Bang Geul Han
Warp and Weft #05, 2022
Presented by Accola Griefen Fine Art, Booth C08
Location: Art on Paper Main Floor
Warp and Weft is an ongoing project involving a series of hand-woven tapestries constructed from paper printouts of legal documents (from state codes concerning abortion, and anti-immigration memoranda to Supreme Court opinions.) The work creates a material manifestation of the inextricable intersections between rights for sexual and reproductive health and questions of race and class. Accompanying the tapestry is a photographic series in which the artist sleeps, meditates, and reads, while wearing the tapestry in various ways, making the intimate yet often invisible relationship between these legal texts with our body and quotidian life visible.
Bang Geul Han is an interdisciplinary artist working across video, performance, text, and code. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, her work has been shown in venues including A.I.R. Gallery, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Cuchifritos Gallery, DOOSAN Gallery New York, NURTUREart, and Queens Museum in New York City, Galerie Les Territories and Projét Pangée in Montreal, and Centro Internazionale per l’Arte Contemporanea in Rome. Han is the recipient of a number of artist residencies and fellowships including The Block Gallery Artist Residency and the Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace program, A.I.R. Fellowship, MacDowell Fellowship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, PA. Han received her MFA in Electronic Integrated Arts from NYSCC at Alfred University, Alfred NY and BFA in Painting from Seoul National University in Korea. She lives and works in New York City.