Hoseok Youn (B. 1992)
Hoseok Youn is a South Korean glass artist specializing in glassblowing. He was born in Seoul, Korea and currently based in the Kansas City, USA. Youn holds his B.F.A. degree in glass and ceramic major from Namseoul University, Cheon Ahn, Korea. After completing his undergraduate school, Hoseok traveled to Japan for International Glass competition in Niijima Island and was awarded 1st place and got opportunity to study at Pilchuck Glass school in 2018. In 2021, Hoseok earned a M.F.A. in glass from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois, USA. Hoseok is currently a lead glassblower at Belger Art Center. He has worked at Toledo Museum of Art and has taught at Bowling Green State University as an adjunct professor.
Youn’s work has received various scholarships and awards including Corning Museum of Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Penland School of Craft, Pilchuck Glass School, and Glass Art Society. He is 2023 SAXE Emerging Artist Award recipient of Glass Art Society. His work has been exhibited broadly and internationally in Illinois, Missouri, Texas, California, Ohio, Michigan, Washington, Indiana, China, Italy, and Poland.