Kim Sun-young

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The most important things are not seen easily.

 

What are you trying to see?

 

A person’s sight makes things into images by bringing the person’s individual experience. Thus, what is seen might not be the intrinsic nature of the subject.

 

My job is body exploration. It is the body that connotes the physical body, spirit, and soul. It includes thinking, wishing, experiencing, seeing, and things that cannot be perceived but exist…

 

The works made of materials that are resin, crystal, trees, and other objets are the shapes of bag, ring, clothes, and others. As media to express the body, they symbolize human desire. And the works have tags attached. These tags can be seen on general products, and contain product information such as materials, cautions in handling, and the area of production. In my works they use bible as the material. The color of the works is mostly the flesh color of Asians, and all of them contain salt (marble).

 

Salt, which does not change forever, prevents decomposition, functions as purification, and one of the essential elements composing a human body, also gives taste to food. Here, it exists by melting itself. It does not appear and is not seen in the eye, but it humbly and faithfully stays in food. Such function and symbolism is the topic my works pursue.

 

Like a bag is used differently as a book bag, money bag, and weapon bag depending on what it contains, a human body is also the same. Its value is determined according to whether it contains love, hatred, or desire.

 

‘….love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control….’Through my works, I hope to invite people to the space of absolute truth that exists in me. Also, I wish to share it together, be happy, enjoy, and console each other.

 

 

(From author’s note, 27. April 2015)

Education

M.F.A in Sculpture, Graduate Ewha Womans University

B.F.A in Sculpture, Ewha Womans University

Solo Exhibition

2016  Kim Sun Young Solo exhibition  (Sarangart Gallery, Seoul)

2016  International Sculpture Festa  (Seoul Art Center, Seoul)

2015   SEE/LOOK/WATCH (Ray Gallery, Venezia Italia)

2015.  SEE.LOOK.WATCH / International Sculpture Festa  (Seoul Art Center, Seoul)

2014   Kim Sun Young Solo exhibition  (Gallery We, Seoul)

2014   International Sculpture Festa  (Seoul Art Center, Seoul)

2013   MANIF (Seoul Art Center, Seoul)

2013  ‘The Salt Vessel’ – International Sculpture Festa  (Seoul Art Center, Seoul)

2011   ‘The Salt Vessel’ - Qingdao Contemporary Modern Art Fair

           (China Qingdao International Convention Center, Qingdao)

2011   ‘The Salt Vessel’ – International Sculpture Festa  (Seoul Art Center, Seoul)

2009   Kim Sun Young Solo exhibition – Collapasta in Gallery  (Collapasta, Seoul)

2008   ‘Servant Chair’ – SICAF (COEX, Seoul)

2006   ‘A Travel Out of Map 1’ - Invited to Gallery DOS  (Gallery DOS  Seoul)

2006   ‘A Travel Out of Map 2’  ( Unmoha, Seoul)

2005   ‘Co – Work’   (Rho Gallery, Seoul)

2005   Kim Sun Young Solo exhibition -Invited to Gallery PICI   (Gallery PICI, Seoul)

2003   ‘N E T’  ( Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul)

2002   ‘A Story of Mother’- The invited to Art &Life   (Art & Life, Seoul)

1999   ‘Voice - Freedom’  (Samjeong Art Space, Seoul)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

DMZ Art Festa (DMZ, goseong)

AHAF (Grand intercontinental seoul parnas, seoul)

Yongin sculpture association (Korea museum, yongin)

 

2017

MOTOR Qustion about modern art (Lotte department, daegu)

Between(abc gallery, seoul)

The gallery show (dosan park, seoul)

Neowa members sculpture exhibition(BAUZIUM sculpture museum, goseong)

International Sculpture Festa  (Seoul Art Center, Seoul)

Pink Art Fair (Intercontinental COEX, seoul)

Art expo (COEX, seoul)

Mother (myeong dong gallery,seoul)

Seongnam sculpture exhibition (amway museum, bundang)

JEONJU NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION professor exhibiton(gyodong art museum, jeonju)

 

2016

Verdant Beauty (Muzeo Museum, CA, USA)

Ordinary Life (Amway museum, bundang)

Sculpture ogamdo (Kosaspace, seoul)

PLAS Artfair(Coex, seoul)

JEONJU NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION professor exhibiton(gyodong art museum, jeonju)

Blue stars(myungdong catholic church, seoul)

Making happy with sculpture(Kosaspace,seoul)

Ewha sculpture association(Ewha university, seoul)

Spring (Kosaspace, seoul)

Korea sculpture association(jeju museum, jeju)

Yongin modern sculpture exhibition(poun art, bundang)

Korea sculpture association exhibition(Kosaspace, seoul)

 

2015

KIAF(COEX, seoul)

Shanghai Art Fair2015 (Shanghai Mart, shanghai)

KIAF (Korea International Art Fair) (COEX,seoul)

AHAF (Asia top gallery Hotel Art Fair) (Mandarin Oriental, hongkong/, Seoul)

Affordable Art Fair (Convention & Exhibition Center, , hongkong/, Seoul )

Volare over the land (Lynn J. Gallery, CA / USA))

Autumn sculpture(Amway museum, bundang)

a woman’s sculpture exhibition(gallery H, seoul)         

Being dissimilar presents the beauty (gallery mim, seoul)

JEONJU NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION professor exhibiton(gyodong art museum, jeonju)

 

2014

Art Palm Beach2014 (Palm Beach County Convention Center, Miami, USA)

KIAF (Korea International Art Fair) (COEX, Seoul)

Pink Art Fair (Intercontinental, Seoul)

The 40-year History of Korean Sculptress Association (Misulsegye Gallery, Seoul)

Wind&Memoreal Sculpture (Nampo Museum, Go heung)

Exhibition of Neowa (Haslla Museum, Gang reung0

Be colorful (Amway museum, bundang)

Cheong dam Art Festival (Gallery We, seoul)

The beautiful world which a sculptor proposes (The Gwanghwamun square, Seoul)

AHAF (Asia top gallery Hotel Art Fair) (Lotte Hotel, Seoul)

 

2013

Affordable Art Fair (Convention & Exhibition Center, Hong Kong)

KIAF (Korea International Art Fair) (COEX, Seoul)

Volare over the land (Lynn J. Gallery, CA / USA)

SOAF (Seoul Open Art Fair) (COEX, Seoul)

AHAF (Asia top gallery Hotel Art Fair) (Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong)

Kim Sun Young& Park Ju Hyun Dual Exhibitoin (Rina Gallery. Seoul)

Bank Art Fair (Shangri-La, Hong Kong)

Pink Art Fair (Intercontinental, Seoul)

Seoul Modern Art Show (Seoul Art Center, Seoul)

 

2012  

KIAF – Korea International Art Fair (COEX, Seoul)

Meet The Little Prince, You (KEPCO Art Center, Seoul)

Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair (Mandarin Oriental, HongKong)

Spoon Art Fair (Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong)

Art Edition (Seoul Art Center, Seoul)

 

2011 

Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair (Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong)

Seoul Open Art Fair (COEX, Seoul)

Everyone’s Eyes, Korea Sculpture Exhibition  (798 Eye Gallery, Beijing)

Qingdao International Art Fair (Qingdao Myungga Museum, China Qingdao)

Intimate Space (KEPCO Art Center, Seoul)

Design Art Fair (Seoul Art Center, Seoul)

Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair (Grand Hyatt, Seoul)

Selected Collections

2016  PRAUM Musical Instrument Museum

2012  National Museum of Contemporary Art (Art Bank), Korea

2011  Myungsun church, Korea

2010  An embassy of the Republic of Korea in The United Arab Emirates, UAE

2007  co. Jenesis,  Korea

2006  co. Crown Haitai, Korea

2005  National Museum of Contemporary Art (Art Bank), Korea

1995  Hyundai APT, Chochon-dong, Gunsan-city

 

Present

- Member at Korean Artists Association, Korean Sculptor Association, Ewha Sculpture Group, Seongnam, Sculptor Association, Neowa Sculpture Group, Korea Sculpture Forum, Korean Sculptress Association, and Yongin Sculptor Association

- Serve as visiting professor of University Suwon University

- Serve as Lecturer at university of Ewha womans university, Daejin University, Busan University of foreign studies, Jeonju Education University

- Steering committee member of Ewha Sculpture Group , steering committee member of Korea Sculpture Forum, vice president  of Yongin Sculptor Association,

 

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