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JEHOON OH

OH JE HOON

Idea of drawing yarns came to Jaehoon Oh suddenly and unexpectedly. While going through somewhat of a creative slump recently, Oh saw a friend stitching yarns to make a winter gift for another friend. A hand stitched gift using yarn… Oh decided that she wanted to create artworks that are as warm as these yarns. Her other artwork series, Dear J, started during her artist residency in Long Island City, US. She came across a flooring sample made of plastic but that looks like wood. There are so many things around us that are just like this; packaged to look like real but are not real. We become so used to seeing them that we are numb. Maybe it is the instinctive self-defense coming into play. The message the artwork carry is somewhat heavy, but the expression is witty, sincerity of the artist can be felt, with the artist jumping around the artworks like a little girl. Soon after graduating from graduate school, Oh was invited consecutively by different galleries for solo exhibitions, and by large cultural funds and museums for group exhibitions, sealing her reputation as recognized upcoming artist in Korea. In 2013, Oh worked In ARPNY under its artist residency program for a year, followed by her 4th solo exhibition with BCS gallery New York, paving the way for another solo exhibition back in Korea.

EDUCATION


Ph.D    Department of Fine Arts, Sungshin Women’s University, Korea

M.F.A   Department of Sculpture, Sungshin Women’s University, Korea

B.F.A   Department of Sculpture, Sungshin Women’s University, Korea

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS


 2016   Solo Exhibition (Chung Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2015   Invited Solo Exhibition (Eunam Museum of Arts, Gwangju, Korea)

2015   Dear J (Samtoh Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2013   Intended Sight’ (BCS Gallery, New York, NY, USA)

2013   Interpreted Perspective (Gana Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

2013   Intended Sight (BCS Gallery, New York, NY, USA)

2008   The 3rd Solo Exhibition (PRUGIO Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2007   The 2nd Solo Exhibition (KTF Gallery The Orange, Seoul, Korea)

2006   The 1st Solo Exhibition (Gana Art Space, Seoul, Korea)

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2014   Confession of a Mask (The Museum of Art, Seoul National University (MoA), Seoul, Korea)

2014   Young Revolution (ION Art Gallery, Singapore)

2014   Asia Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong 2014 (Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel, Hong Kong)

2014   Beyond the Object (Cafe 4M, Seoul, Korea)

2014   Time has past, and all there left is ㅇㅇ (Amado Artspace, Seoul, Korea)

2014   Sculpture Group ‘Kwangjang’ (Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea / Geumjeong Cultural Center, Busan, Korea)

2014 Intersection (Milal Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea)

2014 Post-painterly Canvas (Sungshin University, Seoul, Korea)

2013 1010 (Hutchins Gallery, Long Island University, New York, NY, USA)

2013 Quilting Dreams (Yegam Art Space, New York, USA)

2013 Lost In Contemporary (BCS Gallery, New York, USA)

2013 Wish you were here 12 (A.I.R. Gallery, New York, USA)

2013 Winter Surprise (Shinsegae Gallery, Shinsegae Department store, Incheon, Korea)