Born in 1940, Seoul, Korea
Died in 1985


Education
1959    
Graduated from Seoul Arts High School, Seoul, Korea 

1963    
B.F.A., College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea 

1965    
B.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 

1966    
M.F.A., Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York 
Attended the Three-Month Course of Special Training at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, Maine 


Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016     
Wook-kyung Choi: American Years 1960s-1970s, Kukje Gallery, Seoul

2013     
Gana Art Center, Seoul 

2005     
Kukje Gallery, Seoul 

1996     
Wook-kyung Choi, 1940-1985, Chosun-Ilbo Museum, Seoul 
Wook-kyung Choi, 1940-1985, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul

1989     
Ho-am Art Gallery, Seoul 

1987     
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea 

1982     
Invitational Solo Exhibition, Catholic Cultural Center, Busan

1981     
Invitational Solo Exhibition, Space Gallery, Seoul

1978-79  
Impressions of New Mexico, American Cultural Center, Seoul; Busan; Daegu 

1977     
Invitational Solo Exhibition, Roswell Museum, Roswell, New Mexico 

1976     
Shinsegye Art Gallery, Seoul 

1975     
Invitational Solo Exhibition, Unge Kunstners Samfund Gallery, Oslo, Norway

1974     
Invitational Solo Exhibition in Honor of Korean Art, Taipei, Taiwan  
Invitational Solo Exhibition, Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada 
Unitarian Church Gallery, Atlanta 

1973     
Midopa Gallery, Seoul

1971     
Homecoming Exhibition, Shinsegye Art Gallery, Seoul 

1970    
Sharon Art Center, Sharon, New Hampshire 

1969     
Nari Zagal Gallery, Peterbourough, New Hampshire

1967    
Western University for Women, Oxford, Ohio

1965    
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York


Selected Group Exhibitions
2016    
70th Anniversary Show, Museum of Art Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2004    
Artists on Journey, Seoul National University Museum, Seoul, Korea

2001    
3rd Anniversary of Gana Art Center Exhibition, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2000    
Passion and Expression: Abstract Expressionism of Korean and Western Artists after the War, Ho-am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
30th Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1999    
Women Artists Festival, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea 
50 Years of Korean Art (II), Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1997    
Textbook Art, Hangaram Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

1995    
100 Self-Portraits of Korea: From Chosun Dynasty to Now, Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea
100 Self-Portraits of Korea, Cheongju National Museum, Cheongju, Korea 
Group Exhibition of 52 Artist, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1994    
1994 Korean Contemporary Art: Light and Color, Ho-am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1991    
25 Contemporary Artists, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
Four Painters: Oh Kyung Hwan, Ryu Hee Young, Lee Bong Yeul and Choi Wook Kyung, Gallery Chung-A, Seoul, Korea

1990    
Opening Exhibition, Galleria Museum, Seoul, Korea

1987    
Yeong-nam University’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition of Art Professors, Dong-a Shopping 
Center Gallery, Daegu, Korea  

1986    
Ewha Women’s High School 100th Anniversary Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

1985    
Invitational Exhibition of Four Contemporary Painters, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Joong-ang Daily News’ 20th Anniversary Exhibition, 70 Years of Korean Fine arts, Ho-am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1984    
’84 Exhibition of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Seoul, Korea 
Korean Contemporary Art in the 1960s: Informel and Its Environment, Walker Hill Museum, Seoul, Korea

1983    
Exhibition of Contemporary Korean Art, Viscontea Hall, Milan, Italy
’83 Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Exhibition of Seven Non-Figurative Painters, Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1982-85    
Korean Drawings Now, Tours from Brooklyn Museum to a number of other museums in the U.S.A.  

1982   
Invitational Exhibition of Top-Ranking Young Artists of 1981, Selected by 11 Art Critics, Galerie Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Korean Artists, Kyoto Municipal Museum, Kyoto, Japan
Exhibitions of Prints and Drawings by Contemporary Artists, Kwan-hun Gallery, Seoul; Myong-dong Gallery, Seoul 
Invitational Exhibition, Salon d’Automne, Paris, France

1981     
Exhibition of Drawing ’81, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Korean Drawing Now, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, NY
The 4th Joong-ang Grand Exhibition, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Seoul, Korea
The 16th São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo
The Second Invitational Exhibition of Oriental and Western Paintings, Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1980     
The 3rd Grand Exhibition of Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Invitational Exhibition of Prints and Drawing, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Prints and Drawings by 8 Artists, Maek-hyang Gallery, Daegu, Korea

1979     
Invitational Exhibition of Five Painters, Lee Gallery, Daegu; Wellside Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 4th Invitational Exhibition, sponsored by the Yeongnam-ilbo, Daegu, Korea 

1978     
The Exhibition of Art Professors of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
The Charity Exhibition by the Council, Tokyo, Japan

1977     
Invitational Exhibition of Korean Contemporary Painters, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Seoul, Korea
The 9th Art Exhibition of Korean Artists in the Southern California Area, Korean Art Hall, Los Angeles

1975    
Invitational Exhibition in Commemoration of the Year of Women, Atlanta, GA

1973     
Korean Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Honolulu, Hawaii

1972     
Invitational Exhibition of 14 Korean Contemporary Artists, Sponsored by the American Cultural Center, Chosun-Ilbo Gallery, Seoul; Daegu; Busan, Korea
Invitational Exhibition, Sponsored by Tschang-mi Hoe, Fukuoka, Japan
Korean Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

1971     
Art professors Invitational Exhibition of New England Area, Nausea, New Hampshire

1967-68    
Annual Invitational Exhibitions, Sponsored by Skowhegan School Foundation, New York, NY

1966     
Scholarship-Grantees’ Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum School of Art, New York, NY



Teaching Careers
1968-71    
Assistant Professor of Painting, Franklyn Pierce College, Concord, New Hampshire
 
1972-73    
Painting Instructor, College of Home Economics, Seoul National University, Seoul
Department of Home Economics, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul
Department of Fine Arts, Graduate School of Hongik University, Seoul 

1974-76    
Instructor, Atlanta College of Arts, Atlanta 

1977-78
Invited Full-Time Instructor, College of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

1979-81
Associate Professor, Department of Painting, College of Education, Yeongnam University, Gyeongsan, Korea 

1981-84
Associate Professor, Department of Painting, Duksung Women’s University, Seoul 

1984-85
Professor, Department of Painting, Duksung Women’s University, Seoul 
 


Awards 
1961 
1st Prize (Prime Minister’s Award) at the 2nd Exhibition by Korean Fine Arts Association 
Honorable Mention Award, Korean National Art Exhibition 

1965    
Honorable Mention Award, Michigan State Art Award, Sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts Max Beckham Scholarship from the Brooklyn Museum School of Art     

1966    
Full Scholarship from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 
1st Prize at the Drawing Division of Student’s Exhibition and Competition in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 

1972    
3rd Prize at the 8th Paris Biennale Competition 


Residences
1969    
2 Months’ Residency Grant from the Yaddo Foundation, Saratoga Springs, New York

1976    
10 Months’ Residency Grant from the Roswell Museum, Roswell, New Mexico 


Publications
1965    
Small Stones, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Michigan

1972    
Like Strange Faces, Kyohak Publishing Co., Seoul 
A Brief History of Modern Korean Painting, 1900-1960, Ministry of Culture and Information, Seoul 


Collections
Missouri State University, Kansas, Missouri
Skowhegan School Foundation, New York
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Mural, Skowhegan, Maine
Colby Collage of Art Museum, Watervile, Maine
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Seoul National University, Seoul 
Duksung Women’s University, Seoul
Christian Academy House, Seoul
Wooyang Art Museum, Gyeongju, Korea
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul 
Hasol Art Museum, Wonju, Korea