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Grant Recipient

Esther Cho

Windgate-Lamar Fellowship


"This fellowship would fund my continued research and exploration of Korean traditional papermaking and its related arts. I intend to visit hanji papermills in South Korea, further my technical skills through hands-on study, establish a network of like-minded individuals who care about its preservation, and integrate the craft and tradition into my practice. Prior to traveling to South Korea, I will travel to Cleveland, Ohio and attend two separate workshops at The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory- a paper specific, visual arts center. There I will gain the basic knowledge and technical information of western papermaking techniques not taught in a standardized educational setting. I will also pursue an apprenticeship with Aimee Lee; a distinguished Korean-American artist, papermaker, and the leading hanji researcher and practitioner in the United States; whom I’ve been in contact with regarding the apprenticeship. She will serve as my mentor and a connection to hanji masters, such as Seo-hwan Na and Seong-woo Jang, who are still practicing these traditional techniques. With the purpose of shedding light on a craft and a tradition that has existed for hundreds of years, I will create a series of work with hanji that communicates the ideas of self-identification, cultural disconnect, and loss of lineage."


Richmond, VA




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