Kee-ho Yuen

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Kee-ho Yuen
Professor; Program Head, Jewelry & Metal Arts
Office:
W363 VAB
Phone:
319-400-9369
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Kee-ho Yuen received a B.A. from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1983 and an M.F.A. in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from The University of Iowa (UI), US in 1989. He is currently a Professor and the Head of the UI Jewelry and Metal Arts program.

Kee-ho looks at his work as an evolving collage of both the philosophy and the sensibility of the East and West. His work is an aesthetic investigation as well as a quest to whimsically comment on human emotions and interactions. Kee-ho employs an eclectic use of contemporary and traditional technologies and materials, ranging from advanced 3-D computer modeling to traditional fabrications and enameling.

Work by Kee-ho has been acquired by the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom; the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC; the Museum of Arts and Design (formerly American Craft Museum), New York, NY; the Museum of Art, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; the University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA; the Cedar Rapids Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA; the Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA; the Waterloo Museum, Waterloo, IA as well as other institutions. Collectors of his work include Rosanne Raab, New York, NY and Sonny Kamm, Los Angeles, CA. His national and international invitational group and solo exhibitions include: the Goldsmith Hall, London, England; Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany; Pionine Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan; Tunghai University Art Gallery, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan; Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea; the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC; the Museum of Arts and Design, Fortunoff, and Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY; the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; the Museum of Art, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, TN.

 

Selected Works

Teapot 	2004 Gold, silver, anodized aluminum and cork.  13.4” (L) x 3.9” (W) x 7.3” (H).
Fruit Tray	    2006 Aluminum, silver, enamel and powder coated 17.7” (diameter) x 5.9 (H)
Sculpture     1999 “Bag-gage #4: Been measured, being measured, will be measured.”  Brass, acrylic paint and laser printer ink.
Urn           2011 Aluminum (anodized) and powder coat paint. 14.2” (L) x 9.5” (W) x 10.6” (H)
“Just a rabbit hole”    2019-20    Anodized aluminum, maple wood, brass, Acrylic ink, laser printer ink, cotton thread         4
Brooch     “Even rabbits crazy about money”   2017-8  Aluminum, maple, brass, enamel, Delrin, Acrylic ink, laser printer ink, an
Brooch     “The story never ended”    2016 Bronze, anodized aluminum,  bird eye maple wood, plastic, and cotton thread. 3.5”(L)
Ring        2013 “Time out”  Gold plated silver, bronze, anodized aluminum, bird eye maple wood, graphite, and rock.  3”(L) x 2.