Gyun Hur

Assistant Professor

Gyun Hur is an interdisciplinary artist and educator whose biographical context as a first-generation immigrant largely informs her creative practice and pedagogical approach. Hur’s teaching is fueled by the power of compassionate literacy. As an artist, Hur is deeply engaged in generating poetics of beauty and grief. Formally trained in painting, her practice has evolved through installation, sculpture, performance, drawing, and writing. Hur has recently completed the Danspace Project Visual Artist & Writer Residency, Stove Works Residency, and BRICworkspace. She is the recipient of AHL Foundation Artist Fellowship, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, Bronx Museum AIM Fellowship, Artadia Award, and the inaugural Hudgens Prize, among others. Her work has been featured in Cultured Magazine, Hyperallergic, The Cut, Art In America, Art Paper, Sculpture, Art Asia Pacific, and more. Her interest in art making in public spaces led her to various artist presentations at the TEDxCentennial Women, Living Walls: The City Speaks, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The New School, and many others. Gyun has contributed as an artist-writer in fLoromancy, The Brooklyn Rail, and The Forgetory. Born in South Korea, she moved to the U.S. State of Georgia at the age of 13. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn.