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Eemyun Kang

b. 1981, Busan, Korea
live and work in Milan, Italy

Translating organic forms into lush abstraction, Eemyun Kang creates complex natural worlds marked by vivid colours. While she avoids the use of defined figurative elements to create her narratives, Kang’s seductive colours are often punctuated by quasi-anthropomorphised forms. The viewer is invited to drift between the paintings’ stories where tone, gesture and technique are revisited and re-deployed culminating in an immersive and every shifting experience.

Education


2012

Doctor of Fine Art (DFA), The School of Arts and Digital Industries, UEL, London

2009

Postgraduate Diploma (MA) in Fine Art, The Royal Academy of Arts, London

2006

BA Honors in Fine Art The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London

2002

Fine Art Painting and Sculpture, Ewha Woman’s University Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions


2019

This Way is Made by Walking, Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2019

Luna e corda, Consolato Generale della Repubblica di Corea, Milan, Italy

2014

Project Space: Eemyun Kang, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK

2013

Fungalland and the Stranded Mother Whale, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, US

2012

Fungalland and the Stranded Mother Whale, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Norway

2010

Dozing River, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions


2020

Chang-E4 , Eemyun Kang /Alessandro Roma, Casa Testori, Novate Milanese, Italy

2018

Saluta i tuoi amici Verde, Studio Porpora, Milan, Italy

2015

Sleepers in Venice, Pallazzo Storico, Venice, Italy

2014

RE:VISION, Trish Clark Gallery, Auckland, NZ

2012

Eemyun Kang / Kyung Jeon, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Art On Your Wall, artclub 1563, Seoul, Korea

The Sounds of the Muse, Artsonje Center, Seoul, Korea

Map the Korea 4482, Barge House, South Bank, London, UK

As Small as a World and Large as Alone, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

Muse London, Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK

2011

Done Paint Done, The Drawers, London, UK

Karmic Abstraction, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, USA

Advent of Abstraction, Art Space Loo, Seoul, Korea

2010

The Mountain Where Whales Once Lived, Union, London, UK

Bibliothèque: A Library of Folding and Unfolding, @ KT&G, Seoul, Korea

Present from past, Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK

Appropriate Modernism, Centrifugal Projects, Brussels, Belgium

The Imaginary Archive-The gaze of 120 展, Gallery Sangsangmadang, Seoul, Korea

GIVEITANAME, Vegas Gallery, London, UK

2009

Cold Cell, Union at the Old Police Station, London, UK

U•S•B, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Centre, Korea

Code of Being, Gallery WITHSPACE, Beijing, China

Crossfields: Young Korean Artists in London, Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK

Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Art, London, UK

Traveling Light, Venice Biennale 2009, London, UK; Venice, Italy

Eemyun Kang & Ben Pritchard, Cafe Gallery at Royal Academy of Art, London, UK

Mindscape of the 21st Century, Andrew James Art, Shanghai, China

The M.A.& Other Postgraduate Art Show, Atkinson Gallery, Somerset, UK

2008

4482, Korean Contemporary, OXO, Barge House, London, UK

The 38th Parallel, G-spot Showroom, London, UK

Consume Create, Henley Exhibition Centre, Henly-on- Thames, UK

Lock on, Splitter, Reinickendorfer Str.97, Berlin, Germany

Premiums 2008, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

Good Morning, Mr. Nam Jun PAIK, Korean Cultural Centre, London, UK

2007

What Can a Desert Island Do?, Seventeen Gallery, London UK

Influx, Nolia’s Gallery, London, UK

2006

Landscapades: The war on terra?, Undermilkwood Gallery, London, UK

Gussing Exhibition, Gussing, Finsbury Square, London, UK

Painting Music, Sweet ECA, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, UK

2004

Art@work, Aylesbury House, London, UK

Anywhere Out of the World, Platform Saab Showroom, London, UK

Artskool Paris London Project, Galerie Gauche (Ecole National Superieure des Beaux-Art), Paris, France

2003

Collaborate Drawings, Pearson Gallery (UCL), London, UK

Hibernation, UCL Main Quadrangle, London, UK

Bibliography


2013

Korean Art, The Power of Now, Page 128-129, Thames & Hudson, London

2012

Eemyun Kang (cat.), Trondheim Kustmuseum, Norway

Eemyun Kang (cat.), Kukje Gallery, Seoul

The Art of Your Wall (cat.), Page1-6, Suum, Seoul As small as the world and large as alone (cat.) Page 24-27, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

Map The Korea (cat.) Page 84-85, Sasapari 4482, London

2011

Karmic Abstraction (cat.) Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia

2010

Eemyun Kang: Dozing River (cat.), Tina Kim Gallery, New York

Frieze Year Book 2010-2011

Ruth Salomon, a-n magazine, UK

Paul Carey Kent, magazine Saatchi online

2009

USB (cat.) Seoul Arts Center, Seoul. , Page 46-51 Art Scene Insight magazine Issue 6,

Page 14-15, Visual Art, Atkinson Gallery The West Muse Magazine Issue 43, March 2009, Page 12,

Paul Smith. Royal Academy of Arts from London High Fashion Magazine 4, April 2009, No. 326, Page 85- 86,

12 Young Artists and Painters. ELLE Korea, January 2009, No. 195, Page 100-101,

2008

Rose, Rebecca. New Talent: Eemyun Kang. The Silver Library

Eemyun Kang, Eastern Art Report Online

Good Morning Mr. Nam Jun PAIK (cat.) Page 54-55, Korean Cultural Centre, UK

Selected Public Collections


Hana Bank, Seoul, Korea

Trondheim Kunst Museum, Norway

Mizuho International plc London, UK

The Korean Embassy in London, UK

Award, Honours, Scholarships, Commissions & Appointments


2009

Gold Medal, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK Dunoyer de Segonzac Award

Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2008

Sir Frank and Lady Short Award, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2006-9

Celia Walker Foundation award, Royal Academy Schools, London, UK

2005

Project Award, Slade School of Art, London, UK

2004

Icarus Bursary, Slade School of Art, London, UK