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BFA in Sculpture, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

MFA in Painting, Pratt Institute, New York, USA



2014      Nabi Museum of the Arts, New Jersey

2013      Public Library Gallery, Tompkins Square NY, New York

2012      Hutchins Gallery, Long Island University, New York

2010      Lab Gallery, New York



2014      Shades of Time, Queens Museum of Art, New York

2013      Inside Out, Flatfile, Kentler International Drawing Space, New York

2013      Neo Composition, Yegam Art Space, New York

2011      International Paper Art Biennial, Sofia, Bulgaria



2012,2006 Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant



Art Omi Foundation,  The Edward F. Albee Foundation

Art Start, International Artists’ Museum, Poland



2009,2005 Lecturer, Interviewee and Visiting Artist, Parsons School of Design, New York

2004  Lecturer and Visiting Artist, SVA, New York



My work fuses the raw material of music into visual, emotional and intellectual forms by drawing with cut paper, shaping and layering positive and negative space into rhythms. The paper is meticulously cut and composed, opened and closed, with a focus on creating lines that specify coherent patterns of light and shadows on a grid, forming a visual musical structure. In essence, the paper itself becomes the instrument that draws light into visual musical patterns. Like movement, each piece is a component part of a larger integrated work. Sound, light and the physical process, whether subjective or objective, through inference, become interrelated in my works, bridging the emotional, intellectual, physical and metaphysical. My art is that of an independent, self-conscious, and self-constructing character, creating novel patterns within the constraints of predetermined boundaries like time and nature. Through space, time, sound and life itself, I express and represent the intervals that define my being. I use music as my inspiration. I translate sound into linear patterns that can be interpreted as either a visual image or language to be deciphered and read. Listening to music, I feel a space that flows like a river. This space is a real physical space. It is an abstract and metaphysical realm for me. Music, by evoking that abstract space, inspires me to create new dimensions through my art, prolonging the effects of its very visuality and melody.  

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