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Michelle Im

Artist Fellow

Michelle Im creates ceramic objects that explore themes of home, displacement, and cultural identity in the context of globalization. Through the lens of traditional Korean ceramics, Im examines the impact of historical and cultural forces on her Korean American identity. Using the vessel as a metaphor for the human body, she addresses the psychological aspects of embodying conflicting cultural ideologies such as individualism and collectivism.

Im holds a B.A. in Biological Sciences & Art from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is currently a faculty member at Greenwich House Pottery. Her residencies include Township10 (2024); Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts (Guest Artist, 2023); and Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts (Visiting Artist, 2022). Her awards include the Teaching Artist Cohort, Center for Craft (2023); Emerging Artist Cohort, American Craft Council (2022); and Ceramics Monthly Emerging Artist (2022).

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