Hoyun Son is an artist working in various media including text, public performance, wearable sculptures, interactive installation, and everyday life to explore how we communicate and relate to others.
Son believes that as human beings we grow through trust and sharing. She also believes the artist’s role in society is someone who facilitates collective creative potential and shared visions, and stimulates the imagination beyond the limit of fixed identities.
Born in Korea, Son has a background in social welfare and information and library science. Hoyun Son has performed and exhibited nationally and internationally at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington; Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; KINOKINO, Sandnes, Norway; and Art Space Hue, Seoul, Korea. Chicago exhibitions include Chicago Cultural Center, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago Artists Coalition, and the Southside Hub of Production (SHoP).
Son is also the recipient of various awards and fellowships from the National Endowment of Arts, Illinois Art Council Agency, Skowhegan Painting and Sculpture, MacDowell Colony in USA, and Sandness Kommune in Norway.
Hoyun Son moved to USA in 2001 to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she earned her BFA and MFA.