Walk in Emptiness




Born 1972, Gyeongju, Korea

Present : Professor at Chugye University for the Arts

2004-2006 M.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, U.S.A.

1993-1998 B.F.A. ChuGye University for the Arts, Seoul, Korea


2014-2016 STUDIO M17, Paju, Korea

2009-2012 JangHeung Atelier, Korea

2008 CHEONGJU Art Studio, Korea


2006 Studios Midwest, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, U.S.A.


2016 Walk in Emptiness, Pyo Gallery SEOUL, Seoul, Korea

2015 from dot, Makeshop Art Space, Paju, Korea

2015 Walk in Emptiness, Gallery Lee & Bae, Busan, Korea

2012 Emptiness, Yoo Art Space, Seoul, Korea

2011 through Thousand Years, Gallery M, Daegu, Korea

2009 Light Wave & Love Wave, ILJU ART, Seoul, Korea

2009 What sees what?, CHEONGJU Art Studio, Korea

2008 From Moment to Moment, ART SPACE H, Seoul, Korea

2005 Walk in Emptiness, Gallery X, Chicago


2016  How to keep winter, Shinsegae gallery, Incheon, Korea

2016 “road-look back, C21, Seoul, Korea

2016 Document The traces of 10years The future of the 10years, CHEONGJU Art Studio, Korea

2015 Fall, GUM BO SUNG ART,Seoul, Korea

2015 Light & View, Gallery KUNST, Daegu, Korea

2015 BLUE, Gallery Lee & Bae, Busan, Korea

2015 ART BUSAN, BEXCO, Busan, Korea


2014 DREAMLAND, YANGPYEONG, yangpyeong art museum, Yangpyeong, Korea

2014 Prologue 2014, MakeShop Art Space, Paju, Korea

2014 LANTERN FESTIVAL 2014, Cheonggyecheon, Seoul, Korea

2014 MakeShop Top10, MakeShop Art Space, Paju, Korea

2014 SeMA’s New Acquisitions 2013, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2013 Winter Project_ALIVE ART MUSEUM, yangpyeong art museum, Yangpyeong, Korea

2013 The 4th International Contemporary Art Gwangju Art· Vision Exhibition, Exhibition halls of

2013 Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea

2013 The Enjoy Encounter, Pangyo, Korea

2013 Pyeong Chang Biennale, ANGVA Expo gallery, Gangwon, Korea

2013 Museum + Summer Vacance, Shinsegae gallery, Incheon, Korea

2012 ILLUMINATION-Light in Today’s Art, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

2012 CheonMa Opening Special Exhibition, Cheonan, Korea

2012 CHEONGDAM ART FAIR, Art space Who, Seoul

2012 KIAF/12, COEX, Seoul

2012 Gana Atelier Resident Artists Report Exhibition, Gana Art Center, Seoul

2012 Artience Project, the Expo Science Park, Daejeon, Korea

2012 contemporary art space c21 opening exhibition, Chugye University for the Arts, Seoul

2012 The Vision & Reflection 2012, Kyoung Book National University Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

2011 2011 Ceramic ART & TECHNOLOGY, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

2011 Forty, Art Today, Gallery H, Seoul, Korea

2011 MAGIC HOUR, Lotte Gallery, Busan, Korea

2011 dot and… , interalia Art Company, Seoul, Korea

2011 Hotel Art Fair, Daegu, Korea

2011 Mural Project, Anguk Station, Seoul, Korea

2011 Minimal Art, Gallery CHUNGDAM, Cheongdo, Korea

2010 Oh, Happy Day!, Lotte Gallery, Anyang, Korea

2010 Light Effect, Lotte Gallery, Daejeon, Korea

2010 Christmas Is All Around, JangHeung Artpark Red space, JangHeung, Korea

2010 ceramic ART & TECHNOLOGY, aT center, Seoul, Korea

2010 ART EDITION 10’, BEXCO, Busan, Korea

2010 123 gallery, 123 GALLERY, Seoul, Korea

2010 Art Road 77 Art Fair 2th-With Art, With Artist!, Gallery HANGIL, Heyri, Korea

2010 fantastic, Cheongju Art Studio, Cheongju, Korea

2010 my room our atelier, Gana Contemporary, Seoul, Korea

2010 International Fine Art Project, South Africa

2010 Art Amsterdam 2010, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010 Facing Korea Now, Canvas International Art gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2010 New ARTPARK: Individuals, ART PARK, Seoul, Korea

2010 Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

2010 Happy New Art, Road to the Museum, Seoul, Korea

2009 LIGHT ON!, Johyun Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2009 Korea Tomorrow, SETEC, Seoul, Korea

2009 The First Noel, Severance Art Space, Seoul, Korea

2009 Daegu Art Fair, Daegu, Korea

2009 Oil’s other name, Yeonhui-dong Projects, Seoul, Korea

2009 Velvet Inspiration, KIMI Art. Seoul, Korea

2009 HAECHI Parade, Gwanghwamun Plaza, Seoul, Korea

2009 Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Cheongju, Korea

2009 Living Furniture, Cheongju Art Studio, Cheongju, Korea

2009 The desire & restriction_about a virtual image, LEEAHN Gallery, Daegu, Korea

2009 Christmas in August, Gana Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2009 Mad for Furniture, Nefspace. Seoul, Korea

2009 THE INITIATIVE_Seoul, MUE Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2009 Ways of tracing moments, KT Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2009 Truth about retina, Inter Alia, Seoul, Korea

2009 Seoul Living Design Fair 2009, COEX, Seoul, Korea

2009 The tactic confronting with the island, Chungjeonggak, Seoul, Korea

2009 Take out, Curiosity, Seoul, Korea

2008 an interim report, CHEONGJU Art Studio, Korea

2008 Illusion of light, World Culture Open Center, New York

2008 SAIC + DCB, Design Center Busan, Busan, Korea

2007 The 11th Annual Art Under The Bridge Festival, DUMBO, Brooklyn

2007 Canal Chapter Residency Project, New York

2007 Its Me!, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL

2007 The 2ndAll that is solid melts into air, Chashama, New York

2006 Studios Midwest Exhibition, Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Galesburg, IL

2006 All that is solid melts into air, Gallery 2, Chicago

2006 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago

2006 Generations, South Side Community Art Center, Chicago

2006 Light Experiments, ATS deep display of SAIC, Chicago

2005 STREET STORIES, Walsh Gallery, Chicago

2004 Nippon U.S.A. / SAIC Presidential Award Exhibition, Chicago

2001 Same Generation & Next Generation, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2001 “TA-RAE”, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2000 26th AJAC Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2000 The 5th Art Festival-Graduate School of Arts, Chung-Ang University Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2000 Kwangju Biennale Special Exhibition “forest of Human Beings, Forest of Painting,” Korea

2000 “Art of art” Chung-Ang University Art Center, Seoul, Korea

1999 “TA-RAE” , DongDuk Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1998 “TA-RAE” , KongPyng Art Center, Seoul, Korea

1997 BFA Graduate Exhibition, DukWon museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

1997 Up coming New Artists, Inter Gallery Art Center, Seoul, Korea

1997 Neo – 97 The Trend of Korean Art, DukWon museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

1997 “The Great Koguryo Exhibition at the British Museum” Memorial Art Festival

1997 LOGOS Gallery, England


2006 Walk in Emptiness, Ford Center for Fine Arts, Knox College, Galesburg, U.S.A.

2006 Ready-Made Karma, SAIC Auditorium, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago




2011/02 Happy Home Vol.282 FEB 2011 P.89

2011/01 VOEF vol. 8

2010/09 ARTPEOPLE Vol.006 SEP-OCT 2010 P.120 ~ P.121

2010/02 LED, Designer’s new reclaimed land, DESIGN VOL.380 FEB 2010 P.136

2009/10/27 LED, creating light art!, MBC Cultural Contemplation, MBC, Korea

2009/03/30 Light Artist_SOOWHAN CHOI, KBS 1TV Cultural Field, KBS, Korea

2006/07/26 Studios Midwest, Galesburg Radio 14 WGIL, Galesburg, U.S.A.




2006 Fred & Susan Novy Leadership Award, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

2005 Targetti Light Art Award, Florence, Italy

2004 Nippon U.S.A. / SAIC Presidential Award, Chicago, U.S.A.




2016 Korea Electric Power Corporation, Uijeongbu, Korea

2016 Jeju museum of Contemporary Art, Jeju, Korea

2014 Korean National oil Corporation, Ulsan, Korea

2013 Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2011 Sheraton D Cube City Hotel, Seoul, Korea

2011 Tesco Homeplus Academy, Incheon, Korea

2011 Daegu MBC, Daegu, Korea

2009 LIG Insurance Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea

2009 Dongseo University, Busan, Korea

2009 Ocean Hills Country Club, Cheongdo, Korea

2008 FAWOO Technology, Korea

2007 Michael Aram, Inc., New York

2006 Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL

2005 Targetti Sankey S.p.A., Florence, Italy

2005 VOA Associates, Inc., Chicago

2005 LEASECORP, Chicago


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