UW–Madison’s Ahn presents exhibition at Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

UW–Madison’s Yeohyun Ahn is featured in an exhibition, “TYPE Portrait – Tangible TYPE,” at the Brooks Stevens Gallery at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

Work by Yeohyun Ahn
Work by Yeohyun Ahn in “TYPE Portrait – Tangible TYPE”

Ahn is an assistant professor in the School of Education’s Art Department.

“TYPE Portrait – Tangible TYPE,” which includes the work of Ahn and Teokyeom Lee, explores the symbiotic relationship of technology, design, and typography.

Ahn presents a series of generative typography as self-portraits, which convey her response to her sense of invisibility as a woman of color. She started this project in 2015 to raise awareness of Asian female faculty being isolated and marginalized a predominantly white institution.

Using diverse typefaces, Ahn’s work conveys feelings and thoughts, and shows possibilities for using the personality of each typeface for expressive and visually appealing generative selfies.

“TYPE Portrait – Tangible TYPE” can be viewed both in person (by appointment only) and virtually between Jan. 15 and Mar. 5. Learn more, here.

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