My recent work deals with portals, more specifically things that are evoked around the openings in organic structures such as sea shells. There is a sense of mystery within the dark openings in these forms. This mystery is what draws me towards these forms. The organic forms are like abandoned structures, left over habitations and pieces of smaller ecosystems. What was there or where did it go? What is there now and how do these micro-universes relate to our own civilization? What similarities are there between the natural environment and humanity? How are the actions of mankind affecting the civilizations of these creatures? This work of art was formerly realized through oil paints, but has transformed into drawn works on paper. The organic nature of paper brings out a different visual interpretation of my mental thoughts. The action of drawing fine one-dimensional lines on a permanent platform forces me to meditate deeply about my experience and express it with precision. This permanence does not allow me to retreat or correct which is in likeness to true life. And as in true life, the interpretation can only be reshaped in the future.
Artist Bio / CV
EDUCATION2005 Master of Fine Arts (Painting) San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA2001 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) College of Art, Sook-Myung Women's University, Seoul, KoreaSOLO EXHIBITIONS 2008 Aandoned Structures The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA (upcoming)2006 Anonymous , Galleria Deco, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil2005 Who? Diego Rivera Art Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS2006 2006 Korean Contemporary Art Festival of South America Galleria Olido. Sao Paulo. Brazil Stock Exchange. Buenos Aires. Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Mexico, Peru COREIA - BRASIL INTERCAMBIO ARTISTICO 2006 Ansan City Center(Gallery Mideum), Ansan, Korea So-Pum Jun : Young Women’s Art Gallery Mideum, An-San City, Korea2005 2nd Woman Fine Artists Association Dan-won Arts Museum, An-san City, Korea 3rd Street-Young Generation Group Exhibition Gallery Viz, Millbrae, CA Contemporary Art Interchange Between Korea and Brazil Centro Cultural, Sao Paulo, Brazil Who New? Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Master of Fine Arts Exhibition San Francisco Art Institute Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA Bay Area Currents 2005 Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA2004 Imbued-Bay Area Korean Artists Association show Thoreau Center, The presidio of San Francisco, CA Fall Exhibition 2004’s Murphy and Cadogan Fellowship recipients San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS 2004 Murphy Fellowships In the Fine Arts The San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, CA 2000 Prize the 14th Korea Grand Art Exhibition The National Museum of Art, Gua Chun, KoreaBIBLIOGRAPHYJung-Hoon Lee, May 7, 2008 The Korea Times, SF Hunter’s Point Spring Open Studio Korean ArtistJung-Hoon Lee, September 15, 2005 The Korea Times, ‘The 3rd street Power’ at the Gallery VIZKyung-Sook Lee, ‘Group Show from San Francisco Art Institute’ Joon-Ang USA, , September 9, 2005Lindsey Westbrook, ‘Bay Area Currents’ at the Oakland Art Gallery Artweek, July/ August, 2005Byung-Chan Kim, ‘Imbued’ galley at Thoreau Joong-Ang USA, September 10, 2004