Kyong Boon Oh

Kyong Boon Oh

Irvine, CA, United States

About Kyong Boon Oh

Korean born, Kyong Boon Oh received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago And her BS in Mathematics from Korea University in Korea. She was a painter before and now has expanded her mediums to sculpting. She is a founding member of SSGOC (Stone Sculptors Guild of Orange County).

“Transcendent end is hidden in our own depths, waiting for the chance to occupy a conscious moment. I try to discover the moment and reveal it through my art practice which is in both figurative and abstract genre.

The ambiguity of emotion where I carefully observe my slightest unconscious gestures is the starting point of the creative process. And to clarify these vague human images lingering in my mind, I explore abstract forms using 3D mediums such as stone, clay and metal wire simultaneously and allow the physicality of the materials to lead myself. By the subtractive, additive and simple winding process of these mediums I try to dig out my inner self to wake up as an artist and as a human-being who explores things unseen.

Flowing with mediums and conforming to the process, I set up a kind of ‘hide and seek’ game as a way to find a latent image and reveal it for my self awareness that transcendent quality in life exists despite the ambiguity and it is hidden in our own selves.”


BFA, School of the Art the Institute of Chicago

BS, Mathematics, Korea University


Small Works 2020 Juried exhibition’’, Main Streets Arts gallery, Clifton Springs, NY, 2020

’The Winter Show 2020 Juried exhibition’, Palo Verde Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 2020

‘Salon at the Triton Juried exhibition’, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA 2019

‘3rd ANJE Annual National Juried Exhibition’ Wausau Museum, Wausau, 2019 (upcoming)

‘The Annual Juried All Media Exhibition’, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, 2019 (current)

‘The Other Art Fair’, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, 2019

‘The Brain Project’, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada, 2019

‘34th Made in California Juried Exhibition’, Brea Gallery, Brea, 2019

‘Stone Sculptors Guild of Orange County, Chiarini Annual Show’, Santa Ana, CA 2018

‘Pilgrimage’, Art Walk, Santa Ana, CA 2009 (Solo)

‘The Annual Juried Art Exhibition’, Korean Cultural Center, LA, 2003

‘Brilliant’, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, 2003

‘November Group Show’, Gallery 2, Chicago, 2002

‘New Talent II’, Contemporary Art Workshop Gallery, Chicago, 2002

‘The Invented Figure’, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, 2002

BFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago, 2002

Art Window Exhibition, Max Mara, Chicago, 2002

First Year Show, Gallery 2, Chicago, 1998


‘3rd ANJE Annual National Juried Exhibition’ Wausau Museum, 2019

‘Airport Hangar As Big Top: An Art Spectacle Lands In Los Angeles County’, Santa Monica Observer, Jessie Nagel, 3 October 2019

‘Irvine Fine Arts Center, Cura Studios and the Treasury Creative Studios Continue Bringing Art to the Masses’, OC Weekly, Dave Barton, 26 September 2019

‘샌타모니카서 ‘사치 작가’ 만난다’, The Korea Daily, OH Soo Yun, 3 September 2019, 2019

‘34th Made in California Juried Exhibition’, Brea Gallery, 2019

‘Korean Cultural Center Juried Exhibition’, The Korea Daily, IM Hyun A, 5 March 2003

‘Multi-National Artists, New Techniques’, Koreana News, 2003

‘Inhabiting The Body’, Moon Journal Press, Nina Corwin and Mary H, Ber, 2002

Clune Construction Cooperation, Chicago, IL

Contemporary Art center, Peoria, IL


‘Grove Artist Grant’, The Grove Center for the Arts & Media, 2019

Clune Construction Cooperation Purchase Award, 2002

’Merit Scholarship’, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1998