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Shin Sang Ho, an artist of clay, earned his fame through series of fired paintings and led the contemporary Korean ceramic art to the attention of the world with works that combine ceramic art and painting for the past 30 years. These fired paintings can be used for exterior material for buildings and a museum in Korea named ClayArch (Clay+Architecture) has shown potential of ceramic architecture by using Shin’s fired ceramic paintings to cover the whole museum. Shin first gained traction with overseas collectors with ‘Dream of Africa’ series, which was motivated by African art that fascinated him while he was a visiting professor at Imperial College in London. ‘Dream of Africa’ led him to be the invited artist in world Long House Reserve in Hampton in New York. Elegant deep colors that you see in his fired paintings and his ‘Minhwa Horse’ with motive from Korea’s traditional folk drawings can only be obtained through multiple firing at a high temperature, not seen in any other forms of painting.


1976   M.F.A.  Dept. College of Fine Arts, Hong-Ik University, Korea

1973   B.F.A.  Dept. College of Craft Design,Hong-Ik University, Korea




2009   Shin Sang Ho Exhibition with Daks (Gallery LF, Seoul, Korea)

2007   The Shin Sang HoO Exhibition (Clayarch Gimhae Museum, Gimhae, Korea)

2004   Dream of Africa (LongHouse Reserve, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2004   Dream of Africa (Gallery IHN, Seoul, Korea)

2003   Dream of Africa (TONG-IN Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2002   Dream of Africa (Gallery HYUNDAI, Seoul, Korea)

1998   Okinawa Newspaper-The 50th anniversary (Tokyo, Japan)

1995   Solo Exhibition (Dong-A Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1995   Solo Exhibition (SOGETSU Gallery, Tokyo, Japan)

1991   Solo Exhibition (Art Gallery of Chosun Newspaper, Seoul, Korea)

1987   Solo Exhibition (Seoul Gallery; Press Center, Seoul, Korea)

1984   Solo Exhibition (The Central Conn State University Art Gallery, New Britain, CT, U.S.A)

1982   Solo Exhibition (Meitetsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan)

1980   Solo Exhibition (Mitsukoshi Gallery, Tokyo, Japan)

1979   Solo Exhibition (Makhyang Art Gallery, Daegu, Korea)

1978   Solo Exhibition (Sinsaegae Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1973   Solo Exhibition (Midopa Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea)




2010   Change from Material into Art (Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea)

2009   2009 Gyeonggi Annual Project Contemporary Ceramic Art: Ceramics-Climax (Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea)

2009   Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2009 Main Exhibition Ⅱ: Dissolving views (Cheongju, Korea)

2009   Beginning of New Era Space Project: The New Beginning of Art! (Construction Site of National Art Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2007   Exhibition of Permanent Collection (Youngeun Museum, Kwangju, Korea)

2006   2006 Art Chicago (Grand Park Butler Field, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.)

2006    Asian Ceramic Delta: Rock Paper Scissors (Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea)

2004   Japan-Korea Contemporary Ceramics-Exchange Exhibition of New Generation (Aichi Prefecture Ceramic Museum, Seto, Japan)

2004    Composition & Center (Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2003   The Legacy of Modern Ceramic Art (Museum of Modern Ceramic Art, Gifu, Japan)

2003    Korean Ceramics Tradition and Transformation (San Diego City College, San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

2003   Joining of Primitive Art and Modern Art Exhibition (Chosun Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2002   Ceramic Modernism: Hans Coper, Lucie Rie and Their Legacy (The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Canada)

2002    IAC Member’s Exhibition (Spata, Greece)

2001   The World Contemporary Ceramics (Icheon World Ceramic Center, Icheon, Korea)

2001   IAC Member’s Exhibition (Gwangju Joseon Royal Kiln Museum, Gwangju, Korea)

2000   Breaking the surface: Korean Ceramics (Britain, U.K./Bohemia, Hong Kong)

2000   The Flow and the Expectancy of Contemporary Arts: from Persona to Puissance (Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1999   Hongik Ceramic Artists Society (Thoart space, Seoul, Korea)

1997   The Collection (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, WA, U.S.A)

1996   Korea Collection (The British Museum, London, U.K.)

1996   The Special Exhibition of Korean Collection (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, U.K.)

1995   Quality․Quantity․Inspiration (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea)

1994   The Exhibition of Opening (Mokam Arts Museum, Cheongdo, Korea)

1994   The Taipei International Exhibition of Ceramics (The National Museum of Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan)

1994   The Exhibition of Late Twentieth Century Ceramics from the Everson Collection (The National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan)

1993   The Modern Korean Ceramics Exhibition (Sandiago, CA, U.S.A.)

1993   The Modern Fine Arts Exhibition (Arts Center, Seoul, Korea)

1992   JINRO Ceramics Art Exhibition (Arts Center, Seoul, Korea)

1991   The ‘91 Modern Arts Exhibition (The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea)

1990   The Contemporary Korean Ceramic Exhibition (Korean Culture Center, Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.)

1989   The ’89 Modern Arts Exhibition (The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea)

1988   The Korean Modern Arts Exhibition (The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea)

1987   The Modern Three Korean Ceramist Exhibition (Syracuse Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY, U.S.A.)

1987    The Modern Korean Black and White Arts Exhibition (The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea)

1986   The Korea Contemporary Arts of Yesterdays and Today (The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea)

1986   The Special Exhibition of Porcelain (Hoam Art Museum, Yongin, Korea)

and More Than 60 Group Exhibition