Wonju Seo

Newsletter for Bojagi (Pojagi) Art and Art Activities

Wonju SEO is a textile mixed media artist, who inspired by Korean antique Bojagis.





 Group Exhibition 

"ITAB: International TECHstyle Art Biennial"

July 26, 2014 – November 9, 2014

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textile, CA

Shades of Time_Exhibition of the Archive of Korean-American Artists Part Two (1989-2001)

April 9-25, 2014 & May 1-23, 2014

at Korean Cultural Service NY

June 28-July 20, 2014

at Queens Museum, NY

" Seas of Blue " : Asian Indigo Dye

March 12th - July 27th, 2014

Opening Reception: March 12th 2014 (5-7:00 PM)

Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook University, NY 

on  Korea Daily New York

Visual Arts Fellowship Showcase Exhibition 2013

The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts, NJ 


Variations on The Canon

July 11th - 24th, 2013

Opening: July 11th (6-8 PM)

 Coohaus Art, Chelsea, NYC


2013 ArtExpo NYC at Pier 92 New Emerging Artists_booth 191

March 21th - 24th, 2013

Solo Exhibition"Through My Window"

October 18th - November 14th

reception: Oct. 25th (6-8PM) Major support :

2012 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards from New Jersey State Council on the Arts

Additional support:

Seol Won Foundation, NY

Coohaus Art, Chelsea NYC

QUILT VISIONS 2012: Brainstorms

The 12th international juried exhibition

October 20, 2012~February 17, 2013 

Visions Art Museum, CA

"A Korean Woman in Modern Times"

Selected for the

Thomas Contemporary Quilt Recognition Award


2012 Korea Bojagi Forum (KBF)

Exhibition August 11 -26, 2012
Conference August 22 - 26, 2012
Seoul, Korea

CROSSING LINES: The many faces of fiber

December 6, 2011–April 1, 2012
Tuesday–Sunday, 12–4 pm


Group Exhibition at New York City Townhouse, 170 E. 80th St. NY _The Wall Street Journal



Redefining Korean household items in artistic terms

Oct. 20 - Nov 3, 2011

Lee Young Hee Museum of Korean Culture



Online Cataloge:

"Make Me Something Beautiful"

Newark Museum

June 16 ~Aug. 8. 2010


"Information Revisited"

Belskie Museum





on THE NEW YORK TIMES (Long Island only)

on NY1




on NEWSis (공감언론 뉴시스)

on The Korea Daily New York 

(미주 중앙일보 Jan. 31, 2011)

for framing:





Interview _ Dec. 2014 (hosted by Gail Deayton)

Artist of the Week_Wonju Seo

Participated Art Fair- Dec. 2nd 2014

The Beauty of Korean Art and Craft Fair at Korea Society, NY.


BOJAGI: Korean Patchwork with Wonju Seo

Mondays, April 21, 28, May 5, 12  (12:30 PM - 3:30PM)

The Korea Society, NYC 

Art Workshop: "BOJAGI: Korean Patchwork with Wonju Seo" is made possible by the NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legistature.



Asian Textiles: Made By HandPatchwork by Hand: Korean Pojagi  

Friday, June 13 
Session 1     10AM-1 PM  /  Session 2      2-5 PM
Charles B. Wang Center Chapel, Stony Brook University, NY


Workshop at Korea Society, December 2013 

Making Traditional Korean Neck Pillow with Artist, Wonju Seo

한국 전통 배게 만들기 웍샵, 2013년 12월 _코리아 소사이어티

Mon. December 9 & 16, (2-4 PM), 2013

*image taken from The Korea Society website for promotional purposes

Art Workshop: Traditional Korean Pillows with Won Ju Seo is made possible by the NY State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legistature.



May 25 - June 6, 2014

Haystack Mountain School of Art and Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

RESIDENCY ARTIST at Coohaus Art, August 1- 31, 2013

8월 레지던시 아티스트_쿠아스 아트 (2013년 8월 1-31)


"Art Expo New York 2013 Winning Entry"

March, 2013

Early this year, I submitted my work, “Jumping,” which is one of my contemporary bojagis which include silk painting, collage and embroidery technique, to a competition, ArtExpo NYC hosted by NEA Inc, CA. For the ArtExpo NYC competition 2013, they selected 49 emerging artists’ works and then they selected only the top 5 finalists among 49 for giving an opportunity to display their work in the exhibition under NEA’s gallery. My work is included in the top 5 and I am participating in one of biggest international art fairs in America, ArtExpo NYC at Pier 92 in March.



September, 2012

Excerpt from McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, 2012

Fragmented Memories,” was recognized in and published McGraw-Hill fine arts textbook, ArtTalk by, Dr. Roslind Ragans.. Contributed to the section about Asian Art by Robert Turley, Founder of Korean Art Society.

"흩어진 기억들"이 로렐린 레이건즈 박사에 의해 미국 McGraw-Hill 화인 아트 교과서의 한국 예술의 역사편에 실림. 자료 제공: 로버트 털리, 코리안 아트 소사이어티, 뉴욕




June, 2012

My contemporary bojagi work in the Memory: Jeogori series, "A Korean Woman in Modern Times," was selected for the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Recognition Award, which is the collector's choice.   It will be displayed in the museum with other international fiber artists' works from Oct. 20, 2012 to Feb. 17, 2013. 

The awards will be given at the Quilt Visions 2012:Brainstorms opening reception on Saturday, October 20, 2012.


February, 2012
Received the 2012 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards from New Jersey State Council on the Arts


January, 2012

Illustrated in TAASA Review, the journal of the The Asian Art Society of Australia (Volume 20 No3 September 2011)

Considering bojagi: traditional and contemporary Korean wrapping cloths - by Christina Sumner, Principal Curator Design & Society, Powerhouse Museum



 August, 2010

Newark Museum purchased one of my bojagi works, "Wearable Bojagi", were in the exhibition, "Make Me Something Beautiful. It will be in the Newark Museum as museum's permanent collection in their Korean gallery. (Aug. 2010)





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