Artists » Won Ju Lim

2004 Fellow

Won Ju Lim’s work is broadly concerned with landscape and our perceptions of landscape. She is well known for creating kaleidoscopic installations of projections on sculptural surfaces using materials that interact with light, evoking futuristic visions of the urban. In Upside Down Wilmington, a somewhat dystopic, industrial cityscape that could have been lifted from a science fiction film unfolds in a distorted, colored reflection. Her Broken Landscape, an example of a newer line of inquiry, allows her to play with found thrift-store paintings as sculpture-literally altering normalized ideas of beautiful environments and creating fragmented, spatial experiments from them.

Lim has recently opened a major solo exhibition at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, and has had other recent solo shows in Madrid, Los Angeles and Honolulu, among others.