JISEON LEE ISBARA
Oregon College of Art and Craft
Dean of Academic Affairs/Professor
MFA in Fibers, Colorado State University; MFA in Fibers, Ewha Womans University; BFA in Fibers, Ewha Womans University. JISEON is the Dean of Academic Affair and Chief Academic Officer and a formal Fibers Department Head at OCAC. Prior to joining the faculty at OCAC, she was an Assistant Professor of Textile Design at East Carolina University in NC. Born and rasied in South Korea, her work reflects her experiences as an immigrant by creating anxiety with prestinely orderly and delicate forms. Jiseon's current body of work tempers the chaos of communication through simple, essential techniques and fluid textile materials.
EXHIBITIONS: Hold That Thought, HAP Gallery, Portland; Top Ten Books to Read Before You Die, Nine Gallery, Portland; and invitational group shows Hands of Korea, exhibited in Korea, Europe, and the United States; and Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles and Fibers, exhibited in many states in the US. PUBLICATIONS:Textile Fibre Forum magazine in Australia; the Fiber Art Now catalog; and the Surface Design Journal. COLLECTIONS: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art; and Colorado State University. SERVICES: member, Disjecta Consilario Committee, Portland; member, Disjecta Biennial Community Committee| 2015 Portalnd Biennial Curator selection; member, Artist in Residence selection committe, Caldera; and member, Oregon Zoo Public Art Advisory Committee, Portalnd.