“I needed more space, more breathing room and more silence,” says artist Mimi Jung of her somewhat recent move from bustling Los Angeles to Helena, Montana. Having grown up in Seoul and New York and based her practice in LA for the last nine years, Jung notes that while the urban environment has a huge impact on the color scale of her large fiber works, she had always dreamed of “being removed” from it. Last year, “I had started feeling drained by the demands of the city,” she explains and after a pandemic-shortened stint as a Kohler Arts/Industry resident in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in March 2021, she and her husband packed up their LA car and headed for the stunning landscapes of Montana.
Fiber Artist Mimi Jung Searches for Safety In Yarn
Having recently moved her Los Angeles-based practice to Helena, Montana, Mimi Jung created a new body of work that explores what it means to be protected as a person, and artist, of color.