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BIO:

Ran Hwang’s oversized installations are intricate and poetic. From far, they transforms into a Buddha, a temple, a chandelier or a bird. When you look closely, you get surprised by the extreme level of detail in her work and the unusual materials. The artist nails thousands of pins and buttons, using these as pixels on a screen which creates mind-boggling silhouetted images.

"My immense wall installations are extremely time consuming and repetitive manual work. This is a form of meditative practice that helps me find my inner peace." Ran Hwang sees her work as a form of performance that leads to finding oneself. She hammers her spins on the wall like monks practicing Zen. That sense of peace is conveyed in her artwork, which invites the viewer to attempt to reach the state of fulfillment promoted by Buddhist philosophy.

Pins are often used to hold buttons onto the surface to form an image. The artist uses buttons because they are common and ordinary, like the existence of human beings. No adhesive is used so the buttons are free to stay and move, which implies the genetic human tendency to be irresolute. In other works, a massive number of pins connect yards of thread suggesting connections between human beings and a communication network between seemingly unlinked human experiences.


Ran Hwang is a Korean-born artist working in New York and Seoul. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She has exhibited her work at several international institutions including the Queens Museum of Art, New York; the Chelsea Art Museum, New York; the Seoul Art Center Museum; and the Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju Island. Her work is also a part of numerous private and public collections including the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; the Hammond Museum, North Salem, New York; and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong.

EDUCATION

B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York
M.F.A., Graduate School of Arts Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea


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Ran Hwang by Inception Gallery



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Ran Hwang by Inception Gallery

Exhibitions

Exhibitions:

 

2016

Asia Art Week, Re-visioning HANJI, Korean Cultural Service, New YorkMaterial Girls, Contemporary Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2016.5.26-)
Pinned Stitched and Glitzed, Asian Art Works, Beijing, China (2016.4.23 - 6.5)
Viewing The Past Thru Modern Eyes, Kang Collection, New York, USA (2016.3.10 - 3.19)
Lady Dior As Seen By, House of Dior, Seoul, South Korea & World Tour exhibition (2016.2.22-)
Material Girls, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Ontario, Canada (2016.2.3 - 4.9)
Water, KANEKO, NE, USA (2016.2.2 - 4.24)

2015

UNESCO Paris Headquarters, Paris (2015.9.7 - 9.11)
MASS MoCA - Hunter Center Mezzanine, MA, USA (2015.6.20 - 2017.6.20)
Special Exhibition - Art Busan 2015, BEXCO, Busan, South Korea
International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS), Cardenas Gallery, Texas, USA (2015.2. - 6.)

2014

Third Floor-Hermès Singapore, Singapore
Leila Heller Gallery, New York
Asian Art Works, 798 Beijing, China

2012 Leila Heller Gallery, New York
2010 Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2009 Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2008 ACAF (Asian Contemporary Art Fair), Pier 92, Special Exhibition, New York
2007 2X13 Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2006 Hass Gallery, Bloomsburg University, PA, USA
2005 Open Studio, Vermont Studio Art Center, Jonson Vermont U.S.A

2004 Hutchins Gallery, Long Island University, NewYork
2002 Hudson River Gallery, New York
Yee Mook Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2001 Hudson River Gallery, New York
2000 Artsnal Gallery, Paris
1999 Hudson River Gallery, New York

SELECTED TWO PERSON EXHIBITION

2016 Re:visioning HANJI (Two Person Show), Korean Cultural Service, New York, USA 
(2016.2.24 - 3.31)
2015 Reincarnation, Asian Art Works, Busan, South Korea
2005 Refresh! _Curated by Lilly Wei, 2x13 Gallery, New York
When Art Encounters Fashion, Space Shin Choi, New York


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2016

Material Girls, Contemporary Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2016.5.26-)
Pinned Stitched and Glitzed, Asian Art Works, Beijing, China (2016.4.23 - 6.5)
Viewing The Past Thru Modern Eyes, Kang Collection, New York, USA (2016.3.10 - 3.19)
Lady Dior As Seen By, House of Dior, Seoul, South Korea & World Tour exhibition (2016.2.22-)
Material Girls, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Ontario, Canada (2016.2.3 - 4.9)
Water, KANEKO, NE, USA (2016.2.2 - 4.24)

2015


Regeneration, Opera Gallery Paris, Paris (2015.11.4-)
Pinned Stitched and Glitzed, Anya and Andrew Shiva Art Gallery (John Jay College),
New York(2015.9.9 - 11.11)
Summer Show, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
Accidental Encounter, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Diverse Works: Director’s Choice, 1997-2015, Brooklyn Museum, New York
Arts in Spring, Guangzhou Library, Guangzhou, China (2015.3. 21 - 4.5)
Material Girls, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (2015.1. 30 - 4.19)

2014


Asian Collection, Asian Art Works, Beijing
The Lineage of Vision, Korean Cultural Service, New York
AHL Foundation 11th Annual Benefit Gala, New York
MASS MoCA 15th Anniversary Benefit, New York
Art International Istanbul (Leila Heller Gallery), Istanbul, Turkey
Mix & Match, Artspace Ben, Seoul
Annual Watermill Summer Benefit Auction, The Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY
The Archives of Korean-American Artists, Queens Museum of Art, New York
The Fabergè Big Egg Hunt, New York
The Armory Show, Leila Heller Gallery, New York

2013


Abu Dhabi Art, Kashya Hildebrand gallery, Abu Dhabi
Korea International Art Fair-Vip Lounge, AAW Beijing, Korea
Paths to Peace, Hammond Museum Guild Hall Gallery, New York
Living Room, Asian Art Works, Busan, Korea
Summer Group Show, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, USA
Freedom: Just another word for…,Kidspace@ Mass Moca, North Adams, MA
Transparencies: Contemporary Art and A History of Glass,Des Moines Art Center Main Gallery,
Des Moines, IA


2012

Media Variegations, Asian Art Works, 798 Beijing
L'Asie en Vogue Exhibition, Pagoda Paris Gallery, France
Peekskill Project V, HVCCA-Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, NY
Conference of Birds, CYNTHIA-REEVES Projects (C-R P), Mana Contemporary, New Jersey
FIFTH ANNUAL QUEENS ART EXPRESS, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning,
Jamaica, Queens NY
VIP Art Fair 2.0, Leila Heller Gallery, NY


2011

Aha Moment!, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center, Seoul Korea,
AHL FoundationAnnual Auction, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
Sofia International Paper Art Biennale 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria
Finding Flow, Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeju Island, Korea


2010

AHL Foundation, Gala Auction, Arario Gallery, New York
B.I.E.N.N.A.L.E + ONE, Kwang-ju, Korea
Fokus Lodz Biennale 2010, Lodz, Poland


2009

Kaleidoscope, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Beginning of New Era, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
Triple of Light, mnav (Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales), Uruguay


2008

KIAF (Korean International Art Fair), COEX, 2x13 Gallery, Seoul
Facial of Art- 20 Years Anniversary exhibition, Seoul Art Center Museum, Seoul


2007

Incarnation, Hammond Museum, New York
Drawing the Line - Against Domestic Violence-Auction, The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York
Woman in Love, Tenri Gallery, New York


2006

Queens International 2006, Queens Museum of Art, New York
Funsters, Seoul Art Center Museum, Seoul Korea
Drawing the Line - Against Domestic Violence-Auction, Helen Mills Theater, New York
City Art Auction, Chelsea Art Museum, New York


2005

The Artville, 2x13 Gallery, New York
Joy, Arts and Gallery, Milan Italy
Contemporary Asian artists, Hammond museum, New York
Beyond Acculturation, Stimulus, Response and Mutual Benefit, Tenri Gallery, New York
Eight Korean Artists, 2004/2005: AHL Foundation Visual Arts Competition Winners,
White Box, New York


2004

Night of 1000 Drawings, Artist Space, New York
Green Light, Korean Cultural Service-Gallery Korea, New York
Dumbo Arts Under the Bridge Festival, Dumbo Arts Center, New York
The 1st Keum Kang International Nature Arts Biennale-Special Exhibition, GongJoo, Korea
The Repetition, GanaInsa Art Center, Seoul, Korea


2003

Generation 1.0, Representing 100years of Korean Immigration,
Korean Cultural Service, Washington D.C.
Visual Delights - NYC Winter Festival 2003, BinklyMana Gallery, New York


2002

Eat Art 5, HEAR art Co- Gallery, New York
A Room of Their Own, Korean Cultural Service, Washington D.C.


2000 
Abstractions in Mixed Media, School of Visual Arts Westside Gallery, New York

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