About the Artist
Jin-me Yoon is a Korean-born, Vancouver-based artist. Since the early 1990s, Yoon has used photography to explore such issues as cultural identity, history and memory — how they are constructed as well as maintained.
She has exhibited extensively across Canada and internationally, and is represented in numerous public collections. Yoon teaches at Simon Fraser University’s School for the Contemporary Arts. In 2009, she was a finalist for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Grange Prize and in 2013 was awarded a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.
Simon Fraser University
This two-part course introduces and develops key concepts of landscape as a constructed and cultured environment. As a Methods and Concepts studio course, it concentrates on how landscape is conceptualized, experienced, visualized, and represented. The aim of the course is to explore and analyse the theoretical and conceptual background of art practices engaged with contemporary environmental issues, representations of nature, and spatial concepts, including notions of public and social space. The course is imagined and is organised as a research-based working laboratory towards the realisation of an individual artistic project, accompanied by a series of small individual and collaborative assignments. Participating students are upper-division visual art students and interdisciplinary graduate students.