Mike Han: United By Design

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Saturday, 09/02/2023 - Saturday, 09/30/2023
PLAYGROUND DETROIT Gallery | 2845 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit MI 48207


In his first Detroit gallery exhibition, “Mike Han: United by Design,” Han will showcase his creative practice working across disciplines inspired by Korean techniques, graffiti, and modern design. The exhibition will feature collaborations with Gardner White, Leon Speakers, SEE Eyewear, Detroitissimi (a Michigan Fashion Collective that exhibited in Italy for Pitti Uomo ‘23), and Mothfire Beer.

Mike Han is a Detroit-based artist and designer. His work is a meditative practice that seeks to develop a better understanding of self and identity while connecting deeper with people and the planet. Han strives to find dynamic balance through organic yet deliberate mark-making on carefully considered materials to explore his heritage and contemplate sustainability.

Han was born in Ann Arbor, MI to Korean immigrants. Mike is a Cheongju Han, referred to as ""House of Han,"" a Korean family with royal ancestry. The House of Han is also his body of work, a studio, and a home in Detroit.

Special thank you to Presenting Sponsor Gardner White. This activity is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Arts & Culture Council and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

Event Details
Saturday, September 2-September 30
The Gallery is open Thursday - Saturday 12pm-5pm
Monday -Wednesday: Available by request

Established in 2012, PLAYGROUND DETROIT is an art gallery and creative talent agency representing top emerging artists in Detroit, Michigan. Opened in 2017, the gallery is located at 2845 Gratiot Avenue in McDougall-Hunt in a historic building from 1877. Their services include artwork sales and commissions, curatorial services, experiential marketing, event rental and production, and digital advertising and social content. Email for more information