Chong Gon Byun
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1948        Born in Daegu, Korea

Lives and works in New York City

 

EDUCATION

1981-84   The Art Students League of New York

1977         M.F.A, Keimyung University, Deagu, Korea

1974         B.F.A, Painting Department of Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

 

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014        The Page Gallery, Seoul, Korea (Upcoming)

                  Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea

                  Gwanguj Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea

2011       The Invisible Dog, New York, USA
2009       The columns gallery, Seoul, Korea
2007       Gallery Bundo, Deagu, Korea
2006       2x13 Gallery, New York, USA
2005       Mediapia Gallery, Baltimore, MD
                 Galerie Gana Beaubourg, Paris, France
                 Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service, New York, USA
2003        MBC M Gallery, Daegu, Korea
                 Sunam Gallery, Busan, Korea
                 Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2000       Debec Plaza Gallery, Deagu, Korea
                 Hudson River Gallery, New York, USA
1999       Nardin Gallery, New York, USA
1998       New York City Technical College - Grace Gallery, New York, USA
1997       Space Untitled Gallery, New York, USA
                 Shibuya Tokyu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1996       Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul, Korea
                 Space Untitled Gallery, New York, USA
1995       B.A.I. Gallery, New York, USA
1994       Gallery Busan, Busan, Korea
                 Gallery Mack-Hyang, Daegu, Korea
                 Yee Mock Gallery, Seoul, Korea
                 Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1993       Prezant Gallery, New York, USA
1990       Yee Mock Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1988       Si Kong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
                 Riverdale Gallery, New York, USA
                 Gallerie La Maison de New York, New York, USA
1987       Riverdale Gallery, New York, USA
1986       Riverdale Gallery, New York, USA

1985       Riverdale Gallery, New York, USA
1981       Han Kook Gallery, New York, USA
                 Yee Mock Gallery, Daegu, Korea
                 Gallery Shinsegae, Seoul, Korea
1980       National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea
1966       Kyung Buk Cultural Center Gallery, Daegu, Korea

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2012       Work/Space, The invisible Dog, New York, USA
2011       Miami Art fair (Muriel Guippen gallery), New York, USA
                 Natural Life, human , Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
                 The World Hyperrealist Painting, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
                 Work/Space ,The invisible Dog, New York, USA
2010       Chasing 56 The space M, New York, USA
                 If you See Nothing, Say Something, The invisible Dog, New York, USA
                 May Flower ,Kwangjoo National Museum, Kwangjoo, Korea
                 Korean Art Show, Chelsea La.Venue, New York, USA
2009       Korea Tomorrow, Setec, Seoul, Korea
                 KIAF, Coex, Seoul, Korea
                 Korean Hyperrealism Scene,Sungnam art center, Sungnam, Korea
                 Yes, We are connected, Space world gallery, New York, USA
                 Faces& Facts ,Sylvia Wald gallery, New York, USA
                 Paris-L.A-NY Korean cultural center, L.A, USA
2008       Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York, Pier 92, New York, USA
                 Confluence of cultures 2 ,Walter wickiser gallery, New York, USA
2007       Contemporary Korean artist in New York, Seoul Art Center Museum, Seoul, Korea
                 Incarnation, Hammond Museum, New York, USA
                 Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York, Pier 92, New York, USA

                  7’s Korean artist show U.N, New York, USA
2006       Asian Art Works / Silent auction, Helen Mills Theater, New York, USA
                 Third Annual Award / Silent auction, AHL Foundation, Inc, New York, USA
2005       The Artville, 2x13 Gallery, New York, USA
                 Beyond Acculturation, Stimulus, Responce and Mutual Benefit, Tenri Gallery, New York, USA
                 Psalmist : The substaee things hoped for, Elga Gallery, New York, USA
                 Romantically Surreal, Nabi Gallery, New York, USA
2004       Column I, Art Column, New York, USA
2003       At the Crossroads, Gallery Korea, New York, USA
                 Dream & Reality: Korean Art Exhibition to Celebrate 100Years of Korean Immigration to the US,                 
        International Gallery, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, D.C., USA

                  Daegu Art Expo 2003, Daegu Convention center, Daegu, Korea
2002       26 Metro Artist, Parker Gallery, New Jersey, USA
                 Art Cologne, Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Cologne, Germany
                 Daegu Art Expo 2002, Daegu culture and Arts center, Daegu, Korea
                 1st Korea International Art Fair, Busan Convention Center, BEXCO, Busan, Korea
                 Ihatov Japan & Korea Art Festival, Ihatov Museum, Ihatov, Japan
                 -100 +100, Gallery 24, New York, USA
                 Expression of Intention, Road Gallery, New York, USA
2001       Absorption On The Ground 31, Space World Gallery, New York, USA
                 Illution and Reality ; Hyperrealism Painting in Korea and America, Samsung Museum of Modern Art,     

Seoul, Korea
                 15 Asian American Artists, Stony Brook University Art Gallery, New York, USA
2000       2000 Cow Parade, New York City, USA
                 International Artists Event, CAYA Gallery, L.A, USA
                 Focus, Gallery Korea, New York, USA
1999       The Impact of Millennium, Space World Gallery, New York, USA
                 Last Century Group Show, NABI Gallery, New York, USA
                 Romance & surrealism, NABI Gallery, New York, USA
1998       Busan International Contemporary Art Festival '98, Metropolitan Museum, Busan, Korea
                 Landscape, Ramnarine Gallery, New York, USA
                 Active Vision 2, Space World Gallery, New York, USA
                 Inner Realms, NABI Gallery, New York, USA
                 New York New World: Korean Artists '98, Gallery Korea, New York, USA
1996       Grand Prize Artists Exhibition, The National Museum of Contemporary, Korea
1995       Works Old and New Prezant Gallery, New York, USA
1994       Korea Contemporary Art-Phenomenon 1978-84, Gain Gallery, Seoul, Korea
                 New York Visions: Asian American Artists in 1994, One Metro Tech Center, New York, USA
                 Korea in New York, Haenah-Kent Gallery, New York, USA
1993       Side Effects: Perceptual Dialogues, Gallery Korea, New York, USA
                 Recycling through Art, Taejon Expo '93, Daejeon, Korea
1992       PDF 10th Anniversary Benefit, Forum Gallery, New York, USA
                 Confrontation of Dream and Reality, Hyundai Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
                 Creation and Situation, Hyundai Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
                 East and West, Invited Artists Exhibition, Haenah-Kent Gall, New York, USA
1991       The 2nd Tokyo Art Expo, Tokyo International Trade Center, Harumi, Japan
1990       4Invited Artists Exhibition: Concept and Paradox Prezent Gallery, New York, USA
                 Landscape Observed and Imagined, Krasdale Gallery, New York, USA
1989       The 1st Annual International Invited Show, Gallery Michido, Japan
1987       Figurative Ideas, Gallery Korea, New York, USA
1986       New York's Current Korean Art, Gallery Korea, New York, USA
1978       The 1st Kong-Art Festival Competition, Seoul, Korea
                 Korean Contemporary Painting, Taipei, China
                 '80 Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, Seoul, Korea
1976       '81 The 2nd-6th Ecole de Seoul, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea
                 The 4th Independents National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, Korea

 

AWARDS

1978       Grand- Prix Award, The 1st Dong- A Art Festival by Dong- A Press Center of Seoul, Seoul, Korea

 

 

SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

The Albany Museum of Art, Albany, Georgia, USA

The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Cleveland Museum, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

POSCO Center, Seoul, Korea

The Han Lim Museum of Fine Arts, Daejeon, Korea

Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

 

 

SELECTED REFERENCE
- KBS documentary, March 9, 2012
- MOMA film screening (Byun:objet Trouve by Marie Losier), Feb 27, 2012
- Benjamin Genocchio, ‘Korean Artists Mix, and Nature Mingles’, The New York Times, August 19, 2007
- Michael O'Sullivan, Weekend's Best - Exhibition, The Washington Post, August 15, 2003
- Mark Jenkins, ‘Korean American Art, With An Emphasis On 'American ‘, The Washington Post Weekend,     

April 22, 2003
- Choi, EunJoo, ‘Spark of the Fetishism’, Art in Culture, April 2003
- Ki, TaeUn, ‘People - Chong Gon Byun, Is Got Dead?’, Noblesse, April 2003
- Han DaeSoo, ‘ Meditation for the Long times ago’, Newsweek, March 2003
- Lee, Yong Woo ‘Artist Study - Chong Gon Byun’, Art in Culture, June 2001
- William Zimmer ‘Works reflect a skeptic's view of life on earth’, The New York Times, February 20, 2000
- Braff, Phyllis ‘Two Solos and Five-Part Harmony’, The New York Times, September 19, 1999
- Braff, Phyllis ‘Inner Realms’, The New York Times, June 28, 1998
- Nakano, Minoru ‘The Most Intelligent Two Artists from Korea and Japan have competitions in NY and Tokyo ‘ Monthly Art Magazine, November, 1997
- Raynor, Vivien ‘Works Old and New’, The New York Times, January 21, 1996
- Kim, Young Sam ’ Home Town of The Artist’, Wol Kan Cho Sun, November 1, 1996
- Kim, Jung Hee ‘Paintings by Byun, Chong Gon’, The Space, June 1, 1994
- Yoon Jin Sup ‘The Sharp View Satirizing Our Contemporary Civilization’, Monthly Magazine Art, June 1994
- Lee, Yong Woo ‘The Natural Foundation of Civilization’, Recycling through Art, August 7, 1993
- Raynor, Vivien ‘Four Contemporary Artists Offer Surprises at Prezant Gallery’, The New York Times,     

December 8, 1991
- Raynor, Vivien ‘Painter Organizes a Landscape Show’, The New York Times, April 8, 1990
- Song, Mi Suk ‘Changeable World Through The Appropriation’ Art World, September 1, 1990
- Merkel, Joseph ‘Chong Gon Byun's Gheeto Americana’, Art Speak, New York, June 1, 1988
- Simon, Sean ‘The Pop Passions of Chong Gon Byun’, Art Speak, New York, April 16, 1988
- Lee, Jun ‘Alchemy of Mixed Media’, Art Post, August, 1988
- Song, Mi Suk ‘Aesthetics of rage and sociological Criticism’, Art Post, August 1988
- Kim, Jung Min ‘Humanity Revival Through Diversity of Media’, Monthly Magazine Art, August 1988
 C. Gerald Fraser - Cultural Desk GOING OUT GUIDE, The New York Times April 16, 1987
- Kaitz, Merrill ‘Turning a Fresh Eye on U.S ’, The Riverdale Press, New York, April 14, 1983