Juliana Kang Robinson is an interdisciplinary artist reflecting on the dual natures of territoriality and refuge, separation and unity. Territoriality or separation manifests in the physical world in the form of territorial markers such as borders, mounds and shelters. Those same physical entities can also provide refuge and unity.
Born in South Korea, she received her Master in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the recipient of the 2018-2019 Artbridge Fellowship at Pratt Fine Arts Center. Juliana installed her first public art project at the Seattle Center in 2018 commissioned by the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture. Currently she is exhibiting her latest installation entitled HanSan, at Method Gallery in Pioneer Square, Seattle on view from June through July 2019.
Past honors include the Nippon Steel Presidential Award, the LeRoy Neiman Foundation Fellowship at the Ox-Bow School of Art and The Women's Studio Workshop Artist Residency. In 2015, she was selected as one of twelve artists nationwide at the 21st Juried Exhibition at the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles and was the invited guest artist for the group exhibition Hungry Ghosts hosted by the Asian American Women Artists Association at the historic Manilatown Center Gallery in San Francisco. Her work can be found in collections nationally and internationally, such as the Joan Flasch Collection at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Women's Studio Workshop, the Artists' Books Collection at the Rikhardinkatu Library of Helsinki, De Anza College, University of California Berkeley and the San Francisco Public Art collection.
She has exhibited at Diaspora Vibe Gallery, SomArts Gallery, Asia Society San Francisco, Ox Bow Gallery, the Euphrat Museum, Manilatown Heritage Foundation Gallery in San Francisco, the Asian American Women Artists Association, Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle and Seattle's Office of Arts & Culture. Her work can be seen at Suzanne Zahr gallery on Mercer Island and SmallRunArt.com, an online gallery featuring Seattle artists.
She has taught at institutions such as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Harrington College of Design, University of California at Berkeley, California College of Art and De Anza College.