Artist, Writer, Art Critic, and Dreamer. Love morality and passion. ​​



   Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, United States.

                                           M.F.A, Painting.

   Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea. (Summa cum laude) 

                                           B.F.A, Painting & Aesthetics

   Pusan National University, Busan, Korea.

                                           B.A, English and English Literature.


Grants, Awards, Academic Honors

2018                   Artist Fellowship, Otis College of Art and Design, L.A., CA, United States.

2017                   1st Drawing Competition, Bronze Prize, Korean Cultural Center, L.A., CA, United States.

2016                   George Vander Sluis Painting Award, NY, United States.

2016                   Creative Opportunity Grant, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University.

2015-2018         Academic Fellowship from Syracuse University, NY, United States.

2012                   Research Scholarship for comparative study architecture & art in Spain, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea.

2011-2015         Academic Fellowship - full scholarship from Hongik University. Seoul, Korea.


2019               Howard County's Annual ROAD TO THE ARTS Returns, bww news, Aug 19, 2019


2018               Meara Mosny, Review, library news, March 14, 2018

                        Four Different Cultural Landscape. KoreaDaily Newspaper, CA, United States.

                        Studio Visit Magazine volumes 41 & 42, United States.

2017               Three Artists from Korea, Japan, Poland, Korea Times, CA, United States & Korea.

                        Beyond Academism, KoreaDaily, Los Angeles, CA, United States & Korea.

                        Drawing Competition Winer, KoreaDaily Newspaper, CA, United States. Oct 28, 2017

                        Random Lengths News: San Pedro, CA, United States.

                        Fashion in Art, Zipped Magazine, NY, United States.

                        Jisun Kim, K-RADIO NEWS, CA, United States, April 27, 2017

                        New York Art & Design Exhibition, New York Daily Newspaper, NY. April 26, 2017

                        Jooyoung Hwang, Pi exhibition, Jungang Newspaper, New York Press, April 14, 2017

2016               Baylee Wright, Review, Leeds College in United Kingdom exhibit, December 1, 2016

                        Jack Honeysett, Review, We’re Nervous, March 17, 2016

2013               Law Meets with Art: A Rule Can be Bent, DongA Newspaper, Korea.



                         This is Not a Painting: Post Modernism and Painting: For Humanity,  Syracuse University, NY, United States.

                         Tragic Heroes in Shakespeare's Play, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea. 


Selected Solo Show

2018 May        Stuffed Letter, Biblio Gallery, Syracuse University Library, NY, United States.

2017 Oct         From A Painting To Music, Mickle Sicker Gallery, Syracuse, NY, United States.

2017 June       "Just an IDea" YoonSpace, LA, CA, United States.

2017 Mar         Wabi-Sabi & Infinite Window, Popup gallery, San Pedro, CA, United States.

2016 Dec         Letter from Post-Modernist, Mickle Sickler Gallery, Syracuse, NY, United States.

Selected Group Show

2021 Mar        Over the Structure, CICA Museum, Korea. 

2019 Aug        Transformations, Howard Country Art Council, Ellicott City, MD, United States.

2018 Nov        Four Different Cultural Landscape, Proxy Gallery, CA, United States.

2018 May        Hide in Plain Sight, ArtHelix Gallery, New York, NY, United States.

2017 Nov        Two Visual Languages, Sound Gallery, Syracuse, NY, United States. 

2017 Nov        Drawing Exhibition juried by  Dr. Stephanie Schrader (Curator of Drawings, J. Paul Getty Museum), Gallery Do Arte, LA, United States. 

2017 Sep         Art Prize, MI, United States.

2017 July         Abstract Exhibition, H Gallery, Ventura, CA, United States.  

2017 July         Art for Living Space, CICA Museum, Korea. 

2017 June        Wet Paint, juried by Henry Cooper (Curator of Modern Art, National Gallery of Art), Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA, United States. 

2017 April       1st New York Art & Design Exhibition, New York, NY, United States.

2017 Jan          Obscurus, Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse, NY, United States.

2016 Nov        Fair Exchange, Vernon Street Gallery, Leeds College of Art, England

2016 May        Ten Point Print Making Show, Syracuse, NY, United States.

2016 Feb         Wall Exhibition, Syracuse, NY, United State

2016 Mar        Korea, Taiwan, Bosnia, Spark Gallery, Syracuse, NY, United States.

2016 Mar        We are nervous, Spark galley, Syracuse, NY, United State

2015 Nov        Contemporary Ceramic Show, Edgewood Gallery, Syracuse, NY, United States.

2014 Dec        Graduation exhibitions, Hongik Museum of Art, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea.

2013 Oct        1st Seoul Central District Court Arts Festival 2013 – “meet art at court”, Seoul Central District Court, Seoul, Korea.

Art Project,  Residency, Teaching 

2019, 2020               Instructor, Drawing for Visualization & Design II, Texas A&M University, TX, United States.

2018                          Artist in Residency, Otis Art College, Los Angeles, CA, United States.

2017, 2018               Part-time faculty, Painting, Syracuse University, NY, United States.

2017                          Faculty, Asian Art History, Palos Verdes Art Center, Los Angeles, CA, United States.

2017                          Turner Artist Residency, Los Angeles, CA, United States.

2016                          Conference, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C., United States. 

2014                          Instructor of Painting, Korea Muscular Dystrophy Association, Seoul, Korea. 

2014                          After-school Art instructor, Hong-ik Girls Middle School. Seoul, Korea.

2014                          Instructor, Drawing & Product Design (Universal Design), Hong-ik Design High School, Seoul, Korea.

2013                          Human Anatomy Drawing &  Anatomy dissection, Yonsei University Medical Center, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. 

2013                          Coordinator, SK Happy School Art Project, Reinterpretation of Nam June- Paik, SK Sharing Happiness Foundation, SK Cop, Seoul, Korea.

2011,2012,2013     Coordinator, Traditional Korean Art Project,  Silla Cultural Center, Gyeongju, Korea.

Photography by Zachary Krahmer 




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