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Michael Joo lives and works in New York, where he is represented by Anton Kern Gallery. He received his BA at Wesleyan University in biology, a BFA in sculpture from Washington University (St. Louis) 1989, and a MFA in sculpture from Yale in 1991. In 2010, Joo had a solo exhibition at Galleria Marabini, Bologna, Italy and a two person exhibition with artist Damien Hirst titled, Have You Ever Really Looked at the Sun? at Haunch of Venison, Berlin. His work has been included in important group exhibitions such as the Gwangju Biennale in South Korea and the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.