Aram Han-Sifuentes

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2016 interview with Aram Han-Sifuentes by Yanessa Rodriguez


Artist Bio:
Aram Han Sifuentes learned how to sew when she was 6 years old from her seamstress mother. Han Sifuentes was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to Modesto, California as a child. She mines from her family’s immigration experience to address issues of labor and explores identity as a first generation immigrant.

Han Sifuentes’s work has been shown in national and international exhibitions. Her work has been included in exhibitions at the Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum in Seoul, South Korea; Wing Luke Museum of Asian Pacific American Experience in Seattle, WA; Center for Craft, Creativity and Design in Asheville, NC; and Elmhurst Art Museum in Elmhurst, IL.

Han earned her BA in Art and Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley in 2008 and her MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013. –Bio courtesy of the artist