Maria Ah Hyun Stracke is a Philadelphia-based artist and educator. Stracke creates complex, layered structures through the mending, reconfiguration, and reuse of hanji, silk, graphite, and paper. As each composition evolves, varied surfaces, shapes, and seams emerge and interact with one another to develop an intuitive material language. These process-oriented works evoke the general and the specific, from oceanic terrains and abstracted landscapes to Korean folk-art motifs and architectural forms. 

Stracke received her PhD in Literature and Criticism from The Graduate Center - City University of New York and her MFA in Painting and Drawing from Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University.