“My work is rooted in representational imagery and focused on the relationship between form and surface. I tend to consider my process in two parts; firstly, forms are built as a canvas or scaffold for, secondly, surface design.” - Julie Moon
Julie Moon is a Toronto-based artist who received her MFA from Alfred University in 2010. Julie has exhibited widely across Canada and the U.S. and participated in numerous artist residency programs, including one at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Julie is a recipient of Ontario Arts Council and Canada Council Grants.
Her practice is deeply connected to the process of making, allowing her to connect with things and ideas which manifest in her work. The results are varied, ranging from figurative and abstract sculpture to functional pottery and accessories.
Joon Hee Kim
“I use the unique language of ceramics, blended with my Korean heritage to connect my thoughts and observations to the world. It allows me to investigate the creative value of process while actively representing human form and reinterpreting historical heritage.” - Joon Hee Kim
Originally from Seoul, Korea, Joon Hee Kim is a Canadian artist. Her work explores human existence by examining and reconciling diverse identities and heritages, as well as the compelling forces of beauty and desire.
Joon Hee began her artistic journey as a graphic designer and art director, then combined her passion for design with patisserie studies as a chef, which all led to becoming intrigued with ceramics. As the recipient of the Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship, she completed a Masters in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts in the UK before undertaking her professional practice in Europe and Japan.
Brimming with personal anecdotes and engaging narratives, her work has been exhibited in the USA, UK, and Germany, including a solo exhibition at the Clay and Glass Gallery. She examines her heritage within the lenses of multiple influences as she travels and experiences national and international artistic residencies.
Joon Hee is the recipient of many awards, including Canada Council for the Arts grants and Ontario Arts Council grants, the Toronto Outdoor Art Fair’s Best of Ceramics and the Winifred Shantz National Award as an exceptional emerging ceramic artist.