Youjin Um

Division-II-III /Hexagonal-Object-I Hexagonal-Prism-II
/Hexagonal-Prismoid-II Overlay-Structure-III Overlay-Structure-IV

Youjin Um


Gangseogu, Seoul, Korea

Training / Education:
  • 2017 M.F.A Jewelry Design, Graduate School Of Industrial Art Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea

  • 2001 B.F.A in Jewelry Design, Kyonggi University, Seoul, Korea

Work Experience (Representative):
  • Magazine: New Time. Ella Korea: Seoul, January, 2019

  • Interview: Artmining Milano & Paris Exhibition Profile Film, Seoul, February, 2019

  • Klimt02 Jeweler Member Registration, Approved, Barcelona, May, 2019

Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):

Awards / Grants:

  • December, 1999/ A Competition for Design of Contemporary Creative Jewelry/ Modern Creation and Craft Association, Department of Ilmin Art Department/ win a prize
  • December, 2018/ Iksan Korean Craft Competition/ Korean Craft Culture Cooperative/ win a prize

Collections (Private & Museum):

  • Blue Culture Foundation / Collection of Modern Artists / Seoul, Korea / 2018-

    National Theatre Bucharest / Beauty never sleeps / Bucharest, Romania / 2019

    Giagagallery / Object Exhibition / Seoul, Korea / 2018


  • Ella Korea Magazine/ New Time / January & 2019 Published
  • Artmine Magazine/ A Memory Through the Kaleidoscope World/ February & 2019 Published
  • Klimt02/ New! Klimt02 Member/ May & 2019 Published

Artist Statement:

'Memory is like a kaleidoscope. The kaleidoscope is full of beautiful little colored stones. I exist in the world of Hexagonal Kaleidoscope and form countless networks in it. Patterns and patterns overlap, and another order is created so we can think of stability, peace and the future.' - in artist's note –

I feel nostalgia, comfort, reliability and healing through my precious childhood memories. As time goes by, clear and pure memories of those days are getting faded, the mind and body are exhausted, but through memories can gain power beyond their limits, so memories of childhood are the most precious things it seems to be settled. With this mind, I began to put that memory into one space. The main material in my work, sterling silver, reminds me of a side of our returning days like a pure child. The technique of sawing used in my work means rules and repetitive action, representing hope as a result of repetitive life actions through the process of patience and effort made one by one.