Keeryong Choi 

born in 1976







Glass

Keeryong Choi completed his Master of Design at Edinburgh College of Art and in 2010, continued to embark on a PhD in architectural glass. He has exhibited widely across the UK. His interest lies in studying similarities and differences between cultural groups to understand different aesthetic perceptions based on visual experiences, particularly in relation to unfamiliar materials and surface imagery.

Keeryong continues to explore how the ambiguity of an individual’s cultural interpretation can help to create the state of ‘uncanni-ness’ in visual experiences. He believes that this ‘uncanni-ness’ provokes emotions and feelings. Developing inlaid coloring techniques inspired by the ancient Korean “sanggam” applied to celadon making, ambiguity in delineating geometric patterns and counterfeit letters onto glass is attempted.

Keeryong’s work is in the collection of the Ruskin Glass Centre, City of Edinburgh Council (Museums and Galleries Edinburgh), National Museum of Scotland, The National Glass Centre, The Oriental Museum, UK; Imagine Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, USA. He was selected as the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize Finalist 2023.


*Phtography by Jaro Mikos, Shannon Tofts

Collections

Ruskin Glass Centre (UK)

Imagine Museum (USA)

Corning Museum of Glass (USA) 

City of Edinburgh Council - Museums and Galleries Edinburgh (UK)

National Museum of Scotland (UK) 

The National Glass Centre (UK) 

The Oriental Museum (UK)

Awards

2023 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize Finalist

2021 Open Project fund for developing a new body of work, Creative Scotland 

2018 Visual Artist/Craft Makers Award from Edinburgh Council, Scotland

2017 Open Project funding from Creative Scotland for developing a new body of work for COLLECT Art Fair 2018

2015 Residency Award, Glass Biennale 2015 National Glass Centre (NGC)

Exhibitions

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2023 

LOEWE Foundation Craft Prize Exhibition, The Noguchi Museum, USA

Nature Reflected, Scottish gallery, Edinburgh, UK 

Collect Art Fair, presented with Bullseyeglass Projects, Summerset House, London, UK

2022

Glass Biennale 2022’ Ruskin Glass Centre LTD, Stourbridge UK  

New Glass Now, Toyama art glass museum, Toyama, Japan 

The Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass’, Veste Coburg, Germany 2022 

Collect Art Fair, presented with Northland Creative Glass, Summerset House, London, UK

2021

New Glass Now, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Art Museum, Washington, D.C, USA 

It’s Not Always Black and White, Imagine Museum, Florida, USA

Artefact presented with Vessel Gallery, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London, UK  

2020

Glass Lives 2020, Northland Creative Glass, Lybster, UK 

Nomad Circle ‘Nomad Palaia Bulles’ virtual tour collaborates with Phillips London 

The Sottish Gallery and Craft Scotland Selects, Scottish gallery, Edinburgh, UK

Collect Art Fair, presented with Vessel Gallery, Summerset House, London, UK

2019

Islanders, The Venice Glass Week, project organized by RÓISÍN de BUITLÉAR, Venice, Italy

I am all of glass, 7 th International Marianne Brandt-competition, Chemnitz Museum of Industry, Chemnitz, Germany  

Loud & Clear, National Glass Centre touring exhibition, New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, UK

Glass Biennale 2019, Ruskin Glass Centre LTD, Stourbridge UK

New Glass Now, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, USA