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Born in 1941 in Haejoo, North Korea

Lives and works in Seoul, South Korea

1960              Graduated from Incheon National Normal School

1964              Graduated, Painting Dept. of Hong-Ik University. (B.F.A.)

1974              Graduated, Graduate School of Hong-Ik University. (M.F.A.)


1975-2007      Professor, Department of Painting, Hong-Ik University

1976              8th Canyu International Painting Festival Commissioner

1978              Korean Art Grand Prize Grand Prize Winner

1983              Vice President of International Affairs, Korea Art Association

1990-1991      Exchange Professor, University of Wolverhampton, UK

1995-Present  Advisory Committee Member, Korea Art Association

2007              National Award

2007-Present  Professor Emeritus, Hong-Ik University

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2024         TEFAF New York, USA

2023         Almine Rech, Paris, France

                ACS Art Chosun Space, Seoul, Korea

2022         Gallery Bisunjae, Seoul, Korea

                The Page Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2019         The Page Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2017         Gallery Shilla, Daegu, Korea
2015         The Page gallery, Seoul, Korea
2000         Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1997         Jo Hyun Gallery, Pusan, Korea
1992         Mook Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1990         Wolverhampton University Gallery, U.K
1986         Inax Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
                Dong San Bang Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1982         Five Towers Micro Hall Center, Augustfenn, W. Germany
1981         Kwan-Hoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1980         Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1976         Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024         Resonance of the times, ART SPACE HOHWA, Seoul, Korea

                Contemplation, Boontheshop Gallery, Cheongdam, Seoul, Korea

                TEFAF Maastricht 2024, MECC Maastricht, Netherlands

                Map Reading of Painting, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

2023         Geometric Abstraction in Korean Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

                White & Black Plane, Gallery Bisunjae, Seoul, Korea

                Art Pick 30 , Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

                Special Exhibition of Hongik University Museum Another Materiality, Hongik Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

                Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s-1970s, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

                Critic Lee Il and the AG Group in the 1970s, Space 21, Seoul, Korea

                Open New Space for ; Next 30 Years, Gallery Shilla Seoul, Seoul, Korea

                Eui-geum-sang-gyeong: Over her embroidered robe she puts on a plain garment, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2022         What is the Mind of White? : Reconstitution of Korean Modernist Painting, Date Gallery, Busan, Korea

                Korean Modern and Contemporary Art, Yangpyeong Art Museum, Yangpyeong, Korea

                A Narrative of Korean Art, Duson Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2021         Abstract Paintings of Korean Legends, Gallery Rho, Seoul, Korea

                Modern Life (The 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Daegu Art Museum), Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

                Hyeongyeong, Sibang, The Page Gallery, Seoul, Korea

                Small work Big wall, Gallery Shilla Seoul, Seoul, Korea

                KIAF Show, COEX, Seoul, Korea

2018         Reflections–Celebrating Eight Years of Cross-cultural Collaboration, Puerta Roja Gallery, Hong Kong

                A to P (A letter from the new Page), The Page Gallery, Seoul, Korea

                Black Selections, Gallery Shilla, Deagu, Korea

2017         Rhythm in Monochrome Korean Abstract Painting, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
2015         Beyond Painting, The Columns Gallery, Seoul
2014         A Form as thinking-Rediscovery of Drawing, Museum San, Wonju
2013         Empty fullness : Materiality and spirituality in contemporary Korean Art, SPSI Museum, Shanghai
2012         Danseakhwa Korean Monochrome painting, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwachon
2011         The opeing Exhibition of Daegu Art Museum“Qui is Full – Section 1 Drawing Yi”, Daegu Art museum, Daegu
2010         Group Exhibition 2010 : Kim Jeunghui, Yun HyongKeun, Choi Myungyoung, Gonggan purple, Heairi
2009         Korean Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Roh Gallery, Seoul
                The color of nature Monochrome Art in Korea, Wellside Gallery, Shanghai
2008         Korean Abstract art:1958-2008, Seoul Metropolitap Art Museum, Seoul
2007         Abstract Art, Amusement on the Border, Nam Seoul Annex Building of the Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul.
                Critical Perspective-Some 130 Artists, From Early Modern to Contemporary, Art Blue, Seoul
                Tracing the Pioneers of Korean Contemporary Art, Hong-ik University Museum of Art, Seoul
2006         Korean Art 100 Years, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
                Reduction and Expansion of Contemporary Art-ORIGIN Painting Association 1962-2006, Seoul Art Center, Seoul
                Korean Art 1950’s-1960’s – Painting Groups, Seoul Art Center, Seoul
                Diversity in Form & Thought -Recent Works of Korean Artists, Beijing Art Gallery of Imperial City, Beijing
2005         Korea Contemporary Art Exhibition of Documenta I – For a New Art, Noam Gallery, Seoul
                Greece- Korea Contemporary Art Exhibition, Athene, Italy

                Interchange 2 - An Exhibition of 59 Selected Korean Artists, National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia
                The Seoul Art Exhibition 2005 - Painting, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
2004         Invitational Exhibition of the 31 Prominent Artists of Contemporary Art, Jung Dong Kyunghyang Gallery, Seoul
                Seoul Contemporary Art Exhibition in Roma, House of Association of Architects of Roma, Roma
                Invited Exhibition of Korea Contemporary Artists, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
                Asia International Art Exhibition 2004, The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan
2003         White Spectrum-Joseon White Porcelain and Contemporary Art, Joseon Royal Kiln Museum, GwangJu, Korea
                Drawing: It’s New Horizons, National Museum of Art, Deok-su Gung, Seoul
                The International Art Exhibition 2003, Hokkadio Asai Gakuen University, Sapporo
                Korea-Japan Contemporary Art 2003, Sejong Cultural Center, Seoul
2002         The 17th Asian International Art Exhibition, DaeJeon Municipal Museum of Art, DaeJeon
                Understanding of the Abstract Art, Sungkok Museum, Seoul
                Korean Contemporary Art from the mid-1970’s to the mid-1980’s -

                Age of Philosophy and Aesthetics, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
2001         Korea Contemporary Art from mid-1960’s to mid-1970’s:

                A Decade of Transition and Dynamics, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.
                Journey of Art I Senior 100 Artists(1911-1941),

                An Itinerary of 21C Korean Contemprary Art Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul.
2000         The Exhibition of the Plane Surface as Sprits, Busan Municipal Museum of Art, Busan
                The 3rd Gwang-Ju Biennale-Special Exhibition of the “Contemporary Art, Korea & Japan”, Gwang-Ju
1999         The Exhibition of “ORIGIN-2000-Good Morning”, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
1998         '98 PICAF-Light on the New Millennium-

                Wind From Extreme Orient-Korean Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Municipal Museum of Art, Busan
1997         '97 Today’s Korean Fine Art Exhibition, Samsung Culture Center, Chon-Ju
1996         Korean Monochrome in the 1970’s, Hyun-Dai Gallery, Seoul
1995         Korea Contemporary Art-50 Years, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
1994         The Invited Exhibition of Korea Contemporary Art, Semi Gallery, Seoul
1993         12 Artists Contemporary Art Exhibition of Korea, Miyagi Museum of Art, Japan
1992         Exhibition of Korean Contemporary Art, Simonoseki Museum, Nigata Museum, Japan
1990         The 10th Exhibition of Japan-Korea Contemporary Art 1990, Fukuoka Museum, Japan
1989         '89 Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition, Ho-Am Gallery, Seoul
1987         Olympiad of Art: The International Contemporary Painting Exhibition Committee,

                National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
1986         Commemoratory Exhibition of the Opening of National Museum of Contemporary Art "
                Korean contemporary Art Today & Yesterday”, National Museum of Modern Art, Korea
1985         Art with Paper by Contemporary Korean, Held by Central Washington University, U.S.A
1984         Exhibition of Human Documents ‘84/’85, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
1982         Korea Contemporary Art Phase Exhibition, Kyoto
1981         Korea Drawing Now, Brooklyn Museum, New York
1980         Korea Contemporary Art Union Exhibition, Kwan Hoon Gallery, Seoul
1979         Korean Arts: Unique Methods of Today, Fine Art Center, Seoul
1978         Korea Art Grand-Prix Exhibition, Special Prize, Held by Han Kook press, Seoul
1977         Korean Contemporary Painting Exhibition, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
1976         Exhibition of Busan Contemporary Art Festival, Busan
1975-99    Exhibition of “Ecole de Seoul”, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul

1973         Exhibition of Daegu Contemporary Art Festival, Daegu
1971         The 6th Cagnes International Painting Festival, Cagnes Sur-mer, France.
1970         The 1st Korean Art Grandprix Exhibition, Held by Han Kook Press, Seoul
1969         Exhibition of 11 Korean Young Artists, Solidaridad Gallery, Manila
1968-69    The Invited Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Ministry of Information and Culture, Seoul
1967         Exhibition of Korean Young Artists Combined, Seoul.
                The 5th Paris Biennale, Paris
1963-93    Exhibition of the ORIGIN Painting Association, Seoul


Museum Collections
ational Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Seoul Metropolitan Art Museum, Seoul
Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan
Daegu Art Museum, Daegu
Gwangju Metropolitan Art Museum, Gwangju
Daejon Metropolitan Art Museum, Daejon
Simonosseki city Art Museum, Simonosseki, Japan
Mie Prefectual Art Museum, Mie, Japan
Hongik Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
Posco Art Museum, Seoul
Total Art Museum, Seoul
Gidang Art Museum, JeJudo
Walkerhill Art Museum, Seoul
Leeum, Seoul, Korea
Sejon Cultural Center, Seoul

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