Born in 1935, Sancheong, Korea


Education
1959                   
Graduated from the Dept. of Painting, Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea
 

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017
Almine Rech Gallery, London, UK
Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

2016
Blum & Poe, LA, USA

2015                   
Tina Kim Gallery, New York, USA
Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2014                   
Blum & Poe, New York, USA

2012                   
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

2010                   
Severance Art Space, Seoul, Korea

2009                   
Seok Gallery, Daegu, Korea
Bluedot M Gallery, Changwon, Korea
Winter Gallery, Wiesbaden, Germany

2008                   
Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2004                   
Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, Korea
Gallery Bizutsu Sekai, Tokyo, Japan

2003                   
Mudima Fondation for Contemporary Art, Milano, Italy

2002                   
Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
Gallery Bizutsu Sekai, Tokyo, Japan

2001                   
Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan,
Chosunilbo Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2000                   
Contemporary Art Museum, Hong Ik Univ., Seoul, Korea

1999                   
Espace Paul Ricard, Paris, France

1997                   
Samtuh Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1996                   
Biever-Risch Gallery, Luxembourg

1995                   
Hanlim Gallery, Daejeon, Korea

1994                  
Waserman Gallery, Munich, Germany
Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1992                   
Nabis Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1990                   
Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1985                  
Kamakura Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1984                  
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1979                  
Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1977                  
Space Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1975                   
Moonhun Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1974                    
Myungdong Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1972                  
Gin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


Selected Group Exhibitions
2016     
New Beginnings: Between Gesture and Geometry, Athens, Greece
Hybridizing Earth/Discussing Multitude, Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea              
Dansaekhwa and Minimalism, Blum & Poe, NY, USA
KM 9346: Korea-Morbihan 9,346km, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France
When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction, Villa Empain - Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
Dansaekhwa and Minimalism, Blum & Poe, LA, USA

2015                   
Dansaekhwa, Palazzo Contarini-Polignac, Venice, Italy
Avant-Garde Asia: Lines of Korean Masters, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, Hong Kong

2014                   
The Art of Dansaekhwa, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
From All Sides: Tansaekhwa on Abstraction, Blum & Poe, LA, USA

2012                  
Dansaekhwa: Korean Monochrome Painting, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

2011                  
Qi is Full, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
The Spectrum of Contemporary Korean Art, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2010                  
Korean Avant-Garde Drawing: 1970-2000, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2009                  
Bong Whang 137, Sunshine International Art Museum, Beijing, China
Monochrome Art in Korea, Wellside Gallery, Shanghai, China

2008                  
The 5th Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
Korean Abstract Art 1958-2008, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
The Color of Nature: Monochrome Art in Korea, Pyo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2007                   
Contemplation on a Space, Gana Art Busan, Busan, Korea
Abstract Art: Amusement on the Border, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2004                  
Korean Contemporary Paintings: Past and Now, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2003                  
The Seoul Art Exhibition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2002                  
Age of Philosophy & Aesthetics, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

2001                  
Development of the Korean Contemporary Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

2000                  
Postwar Abstract Art in Korea and West: Passion and Expression, Hoam Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The Facets of Korean & Japanese Contemporary Art, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
A Passage to New Millennium, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Plane as Spirits, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
The Horizontal for a New Millenium, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1998                  
Les peintres du silence - Huit maitres contemporains, Musees Montbeliard, France
PICAF, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

1996                  
Korean Monochrome Paintings in 70’s, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1995                  
The Tiger’s Tail: 15 Korean Contemporary Artists for Venice 95, Palazzo Vendramin, Venice, Italy
Seoul International Painting Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Korean Contemporary Paintings, Hanlim Gallery, Daejeon, Korea
Contemporary Korean Paintings, Paris City Museum, Paris, France
Nature of Korea, Park RyuSook Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1993                 
12 Contemporary Artists from Korea, Miyagi Museum, Sendai, Japan
The 45th Biennale de Venice, Venice, Italy
Korean Contemporary Art, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

1992                  
Flows from the Far East: Recent Korean Art Scene, Concourse Gallery, Barbican Center, London, UK

1991                  
Korea Contemporary Paintings, Zagreb, National Museum Zagreb, Ljubljana, Cankarjevdom, Sarajevo, Collegium Artisticum, Belgrade, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

1990                   
Korean Art Today, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

1989                   
Hiroshima, Hiroshima City Museum of Modern Art, Hiroshima, Japan

1988                   
The 4 Korean Artists, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
The 24 Olympiad Arts, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

1987                   
The 31st Toyama International Arts Exhibition, Toyama, Japan
4 Korean Contemporary Artists, Laboratory Gallery, Sapporo, Japan

1986                  
Korean Arts Yesterday and Today, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Asia Contemporary Arts, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

1985                  
The 3rd Human Documents 1984-1985, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
70 Years of Korean Western Painting, Hoam Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Modern Art from the Past 40 Years, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

1984                  
Contemporary Korean Art: The Late ‘70s - A Situation, Korean Culture and Arts Foundation Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Korean Contemporary Art 84’, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
Korean Arts of 60’s, Walker Hill Museum, Seoul, Korea
Korean Contemporary Art in 60’s, Duson Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1983                  
Korean Contemporary Arts Exhibition of the 70s Exhibition, Tokyo Museum of Art, Tokyo & Tochigi Municipal Museum of Art, Tochigi & Hokkaido
Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo & Fukuoka City Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
Exchange Exhibition of Print and Drawing Between Seoul and San Francisco, U.S.I.S., Seoul & World Print Council, San Francisco & Korean Cultural Service, L.A
Korea: New Paper Works, Spring Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

1983-1982     
The Art of Contemporary Paper: Korea and Japan, Deoksugung Art Museum, Seoul & Kyoto
Municipal Museum, Kyoto & Saitama Museum of Modern Art, Urawa & Kumamoto Folk Museum, Kumamoto, Japan

1981           
Drawing ‘81, Deoksugung Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Work on Paper: Korean Contemporary Drawings, Dongsanbang Gallery, Seoul, Korea, Art Core Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Drawings by Korean Artists, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Contemporary Asian Arts, Fukuoka Museum, Fukuoka, Japan

1978                  
The 2nd Rencontres International d’art Contemporain, Gallerie National de Grand Palais, Paris, France
The Trend for the Past 20 Years in Korean Contemporary Art, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

1977                   
The 13th Biennale de Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Korean Contemporary Art, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan

1975                   
The 3rd India Triennale, New Delhi, India
The 4th Avant Garde Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

1974                   
The 6th Cagnes International Painting Festival, Cagnes, France
The 1st Seoul Biennale, Korean Avant Garde Association, Seoul, Korea

1973                   
Korean Contemporary Art 1957-1972: Formative and Informative, Myungdong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
13 Contemporary Artists, Signum Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Exhibition for 100 Modern Korean Painters, Deoksugung Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

1972                  
The 3rd Avant Garde Exhibition, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

1972-1969          
Korean Contemporary Painting Exhibition, touring Japan, India, Pakistan, and Nepal

1971                  
The 2nd Avant Garde Exhibition, Reality and Realization, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The 7th Biennale de Paris, Paris, France

1970                   
The 1st Avant Garde Exhibition, Korean Information Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 7th Tokyo Print Biennale, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
6 Korean Contemporary Artists, Tokiwa Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

1969
Young Artists from Korea, Solidaridad Gallery, Manila, Philippines

1969-1960          
The Contemporary Art Exhibit, Organized by Chosun Daily Newspaper, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

1968                 
Korean Contemporary Painting Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1967                   
The 9th Biennale de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1965                   
The 4th Biennale de Paris, Paris, France
The 4th Cultural Freedom Invitational Exhibition, Yechong Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1961                   
The 2nd Paris Youth Biennale, Paris, France
 

Public Collections
M+, Hong Kong
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas, USA
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Hoam Museum, Seoul, Korea
Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea
Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
Hong Ik University Museum, Seoul, Korea
Ewha Womens University Museum, Seoul, Korea
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Fukuoka Museum, Fukuoka, Japan
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyama, Japan
The Museum of contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
Simonoseki Art Museum, Simonoseki, Japan
Miyagi Art Museum, Miyagi, Japan