email: eunsilart@gmail.com

website: saatchiart.com/eunsiljeoung

 

 

My painting is abstract works with themes about ‘Ghosts’ and ‘Cactuses’ series. Through these subjects, I feel I have accessed a certain expression of time and space. Time as a history of our life and space as a reflection of the dimension of our existence.

For me, the ‘Ghost’ and the’ Cactus’ are symbols of Tao, Godot (‘Waiting for Godot’ Samuel Beckett), evolution, dreams, wounds and marks of the time. I use acrylic paint and mixed media, plus many of materials I find around me; fabric, dirt, sand, paper. I use these surrounding materials casually to add layers and textures to my canvases, through additional techniques like sewing, sanding, scraping and carving until I arrive at exactly the image I want. I repeatedly painted, scraped and carved, sometimes with clear intention, often unconsciously, until I uncovered/discovered/recovered my Ghost and Cactus.

When I went to stay in the desert, I was purely surprised by the beauty of the desolate surrounding. Later I became reverential of it. I admired the absolute power of a desolate existence. I saw and felt a reflection of myself through the desert cactus. It was my inner ghost. From that point, I realized I needed to express the beauty of this desolate energy in my work. That experience has pushed me into these body of works, one which I'm excited to share with everyone.

Exhibition

2019 Southern California Established Women Artists , Western Art Gallery (12/5/2019 )

2019 “New Life-Upcycling”  Western Art Gallery (11/14/2019)

2019 The 20th Annual Exhibition of Hongik University School of Arts Alumni Association of Southern      California (Sep., 2019) , Park View Gallery , Los Angeles California

2019 The 51th KAASC Group Show at Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California (Sep., 2019)

2019 ‘Seoulism’ Korean Cultural Center of Chicago, Illinois (Sep,2019)

2019 The 10th Seoul Modern Art Show at AT center, Seoul Korea (July,2019)

2019 ‘Inspiration Eternelle’ Halle Aux Toiles at Rouen, France (July,2019)

2019 ‘Spirit of Art’ Group Exhibition at Korea Daily Art Center at Los Angeles, California (April, 2019)

2018 The 19th Annual Exhibition of Hongik University School of Arts Alumni Association of Southern California (Aug.23 ~Sep.6, 2018) ,Lee & Lee Gallery , Los Angeles California

2018 Southern California Established Women Artists , E.K. Art Gallery (June.8~June.21, 2018)

2017 The 49th KAASC Group Show at Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles California (Sep., 2017)

2017 The 18th Annual Exhibition of Hongik University School of Arts Alumni Association of Southern California (Sep., 2017) ,Gallery CLU, Los Angeles California

2017 Gallery Do Arte, Los Angeles California, May,2017

2017   Group Show , E.K. Gallery (March, 2017)

2016 The 48th KAASC Group Show at Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles (Sep.22 ~ Oct.6, 2016)

2016 The 17th Annual Exhibition of Hongik University School of Arts Alumni Association of Southern California (Sep.1 ~13, 2016) ,Gallery CLU, Los Angeles California

2016 “SIX” 6 People Group Show at Gallery Western, Los Angeles (July 21 ~30, 2016)

2016 “Jubilation” Group Show at Lee&Lee Gallery, Los Angeles (Jan.23~ Feb.13, 2016)

2015 Group Show at Proxy Place Gallery, Chatsworth California (Dec.12 ~Dec.31, 2015)

2015 “South Bay Focus 2015” Juried Art Exhibition at Torrance Art Museum (Nov.14 ~ Dec.11, 2015) Juror: Maurizzio Hector Pineda, Assistant Curator of the Torrance Art Museum.

2015 “5Senses” 5 people Group Show at Proxy Place Gallery, Chatsworth California (Oct.10 ~ Oct.30, 2015)

2015 The 16th Annual Exhibition of Hongik University School of Art Alumni Association of   Southern California, Gallery CLU, Los Angeles Oct.3 ~Oct.20, 2015)

2015 KAASC Group Show at Korean Cultural Center in LA (Sep.25 ~ Oct.8, 2015)

2015 “Spectrum Gestalt2” BG Gallery at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica (Aug.8~16 2015)

2015 Four People Show “Different Rhythm”, Lee & Lee Gallery, Los Angeles (June.13 ~ July.3 , 2015)

2015 Group Show of Fine Art Alumnus at Hongik University, Garden & Art Gallery (May, 2015)

2015 “Original Senses” Group Show, KCC Art Gallery, Chicago IL (Feb.7 ~ 28, 2015)

2015 “Inner Space” Group Show, Gallery Ls (Feb.5 ~ 21,2015)

2014 Juried Exhibition at Torrance Art Museum “SBF” Torrance Art Museum at the Joslyn Center, Torrance, California (Nov.8~Dec. 5 2014) The Juror: Scott Canty, Director &Curator at Los Angeles

 

Municipal Art Gallery

2014 KAASC Group Show at Korean Cultural Center in LA (Oct.23~Nov.7 2014)

2014 The 15th Annual Exhibition of Hongik University School of Art Alumni Association of   Southern California, Vision Gallery, Los Angeles (sept 19 ~oct 2, 2014)

2014 The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery “Open Call 2014” (March30 ~April12, 2014)

2014 Korean American 33people at Gallery Western, Los Angeles (Jan. 2014)

2014 Three Group show “Synonyms”, Gallery Ls (Jan. 2014 )

2013 Selected Three Group show at LA ARTCORE Gallery at Brewery Annex (Dec. 1 ~ 29, 2013)

2013 The 14th Annual Exhibition of Hongik University School of Art Alumni Association of Southern California, Parkview Gallery, Los Angeles (sept 14 ~sept 25,2013)

2012 Juried Exhibition at Torrance Art Museum “SBF” Torrance Art Museum at the Joslyn Center, Torrance, California (Nov.27~Dec.15 2012) , Juror: Grace Kook Anderson, Curator at the Laguna Art

 

Museum

2012 Association of Christian Artist Exhibition (Oct.18~ Oct.27 2012)

2012 “The Big Show”, SCA Project Gallery, Pomona, California (Oct13 ~Oct27 2012)

2012 All-Media Juried Exhibition, The Palos Verdes Art Center (Juror: Chuy c/s Rangel, director of the sun valley youth arts center and audience/curator for the city of los angeles department of cultural affairs),

( Aug.31~Oct.7,2012)

2012 The13th Annual Exhibition of Hongik University School of Art Alumni Association of Southern California, Parkview Gallery, Los Angeles (July 13~July27, 2012)

2012 VII (Leading Tone) Parkview Gallery, Los  Angeles, California (June 1 ~ June 15 2012)

2012 Gallery Suppoment , Seoul, Korea (May.9 ~ May.19 2012)

2012 Seoul Modern Art Show in Seoul, Yangjea Dong AT center, Korea (May.3 ~ May.7 2012)

2012   “ON THE ROAD” Solo Show, Gallery LS , San Pedro ,California (May. 3 ~ May.19 2012)

2012   “Apples & Oranges 0212” Coohaus Gallery, Chelsea, New York (Feb. 23 ~ Mar.8, 2012)

2012   Celebrate the 109 “day of Korean-American 2012Art Exhibition, Gallery Western, Los Angeles, California   (Jan.9 ~ 18, 2012)

2011   3Group Show “Definition” , Gallery LS  San Pedro, California (Oct.6 ~15, 2011)

2011   The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery “Open Call 2011”  ,California (July24~Sept.25,2011)

1998   Tandem solo Exhibition – Pierce College Art Gallery, California (Nov.24~ Dec.8, 1998)

1987   Kyungin Art Gallery, Seoul Korea

1986   Installation at Chunma Mountain, Korea

1985   Kyungin Art Gallery, Seoul Korea

1985   Installation at Daesungly, Korea

1984   Korean Industrial Artist Association  Selected Group Exhibition, Korea

1984   Hongik Fiber Artist Association Selected Group Exhibition, Korea

Education

1985  BFA College of Fine Art, Hongik University, Seoul Korea

Award

2012 The Associates Award, 2012Juried All Media Exhibition at the Palos Verdes Art Center

1984   Hongik Fiber Artist Association Award

1984   Korean Industrial Artist Association Award

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