Jennifer Sohn

Jennifer Kim Sohn is a multimedia artist and activist whose work highlights the pressing issues of our time. Her art has been exhibited in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and California. More recently, her work on Biodiversity/Extinction through the Art & Science Collaborations was shown in the New York Hall of Science, The Pennington School, and in online exhibits for the Queens Chronicle and the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. She is a current resident artist at Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento.

Emigrating from South Korea to the USA in the last year of high school, it took “Jungeun” more than a decade to find her voice through her art: commentaries of her American life as an immigrant, daily struggle as a mother, then as an advocate for a fairer world.  Jennifer studied design and received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and MFA from Stanford University. Her fiber work began after taking classes with Carole Beadle at College of Marin. Juxtaposing “domestic” craft such as embroidery and paper felting against challenging current events, Jennifer’s goal is to provide a quiet space for reflection and to inspire people to action.

“Confronted with escalating environmental and social trials daily, I often feel responsible, yet paralyzed to act. I believe that small, sustained changes in our habits both as a consumer and in social interactions are the tools for paradigm change. By working in “traditionally feminine” craft, such as embroidery and textile arts, I hope my art engages others by tapping into our shared experiences and emotions. Ultimately, I hope it empowers viewers to advocate for change and find solutions for the crises and conflicts facing the world today.”



FiberDimensions Intersections 7 Davis, CA
Brethren, Solo Show Sonoma, CA
Intertwined Healsburg, CA
Marin County Fair Marin Civic Center San Rafael, First prize, Large works catagory
Thread Count: New Directions in Fiber Art: Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA

Fresh Art: Marin Society of Artists, San Rafael, CA

Color and Emotion: Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Migrations: Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
Renegade Fiber: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, CA

Facets: Blue Line Gallery,  Roseville, CA 

Swarm: Invasion of the Insects Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center. Solomons, Maryland

Body As Agent: Changing Fashion Art, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA
Sacramento Open Studios, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA
Biodiversity/Extinction International New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY
Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA 

20 Fiber Dimensions Artists, Cancer Center, Greenbrae, CA
 Quotation Marks,       San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
                                      Napa Library, Napa, CA,
                                      Roseville Public Library, Roseville, CA
                                      Martha Riley Library, Roseville, CA, and
                                       Mill Valley Library, Mill Valley, CA

Artfully Reclaimed, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA
Fiber Dimensions Intersections 6 Presidio, San Francisco, CA

Hats Stand 4 Hope, Bekris Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fiber Dimensions at Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA

Fiber Art at Gymboree, San Francisco, CA
Collective Actions, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA
Intersections 5 by Fiber Dimensions, San Francisco Presidio Officers’ Club
Hats for the Cure, Oshman JCC, Palo Alto, CA
Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA

2010 and earlier
Re: Value Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
Fiber Dimensions at Bay Model Museum, Sausalito, CA
Intersections 4, Fiber Dimensions, San Francisco, CA
Currents, Elsewhere Gallery, Two-person show in Fairfax, CA
Blue Planet Show, SOMArts Center, San Francisco, CA
Zero Cancer, Honor Thy Healer, Mill Valley, CA
Memories and Transition, O’Hanlon Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1 in100: America Behind Bars, Palo Alto Jewish Community Center, CA
                                                  Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA 
Craft and Sculpture show, Marin Society of Artists Gallery, Ross, CA
ACCI 2009 National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley, CA
Green Dimensions Art Exhibit, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
fiber DIMENSIONS at Falkirk, Falkirk Cultural Center, San Rafael, CA
ACCI 2008 National Juried Exhibition, Berkeley, CA
Marin Arts Council Show, San Rafael Civic Centre, CA
Berkeley Art Center Showcase, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
Miniature Show, College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery, Kentfield, CA
A Moment in Time, Marin Society of Artists, Kentfield, CA

Stanford University, Master's in Fine Arts Palo Alto, CA           
Earl Markowitz Scholarship in Fine Arts
Yale University, Brissago, Switzerland Satellite summer program in Graphic Design
Carnegie-Mellon University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

The Power of 10, KWMR’S Annual Art Auction, Toby’s Gallery Point Reyes, CA
Today, California Society of Printmakers, College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery,
re:Birth, College of Marin Fine Arts Gallery, Kentfield, CA

Pacific Sun, June 25 2010
Marin Independent Journal, October 2008

Published in:
A Designer’s Art: Paul Rand, Yale University Press, Graphic Example on subtopic “word/pictures”