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Ahn Hyun Jung

1986-



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Education

2015-2017 M.F.A. (Painting and Drawing) Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2010-2013 M.F.A. (Painting) Duksung Women's University, Seoul, Korea

2006-2010 B.F.A. (Painting / minor History of Arts)  Duksung Women's University, Seoul, Korea

 


Solo and Two-Person Exhibition

2019    Two-person show: Hidden Artists in Hidden M,  Hidden M Gallery, Seoul, Korea 

              Shapes Of Mind, Gallery La Mer, Seoul, Korea 

2017    What I Wanted To Say, Dekalb Gallery in Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2013    The One Delicate Moment, Gallery La Mer, Seoul, Korea

2012    From Here, Insa Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 


Group Exhibition (a selected list)

2021    Shifting Sands, Chashama, New York, NY (forthcoming in May) 

2020    Set Apart, Uprise Art, New York, NY

             The Story that Only I Can See, Dohing Art, Seoul, Korea

             In/Between: Transfigure 2020 supported by NYFA IAP, New York Live Arts, New York, NY 

             Spring to Action, Monica King Contemporary,  New York, NY

             East-West Expressway curated by Michael Brennan, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2019    Dare Small, Brooklyn Art Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

             Sarah Shepard Gallery and 3 Walls, Sarah Shepard Gallery, Larkspur, CA

             Banditto Emerging Art Prize Group show, Galleria Banditto, Tuscany, Italy 

             Colors, Ian Art Space, Seoul, Korea

             Duksung Women's Univ. Alumni Association 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Insa Gallery, Seoul, Korea 

2018    Bear Necessities: Pratt Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition 2018, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

             Nu Perspectives, Nu Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

             Asia week Special Exhibition: Passion. Continued, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Center,  New York, NY

             Ahn, Dastgheib and Hurt Pop up Show, 3 Walls, Brooklyn, NY

2017    Unrestricted; Trestle Art Space resident artists group show, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

             BOW, The Midway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

             Passion. Connected, 100x100, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Center, New York, NY

             Art Hearts Fashion at New York Fashion Week, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY

             Summer Group Show, Art Mora, Ridgefield Park, NJ

             Small Works 2017 curated by Bill Carroll, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

             The Graduate Fine Arts 2017, Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

             Four Seasons, Village West Gallery, Hoboken, NJ

             Novelty Fun Pack, Pratt studio gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2016   Never Stop Never Settle, Wild rabbit project from Hennessy, Art Basel Miami, FL

             Potluck, Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

             Fine Arts MFA 2016, Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

             Inside the Window Glass, Dekalb Gallery, Pratt Institute,  Brooklyn, NY

             The Unoriginal Show, Pratt Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2015    All at Once, Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2014    ASYAAF(Asia Students and Young Artists Art Festival), Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea

2013    When Spring Comes with Flowers Blooming, Gallery Palais de Seoul, Seoul, Korea

             Muet, Jaemi Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2012    Link Between, Yeon Gallery, Jeju Island, Korea

2011    8th Moving Sound, Gana Art Space, Seoul, Korea

             Because of the Mood, Glass Gallery in Duksung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

2010    7th Moving Sound, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

             Quark, Gallery PICI, Seoul, Korea




TEXTS



Artist Statement


My work is a therapeutic diary, a visual language of enigmatic and abstract shapes. When I moved from Seoul to New York, I faced cultural differences and a language barrier. The experience prompted me to explore alternate ways to communicate and express myself. I give a voice to emotional moments and narratives in a nonverbal way.

I work on sewn linen and cotton canvas. The seams create natural shapes and spontaneous lines, bringing a sense of the lyrical to work. When I stretch the stitched canvas over a frame, the tension creates unexpected forms. I embrace the spontaneity of this stage of my process, allowing the seams to act as boundaries for areas of limited color.

The colors are distilled from my experiences and can represent the weather or the intensity of a feeling. The shapes are based on memory and articulated through the process of sewing. My paintings are representations of time and feelings, suggesting emotions and states of being.