KUKJE GALLERY
Kim Whanki
(Korean, 1913 - 1974)
 
Introduction
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Biography
1913    
Born in Shinan, Jeollanam-do, Korea
 
1933-36
Graduated from Nihon University, Fine Arts Department in Japan

1946-48
Taught at Fine Arts Department, Seoul National University in Seoul

1959-62
Taught at Fine Arts Department, Hongik University in Seoul

1960    
Elected as the President of the National Federation of Arts in Seoul

1963    
Elected as the President of the Fine Arts Association of Korea

 
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2018     
Kim Whanki, Daegue Art Museum, Daegue, Korea
Whanki’s Works on Paper, Whanki Museum, Seoul, Korea

2017     
The Aesthetics of Colors, Whanki Museum, Seoul, Korea
The lines that I draw could reach to the end of the sky, Whanki Museum, Seoul, Korea

2016     
The Man is gone and the Art has remained, Whanki Museum, Seoul, Korea

2015     
KIM WHANKI LINE • SURFACE • DOT, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2014     
The Centennial Celebration of Kim Whanki’s Birth II, Whanki Museum, Seoul, Korea

2013     
Kim Whanki: Works on Paper, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2012     
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2004     
The 30th Anniversary Exhibition of the Death of Whanki, Whanki Museum, Seoul, Korea

1999     
The 25th Anniversary Exhibition of the Death of Whanki, Whanki Museum, Seoul, Korea
The 25th Anniversary Exhibition of the Death of Whanki, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
The 25th Anniversary Exhibition of the Death of Whanki, Won Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1991     
KIM Whanki: New York 1966-69 91', Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1984     
The 10th Anniversary Exhibition of the Death of Whanki, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

1974     
Barnwell Art Center, Shreveport, LS

1971     
Poindexter Gallery, New York, NY

1966     
Tasca Gallery, New York, NY

1964     
Asiana House, New York, NY

1963     
National Information Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1959     
Ban Do Gallery, Seoul, Korea
National Information Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1958     
L’Institute Gallery, Paris, France

1957     
M.Benezit Gallery, Paris, France
Cheval de Verre Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Muratore Gallery, Nice, France

1956     
M.Benezit Gallery, Paris, France

1954     
U.S.I.S Gallery, Seoul, Korea
 
Selected Group Exhibitions
2017     
Ode to Forgetting, Nam-Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Seoul, Korea
Rhythm in Monochrome: Korean Abstract Painting, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Japan
New Acquisitions 2013~16 Samramansang:from Kim Whanki to Yang Fudong, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), Seoul, Korea

2016     
When Process Becomes Form: Dansaekhwa and Korean Abstraction, Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels, Belgium
After Drawing, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2015     
Korean Abstract Painting- 45th Anniversary of Gallery Hyundai, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul Korea

2014     
The Artistic Spirits of Modern Artists on Paper, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2011     
-Beyond the Blue, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea   

2010     
In the Midst of the Korean Contemporary Art, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2009     
Artists and Moon Jar, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2008     
The First Generation of Korean Abstract Art: KIM Whanki · YOO Young Kuk,
Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2007     
Poetry in Motion, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2006     
Where, in What Form, Shall We Meet Again, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
Kim Whanki (In New York 1963 - 1974) and Yemaek, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

2005     
Korean Contemporary 20 Artists, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1972     
60 Years of Korea Modern Art, National Museum, Seoul, Korea

1965     
8th Sao Paolo Bienale, Special Exhibition Room, Sao Paolo Bienal, Sao Paolo, Brazil

1963     
7th Sao Paolo Bienale, Sao Paolo Bienal, Sao Paolo, Brazil

1957     
Artists in Paris, Monaco, Monaco
TV Montecarlo, Monaco, Monaco

1956     
Artists in Paris, Italy

1953     
Neo Realists, Temporary gallery of the National Museum of Korea, Busan, Korea

1949     
Neo Realists, Tong Hwa Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1937     
Liberty Artists Association, Tokyo, Japan

1936     
Baik Man Hwoe (White Barbarians), Tokyo, Japan