The Agnes Scott College Department of Art and Art History is excited to announce Jiha Moon as the inaugural artist in the new Kirk Visiting Artist program to begin this fall.
Moon is from DaeGu, South Korea and lives and works in Atlanta. Her works have been acquired by prestigious museums including the Asia Society, The High, The Mint, the Smithsonian, the Hirshhorn, the Weatherspoon, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Her exhibition history includes solo shows at Art Charlotte, The Cheekwood Museum of Art in Nashville, and Rhodes College’s Clough-Hanson Gallery in Memphis, among a multiplicity of national group shows. She has been selected for international residencies at Art Omi, Arcadia Summer Art Program, The Headlands Center for the Arts and MacDowell Colony. and the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. She is a recipient of the prestigious Joan Mitchell foundation’s painter and sculptor’s award for 2011 and has recently been awarded The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia’s working artist project for 2012/2013.
The Kirk Advisory James T. and Ella Rather Kirk Fund is designated for use to support academic programs in history, music, literature, art, and philosophy. A portion of the funding will support a visiting artist to teach a one semester studio course in the department of art each year. The Kirk fund will also provide additional acquisitional and administrative support for the departments distinctive Seniors Select project, where seniors engage the process of acquiring a work of art for the Agnes Scott College permanent art collection, guided by the “questions we ask” strategy developed by the department.