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Windows are where the inside meets the outside. Looking out of the window opens you to what is on the outside as well as making you aware where you are on the inside. What is out there is not always what you see from within. Sometimes you only see what you want to see. Sometimes you see only what the window allows you to see. Windows are timeless. A scene from a window embraces the past, present and future. The experience of contemplating and meditating through the window is like a passage through a projection of memories and dreams. Knowing where I am and where I am going both physically and mentally is important to me. In the Window Series, I have documented the views of windows from places where I have been. In the darkroom, I throw grains of rice onto the light sensitive paper. By doing this, I create a photogram while the negative is exposed creating my image of the window. Korean clairvoyants throw rice to foresee the future. I throw the rice onto the photographic paper with similar intent.  All of us are trying to predict what will happen in an unpredictable world. The act of throwing and tracing the rice transforms the image outside the window to a place where you pause to understand the past, be aware of the present and foresee the future. It is an attempt to be aware of being in the flow of time and space. In the process of creating my art, I begin to understand where I exist in that flow of time and space and hopefully, the viewer can understand where they exist as well.


1998   Pratt Institute, M.F.A., Brooklyn, NY, USA

1996   School of Visual Arts, B.F.A., New York, NY, USA

1993   Seoul Institute of the Arts, Seoul, Korea




2016   Ha Hyoung Sun (Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea)

2010   Window (Dr. Park Gallery, Yangpyeong, Korea

2008   Window (Museum of Photography Seoul; Hami Foundation of Arts and Culture, Seoul, Korea)

2008   Window (Dr. Park Gallery, Yangpyeong, Korea)

1998   Through My Hand (Second Floor Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.)




2017   Long Life/Photo (Kyungpook National University Art Museum, Daegu, Korea)

2015   Parallel Encounter (Gallery Joo Hae, Seoul, Korea)

2014   Affinity 90 (Gallery Chosun, Seoul, Korea)

2014   On the Border (Ilhyun Museum, Yangyang, Korea)

2014   Contemporary Lyrical Art from the Land of Morning Calm (The American Club, Singapore)

2012   The Unfamiliarity (Cais Gallery, Hong Kong)

2012   The Unfamiliarity (Cais Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2012   Artists of Dr. Park Gallery (Dr. Park Gallery, Yangpyeong, Korea)

2010   Irrelevant (Arario Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2010   Open Kitchen (Da Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2010   Two Folds of Negatives – Against Clarity (Gallery Chosun, Seoul, Korea)

2009   Art Road 77 ‘With Art, With Artist’ (Book House Art Space, Paju, Korea)

2009   Problem (Dr. Park Gallery, Yangpyeong, Korea)

2008   12th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction (Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2008   Sweet Imagination (Gallery Lux, Seoul, Korea)

2008   Gaze (Gallery Grimson, Seoul, Korea)

2008   Small Works Exhibition (Gallery Grimson, Seoul, Korea)

2007   11th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction (Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2007   Photography from Korea (LEE Ka-sing gallery at INDEXG, Toronto, Canada)

2007   10th Anniversary of New Works Photography Awards (Longwood Arts Gallery @ Hotos, Bronx, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2004   Green Light (Gallery Korea, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2004   Brooklyn Express (Sangmyung University Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2003   Douglas Dibble Memorial Art Auction (Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2002   En Foco’s 2002 Photography Awards Exhibition (Wilmer Jennings Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2002   Pass,Age,Now (Gallery International, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.)

2002   Absences-Curators’ Choice: Photography of Urban Alienation (Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2002   Rick Chapman, Hyoungsun Ha, Kevin O´Connell (Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)

2002   Moments of Clarity (Sotheby’s, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2002   Chautauqua National 2002 (CCVA Gallery, Chautauqua, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2002   Parallel Connections (Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)

2002   Illuminance (Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, TX, U.S.A.)

2001   Freedom/Aftermath (Korean Cultural Center, Washington, DC, U.S.A.)

2000   Parsons Benefit Auction (Swan Galleries, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2000   Confluence of Cultures (Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1999   Confluence of Cultures (Pratt Manhattan Center, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1999   Asian American Artists Group Exhibition (Oella Mill Gallery, Ellicott City, MD, U.S.A.)

1998   New Directions ‘98, Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1998   Pan Opticon (Swiss Institute Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1997   College Art Association MFA Exhibition (Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1995   Going Through (SVA Eastside Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)


and More Than 10Group Exhibition




The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, Texas

Bulbrite Collection, Moonachie, New Jersey

National Museum of Contemporary Arts Korea, Artbank, Gwachon, Korea

Woosong University, Sol Bridge, Daejon, Korea

Datz Museum of Art, Gwangju, Gyeonggido, Korea




2008   NYFA Fellowship in Photography, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York

2003   Eleanor Clark French Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont

2003   Vision Award, First Prize, Santa Fe Center for Visual Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2002   En Foco 2002 New Works Photography Award, Bronx, New York

2002   Juror’s Award, Buddy Holly Center, Lubbock, Texas