Exhibition: Memory Gap

888 Newark Ave, Jersey City NJ 07306

Gallery #250

Dec 13, 2023 –  Mar 29, 2024
Opening: Wed, Dec 13, 5 – 8 pm
Hours: Thu, 10 am – 4 pm

by appointment emailing info@monirafoundation.org


Monira Foundation is pleased to present the exhibition Memory Gap: Yoonhee Ryoony Suh. 


The act of faithfully depicting the entirety of nature on canvas is an essential endeavor to nurture the world that is connected to both myself and me.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                       – Yoonhee Ryoony Suh


In Memory Gap, Yoonhee Ryoony Suh reflects on the environment as an essential element of our human experience. Suh creates a series focused on the passing of time, using the natural elements from the different regions she visited during the process and applying traditional dyeing techniques brewed from the environment on traditional Korean handmade paper, Hanji, retaining the natural traces of each site.


The exercise of collecting materials from the land becomes a study and interpretation of these connections, transcending their physicality, where longing and wounds in memories are then melted into traces to purify and regenerate them as new memories.


Yoonhee Ryoony Suh holds a MFA in Painting and a Ph. D. in Korean Painting from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. In 2006, she participated in the Artist Studio Residency of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul and in 2007, she received the 7th Song Eun Arts Award and the 29th JoongAng Fine Arts Prize, both in Seoul. Suh participated in the 56th International Art Exhibition: Jump into the Unknown, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy, as well as in a Parallel event of the 15th Istanbul Biennale, Haydarpasa Train Station, Istanbul, Turkey. She presented Memory Gap in galleries and museums in Korea and internationally.




This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of County Commissioners.