Hae Won (first name) Sohn (last name) is a visual artist and craftswoman based in Sunnyside, Queens and Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Hae Won works with various materials that comes along for the practicality of her casting process which involves plaster and clay as primary materials. The artist further utilizes studio-artifacts generated from the pseudo-ecosystem built around her making practice. She creates to expand and realize gray areas, both visually and conceptually, by surfacing their states that are often shadowed by predominant forms and governing systems. To schedule a studio visit or for any other inquiries, please reach out via email to haewsohn@gmail.com .






SOLO – THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2022
  • TBD (upcoming solo in Fall), Stamp Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2021

2020

2019

  • Drawings: Sculpted Traces (solo), Anaba Project Space, Bethesda, MD

  • In One Piece (solo), Baltimore Clayworks Project Space, Baltimore, MD

  • Vice Versa (two-person show w/ Nick Primo), MONO Practice, Baltimore, MD



SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023
  • Current (upcoming in Spring), Northern Kentucky University Art Galleries, Highland Heights, KY
2022

2019

  • Invincible Summer, Emmanuel Barbault Gallery, New York, NY

  • Desert Lands, Baltimore Clayworks Project Space, Baltimore, MD 

  • The Keyboard 1/5, Zahoorul Akhlaq Gallery of National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan

  • Untitled Group Exhibition, Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX

2018

  • 12 x 12, MONO Practice, Baltimore, MD

  • The Chronicles of LA | Chapter 2 - Self, 242 S Broadway St, Los Angeles, CA

  • Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI

  • SSNYC Annual Members Group Exhibition, Sculpture Space NYC, New York, NY

  • Spring Happening - Annual Group Show (curated by Narine Kchikian), Next Step Studios & Gallery, Ferndale, MI 

  • Symbiosis, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Detroit, MI

  • 2018 Graduate Degree Exhibition, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills,MI

  • Small Favors 2018, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

  • Basically 15’ x 50’, Gallery One | Collective Works (G1|CW), Pittsburgh, PA

  • Leftovers: REHEATED, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2017

  • Easy Come Easy Go, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

  • DYAD, David Salkin Creative, Chicago, IL 

  • Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, MI

  • Jet Lag, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2015

  • 09 10 11 12 - BFA Thesis Show, Gallery Mokkumto, Seoul, South Korea 

  • Seoul-See 서울視, Kyung-In Museum of Fine Art, Seoul, South Korea 

  • From 2D to 3D, Cho-hyung Gallery of Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea



EDUCATION

  • MFA - Ceramics ‘18, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

  • BFA - Ceramics ‘16, College of Design at Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea



GRANTS, AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2021

  • Winner, Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Baltimore, MD (Jurors: Naz Cuguoglu, Michelle Grabner, and Meleko Mokgosi)

  • International Residency Partial Fellowship, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY

  • Artist Relief, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York, NY

  • Covid-19 Relief Grant, CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund), Mont Pelier, VT

  • Emergency Grant for Individual Artists, Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore, MD

2019

2018

  • 2018/29 Long-term Residency, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2017

  • Tony Hepburn Scholarship - Merit Award, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

  • Chrissy Award - Ceramics Department Travel Grant, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2016

  • Honorable Mentions, The 12th Ceramic Arts Award of Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

  • Honorable Mentions, The 19th Kwanac Modern Art Contest, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea



PUBLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS

2021

2020

2019

2018

  • Experiencing Perspectives 2018/19, Exhibition Catalogue, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

  • Shape, APÉRO Fine Art Catalogue, November 2018

2017

  • Experiencing Perspectives 2017/18, Exhibition Catalogue, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, p 70-71.

2016

  • University | Graduation Portfolio, Monthly Ceramic Art Korea 월간도예, Feburary 2016, Vol.239, p 55.



PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

2018

  • Contemporary Clay Shapers 3: Clay as Idea as Material, Monthly Ceramic Art Korea 월간도예, August 2018, Vol.269, p 92-95.

  • Contemporary Clay Shapers 2: Thinking Through Material, Monthly Ceramic Art Korea 월간도예, July 2018, Vol. 268, p 78-81.

  • Flower and Vase - Seeing Vases Through the Lens of International Artists, Monthly Ceramic Art Korea 월간도예, May 2018, Vol. 266, p 54-59.

  • Contemporary Clay Shapers 1: Thinking Within Material, Outside the Box, Monthly Ceramic Art Korea 월간도예, May 2018, Vol. 266, p 86-89.

  • Pedestal: the Colorful Potentials of the White Box, Monthly Ceramic Art Korea 월간도예, March 2018, Vol. 264, p 88-91.

  • Extrusion: Rediscovering the Versatility of Clay, Monthly Ceramic Art Korea 월간도예, January 2018, Vol. 262, p 84-87.

2017

  • World | Cranbrook Academy of Art, Monthly Ceramic Art Korea 월간도예, December 2017, Vol.261, p 82-85.



LECTURES / PRESENTATIONS


2022
  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Kohl Gallery x Art and Art History Department, Washington College, Chestertown, DE
  • Keynote Speaker (virtual), Maryland State Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony hosted by Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts
2021

  • Visiting Artist Lecture (virtual), College for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

  • Artist Talk (virtual) for Open Sculpture taught by Huidi Xiang, School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

  • Visiting Artist Lecture (virtual), Ceramics Department of Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD

  • Sondheim Artscape Prize Finalist Artist Talk (virtual), The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

  • Visiting Artist Lecture (virtual), School of Visual Arts at Penn State University, State College, PA

  • Artist Talk - In Baltimore, On Clayworks (virtual), Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

  • Artist Lecture - Forum Speaker Series (virtual), Maryland Institute of College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD

2018

  • Resident Artist Presentation, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

  • Artist Talk, the 9th Annual GVSU Ceramics Forum at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI

2017

  • Visiting Artist Lecture, Department of Ceramics, College of Design at Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • (2022 March) Visiting Artist (in-person senior studio visits & guest lecture), Art and Art History Department, Washington College, Chestertown, DE 

  • (2022 February) Guest Juror, 100 Proof - Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Kohl Gallery at Washington College, Chestertown, DE

  • (2022. 01 - present) Director, Board of Directors, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

  • (2022. October) Visiting Artist (in-person senior studio visits), Ceramics Department of Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD

  • (2021 Fall) Adjunct Faculty, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD

  • (2021 Summer - present) Faculty, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

  • (2021. 02 - present) Program Committee Member, Board Committee of Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

  • (2021 Summer) Studio Technician, Greenwich House Pottery, New York, NY

  • (2020.12 - 2021.02) Production Assistant, Greenmount Tile, Baltimore, MD

  • (2020 Fall) Adjunct Faculty, Marymount University, Arlington, VA

  • (2018 - 2020) Adjunct Professor of Ceramics, George Washington University, Washington, DC

  • (2018 - 2020) Instructor, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

  • (2019) Gallery & Studio Assistant to Rod Malin, Guest Spot @THE REINSTITUTE, Baltimore, MD

  • (2019) Technical Assistant, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

  • (2019 Spring) After-school Ceramics Instructor, Calvert School, Baltimore, MD

  • (2017 Dec - 2018 Aug) Contributing Writer, Monthly Ceramic Art Korea 월간도예, Seoul, South Korea

  • (2017 Summer) Intern as Project Managing Assistant to Peter Oltheten (former Project Manager), Sundaymoring @ekwc (former European Ceramic Workcentre), Oisterwijk, Netherlands

  • (2015 Summer) Intern / Assistant to Kyungsoon Park (Artistic Director for the 8th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale - “GICB”), Korea Ceramic Foundation (KOCEF), Public Relations TF Ream Satellite Office at Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea