Hwang sueyon

Hwang has been taking time to carefully examine and understand the materials she chose, developing her works through a labor-intensive production process. Her interest in the materials and inquisitive attitude imbues on these works a unique personality, and by throwing away the existing characteristics of the materials, the exceptional forms of her sculptures arise.For example, Harder (2014-16), light aluminum foil is massed together and hammered into a hard lump, and in Heavier (2016), scattered sand is bonded together and forged into a heavy form. In 〈Paper Body, Paper Face〉, Hwang selects ‘paper’ as her material and probes both its characteristics and her own practice with it in her works. Following the organic lines made by a French Curve, an instrument for measuring garments, she folds, cuts, and glues the paper over and over again to create a naturally abstracted form.

  • Education
    • 2010 M.F.A., Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea
      2007 B.F.A., Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea
  • Selected Solo Exhibitions
    • 2021 Parts, Hakgojae Design | PROJECT SPACE, Seoul
      2019 Material Manifestation, Doosan Gallery, New York
      2019 Humming Head, Doosan Gallery, Seoul
      2017 Three Teeth, Dimensionvariable Space, Seoul
      2017 Spinning Egg, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul
      2014 In Your Pocket In Your Word, Gallery AG, Seoul
  • Selected Group Exhibitions
    • 2022 Sculptural Impulse, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
      2021 The Snark: Suddenly Vanishing Away, Gallery 2, Seoul
      2020 The Journey of Eternity, SeMA Bunker, Seoul
      2020 Leaning Drawings, Nook gallery, Seoul
      2019 Young Korean Artist 2019: Liquid Glass Sea, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
  • Residencies/Awards/
    • Residencies
      2021 SEMA Nanji Residency, Seoul
      2019 DOOSAN Residency, New York
      2017 7th Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul
      2013 8th Gumho Art Studio, Seoul

      2017 Kumho Young Artist, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul

Installation view of Humming Head, 2019, DOOSAN Gallery Seoul, Korea. Courtesy of the artist.

Three, 2020, Printed paper, glue 53×55×52 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Harder, 2017, Aluminum foil, Dimension variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Heavier, 2019, Sand, glue, Dimension variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Paper Body, Paper Face, 2018, Printed paper, glue, 120x77x150cm. Courtesy of the artist.

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