Invisible bonds: profiles of participating visual artists

키티 준임 (Kitty Jun-Im McLaughlin) •

Kitty Jun-Im McLaughlin, who has lived in England for over 30 years, integrates cultural duality and reflects her meandering journey through life. Her painting is a calligraphic choreography that layers the Korean art paper Hanji with collaged canvases to create depth and space and tactile textures that incorporate the rhythmic linear elements of her musical back ground. She completed a MA in Fine Art at Reading University in the U.K.

Selected Exhibitions
• Line Space Colour, Fountayne Road, Seven Sisters, London, U.K., 2009
• Summer Exhibition, Sheridan Russell Gallery, London, U.K., 2009
• Alston Business Centre Open Studio, Barnet, London, U.K., 2008
• Climate of Change, Union Street, London, U.K., 2007
• Dace Road Exhibition, Hackney, London, U.K., 2007

강순열 (Soon Yul Kang) •

Soon Yul Kang studied textile art in Korea, Japan and at West Dean College in the U.K. She completed a MA in textiles at Goldsmiths College, University of London and has been a resident artist in Kew Studio in Richmond since 1998. She now returns to Korea each year to lecture at Ewha Womans University.  She specialises in hand woven tapestries, but also creates collages and mixed media works. A tapestry of hers is on permanent display at West Middlesex University Hospital. This year she has been invited as a demonstrating artist at Art in Action 2010 from July 15-18, at Waterperry House, Wheatley, Oxford.

“My tapestries of tranquil landscapes involve subtle changes in colour and light that reflect changes in perspective and mood to induce a sense of peace, healing and meditation inspired by the Zen understanding of simplicity, stillness and emptiness.”

Selected Exhibitions
• Time for Stillness….Time for Silence, Artspace Galleries, London, U.K., 2010 (Solo)
• Art in Action, Waterperry House, Oxford, U.K., 2010
• Woven Horizon, Colne Gallery, Colchester, U.K., 2009 (Solo)
• ART in WOODSTOCK, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, U.K., 2008
• TAPESTRY 08, the Dean Clough Gallery & Bankfield Museum, Halifax, West Yorkshire, U.K., 2008

박선주 (Sun Ju Park) •

Sun Ju Park is a freelance glass artist and has worked for many years in the U.K. She studied Glass & Architecture (P.G.) at Central Saint Martins College, University of the Arts London in the U.K. She has recently completed commercial glass contracts for Ince and Co. and Queen Anne’s Chambers. Her work marries the tradition of Fine art in Korea and Mural painting in India. She specialises in fusing glass, acid etching and painting in glass for free-standing glass sculptures. Her work uses techniques from silkscreening, painting, as well as acid and etching with sand blasting techniques finished in the kiln. Her coming project is for 56 glass panels 800cm high for the coming hotel Queen Anne’s Chambers in Westminster. It might be of interest to present materials from this at the exhibition. She has architectural drawing for the design and layout of there, which would be of interest.

Selected Exhibitions
• Three Korean Artists, Cochrane Gallery, London, U.K., 2009
• Islington Design Fair, Candid Art Gallery, London, U.K., 2008
• Cambridge Glass Fair, Chilford Hall, Cambridge, U.K., 2008
• Dulwich Glass Fair, Dulwich College, London, U.K., 2008

조성희 (Seong Hee Jo)

She studied Industrial Design at ChonBuk University in South Korea and completed a MA in Photography at Metropolitan University in the U.K. She has been working as graphic designer and photographer since 1991. Her project in the 2010 Korean Artists Association U.K. is an experiment in applying of collage to imagine a ‘panorama’ of high-rise buildings and other urban features as seen by night.

Selected Exhibitions
• London Festival of Architecture, Window Galleries, Canary Wharf, London, 2010
• In Absence, The Lloyd Gill Gallery, Lee House, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, 2010
• Uncertain States, Photo-Space Gallery, London, 2009
• Unfolding, Foyer Gallery, Metropolitan University, London, U.K., 2008

박미소 (Miso Park) •

Miso Park is a professional freelancer with a wide range of work experience in journalism, publishing and photography. She completed a MA in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales in New Port in 2010. She is currently working for several South Korean magazines as a reporter (Innovation Leader, Consumer’s Life Q and Library Story) and as a travel writer (DockSeoPyongSeol and World Dream). In addition to this work, there have been several commissions with South Korean publishers for writing, translation and photographic work. Miso Park had a group exhibition to show her sequences and movements project, entitled Sleeping Children, at the London College of Communication in 2007. She will have another group exhibition in Penarth, Wales in October 2010 to show her project, entitled My Last Home.

윤성필 (Sungfeel Yun) •

Sungfeel Yun is studying at Goldsmiths College. Sungfeel Yun is a recipient of a number of awards, including the Korean National Museum of Contemporary Art Special Award (2006), the Seoul Museum of Art award (2005) and the Bucheon Metropolitan Museum of Art award (2004). The artist’s work is held in a number of private and public collections including Kangwon Land (Gang’weondo, Korea) and Samsung Life Insurance Co. (Seoul, Korea).

Selected Exhibitions
• Chaos + Cosmos, Crypt gallery, London, U.K., 2009 (Solo)
• London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London, U.K., 2009
• LONG NIGHTS, William Angel Gallery, London, U.K., 2008
• SungFeel Yun and Eric Ayotte, Tender pixel, London, U.K., 2008
• Lines in space, Gyung gi do Museum, Korea, 2007
• Moving Life – Taeguk, Gallery With White , Seoul, Korea, 2006 (Solo)
• Stillness in Movement, Gallery Mass, Seoul, Korea, 2006 (Solo)

박지혜 (Jihye Park)

Jihye Park received a MA in Art Practice at Goldsmiths College. Jihye Park expands her work to super8 film and 16mm film, using herself as a performer in idyllic locations or in the set using props. Park is interested in the fantastical, horrific and paradoxical elements of fairytales, folktales and mythology. Although she has taken inspiration from music, writers and filmmakers, her main sources are her own recent personal experiences as well as historical events that could be seen as rites of passage. Her main concern is to tell a dreamlike semi-autobiographical work exploring sibling relations, using the fairy tale vernacular as well as allegorical and symbolic personal autobiographical narratives, set in the kitsch and all encompassing world of her own.

Selected Exhibitions

• Salad Bowl in London, APT Gallery, London, U.K., 2010
• Peer 6: Film Screening – The Assistant, Bearspace Gallery, London, U.K., 2010
• 4482 [SASAPARI] Utopia/ Dystopia: A Palace with Contemporary Views, Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, London, U.K., 2010
• The Devil’s Necktie, The Woodmill, London, U.K., 2010
• Ways of Seeing, Part 1, I-MYU Project, London, U.K., 2010

정윤경 (Yun-Kyung Jeong) •

Yun-Kyung Jeong is a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art (2008). Her selected group shows include London Art Fair in London (2010), KIAF in Seoul(2010), 4482: Korean Contemporary Art, Bargehouse in London (2009 & 2010), JOONGANG FINEART PRIZE in Seoul (2010), SONGAM ARTIST PRIZE in Seoul (2010). Her performances include Notations in London (2008). The artist is a recipient of a number of awards including the JOONGANG FINEART PRIZE (2010), SONGAM ARTIST PRIZE (2010), Renaissance Art Prize (2008) and the Foster Fletcher Prize (2008).

Selected Exhibitions
• SONGAM ARTIST PRIZE, OCI Art Gallery, Seoul, 2010
• JOONGANG FINEART PRZE, Seoul Art Museum, Seoul, 2010
• T-R-A-C-E, Shan Hyu Museum, China, 2010
• London Art Fair, London, U.K., 2010
• Natural Recurrence, Nolias Gallery, London, U.K., 2009
• ‘group/grope’, Area10, London, U.K., 2009
• Visual Vocabulary,Willsden Green Library Centre, London, U.K., 2008
• 4482 Korean Contemporary Art, Bargehouse, London, U.K., 2008
• Notations 2008, Performance, UCL Research Centre, London, U.K., 2008

천주희 (Joohee Chun) •

Joohee Chun studied Painting (BFA) at Hong-Ik University in South Korea and completed a MA in Fine Art Practice and Theory: Painting at Winchester School of Art in the U.K. in 2007. She has participated in numerous art festivals and workshops, including LungA International Art Festival Project, Seydisfiordur in Iceland in 2007.

Selected Exhibitions
• Pentland Finchley Community Festival Exhibition, London, U.K., 2010
• Affordable Art Fair, Patrick’s Harvist Gallery, London, U.K., 2010
• Action and Sale of Art (Donation a art work to St. Mary-at-Finchley Organ Appeal
Charity No 1131595 ), St. Mary Hall, London, U.K., 2010
• 4482-2010 Korean Contemporary Artists in London, Oxo tower Bargehouse, London, U.K., 2010
• ‘Mind the Gap’, Gallery Young, Seoul, Korea, 2009 (Solo)
• Moontree Gallery, Bournemouth, U.K., 2009 (Solo)

박혜경 (Hye Kyung Park)

Hye Kyung Park is a writer, poet, columnist and a member of the International Pen Club. She has twice been awarded as an international writer by the Overseas Korean Foundation in 2001 and 2005. In 2006 her first poetry book was published by Togijangi House in South Korea. Her essay book, The Scarf of the Snow Man, was published by Togijangi House in 2010.

• The Scarf of the Snow Man (essay book), Togijangi House, Seoul, 2010
• <그 사람은 뜰 안에 있고 나는 뜰 밖에 서 있다> (poetry book), Togijangi
House, Seoul, 2006
• Columnist for ‘Hanin Sinmoon’ (Korean Newspaper in the U.K.), 2002-2004

박영진 (Young Jin Park) – guest artist

Young-Jin Park lives and works in Paris. She studied as a specialised make-up artist at L’école d’institut Catolique and L’école Christian Chauveau. As a child she danced and sang with “Little Angels,” and studied painting/drawing at Sunhaw Art School in Seoul. Her art, influenced by her background as a make-up artist, is all about facial expression. Recently she was diagnosed with breast cancer. During her process of recovery she felt strongly drawn to draw people’s mind and spirit through the expression of their faces. More and more she has come to feel the soul of a person that can be seen through their face. She exhibits three works in this exhibition exploring this theme.

정정회 (Jung Hoi Jung) – guest artist
After his successful career in the banking industry for many decades, Jung-Hoi Jung has been actively pursuing his artistic career as a photographer. He is an Intangible Cultural Asset in Busan, Korea. He has been awarded many prizes, including the Korea Photo Culture Award (2002), Grand Prize in the FACOK Cultural Award in (2003), and Merit for the completion of the 2004 Busan Biennale(2005). His works were donated to the Busan Municipal Museum (2002) and the West-Sea Good-Fish-Catch Ritual Preservation Society (2004). He has worked as a manager and judge in numerous photography festivals and competitions, including the National Photo Contest (1981-2007). He is currently working as an advisor of the Photo Artist Society of Korea, invited artist of the Korea Grand Photo Festival and Busan Grand Photo Festival, member of the Dong-A Ilbo Photo Coterie, special member of the Cheongsahoe in Busan and  Busan International Photo Exchange Association.

Selected Exhibitions
•  Invited exhibition in France, Korea- France Cultural centre, Paris, France,1998
• “Those in the Festival”, Busan City hall, Busan, Korea, 2002 (Solo)
• “West-Sea Good-Fish- catch Rituals”, Yeonggwang Bookstore gallery, Busan, Korea, 2004 (Solo)
• “Royal Shrine Memorial Ceremonies”, Hyundai Department Store Gallery, Ulsan/ Busan, Korea, 2005 (Solo)
• “Sea Routes of Peace and Hope”, Busan City Hall, Busan, Korea, 2006 (Solo)
• “Intangible Cultural Assets in Busan”, Busan Citizen’s Hall, Busan, Korea, 2007 (Solo)

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