Taesook Jung


Contact Information

jungtaesook@gmail.com

http://www.jungtaesook.com

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Artist's Biography

Taesook Jung (born in 1971, South Korea) is a Korean American professional visual Artist. She focuses on the unity of nature and human experience through profound colors and energetic brush strokes. Her works have been exhibited in Korea and U.S.A.

Her educational background is Korean painting. She received her B.F.A. degree in 1994, and M.F.A. degree in 1998 from Hong-ik University (Seoul, Korea). Taesook has deep knowledge about Art history and East Asian philosophy. Therefore, she can intercross both ancient and modern Art style, and Western and Eastern Art style. She practices to reflect those experiences on her work.

Also, She lectured at Daegu Art college (1996~1997). While working as a curator, she participated in numerous environmental Art projects in Korea (1997~1999). Presently, she actively exhibits her work at NY, NJ, TX and DE and she leads an Art institution, Around Art at Cherry Hill.

Artist's Statement

Taesook Jung’s Vigorous Life series explores the unity of nature and the human experience. In creating her abstract paintings, she internalizes her experiences and finds conceptual parallels in her imagery and process. She layers washes of color to create dark backgrounds that give the illusion of depth. She then paints bright energetic brush strokes on top, interrupting the surface. This creates a harmony of tension and resolution that serves as the basis for the composition. The dark colors evoke a sense of earthiness and decay, while the light colors call to mind the youthful energy of spring and summer greenery. By balancing these two extremes in a single unified composition, they are understood in relation to one another, rather than as opposites. She sees this process as an embodiment of accepting adversity in order to celebrate the resilience of life. Her deeply optimistic artwork openly embraces joy and beauty without discounting struggle. Visually abstract, the viewer is invited to reflect upon these processes while enjoying the patterns and color of the painting.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2016
Falling in the color of May , Cherry Hill Library Gallery, Cherry Hill, NJ
2016
I wish…, the Grand gallery, Wilmington DE

1997
about Memories, Dukwon gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Group
2018
Artbox.Project New York 1.0, Stricoff Gallery, New York, NY

Vibrant Affects, Thomas Jefferson University Bodine Center for Cancer Treatment, Philadelphia, PA Curator: Mat Tomezsko

2017
AKUA Art Show, MOKAH Museum, New York, NY

2016
Abington Art Center Juried Show, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

New Boon(e), New Boone Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Maureen O'Dwyer

Seoul-New York Project, Riverside Art Gallery, Hackensack, NJ

Novus Conceptus, Hannah Bacol Bush Gallery, Houston TX
Curator: Hannah Bacol Bush

2015
A celebration of Art and Life, CFEVA at University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

2010
The 18th Friends of Pleiades invitational Show, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

2006
The 12th Friends of Pleiades invitational Show, Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY

1995
The 9th Exhibition of Wawon, Gong-pyung Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

1994
The 8th Exhibition of Wawon, Kyung-in Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

The 8th Exhibition of Phil-mook, Hong-Ik University Museum, Seoul, South Korea

Publications

1996
A study on the Kang, Se-Whang’s Concept of Fine Art; How his idea Affected the 18 century of the Joseon era , Master Thesis, Hong-Ik University

Collections

Park Town Place, Philadelphia, PA
Millennium Bank at Manhattan, New York, NY

and Private Collectors

Professional Experience

2014
Guest Instructor, Joseon Dynasty Exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2007-2014
Guest Instructor, Asian Art Festival, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Guest Instructor, International Art Festival, Middle Township, PA

1997~1999
Curator, Yewon Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

Environmental Art Planning for Public Buildings, KT Building, Sungnam: Intercontinetal Hotel Plan, Seoul: Korean Mobile Building, Seoul, ect.

1996
Lecturer, Daegu Art College, Daegu, South Korea

1994
Middle and High School Art Teacher’s Certification, Education Department of South Korea Gov.

Awards and Honors

1995
The 14th Grand Art Competition of Korea winners, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon

1993
The 3rd MBC Grand Art Competition winners, Seoul Art Center Hangaran Art Museum, Seoul

The 3rd New Frontier Art Contest winners, Kyung-in Museum

1991
The 4th Korea Women Art show winners, Young-poong Art Hall

Scholarship
1995
Received with honors, Graduated School of Fine Art Hong-Ik University

1992
Received with honors, Hong-Ik University

Education

1994-1996
Hong-Ik University, Seoul, South Korea
MFA Oriental Painting

1990-1994
Hong-Ik University, Seoul, South Korea
BFA, Oriental Painting

Continuing Education
2011-2013 New York University, New York, NY
Certification, Art Appraisal