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Joo Yeon Woo uses her cultural experience of being an immigrant to explore the fluidity of identity, sense of place and placeless-ness, boundary, and multicultural diaspora in her art. She works in a multitude of mediums including drawing, painting, photography, and installation. She has exhibited works nationally and internationally at institutions including the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, the Korean Cultural Center in LA and NYC, the Sejong Art Museum in Korea, the Vargas Museum at the University of the Philippines, the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Palestine, the Center for Global Justice in Mexico, and the University of the Andes in Colombia. She has participated in international artist-in-residence programs, including Ami Art Museum in Korea, the VCCA in Virginia, the Red Gate Residency in Beijing, and the Contemporary Yunnan in China. Woo also received the AHL Contemporary Art Award in NYC, the Korean National Art Festival Award at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, and was selected for the Korea Young Artists Biennale. Woo received her BFA from Kyungpook National University in Korea and her MFAs from Hongik University in Korea and the Pennsylvania State University.