THE COOPER UNION
Yeji Kim (she/her) is a graphic designer, illustrator, and multidisciplinary artist who plays with printmaking, design, painting, and animation at The Cooper Union School of Art. She holds a special interest for the use of graphic design and satire as a tool for critical social engagement. Yeji is currently interning at Poster House, the first poster museum in the U.S., where she engages with the intersection between design and education. In her free time, Yeji can be found cooking, reading, hanging with her cat Mona, writing, and playing the NYT Spelling Bee.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
I would acquire an old farm property somewhere along the Hudson and transform it into a studio ranch (with dogs, cats, and goats!) that has printmaking (+ riso and letterpress) and ceramics facilities. It would be a dream to collaborate with artists, designers, writers, and thinkers in that space.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Rewatching Black Mirror, started House of Cards recently. Reading Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine and re-reading Beloved by Toni Morrison.
IF YOU WERE GOING TO WRITE A BOOK, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
If I were to write a book, it would be a cookbook of some sort. I am not sure what will it be of, since I am constantly fascinated by many things. Recently I have been very intrigued by Onggi, which is a traditional Korean vessel that is used in many traditional fermentation and preservation processes — it would be interesting to write a cookbook about the different things that could be made in Onggi in a non-traditional, urban environment.