My works begin by collision between things that are vague and outrageous and I try to sort out the uncomfortable situation.
In some cases, it becomes a theatre of situation with a high tension, and in others the atmosphere is filled with peace,
I try to gather the conflictual sensations to combine and arrange them in my own way in order to complete my work.
When unexpected outcomes arise in the process, then is the essence of my work. Excitement, and catharsis!!!
This is the advantage of the Homo Ludens playground.
* My photography starts with the exciting observation of the reality.
There is an intention to experience death by the silent cruel laughter.
*The theme of my paintings and sculptures is also contradictory and humorous by combining conflictual screams.
*My media artwork is an association of photography, paintings and sculptures to maximize my intentions.
Vivid colors cover the scene, and extravagant objects appear indifferently. In the artwork, these objects repeat movements and boost imagination by combining multidimensional images.
Overall, they slowly create a wonderland and spark imagination.
Informal and broad range of works accompany both excitement and somber laughter. My works contain hidden agony and labor, sacred and fancy smile and represent my life as a ‘Wonder – Alice’s Gesture’ of this era.
Acrylic on hard paper
Acrylic on hard paper
Acrylic on canvas
Acrylic on hard paper
Mixed media on hard paper
Born in Republic of Korea
Lives and works in USA, France, and Republic of Korea
1996 M.F.A. Graduate School, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
1983 M.F.A., Graduate School, Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2021 Light My Fire, Artro Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2020 Light My Fire, Songmiyoung Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2020 Bihaeng-gi, ILWY Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2020 Colored Shadow, Space H&H, Seoul, South Korea
2019 The Shape of Water, Moon Space Star Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2019 Color's Dance, Surface Studio Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
2017 Two tickets, please, Brown Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2016 Every Moment, Kiss Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2014 Every Moment, E-Land Space, Seoul, South Korea
2012 Take it!, Santorini Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
2011 Garden of Desire, E-LAND Space, Seoul, South Korea
2009 Mato & Mayo encounter ‘between the’ or ‘relationships’, Gallery is, Seoul, South Korea
2020 Alice Zone Residency Space Project (On Going Porject), Jeju Island, Korea
2014-2019 TtamiFamily Sculpture Garden and Show Room Project, Jeju Island, Korea
2010-2019 TtamiFamily Character, Cartoon, Media Art, Online Exhibition
2018 "Sculpture exhibition" GolfZone Headquarters Daejeon, Korea
2010 “ Homo Ludens” Gallery Jean art center, Seoul, Korea
2009 “Alice in the wonderland” Gallery Now, Seoul, Korea
“Imagination” Gallery Viva ,Hongcyon, Korea
Shinhan Bank Private banking center Seoul, Korea
Busan city Gallery, Busan, Korea
2008 “Super Objects” Total Museum-the room, Seoul, Korea
2007 “C Gene” tophohouse, Seoul. Korea
“Seoul fine art show”- Hangaram musieum, Seoul, korea
2005 KIF-international art fair. (Growrich Gallery), Seoul, Korea
2004 Gallery Artside, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
2002 Centre d'Arts Plastiques Albert Chanot (Art Contemporain), France
2001 Les Alteliers Artsenal, Paris, France
1998-9 Gallery Seohwa, Seoul, Korea
1997 Gallery Keramik, Belgium
1996 "Winner" Awarded Solo Exhibition at the Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Selected Group Exhibitions
2010 "KOREA : Impact of Past on Present" Korea Culture Center, London
Ananti golf club “Opening Event” Gapyang, Korea
Busan International Art Fair, Gallery jean, Busan,Korea
2009 International Photo festival , Seoul Station, Korea
Korea International Art Fair, Gallery jean
2008 Busan Modern Arts Biennale Exhibition
International Photo Festival , Seoul Station, Korea
New york asia art fair, Gallery jean, New york
“North of photography”, Gallery kwanhun
Korea International Art Fair, Gallery jean, and Yewon
“Bitter and sweet” Gallery Urban
2007 1st Gulf Art Fair, Dubai, Arab Emilate
Shanghai Art Fair, shanghai, Chaina
Scope New York, U.S.A.
1996 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Fellowship Purchase Prize
1995 The "Winner" Awarded Solo Exhibition at the Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Rexfield CC / PyungTaek AK Plaza, Public art / Kimhae Lotte premium outlet, Public art / Seoul National Museum of Modern Art. / Korean National Museum of Modern A.-Art Bank / Kyunggi Province Museum / Yonsei University Medical Center / Total Museum, Korea / Il-won Museum / Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Boston, U.S.A. / Sin Museum / D.C.C.A. (Delaware County of Contemporary Arts), Delaware, U.S.A. / Museum of American Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A. / Jongam SK view App, Public art / Golfzone Headquarter