CV   

Born in Seoul, South Korea

Lives and works in Los Angeles, the US as a visual artist specializing in painting and mixed media. 

 

Education
1996 M.A. California State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, USA
1993 B.F.A. Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA

 

Solo Exhibitions
2000 Paintings, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, USA
1997 Tangible Space, Foyer Gallery, USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA, USA
1996 Totality of Space, Gallery C, Cal. State University at Long Beach, Long Beach, CA,  USA



Two-Person Exhibitions
2000 Line Flowing in Space, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1995 Elegant Abstraction, Cypress College Fine Arts Gallery, Cypress, CA, USA
1992 Paintings, The Helen Bolsky Gallery, OTIS College of Art, Los Angeles, USA


 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020  ARCHIVE MACHINES, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery(LAMAG), Los Angeles, CA, USA 

2017  Office Hours, The Main Museum, Los Angeles

2016  The Art of Change, Marylyn & Chuck Klaus Center for the Arts, Marymount California University, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA

2015  International Exhibition, Art Gallery Le Logge - Plaza del Comune, Assisi, Italy

2014  Spirit of Place, St. John's Art Wall-Public Gallery, St. John Health Center, Santa Monica, CA, USA

2012  Spirit of Place, St. John's Art Wall-Public Gallery, St. John Health Center, Santa Monica, CA, USA

2008  OMAGE, TRACK 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, USA
2004  Transcendence in Process, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2004  Paintings, Don O'Melvyn Gallery, West Hollywood, CA, USA
2002  Diversity, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
2001  Nature of Abstraction, Irvine Valley College Art Gallery, Irvine, CA, USA
2001  Pigmentation, California State University at Fullerton Grand Art Center Gallery, Santa Ana, CA, USA
2000 The Homogeneity and Heterogeneity - Daejon and Los Angeles Contemporary Art, Woo Yeon Gallery, Daejon, Korea
2000 Immigrant Eyes, The Gate Gallery, San Pedro, CA, USA
1999 Spiritual Practice, Korean American Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1999 Convergence, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA, USA
1999 Igniting the Edge: Forging New Geographies, Categories & Identities in Conjunction with women's Caucus for Art National Conference, El Pueblo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1998 LA98, Modern Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1998 The 8th International Print & Drawing Exhibition, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
1997 Exhibition Number Five, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Rental Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1996 "Who's Afraid of Freedom?," Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA, USA
1995 Cheekwood National Contemporary Painting, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN Juror: Robert Ryman, Inge-Lise Eckmann
1995 Artists Guild All California Juried Exhibition, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, USA,

Juror: Henri Hopkins
1994 The Alvan G. and Carol Lampke Art Competition, The Parents' Foundation, New Haven, CT, USA,

Juror: Janet Saleh Dickson
1993 18th Annual Multi-Media Art Exhibition, Creative Arts Center Municipal Gallery, Burbank, CA, USA

 

Publication

Lee, Yuna, The Korea Daily U.S.A., May 31, 2016

The KOREA TIMES, Nov 27, 2015

Illustration for THE PEACE TIMES U.S. A., 2003-2006
Cheng, Scarlet, LOS ANGELES TIMES, Sep 24, 2000

Kim, Soyoung, The Korea Daily U. S. A., July 20, 2000

Kim, J. S., THE KOREA TIMES, March 27, 2000

Kim, Tae Eun, THE KOREANA NEWS U. S. A., Oct 18, 1999
Pak, Minju, KOREAM, June 1998
Madela, Anthony, and Green, Stephanie, ASIANWEEK, Mar 26, 1998
Wilson, William, LOS ANGELES TIMES, Nov 24, 1997
NFAA(National Foundation of Advancement in the Arts) NEWS, Fall/Winter 1997
Chattopadhyay, Collette, ASIAN ART NEWS, May/June 1996

Interviewed by Mrs. Kleinberg, Article by Newport Harbor Art Museum, Feb 6, 1996



Lecture
2007 Ryman Program, USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2006 Ryman Program, USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1996 Totality of Space in conjunction with "Who's Afraid of Freedom?," Orange County Museum of Art, Newport

Beach, CA, USA
 

 

Teaching

1993-2020 Director, VAS-Visual Art Studio, Los Angeles, CA, USA     http://www.vasvisualartstudio.com/
2005-2013  OTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2000-2003  Mount St. Mary's University, Brentwood, CA, USA
1998-2004  Cerritos Community College, Norwalk, CA, USA
1997-1998  Instructor and Director of Community Outreach Program, OCCCA(Orange County Center for

Contemporary Art), Santa Ana, CA, USA

 

Artist Residency

2015      Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy

 

Award

2020  Finalist, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Program 

2017     Winner, 2nd 2017 ArtSlant Prize Showcase in the Painting Category

2016     Winner, 2nd 2016 ArtSlant Prize Showcase in the Painting Category

1995     Merit Award, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN, USA. Juror: Robert Ryman, Inge-Lise Eckmann

1990    Paris Scholarship Award, OTIS PARSONS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1989    Bank of America Achievement Award in the Field of Art, A.W. Clausen, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer

1989    Honorable Mention Award in Visual Art, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts

1988    Honorable Mention Award in Visual Art, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts

 

DEAN’S LISTFall 1989

DEAN’S LISTSpring 1990

DEAN’S LISTFall 1990

DEAN’S LISTSpring 1991

DEAN’S LISTSpring 1992

 

Collection

Arte Studio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy

Ms. M.L. Pai

Thom and Linda Wright

Ms. Yuko Torii

Teaching

OTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, USA

January 2005 - May 2013 ​​

FNDT 180  Life Drawing I

FNDT 181  Life Drawing II

FNDT 190  Drawing and Composition I

FNDT 191  Drawing and Composition II

Mount St. Mary's University, Brentwood, CA, USA

January 2000 - May 2003​​

ART         Drawing

ART 22    Watercolor

Cerritos Community College, Norwalk, CA, USA

January 1998 - December 2004​​

ART 30.2  Fundamentals of Painting

ART 31     Intermediate Painting

ART 36     Beginning Painting for Art Majors

ART 110   Freehand Drawing I

 

VAS - Visual Art Studio

Since May 1993 founded by Min in Los Angeles, VAS has specialized in Portfolio Prep Course over 27 years for students who pursue higher art education in college and career in art + design fields. 

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