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Art professor receives sculpture grant

Sunkoo Yuh, an associate professor in ceramics at UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art, received a $25,000 grant in sculpture from the Joan Mitchell Foundation.

New to the art faculty this year, Yuh received an MFA in 1997 from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, widely considered the best ceramics program in the U.S.

Yuh’s work is in the permanent collections of the Renwick Gallery at the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; and the Oakland Museum of Art.

Established in memory of contemporary American artist Joan Mitchell in 1993, the Joan Mitchell Foundation seeks to demonstrate that painting and sculpture are significant cultural necessities by providing grants, stipends and scholarships for painters and sculptors.

The foundation celebrates Mitchell’s legacy by encouraging the ambitions of developing artists. In 2003, UGA faculty members Jim Barsness and Radcliffe Bailey received grants in painting from the foundation.