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Bobby Choe-Henderson

Biography:

Robert Choe-Henderson is a Korean American artist, researcher, and activist living in Florida. Inspired by the resiliency of the Asian diaspora casting across fine arts, craft, and book cultures, Robert uses his training in traditional East Asian papermaking and bookbinding to explore ethnic and gender dynamics within Asian American identity through an interdisciplinary approach to exhibition and scholarship. Developing trust through creative transparency, no matter the uneasiness, is necessary for valuable connections between history and its people. He hopes his lens opens other avenues for all peoples to explore their creative truths without censorship.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts from Western Carolina University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Book Arts from the University of Iowa Center for the Book as the last papermaking assistant to master papermaker and MacArthur Genius, Timothy Barrett. Through rigorous study and exhibition, his accolades include the 2018-2019 Iowa Arts Fellowship, 2020-2021 Caxton Club grant for excellence in the book arts, and the 2021 ArtistRelief.org grant.