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Life is on a continuum Objects settled in the Soo-Yeon Hong’s works do not posess a distinctive form. Therefore, the monochrome side that fills the whole frame catches our eyes first. About the time we are immersed in the solitude emitted from the monochrome side, the delicate tremble that shakes the tranquility is captured. Although that something which cannot be labeled seems like a crystallized image because it does not have a form, it shows its afterimage at the very next minute. The contour of the image is not fixed but slides into the mysterious moment between segments. However, the working method of Soo-Yeon Hong is the opposite. Rather, it progresses with thorough calculation and intention. The calculated slope of the canvass, the transparency created by having certain amount of paint float on top of another layer and the next, and the timelines acquired through this. Through these elements, a layer is a form yet something that exists as the afterimage of the next form. This sort of structure can be recognized as an another form. However, as these layers become accumulated, the whole screen is recognized as the fluid image that slowly evolves. Even when trying to define it by segmenting it into a minimum unit, it evolves towards yet another point. Reiteration and overlap, exposure and concealment, that is, meaning is achieved by ‘layers’, not by ‘a layer.’ – Excerpt from critic by Dae-Beom Lee, Art critic


1995  M.F.A   Department of Fine Art, Pratt Institute, U.S.A.

1992  M.F.A   Department of Fine Art, Hong-Ik University, Korea

1990  B.F.A   Department of Fine Art, Hong-Ik University, Korea




2018   Abstract:Intrinsic (Space So, Seoul, Korea) 

2018   Between forms (Song Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2016   Solo Exhibition (Gallery Bundo, Daegu, Korea)

2016   Solo Exhibition (Gallery AG, Seoul, Korea)

2015   (Gallery Royal, Seoul, Korea)

2011   (Ryu Gallery, Seoul, Koerea)

2010   (Plant Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2009   The Room-Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea)

2007   (Bundo Gallery, Daegu, Korea)

2005   (Gallery IHN, Seoul, Korea)

2003   (White Wall Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2002   (Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2001   (Posco Art Museum, Seoul, Korea)

1996   (Sunnen Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1992   (Sonamoo Gallery, Seoul, Korea)




2018   Salon (Nook Gallery, Seoul, Korea) 

2018   Hommage to Posco (Posco Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2017   Dialogue (Nook Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2014   Small is Beautiful (Flowers Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2014   Floweing Island (Nefs Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2014   Huue Opening Exhibition (Gallery Huue, Singapore)

2013   Corporeity, Sooyeon Hong & Hunchung Lee (BK Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2013   Aesthetic Categories (Wumin Art Center, Cheongju, Korea)

2013   Black Square (101 Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2013   Vessels (LWL-industriemuseum, Dortmund, Germany)

2012   Korean Eye (Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K.)

2012   Sporadic Positioning (Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea)

2012   Gefabe (Stiftung Zollverein, Essen, Germany)

2011   A Plesure with Dear Friends! (Posco Art Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2011   Phyomai (Bridge Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2010   Cycle & Recycle (Interalia, Seoul, Korea)

2010   21&Their Times (Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2010   Art Docking Spot (Woomyung Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2010   Image of Exchange Value (Art Space Hue, Seoul, Korea)

2009   Artist Gallery_Fleeting (Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea)

2009   Wonderful Pictures (Ilmin Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2008   To Have or To Be (Korea Foundation, Ireland; Portugal; Hong Kong)

2008   Dazed & Painted (Seomi & Tuus Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2008   Sooyeon Hong, Saeng-gon Han & Jae-hyo Lee (Gallery Indipress, Busan, Korea)

2008   Multi-Colored Sentiments (Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea)

2007   MoA Picks: Reminiscing the Medium- a ‘Post-’ Syndrome (Museum of Art, Seoul National Unversity, Seoul, Korea)

2007   Post Feminity with Mine (Yoo Art Space, Seoul, Korea)

2006   Sooyeon Hong & Hwan-Kwon Yi (Paik Hae Young Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2005   Blue (Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

2005   Korean Modernism (Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2005   Korean-Japan Interchange Exhibition (Hangaram Museum & Museum of Tokyo National  University, Seoul & Tokyo)

2004   Flower Flows Flowery (Artinus Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2004   Cutting Edge (Seoul Acution House, Seoul, Korea)

2003   Sense & Sensibility (Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea)

2003   Pronto (C/O, Milan, Italy)

2003   Dreamy Hive (Space Zip, Seoul, Korea)

2003   Intro (Gallery IHN, Seoul, Korea)

2002   Surface (Chun Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2002   Picnic (Public Project-The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea)

2001   New York Academy of Art’s Annual Benefit Art Auction (New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2000   Im-Pregnancy (Fine Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

2000   White (Nikolai Fine Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2000   Terra Sacrare (Puffin Room, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1999   Surface Structure (Nikolai Fine Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1999   Summer Group Show (Painting Center, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1998   Artist for Gardens (Puck Building, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1998   Art Exchange Show (2 Broadway, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1997   Today’s Vision (H.Heather Edelman Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1997   Vision 21 (Half Concert Hall, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1996   Dialogue of Consciousness (Eighth Floor Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1996   Small abstract artworks (450 B’way Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1996   Human Invitational Show (Walker Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1996   Studio (450 Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1995   Rise & Shine (Cast Iron Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1995   Non Logo (One Night Stand Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1994   Inks (Manhattan Graphic Center, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1992   Natural, Human, Art (Sonamoo Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1992   The Presage (Gaain Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

1992   Balcony (Gallery 2000, Seoul, Korea)

1992   Hong-Ik Print Making Group (Dukwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea)




2013  Grant for International Exchange of Art & Culture- Art Council Korea

2009  Artist Sponsorship of Visual Arts, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture




The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

Consulate General of The Republic of Korea in Shanghai, China

Embassy of the Republic of Kore in Netherlands, Hague, Netherlands

Embassy of the Republic of Kore in India, New Delhi, India

Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea

Posco Center, Gwangyang, Korea

Samsung Main Building, Seoul, Korea

The Westin Chosun Hotel, Seoul, Korea

Haevichi Hotel, Jeju, Korea

Novotel Daegu City Centre, Daegu, Korea

Bobath Memorial Hospital, Bundang, Korea

Handsome Co.Ltd.,Seoul, Korea

Lotte Hotel, Ulsan, Korea

Shinsegae Co.Ltd., Seoul, Korea

Kogas Marine Co.Ltd., Incheon, Korea

Samsung Hotel, Geoje, Korea

IFC Conrad Hotel, Seoul, Korea

Wumin Art Center, Cheongju, Korea

Yonsei Museum, Seoul, Korea

Four Seasons Hotel, Seoul, Korea