Jennifer Kim Sohn


I use needlework, recycled materias and clothing references to unfold the layers and complexities of the environmental and social issues. I find that the intimacy of our clothing and textiles evokes a sense of familiarity which I can use to bring issues usually too uncomfortable or abstract  for honest engagement. The stories resident in my recycled materials often enrich the stories of the piece that I am creating. I find that the creative reuse of objects can help communicate the issues I address: for example, in Toxic Habits I put ubiquitous soda bottles into a new context-- a lab specimen jars,  the recycled embroidery hoops to stand in as honeycombs in Spoonful of Honey and a chicken wire is woven with strips of wax paper and transforms into a bee hive in shape of a woman’s torso in The Lost Tribe .


My artistic goal is to present the work in such a way that these complex issues are presented in intellectually stimulating and visually haunting way for the viewers.



Upcoming Shows


BlueLine Gallery. 405 Vermont St, Roseville, CA

Sept 12- Nov 15, Opening Reception 5-7pm

Recent Shows


Annmarie Scupture Garden.

Body As Agent

Biodiversity/Extinction International Juried Exhibition

New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St. Queens NY

Quotation Marks

San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA

Nov 7-Dec 15



Lost Tribe

Culture Shock

Family Ties