Biography

 Sung Won Yun was born in 1977 in Seoul, Korea and works in New York City. She is working on representing fundamental questions about homogenization of   cultural, ecological, or geological process in the congeries of time. Her art works include painting, drawing, photography, and mixed media. She received her   Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University in 2010. She completed her Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts in   painting, respectively, in 2000 and 2003 in Korea. She has had eleven solo exhibitions, and participated in numerous group exhibitions internationally since 1999.   She was awarded PLAYA Residency Fellowship in 2017, The Cooper Union Artist Residency at The Cooper Union School of Art in 2015, Traveling Scholarship   from the School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2012, artist residency program at the Helen Wurlitzer foundation in New Mexico (2013) and selected as an   artist fellow of Terra Summer Residency in Giverny, France by Terra Foundation for American Art in 2010. She has won several awards including the first prize in   Yousuf Karsh Prize in photography (2010). She traveled to Iceland (2009, 2011, 2017) and Norway (2012) for her photography projects, which inspired her new   series of paintings.

Crriculum Vitae
 Education
  2010    M.F.A    School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) in affiliation with Tufts University, Boston, MA
  2007    Certificate    Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
  2003    M.F.A    Department of Western Painting, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
  2000    B.F.A     College of Art and Design, University of Suwon, Korea


 Solo Exhibitions 

  2021    Seeing the Unseen, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA 

  2021    (in)visible traces, Helen J Gallery, Los Angeles, CA       
  2019    Congeries of Beings, Narthex Gallery, Saint Peter’s Church, New York, NY

  2016    Congeries of Time, Blank Space Gallery, New York, NY

  2014    Properties of Tranquillity, Atrium Lobby Showcase Gallery East, CUNY LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, NY
  2013    Time in Between, Merced College Art Gallery, Merced, CA
  2011    (in)visibility, The Wilson Chapel Gallery, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA
  2009    The Two Silences of Heaven and Earth, The Wilson Chapel Gallery, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA
  2005    Congeries of Time, KEPCO Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  2005    Congeries of Time, Asia and Pacific Trade Center, Osaka, Japan
  2002    Congeries of Time, KEPCO Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 Recent Selected Group Exhibitions (*denotes two or three-person exhibition)

  2021    Flow, ODETTA Digital, New York, NY 

              Prima Materia, Online Exhibition, Curated by Amy Cheng and Charles Birnbaum, New York, NY

              Refresh, ODETTA Digital, New York, NY

              Page Turner, ODETTA Digital, New York, NY

  2020    Nature Abstracted, Katonah Museum of Art, Spot Gallery, Katonah, NY (two-person exhibition)* 

              KMA The Gala 20/20 (Re)Vision, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

  2019    Monochrome, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

              Northern Westchester Hospital, Mt. Kisco, NY 

              Seoul & New York, Korean Fine Arts Association, Kim Bo Sung Art Center, Seoul, Korea 

              Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC

  2018    Flower Power, Garvey Simon Galley, co-curated by Elizabeth Garvey and Ellen Hackl Fagan, New York, NY

              Liaison, Kate Oh Gallery, New York, NY (three-person exhibition)*

              Work on Paper, Brooklyn Art Cluster / The Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

              50th Collectors Show and Sale, The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR

              Time in Between, Google, New York, NY

              KFAA, International Art Exchange Exhibition, Kate Oh Gallery, New York, NY

  2017    Select 2, Garvey Simon Galley, New York, NY

              The UNO Art Gallery, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE

              All in One, Kate Oh Gallery, New York, NY

  2016    HOME: paradise lost and found, Experimental Space Gallery, Reis Studio, Long Island City, NY

              Take Namwon, Suji Museum, Namwon, Korea

  2015    Congeries of Time, The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
              Abstract Abstract, MAINSITE Contemporary Art, Norman, OK
              SIA gallery, New York, NY
  2014    Shifting Ecologies, The Painting Center, New York, NY
              Fresh Air, ArtSpace 64 gallery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (curated by Sarah Campbell), New York, NY
              New Era, Jersey City Hall, Jersey City, NJ
              Untitled, Experimental Space Gallery, Reis Studio, Long Island City, NY
  2013    Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA (two-person exhibition)*
              Forget Me Not, Dwight Art Gallery, Dwight school, Seoul, Korea
              Cambridge College, Cambridge, MA
  2012    7th National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA
  2011    Time in Between, The Towne Art Gallery, Wheelock College, Boston, MA (two-person exhibition)*
              Paul Nystrom Library, William Jessup University, Rocklin, CA
              17th Contemporary Art Korea & Japan, Face & Face, Seoul Art Center-Gongpyeong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
              The Meeting House gallery, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA
  2010    Congeries of Time, Open Studio Exhibition, Terra Foundation, Giverny, France
              Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
              Sensed Unseen, GASP Gallery, Brookline, MA
              MFA Thesis Exhibition. Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA
              15th Annual The Medal Award Dinner Honoring Omer Fast (Silent Auction), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
              Student Annual Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
  2009    ALRI Annual Exhibition, Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA
              The 21st Drawing Show: Drawings That Work (Andrew Raftery, Juror), BCA Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
              14th Annual The Medal Award Dinner Honoring Alex Katz (Silent Auction), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
              Student Annual Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
              Drawing Show, Bag Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
              End of Winter, Arnold Art Gallery, Newport, RI
              Mission Hill Studio & Graduate Show, Foyer Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
  2008    Open Studio Exhibition, Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center, Nebraska City, NE
              ALRI Annual Exhibition, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI
              14th Contemporary Art Japan & Korea, Kitasenju 1010 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
              Student Annual Exhibition, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
              Drawing Show, Bag Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
              Mash Up, Doran Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
              Frictions, Gallery Artists Studio Projects, Boston, MA
  2007    Midnight Blooming Fund, Gallery Artists Studio Projects, Boston, MA
              Mission Hill Studio & Graduate Show, Foyer Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
              ALRI Annual Exhibition, Providence Art Club Gallery, Providence, RI
              GNSI Annual Exhibition, Blithewold Mansion, Bristol, RI
              13th Contemporary Art of Korea and Japan, Hankook Jungdong Kyonghyang Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  2006    12th Contemporary Art of Korea and Japan, ONO Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
              GNSI Annual Exhibition, Environmental Education Center, Bristol, RI
  2005    Korean Art Festival, Sejong Center for performing arts, Seoul, Korea
              13th Korean-Egypt Modern Art Exchange Exhibition, Art & Soul, Palace of Art, Zamalek, Egypt
              11th Korea-Japan Contemporary Art, Gwanhoon Gallery, Seoul
              Song-Eun Fine Art Competition, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
  2004    Korea-Uzbekistan Modern Art Exchange Exhibition, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
              10th Contemporary Art of Korea and Japan, Ginza Chikyudo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
              The 10th Young Artists Arts Exhibition, Sejong Center for performing art, Seoul, Korea
  2003    Mirage in Daily Life, Chulam Gallery, Taebak City, Kang-Won Do, Korea (two-person exhibition)*
              The 29th Tokyo Exhibition, Tokyo Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
              Korea-Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition, Jigudang Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
              Korea-Japan Contemporary Art Exhibition, Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  2001    The 7th Young Artists Arts Exhibition, Seoul Municipal Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
              San 2-2 Exhibition, KEC PLAZA Gallery, Seoul, Korea
              New Arts of Sprits, Kowoon Art Museum, Suwon, Korea
              The 15th Korea Art Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwachun, Korea
  2000    The 10th New Frontier Exhibition, Seoul Municipal Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
              Hands of a Daily Exhibition, Seoul Songpa Library, Kimpo Citizen Center, Buchun City Hall, Korea
              Dinner Invitation Exhibition, Sun&Moon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
              Coal Village Museum, Samtan Industry Town, Jungsun, Kangwon-do, Korea

 Honors and Awards

  PLAYA Residency Fellowship, 2017

  The Cooper Union Artist Residency Fellowship, The Cooper Union School of Art, 2015

  Helene Wurlitzer Residency Fellowship, Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, 2013

  SMFA Traveling Scholarship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, 2012

  Terra Summer Residency Fellowship, Terra Foundation for American Art  (one of two American artist fellows), 2010

  Civitella Ranieri Fellowship Finalist (one of three) (Juror: UNESCO-Aschberg), 2011

  Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography, First prize (Juror: Diana Gaston & Emily Voelker), 2010

  IPA International Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, 2010

  Drawing Show Awards (Juror: Jen Mergel), 2010 

  Dana Pond Awards in Boston, Honorable Mention, 2010

  Deans Discretionary Fund, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, 2010

  Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Art Fellowship Nomination, 2009

  Montague International Travel Grant, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, 2009

  Bartlett Travel Grant, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, 2008

  Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts Residency Fellowship, 2008

  Graduate School Fellowship, Tufts University (2007-2009) 

  Song-Eun Fine Art Competition, Korea, 2005 

  Korea Fine Art Competition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, 2001 

  New-Frontier Fine Art Competition, Seoul Municipal Museum of Art, Korea, 2000

 
 Artist-in-Residence

  2017    PLAYA Residency, Summer Lake, OR

  2015    The Cooper Union Artist in Residency, The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY

  2013    Helene Wurlitzer Residency (Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico), Taos, NM

  2010    Terra Summer Residency (Terra Foundation for American Art), Giverny, France 

  2008 - 2011   Andover Newton Theological School, Newton, MA

  2008    Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

 

 Professional Experience

  Adjunct Assistant Professor

   2019 - Present    Humanities Department, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, Long Island City, NY

  Visiting Artist, Lectures and Presentations

   2015    Visiting Artist Lecture, The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, NY
   2013    Post-Baccalaureate Seminar, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
   2013    Graduate Seminar, College of Art and Design, University of Suwon, Korea
   2013    Undergraduate Seminar, College of Art and Design, University of Suwon, Korea
   2013    Undergraduate Seminar, Fine & Performing Arts, Merced College, Merced, CA
   2012    Post-Baccalaureate Seminar, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
   2011    Undergraduate Seminar, Wheelock College, Boston, MA
   2011    Post-Baccalaureate Seminar, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
   2011    Undergraduate Seminar, College of Art and Design, University of Suwon, Korea
   2010    Post-Baccalaureate Seminar, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
   2010    Centre Culturel International Conference, Cerisy-la-Salle, France
   2010    Terra Foundation for American Art Europe, Giverny, France
   2010    “Collectively”, Stony Brook Philosophy and the Arts Conference, Stony Brook Manhattan, New York City, NY
   2008    Kimmel Education and Research Center (KERC), Nebraska City, NE

  

  Teaching Assistant

   Fall 2008 / Spring 2009    Painting Core Seminar, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

   Spring 2009    Senior Projects, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

   Fall 2009    Humanism in the Studio, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

   Sep. 2009 - May. 2010    Workshop for gallery activities, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, RI

  Lecturer

   Dec. 2004 - Jul. 2005    Sungsan Hyo-Village Alternative School, Korea

   Apr. 2004 - Jun. 2005    Sungsan Hyodo Graduate School Univ. Korea

   Jun. 2003 - Jun. 2005    Lotte Culture Center, Korea
   Jun. 2003 - Mar. 2005    Anyang Culter & Art Center, Korea

   Mar. 2000 - Jul. 2000    Anyang Jungang Elementary School, Korea

   Dec. 2004    Sojeon Art Museum, Korea

   Feb. 2005    Gwangmyung Art & Culture Center, Korea

 

 Certificates 

  2007    Docent   RISD Museum, Rhode Island School of Design 

  2007    Natural Science Illustration   Rhode Island School of Design 

  1999    Art Therapist   Korean Art Therapy Association
 

 Publications 

  Greensboro News & Record, Art on Paper exhibition returns to UNCG's Weatherspoon Art Museum by Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane, January 31, 2019

  Les Femmes Folles, Woman in Art, May 6, 2018

  Wall Street International, Liaison, July 6, 2018

  The Korean New York Daily, July 3, 2018

  Hankook-Ilbo, The Korea Times, July 5, 2018

  Art Daily, May 16, 2018

  Wall Street International, Flower Power, April 13, 2018

  Wall Street International, Select 2, July 25, 2017

  Ecology, Shifting Ecologies - Environmental Art Exhibit Part 3, August 22, 2014 

  Pressian, Culture column by Sangsoo Kim, Korea, September 6, 2011
  Wild Apples, issue 7, The Arc of Light, 2011
  Boston Globe, Six to See by Cate McQuaid, April 23, 2010
  Nebraska City News-Press, Open Studio introduces artists by Grace Johnson, September 9, 2008
  Artplus, by Yoonhee Oh, Korea, June, 2005
  Misul-Segye, Korea, July, 2005
  Munwha-Ilbo, Korea, June, 2005
  Gallery Guide, Life - I - Universe by Youngmin Kim, Korea, September, 2002
  Electric Technical News Press, Korea, September, 2002

 Book and Catalog

  Completion of Korean Art Overview by Misul-Segye, Korea, 2005
  KEPCO Gallery, "Congeries of Time - II" by Sangsoo Kim, Seoul, Korea, 2005
  Asia and Pacific Trade Center by Changwan Choi, Osaka, Japan, 2005
  Sunday's Walks by Hokyong Kim, Korea, 2003
  KEPCO Gallery, "Congeries of Time" by Youngmin Kim and Sangsoo Kim, Seoul, Korea, 2002

 Artist Archive 
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Research Library

 Collections 

  Weatherspoon Art Museum (The Dillard Collection of Art on Paper), University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC 

  Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Taos, NM
  Kimmel-Harding-Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE
  Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Center, MA

  Kate Oh Gallery, New York, NY
  Private Collections