Do Ho Suh

    Doorknob/Bathroom, 2003

    Polyester fabric, lithograph on paper in acrylic box 
    12 x 18 x 7.75 inches 
    Edition of 20 


    Doorknob/Bathroom is a full-scale reproduction of the doorknob of the artist's Chelsea apartment. Do-Ho Suh often works with semi-transparent fabrics that he delicately sews together to represent - and defy - existing and functional spaces and objects. Doorknob/Bathroom exists as an isolated architectural element, separated from Suh's apartment and therefore abandons its ties with a specific place and becomes a loose abstraction with a new-found flexibility and transparency. 


    He recently had a major solo exhibition, One: Do-Ho Suh, at Brooklyn Museum, New York (2018-2019). Do-Ho Suh represented Korea at the Venice Bienniale in 2001 and maintains an active international exhibition schedule. Major exhibitions of Suh’s work have also been held at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC (2018) and Serpentine Gallery, London (2002). His work is represented in a number of major museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Guggenheim Museum; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.