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Past Event
Moody Center for the Arts
Tuesday, June 6 to Saturday, August 26
10:00am - 5:00pm
JooYoung Choi: Love and Wondervision

About the Event

“The creativity inside of us can bring us all on an incredible voyage, led by love. The love of others who care for us and help us grow, and the love we give to others on this journey I call Wondervision.” – JooYoung Choi


For the summer 2023 exhibition, the Moody Center for the Arts presents an immersive exhibition by Houston-based multimedia artist JooYoung Choi (b. 1982, Seoul, South Korea). Featuring video, sculpture, painting, and a site-specific installation engaging the building’s architecture, Love and Wondervision invites visitors to experience Choi’s original, multidisciplinary world. Drawing from an imaginary universe of characters and narratives inspired by Choi’s childhood memories and personal experiences, her work explores themes of identity, belonging, trauma, and resilience. Through playful forms and colorful images, the artist taps into the power of storytelling and worldbuilding to convey themes of kindness and healing in the face of racism and social division.

This exhibition is curated by Executive Director Alison Weaver, with Assistant Curator Molly Everett.

JooYoung Choi: Love and Wondervision is made possible by the Thomas D. and Pamela Riley Smith Endowment for the Moody Center for the Arts. Additional support is provided by the Brad and Leslie Bucher Artist Endowment, the Tamara de Kuffner Fund, the Kilgore Endowment Fund, and the Sewall Endowment.

An opening reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, May 25, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Directions & Parking

The Moody Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Rice University, and is best reached by using Campus Entrance 8 at the intersection of University Boulevard and Stockton Street. As you enter campus, the building is on the right, just past the Media Center. There is a dedicated parking lot adjacent to the building. Payment for the Moody Lot is by credit card only. Maps are available at

Please note: Our address is the general address to Rice University. To find us on campus, enter “Moody Center for the Arts” on Google or Apple maps.


Moody Center for the Arts

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