Artist Bio


I was born in 1968, in Seoul, Korea. Raised and educated in Seoul, I had a strong background in the fine arts in college with a focus in the artistic department. After attending the Hongik University in Seoul, I received a bachelor of fine arts degree. After graduating, I had job teaching at a high school in Korea, and built my career as an artist. I moved to Seattle in 2003, while continuing to teach students and paint my works in my studio. I have had many group exhibits every year since 2007. I have won multiple national and regional juried art competitions since 2015.

artist Resume



Education
B.F.A. College of Fine Arts, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

 
Award

2018     "Artavita’s 29th international online art contest Exellence Award" Artvita.com

            "Fresh Perspectives: Seattle Artwork Purchase"  Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, WA

            "Artist of the Month" The Artlist.com: https://www.theartlist.com/aom_06_18.html
               "Gold Medal Award"  Emerald Spring National Juried Show, Emerald Art Center
               "3rd place Award" 2-D Section, CVG Show Collective Visions Gallery 


2017    "1st place Award" 2D section, Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Art and Photography Exhibition award  
              "Honorable Mention Award"  Drawing  section Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery
              "The People's Choice Award" Emerald Spring National Juried Show, Emerald Art Center


2016    "Honorable Mention Award" Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Art and Photography Exhibition

               award 2D section


2015    "1st place Award"  Drawing  section, Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery
              "Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation Purchase Award" Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery

 
Solo Show                                                                                                                    
2007    "The Border of Reality and Illusion",  Shoreline Community College Gallery, Shoreline, WA

 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2018   Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery, Frances Anderson Center Gallery,  Edmonds, WA
             13th Annual Emerald Spring National Juried Show, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR 
             CVG show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA

​2017   "Rotating Art" Exhibitions, Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood, WA 
              Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Art and Photography Exhibitions, Shoreline Center, Shoreline, WA
              Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery, Frances Anderson Center Gallery,  Edmonds, WA
             12th Annual Emerald Spring National Juried Show, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR 


2016   Kingston Art Festival 57th Annual Juried Art Show, Kingston, WA
             Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Art and Photography Exhibitions, Shoreline Center, Shoreline, WA
             Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery, Frances Anderson Center Gallery,  Edmonds, WA

             CVG show, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA


2015   Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery, Frances Anderson Center Gallery,  Edmonds, WA

2014   Summer National Juried Exhibition, Marin Museum of Contemporary, Art Novato, CA

            “22nd Annual Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) International Exhibition” 
             Ormond Memorial Art Museum, Ormond Beach, FL
             Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Gallery, Frances Anderson Center Gallery, Edmonds, WA
             19th Annual Art Walk “The BIG ONE", Avanti art gallery, Seattle, WA
            “Emerald Spring National Juried Show” Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR
            “BEMIS SPRING ART SHOW “ Bemis building, Seattle, WA
 

2013  “Nightmares and Dreamscapes”, Avanti art gallery, Seattle, WA
              Artist Portfolio Magazine in MIdwest vs West, Online Art Exhibits.

 
Group Exhibitions

2018   KAAW member Annual show, Washington  State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
2017   KAAW member Annual show, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA


2016   KAAW member Annual show, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

             KAAW member Annual show, Mercer Art gallery, Mercer Island, WA


2015   KAAW member Annual show, Handforth gallery, Tacoma, WA


2011   KACAPN member Annual show, columbia city gallery, Seattle, WA


2008   KACAPN member Annual show, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA


2003   31st Annual show Gapja Group, Hana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2002   30th Annual show Gapja Group, Kwanhoon Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea.         

2001   29th Annual show Gapja Group, Hana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2000   28th Annual show Gapja Group, Dansung Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1999   27th Annual show Gapja Group, Han Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 
Collections

2018  Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, WA
2015  Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, Edmonds, WA


 Administrative Experience
2015-present    KAAW member, WA

2014-present    Oil Painters of America member

2013-present    Colored Pencil Society of America member

                               Snohomish art commission member, WA

2009- present    Art instructor, St. Andrew Kim Catholic Church, Seattle, WA

2008–present    J Art Academy Director, Lynnwood, WA: http://www.jartacademy.com

2008- 2011         KACAPN member, WA

2003-present     Korean Fine Art Association member, Seoul Korea

1999- 2003        Choong Dong high school art instructor, Seoul ,Korea