kyunghwashon@gmail.com

shonkyunghwa@gmail.com

 

Education

2013 -     PhD / MPhil.  Painting,  Royal College of Art, London, UK.

2011        MFA.  Painting and Drawing,  School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA.

2008      BFA.  Painting,  Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea.

2007      BFA.  École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.

                

Artist in Residence

2017      SWAP:UK/Ukraine Artist Residency Programme, British Council & Liverpool Biennale.    

2015      Visiting Artist, Pure Print Elements, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

2012      The Starr Scholar,  Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK.

 

Solo Exhibition

2017      Should I put sunglasses on?, YermilovCentre, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

2017      A Space of the 'In-Between': Word, Time, Image,  Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea.

2016      WW Solo Award: The City of Fragments,  WW Contemporary Art, London Art Fair, London, UK.

2016      The surface of the city and the depth of the psyche,  Alternative Space Loop, Seoul, Korea.

2013      Psychogeographic Contemporary Abstract LandscapesSeoul Olympic Museum of Art (SOMA), Seoul, Korea.

2012      Psychogeographic Abstract Landscapes In London,  Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK.

2012      Silhouette of the London Landscape,  Royal Academy Schools, London, UK.

2010      Fragments of the Chicago City Maze Project,  School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA.

2007      Soul, Find, Space,  École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France.

 

Group Exhibition (selected)

2017        Perceived identities:to have or to be, YermilovCentre, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

2017       The Snapdragons, collaboration with Cultural Traffic and Hiu Tung Lau,

               Artsvit Gallery (Dnipro, Ukraine), YermilovCentre (Kharkiv, Ukraine), Royal College of Art (London, UK)

2017       Snaps is the Name of the Game or A Few Words on Secret Writing, Barbican Arts Group Trust, UK.

2017        Contemporary Visions VII,  Beers London Gallery, London, UK.

2017       Stars of Stars, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, Korea.

2017        THE SHIPS ARE ALWAYS THERE, Crate Project Space, Chiara Williams Contemporary Art, Margate, UK.

2016        Paper | Publication | Performance,  Lychee One Gallery, London, UK.

2016       Stand a little out of my sun,  Atrium Space, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London, UK.

2016       Notes App, Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

2015       UK/RAINE : Emerging Artists from the UK and Ukraine, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.

2015       Uncovered Invisible Remnants,  University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

2015       Mindful MindlessSeoul Olympic Museum of Art (SOMA), Seoul, Korea.

2015       The Great Artist,  Posco Art Museum, Seoul, Korea.

2015       Artworks Open, Artworks Project Space,  Barbican Arts Group Trust, London, UK.   

2015       The Faces of SeongNam_City,  Seongnam Arts Centre, Seongnam, Korea.

2015       Surface, Materiality, Space,  Hockney gallery, London, UK.

2015       Why Would I lie?, 2015 Research Biennial,  Royal College of Art, London, UK.

2015       You never look at me from the place which I see you,  Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London, UK.

2015       RCA Secret,  Dyson Gallery, London, UK.

2014       re:SEARCH,  Dyson Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

2014       RCA Secret,  Dyson Gallery, London, UK.

2013       Take Old Road New Way,  Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service New York, NY, USA.

2012       NOW X HERE,  Korean Cultural Centre UK, London, UK.

2011       King Art Collective,  300 S. Riverside Plaza Building, Chicago, USA.

2011       Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Visual Arts Competition for finalists, Union League Civic & Arts

              Foundation, Chicago, USA.

2011       Nippon 18th Exhibition Show 2,  Nippon Steel U.S.A, Inc. Chicago, USA.

2011       MFA Thesis Exhibition,  Wabash Gallery, Chicago, USA.

2010      Nippon 18th Exhibition Show 1,  Nippon Steel U.S.A, Inc. Chicago, USA.

2010      Art Loop Open,  Block 37, Chicago, USA.

2010      Green Showcase,  Harold Washington College, Chicago, USA.

2010      Interiority-Exteriority,  18S. Wabash Pop-Up Art Loop Gallery, Chicago, USA.

2010       A Live Exhibition,  Jewish Community Center, Chicago, USA.

 

Articles (selected)  

2017       Jeon So-Hyun, “Young artists examine the struggles of changed perspective”, Korea Joongang Daily.

2016       Hana Yoon, " A City of Flâneur Looking for a Ghost ", CNB(July), Exhibition Review, p.51-53.

2016       India Irving, " ArtAttack Interviews Korean artist, Kyung Hwa Shon ", ArtAttack.

                (https://artattackapp.wordpress.com/2016/02/08/artattack-interview-kyung-hwa-shon-london-art-fair)

2016       Sarah Barlondon, " The Faces of Art Projects At London Art Fair 2016 ", ArtReport.
                (http://artreport.com/the-faces-of-art-projects-at-london-art-fair-2016)

2015       Liza Premiyak, " Raw talent : Ten emerging artists from UK and Ukraine ",  The Calvert Journal, UK.

                (http://calvertjournal.com/articles/show/5022/uk-raine-art-saatchi-firtash-selection)

2015       Philip Gowman, " Exhibition News: Kyung Hwa Shon in UK/RAINE, at Saatchi Gallery ", London Korean Links, UK.

               (http://londonkoreanlinks.net/2015/12/03/exhibition-news-kyung-hwa-shon-in-ukraine-at-saatchi-gallery)

2015      Jac Kuntz and Ana Sekler, "Alumni Spotlight, Q&A with Kyung Hwa Shon ",  School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA.  

               (http://www.saic.edu/alumni/alumnistories/qa-with-kyung-hwa-shon.html)

2015       " Uncovered Invisible Remnants ", Pure Print Elements, University of Porto (Faculty of Fine Arts), Porto, Portugal.

2013       Jin Myung Lee, " Psychogeographic Contemporary Abstract Landscapes ", Monthly Art Magazine (Dec),                            

                Exhibition Review, p.161.

2009      Dr. Jeongsook Lee, " Artists with New Concepts " presented at the 2009 Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale International

                Symposium for the Women Artists in the ‘Post-Feminism’ Era panel.    

 

Award (selected)     

2017        Winner for  Contemporary Visions VII, UK.

2016       Winner for Kumho Museum of Art (Young Artist), Korea.

2016       Finalist for HIX Award 2016, UK.

2015       Winner for WW SOLO AWARD 2015, UK.

2015       Finalist for UK/RAINE Art Prize, Saatchi Gallery & Firtash Foundation, UK.

2015       Winner for Alternative Space Loop Art Prize, Seoul, Korea.

2015       Finalist for Artworks Open 2015, Barbican Arts Group Trust, UK.

2015       Finalist for the great artist, Posco Art Museum, Korea.

2015       Research Conference Fund, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

2014       Collaboration with Paul Hedge and Hales Gallery & Drake’s, Pocket square design, London, UK.

2012       Winner for Seoul Olympic Museum of Art (SOMA) Drawing Prize, Seoul, Korea.

2013        Finalist for 100 Painters of Tomorrow competition.

2012       The Starr Foundation Scholarship, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK.

2011        Carrie Ellen Tuttle Fellowship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA.

2011         Finalist for The Clare Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize, SAIC, Chicago, USA.

2011         Finalist for the 2011 Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Visual Arts Competition, Union League Club of Chicago, USA.

2011         Artavita Art Competition, USA.

2007       Painting Department Special Scholarship, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea.

2006       Exchange program Scholarship and Award, Embassy of France in Korea.

2006       Merit Excellent Honors Scholarship, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea.

2006       Dean and Chair Special Scholarship and Award, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea.

2006       President Honors Scholarship, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea.

2005       President Honors Scholarship, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea.

2003       Merit Excellent Honors Scholarship, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea.