One of six artists selected for the 6th Rochester Biennial, Kumi Korf of Ithaca is also the subject of “Hidden Books | the Art of Kumi Korf,” which received the 2011 CINE Golden Eagle Award for Independent Documentary Short. Join filmmakers Kirsten and Sam Hampton and composer Robby Aceto for a screening of the film, followed by a Q&A with the artist. The program is included in Gallery admission.
“Colors are the most important element in all of my work,” says Korf, “and the paper I use (a slightly red-brown tinted Japanese paper called Akatosashi) receives colors very graciously.” Korf studied architecture in her native Japan at Tokyo University of Fine Arts and received her MFA in printmaking from Cornell University. Her work is in such collections as the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. At MAG, she was one of six artists in the 2005 invitational Paper Trail.
The Biennial Artist Series is underwritten by the Sandra G. Dreyfuss Education Endowment Fund.
Pictured: Blue Shadow( 2014). Collection of the artist.