Painting is by its very nature an act of alchemy, I endeavor to capture the ethereal element of light in the material medium of pigment.
My paintings are narratives based on landscape - not literal representation of the natural word, but rather, abstract accounts of my responses to those places, in their stillness and movement, color and sound. The act of painting allows me to re-engage the memory of a particular place while also gaining a greater understanding of the universality of nature.
Every sea, every meadow, recalls another one seen, walked, smelled and heard-- while meriting its own unique response as well.
It is my hope that my paintings are viewed as a whole- that they offer interpretations beyond a single vista or fixed moment in time. What I hope emerges is an appreciation for nature itself, in its paradoxically constant and ever-changing state.
BA - the College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. MFA - Maryland Institute College of Arts, Baltimore,Maryland,
Special Prize - Korean National Art Exhibition
Special Prize - Korean Artist Association Exhibition
"ABSTRACT" MICA Decker Gallery,Baltimore, MD
"Stories of home", BWi/Thurgood Marshall International
Airport, Baltimore, MD
The Contemporary Asian Art Fair, Suntec, Singapore
Kang Collection Collection, New York, NY
Cast Iron Gallery, New York, NY
Studio Gallery, Washington DC
Korean Cultural Information Center, Seoul, Korea
Merkin Concert Hall, New York, NY
Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
Korean Cultural Information Center, New York, NY
World Gallery, Washington, DC
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore,MD
Selected Collections (Corporation & Private)
Anderson Gallery, University of Buffalo
American High Mast System
Cigna Insurance Company
Korea Trade Development Co. Ltd.
Korean Association of Volunteer Effort
Korean Chamber of Commerce
Reardon Family Dentistry
Seoul High School of Music & Art