School, NYC, NY
2010 Intrepid Museum, NYC, NY
2009 Museum of Modern Art, NY
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2009 Cooper Union – Saturday Program, NYC, NY

Selected Performances

2015 “Korean Folktale Story Telling” Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
2015 “Korean Folktale Story Telling collaborated with Composer, Paul Yeon Lee” American Museum of Natural History, NYC
2014 “Korean Folktale Story Telling” American Museum of Natural History, NYC
2011 “Maria the Korean Bride Grand Finale” Times Square, NYC
2010 “Look Again: Korea Long Ago” Metropolitan Museum of Art, Family Program, NY
2008 “Maria the Korean Bride Live” BETA Space, Arts in Bushwick, NY
2008 “Maria the Korean Bride Live” Recital Hall Theater, Abrons Art Center, NY

Selected Private Screenings / Premiere
2015 “Maria the Korean Bride”, New York Screening in Collaboration with the Baang + Burne, Chelsea, NY
2015 “Maria the Korean Bride”, FEMCINE Festival, Santiago, Chile
2014 “Maria the Korean Bride”, South Broadway Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM Premiere
2014 “Maria the Korean Bride”, The Univeristy of Texas, Austin, TX
2013 “Maria the Korean Bride”, Tribeca Performance Art Center, Tribeca, New York Premiere
2013 “Maria the Korean Bride”, Atlanta Korean Film Festival, Altanta, GA
2013 “Maria the Korean Bride”, Naperville Film Festival, Illinois Premiere
2013 “Maria the Korean Bride”, Sarasota Film Festival, World Premiere
2010 “Maria the Korean Bride Live in Hawai’i”, The Manifest, Honolulu, HI
2009 “Maria the Korean Bride Live in Alaska”, MTS Gallery, Anchorage, AK
2009 “Maria the Korean Bride Live in California”, ATA Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions/Screenings
2013 “Seductive Alchemy: Books by Artists” curated by Ruth Rogers, Texas Women’s University, USA
2013 “Me Love You Long Time”, Mills Gallery: Boston Center for the Arts, Boston
2012 “Me Love You Long Time”, Aljira: A Center for Contemporary Art, NYC
2012 “줄넘기”, Kyonggi University, Suwon, South Korea
2011 “5th Korean American Film Festival”, Short Documentary, NYC
2010 “Curate NYC”, Rush Arts Gallery, NYC
2010 “33rd Asian American International Film Festival”, Work in Progress, NYC
2010 “3 min: A Short Film Festival”, Studio Art Gallery, Mishawaka, IN
2008 “Interplay: The Evolution of Artistic Process” – Henry Street Settlement, NYC



Selected Awards and Scholarships
2011, 2008, 2006 & 2000 New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs – Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant
2009 New York State Arts Council, NYC
2008 Asian Americans/Pacfic Islanders in Philanthropy (Asian Women Giving Circle)
2008 Franklin Furnace Fund
2005 – 2011 Fiscal Sponsorship Granted by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
2002 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, NYC

2002 New York Foundation for the Arts Recovery Fund, NYC

1999 Artist-In-Residence Workspace Program/Henry Street Settlement
1994 Alex Katz Grant – Full Tuition for the Artist Residence Program, Skowhegan, Maine

Selected Publications and Reviews
2017 Wedding a Taiwanese ghost in a Korean dress, Taipei Times, July 6,2017

2015 Never a Bridesmaid, Always a Bride – Woman Weds 50 Strangers in 50 States, Brittany Jones Cooper, Yahoo Travel, Feb 11

2014 The 10 Documentaries About Artists in Love: You Need to Watch, Priscilla Frank, The Huffington Post, June 24

2013 Tribeca Artis Marries 50 Men in 50 States in Documentary, Irene Plagianos, DNAInfo of NY, Arts & Entertainment, August 23

2013 The Many Marriages of Maria the Korean Bride, Carrie Sideman, Herald Tribune, Section B: Arts, April 4

2011 Filmmaker to Say 50th “I Do” in Times Square, Tara Kyle, DNAInfo of NY, Arts & Entertainment, March 15
2011 A Funny Regis and Fifty Weddings, TLC Cake Boss, Season 4, Episode 27

2011 Once, Twice, 50 Times A Bride, American Public Media (aka NPR), The Story (July 22, 2011), Chapel Hill, NC
2011 Marriage As Performance Art, Need to Know on PBS (June 23, 2011), New York, NY
2011 Maria the Korean Bride Finally Has 50th Wedding, TIME Magazine (May 22, 2011), New York, NY

2010 Why 49th Times Married, Chosun Ilbo (Dec 4, 2010), Seoul, Korea

2011 New York Daily News, March 16, 2011
2011 Filmmaker to Say 50th “I Do” in Times Square,” Tara Kyle, DNAinfo.com, March 15, 2011
2011 Woman Aims for 50 States, 50 Weddings, Halston Herrera, Detroit Local News, Channel 4, January 16, 2011
2011 Grand Finale, Everyone’s Invited, The Korea Times (April 22, 2011), New York, NY
2010 What a (48th) Wedding, Laramie Boomerang (Sept 10, 2010), Laramie, WY
2010 Maria the Korean Bride Visits Laramie, The Laramie Free Press (Sept 11, 2010), Laramie, WY
2010 Korean American Woman Stages Faux Wyoming Wedding for Documentary, Trib.com (Sept 18, 2010), Laramie, WY
2010 Maria the Korean Bride Marries Laramie Cowboy, KGWN TV, Channel 5 (Sept 9, 2010), Cheyenne, WY

2010 Bride Sets Record with Marriages Across US, KFYR TV, Channel 5 (Sept 7, 2010), Bismarck, ND

2010 30-Year Old Gets Hitched for the 48th Time, WDAY TV, Channel 6 (Sept 6, 2010), Fargo, ND

2010 Maria the Korean Bride, KXMB TV, Channel 12 (Sept 7, 2010), Bismarck, ND

2010 Artist’s Wedding Asks: What is Marriage, Bozeman Daily Chronicles (Sept 3, 2010), Bozeman, MT
2010 Hanbok Off the Hook, Honolulu Weekly (May 26, 2010), Honolulu, HI
2010 Forty-Six Weddings, Always the Bride, Hawai’i Public Radio, 88.1 FM (May 28, 2010), Honolulu, HI

2010 Runaway Bride, Honolulu Advertiser (May 29, 2010), Honolulu, HI

2010 Bride Makes Marriage in Each State Her Goal, Korean Quarterly, Winter Issue (page 41), St. Paul, MN

2009 A Union of Art and Mushing, Anchorage Press (December 16, 2009), Anchorage, AK
2009 Audio/Slide Interview, Anchorage Daily News (December 26, 2009), Anchorage, AK

2009 KALX Radio Interview, 90.7 FM, Women Hold Up Half the Sky (August 8, 2009), Berkeley, CA
2008 KoreAm, Magazine, (March 2008 issue) p. 82-84

Collectors / Institutions
Temple University, PA
University of Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, NY
Wellesley College, MA
Haverford College, PA
Scripps College, CA
Smith College, MA
Otis College of Art and Design, CA
Private Collectors

Maria is available as a guest speaker for universities, cultural organizations, and museums.

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Contact Info

Location: New York, NY