High School Uni-Face: Girl

Artist: Do-Ho Suh (Korea, born 1962; active United States)
Historical period(s)
Chromogenic print on paper
H x W (overall): 175.3 x 127 cm (69 x 50 in)
South Korea, Seoul
Credit Line
Purchase--funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
Arthur M. Sackler Collection
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Korea, portrait, woman
Provenance research underway.

In this work, artist Do-ho Suh explicitly addresses the concept of identity from a transnational and a Korean perspective by creating a visual oscillation between the individual and the larger social collective, represented by his high-school class. Suh is interested in exploring the tension "between the singular and the plural. In the Korean language there is no such distinction."

Published References
  • David Hogge, Carol Huh. Painting with Light: Photography at the Freer / Sackler. Washington, 2017. 64, 67, 52.
  • Korean Art in the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Washington. no. 11.6, p. 193.
Collection Area(s)
Contemporary Art, Korean Art
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