Artist Rachel Youn featured at "GONG HEI" Oui.Gallery HK Launch

Rachel Youn is an artist working in St. Louis, MO. They use sculpture and new media to poke fun at hierarchal narratives embedded in objects and lifestyles. Sourcing from home furnishing stores and oriental goods peddled on craigslist, their work collapses notions of authenticity and artifice through the lens of identity.

As part of “GONG HEI” Oui.Gallery HK Launch Rachel uses traditional forms common in art with new materials, installed inside the gallery. Can you spot them at the opening? RSVP to search.

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Rachel Youn

Rachel Youn is an artist working in St. Louis, MO. They use sculpture and new media to poke fun at hierarchal narratives embedded in objects and lifestyles. Sourcing from home furnishing stores and oriental goods peddled on craigslist, their work collapses notions of authenticity and artifice through the lens of identity. They received their BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017 and has had solo exhibitions at the Bermuda Project (Ferguson, MO), Erica Popp Studios + Gallery and the Millitzer Gallery (St. Louis, MO). Their work has been included in group exhibitions in St. Louis at the Sheldon Art Galleries, Parapet Real Humans, the Luminary and Flood Plain (St. Louis, MO), Open House (Kansas City, MO) and CICA Museum (Gyeonggi-do, South Korea).

Upcoming group exhibitions include Here/There (Portland, OE), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Los Angeles, CA) and Granite City Art and Design District (Granite City, IL). They are a recipient of the Regional Arts Commission Artist Support Grant and the Vermont Studio Center Fellowship.