Stella Kang

Stella Kang

Toronto, ON, Canada

About Stella Kang

Stella S. Kang was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Seoul Sangmyung University. After her graduation, she ran a private art institute for ten years, then immigrated to Canada.

She was deeply attracted by and fascinated with Hanji (Korean Traditional paper) and had a strong passion for fine arts which led her to study continuously focusing on Hanji art. She exhibited in multiple solo and group exhibitions around Ontario.

Her works are mostly based on the unique, traditional Korean techniques. However she has developed its own method, utilizing Hanji art with Canadian contemporary culture. Her desires are to engage the viewers by connecting her state of mind with them through her art pieces, as well as connect ancient with contemporary arts using a mixture of both Korean and Canadian characteristics.

"Art is one's trace; It cannot force viewers to know it wholly but it guides them to follow the process to discover and understand the intentions behind what the artist has conveyed. I get infinite imagination and creativity while I work on innovative, imagery two-dimensional abstract Hanji arts or three-dimensional sculptural Hanji craft arts."

Stella's ambition and lifelong goal is to introduce the timeless beauty of Hanji crafts to other people in her community so that it may become more appreciated and known.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sang-Myung University Seoul, Korea

Events

2015-Alpha Education, History+ART=Peace, Art Contest Juried Show, First Place
2014-The  Best  award  in a Juried Spring Art show of Willowdale Group of Artists 
2012-Honourable Mention, Prize at Hyetae Crown Korean Company Contest

Exhibitions


Teaching Experience

2012-15 Korean Paper Art Instructor, Galleria Korean Community Centre

2012 Korean paper Art Instructor, Korean Canadian Cultural Association (KCCA)

1990-2000 Crayon Art Academy, Head Instructor

Awards/Grants

2017 The 21st Jeonju Hanji Culture Festival 2017 May 21 Honourable Mention Prize

2016 Alpha Education, History+ART=Peace,Art Contest Juried Show, Finalist



2015 Alpha Education, History+ART=Peace, Art Contest Juried Show, First Prize

2015 Member of ARTS&LETTERS CLUB OF TORONTO

2014 The Best award in a juried spring art show of Willowdale Group of Artists

2012 Honourable Mention, Prize at Hyetae Crown Korean Company Contest

2012 Member of Korean Paper Culture Center

2012 Instructor, Korean Origami Association & Korean Paper Culture Centre

Solo Exhibition

2016 www.saatchiart.com/stellakang - Online Gallery

2015 Don mills Branch Library (Nor2~Nor30 ,2015) Toronto,ON

2015 NeilsonParkCreativeCentre spring Artfest ,Toronto,ON

2014 Toronto Art Expo, Metro Convention Centre, Toronto,

2013 ART in the PARK, Mississauga, ON

2012 Covernotes Gallery, Richmond Hill, ON

2011 Toronto Art Expo, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, ON

2011 Galleria Cultural Lounge, Toronto, ON

2011 Distillery Art Market, Toronto, ON

Selected Group Exhibition

2016 Open Juried Art Show ,Richmond Hill Group of Artists (Nov5-13)

2016 A Juried Summer Art Show, The Art &Letters Club of Toronto (July16-Sep3)


2015 A Juried Summer Art Show, The Art & Letters Club of Toronto

2014 A Juried Spring Art Show,Willowdale Group Of Artists, North York Civic Centre

2013 “An Excursion” Neilson Park Creative Centre 21st Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Toronto

2012 “Movement” Mississauga 34th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts, Mississauga, ON

2010 “Mapleland” Mississauga 32nd Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts, Mississauga, ON

Group Exhibition

2017 artusiasm Art Gallery (Dec1-Dec 10) 1684 st Clair Ave W, Toronto

2017 Joseph D .Carrier Art Gallery (Nor 16- 28) KASC 26th Exhibition

2016 North Civic Center Exhibition (Oct1-15) Willowdale Group of Artists

2016 Bold Expressions at Super Wonder Gallery. (Nov4.5)

2016 Don Valley Art Club (Nor16-27) Todmorden Mill Heritage Art Gallery

2016 Special Exhibition Celebrating the 25th Anniversary(KASC) JosephD. Carrier Art Gallery. (Oct5-18)

2016 Metro Centre Group Exhibition (Aug4-Aug11)

2016 Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery (April 15-May 2) Coming Together Show

2015 Npcc Winter Artfest 2015 ( Nov28~29)

2015 Korean Artist Society of Canada Members Group Exhibition JosephD,Carrier Art(KASC)

( Nov18~Dec 7)

2015 Twist Gallery 1100 Queen,West ,Toronto,ON (Nov4~Nov27)

2015 A Juried Full Art Show ,The Art & Letters Club of Toronto (Sep26~Oct16)

2015 Westburn Manor Galley( Etobicoke Clvic Centre ) Group Show (Oct20~2016 Jan)

2015 KASC(Korean artists society of Canada) Group Exhibition , Toronto,ON

2014 Willowdale Group of Artists present (A Juried Spring Art Show)

2014 KASC (korean artists society of canada) Group Exhibition

2013 University of Toronto Asian Heritage Month Group Exhibition, Toronto, ON

2013 M Gallery Group Exhibition, Toronto, ON

2013 The 22nd Annual Exhibition of the Korean Artists Society of Canada

2013 Willowdale Group of Artists present :An Awesome Fall Art Show

2012 Dosan Art Gallery, Toronto, ON

2008-2010 Consulate General of the Republic of Korea to the Canada Art Exhibition, Toronto,