The word 'Blue' brought such a challenge while working on my artworks. Vibrant and expressive use of various colors is significant when it comes to my paintings. While making these paintings using the blue color as my dominant topic, that leads me to create pieces with a fresh look. Things that came to my mind when I imagined the word 'blue' were water, stars, and life. I've used blue for my background and added various elements. Putting the unusual things together on one canvas is very interesting and brings lots of joy.

  1974 Born: Seoul, South Korea
   Lives and works in Los Angeles, California
  2004 Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
2002 MFA (ABD) in Printmaking, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
1997 BFA in Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    Group Exhibitions
1997 Yugumuan Yun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  Korean Young Artist Exhibition, Seoul Natl. Univ. Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1998 Korean & Japanese New Artist Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center, Tokyo, Japan
  1999 Form, Boda Gallery, Seoul, Korea
   Printmaking Club, CH Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2000 Honorable Graduate Art School Exhibition, Seoul Natl. Univ. Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2001 Modern Art Exhibition, Boda Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Invitation Group Exhibition, Peking University, Beijing, China
2002 Invitation Group Exhibition, Columbia University, New York, NY
2016  The Non-Sequitur, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, California
  2017   Eerie Creepy Scary Spooky, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
  2018   The Brand 46 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, Glendale, Los Angeles, California (Juror Edward Goldman)
  2021   Los Angeles Art Association Online Exhibition, GILD (MARCH 6 -26, 2021)
   Highlight Moment-International Contemporary Visual Art Exhibition (April 10-April 18, Xiangxue Hall of Huangpu DistrictLibrary, No. 4 of Kailuo Road, Huangpu District, Guangzhou, China)
  1999   3rd Multimedia Contents Competition-Presidential Award
  2000   10th Korean Modern Printmaking Competition-First Prize
  2005   Cordon D'or/Gold Ribbon Annual Int'l Cookbook and Culinary Arts Award -Special Merit in Photography
  2006   IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Best First Book-Non Fiction
  2007   Gourmand World Cookbook Awards -Best Cookbook Photography in Korea
  2010   Biblio Awards - Best of 2010 Children's Book Illustration
      INDIEFAB Award-Book of the Year Awards Finalist in Picture books
  2015   U.S. Presidential Distinguished Teacher
      "A Most Vivid Day!" illustration and story, 2010