Running For: Council

Campaign Statement

Since 2016, I have been serving on the Arts Selection Committee at Cooper Union. With constant changes in our economy, and education opportunities narrowing to certain students, mainly due to financial limitations is heartbreaking to witness. I  am willing to continue contributing my time and make a difference whenever possible.


Since her graduation from Cooper Union, with a BFA, Maria Yoon has lived and worked in NYC. When not creating art, she is a Senior Educator a the New York’s largest and most prestigious museum of art and runs her Private Museum Tours Company. Originally a painter, in the last decades, her work has become increasingly multi-media and performance-oriented, relying on film and live performance. Her latest project, “Maria the Korean Bride,” explores the social pressure and conflict for first-generation Asian American women. Maria the Korean Bride has been funded in part by the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, NYC Cultural Affairs, Asian Women Giving Circle, and Franklin Furnace, to name a few. Her ongoing journey across American has received much media attention. She’s currently working on a sequel documentary, Maria the Korean Bride: Ghost Wedding.

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