I was always both mentally and physically hungry. I could satisfy my hunger by dining with my housemates. Each moment in the kitchen makes me aware that I am alive. I observe everything very keenly, and I long to capture every moment. My drawings portray not only the moments that I experienced, but are both the witnesses and the objects that I interacted with.
I always have my digital camera in the kitchen with me because it is very well-suited to capturing the moment. To depict a moment, I choose a drawing which I can produce quickly. Half-consciously, half-unconsciously, I include some images from the photo while others leaving out. In this way, I draw the things that interact with me at the moment. Ultimately, I install some or all of my drawings together on a wall. My installation resembles a visual diary in which every moment is accumulated.
To extend my work, I want to observe people – including myself – in the city. Most of all, as a starving artist, I want to see what, how, how long, why, where and when people eat. I believe that by portraying people while they are eating, I will be able to capture their presence. And, to me, presence equals life.
Artist Bio / CV
2007 MFA, Painting & Drawing Dept. SUNY New Paltz, NY 1995 BFA, Printmaking Dept. Hong Ik University, Seoul Korea.
Solo Exhibition 2009 Hungry Moments "Who Am I?" Gana art space, Seoul Korea 2009 Bai Go Pa Yo, Jinsun gallery, Seoul Korea. 2007 I am Starving, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, NY. 2006 I am Hungry, The Sojouner Truth Library gallery, NY
Residency & other experiences 2008 New York Foundation of Art Mentoring Work shop 2008 Cooper Union Summer Residency
Group Exhibition 2009 The 2nd Bangkok Triennale International Print & Drawing Exhibition, Bangkok art & culture center,Thailand / Making It, Selections from the 2008 NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, Deustche Bank- Art, New York
2008 Seoul Metro Exhibition, Metro gallery, Seoul Korea / Cooper Union Residency open studio, cooper union, NY / Akin To, Korean Culture centure Service, NY / Entree, curator-Krista N Saunders, private space, NY / Kimi for You, Kimi Art, Seoul Korea
2007 Yummy, Nexus Foundation, Philadelphia, PA / Postcards from the Edge, James Cohan gallery, NY / One Day Art Explosion, Galeria Galou, Brooklyn, NY / ARWI International Art Fair with Galeria Galou, San Juan, Puerto Rico / New York- Paris 70 Korean Young Artists Exhibition, Space World gallery, NY / New York Area MFA Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square gallery, NY
2003 Exhibition of Korea, Westminster Art Gallery, Bloomfield College, NJ
1992-2001 20times of shows
Award 2009 Grant, Seoul Foundation for arts and culture, Seoul 2008 The 2nd bangkok triennale Internaitional Print & Drawing, Final Entry, Tailand 2008 Seoul metro competition, Seoul 1994 Korean Contemporary Printmaker Association Competition, Special Prize, Seoul