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Wook-kyung Choi

Korean, 1940-1985

Biography

Wook-kyung Choi

  • (1940 - 1985)

    Born in 1940, Seoul, Korea

Education

  • 1966     Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, US
                 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, US (three-month special training course) 
    1965     M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, US
    1963     B.F.A., College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
    1959     Seoul Arts High School, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2021
    Wook-Kyung Choi, Alice's Cat, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

    2020     
    Wook-kyung Choi, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    2017     
    Wook-kyung Choi, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, US

    2016     
    Wook-kyung Choi: American Years 1960s-1970s, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    2013     
    Wook-kyung Choi Solo Exhibition: Painting & Drawing, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
    Wook-kyung Choi Solo Exhibition, Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea

    2005     
    Wook-kyung Choi, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1996
    Wook-kyung Choi (1940 – 1985), Gallery Chosun, Seoul, Korea
    Wook-kyung Choi (1940 – 1985), Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

    1989     
    Works by Wook-kyung Choi, Ho-am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1987     
    The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

    1982     
    Invitational Solo Exhibition, Catholic Cultural Center, Busan, Korea

    1981     
    Invitational Solo Exhibition, Space Gallery, Seoul, Korea

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

    1977     
    Invitational Solo Exhibition, Roswell Museum, Roswell, US

    1976     
    Shinsegae Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    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, US

    1973     
    Midopa Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1971     
    Homecoming Exhibition, Shinsegae Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    1970     
    Sharon Art Center, Sharon, US

    1969     
    Nari Zagal Gallery, Peterbourough, US

    1967     
    Western University for Women, Oxford, US

    1965     
    Cornell University, Ithaca, US

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2021
    Elles font l'abstraction, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 
    With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art Since 1932, Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan, USA
    Women in Abstraction, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

    2019     
    Drawing-Korean Modern and Contemporary Drawings, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    The Herstory of Abstraction in East Asia, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

    2018    
    SeMA Collection: The Lost World, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    SeMA 30th Anniversary: Digital Promenade, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Oscillation, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

    2017     
    DNA of Coreanity, Wooyang museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju, Korea

    2016     
    70th Anniversary Show: Another Korean Modern and Contemporary Art History, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

    2004    
    Artists on Journey, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, 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

    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, Galerie Seoul, Seoul, Korea

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

    1984    
    ’84 Exhibition of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, 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, Gwacheon, Korea
    Exhibition of Seven Non-Figurative Painters, Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Korea

    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, Korea
    Invitational Exhibition, Salon d’Automne, Paris, France

    1982-85
    Korean Drawings Now, Tours from Brooklyn Museum to a number of other museums in the US

    1981     
    Exhibition of Drawing ’81, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
    Exhibition of Korean Art ’81, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
    Korean Drawing Now, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, US
    The 4th Joong-ang Grand Exhibition, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
    The 16th São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil
    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, Korea
    Invitational Exhibition of Prints and Drawing, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, 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 Yeongnam-ilbo, Daegu, Korea

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

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

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

    1973    
    Korean Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Honolulu, US

    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, US

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

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

Selected Awards

  • 1976     
    10 Months' Residency Grant from the Roswell Museum, Roswell, US

    1972    
    3rd Prize at the 8th Paris Biennale Competition, Paris France

    1969     
    2 Months' Residency Grant from the Yaddo Foundation, Saratoga Springs, US
             
    1966     
    Full Scholarship from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, US
    1st Prize at the Drawing Division of Student’s Exhibition and Competition in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, US

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

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

Selected Public and Private Collections

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

Works

Publications

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Wook-kyung Choi: American Years 1960s-1970s
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Selected Press

2020-07-00 Arena Homme+
2020-07-00 Seoul Art Guide
2020-07-00 Public Art
2020-07-00 Harper's Bazaar
2016-10-00 BAZAAR ART
2016-10-00 AVENUEL
2016-10-00 1st Look
2016-09-27 frieze
2016-09-09 The Korea Herald
2016-09-00 Randian
2016-09-00 Randian
Painter-poet Choi Wook-kyung and her abstract art ‘wonderland’   pdf The Korea Herald
회고전으로 만나는 한국 추상미술 대표 화가 최욱경   pdf 아주경제
한국 추상미술 대표 여성 화가 최욱경 대규모 회고전   pdf 세계일보
최욱경과 추상미술과 나    pdf Esquire
성난 여자, 세 번째 눈으로 이방인을 그리다   pdf 동아일보
35년 전 요절한 여성화가 최욱경 작품, 내년 퐁피두 전시에   pdf 중앙일보
1970년대 강렬한 추상회화 최욱경 작품 3점, 파리 간다   pdf 동아일보
구상인듯 추상인듯… ‘하이브리드 美’에 빠지다   pdf 문화일보
추상표현주의 대표 최욱경 개인전… 국제갤러리 1관, 2년 만에 재개관   pdf 서울신문
타오르는 여인의 초상   pdf Arena Homme+
Cover   pdf Seoul Art Guide
Review > 01: 영원한 질풍노도   pdf Public Art
최욱경, 천생예술가   pdf Harper's Bazaar
Choi Wook-kyung's powerful, abstract world unveiled   pdf The Korea Times
강렬한 색채·필치에 담긴 최욱경의 예술혼   pdf 한국경제
지붕 위엔 청바지 여인…전시장엔 강렬한 추상화   pdf 매일경제
색채의 환희에 입힌 불꽃같은 삶   pdf 서울경제
Two Iconoclasts Offer a Fuller Picture of Korean Modernism   pdf Hyperallergic
요동치는 미국적 추상 속 서예 일필휘지가 묻어난다   pdf 국민일보
A New Exhibition in Seoul Looks Back at a Korean Artist’s Creative Journey in the U.S.   pdf Artsy
이토록 뜨거운   pdf BAZAAR ART
CHOI WOOKKYUNG, UNFORGETTABLE ABSTRACT PAINTER   pdf PRIVILEGE
최욱경의 면   pdf AVENUEL
최욱경의 작품을 통해 본 한국 근현대미술의 다양성   pdf INTERIORS
한국 색채추상을 개척한 최욱경의 작품세계   pdf Public Art
EXHIBITION   pdf 1st Look
Wook-Kyung Choi   pdf frieze
최욱경·신성희·백영수·김덕기…발칙·참신한 상상력을 구입하라   pdf 한국경제
45세 요절 천재화가의 色·筆…최욱경 '성난 여인'   pdf 이데일리
 Forgotten abstract painter Choi Wook-kyung revisited   pdf The Korea Times
Fall art shows in full swing   pdf The Korea Herald
도전·일탈의 화폭…최욱경·황창배를 다시 보다   pdf 중앙일보
45세 요절한 천재 여성화가의 '색채마술'   pdf 한국경제
추상화가최욱경을재조명하다…국제갤러리서개인전   pdf 연합뉴스
USA 1960er Jahre: Rudolf Goessl /Wook-kyung Choi   pdf Sabine B.Vogel
WOOK-KYUNG CHOI   pdf Randian
Wook-kyung Choi 个展   pdf Randian
WOOK-KYUNG CHOI: AMERICAN YEARS 1960S - 1970S   pdf DODOOBA
비운의 천재 여성화가 최욱경展   pdf 매일경제
추상표현주의 화가 최욱경의 강렬한 색채 속으로   pdf 서울경제
주류 단색화와 다른 독자적 추상…최욱경 개인전   pdf Art1
'요절 화가' 최욱경, 국제갤러리서 11년만에 개인전   pdf NEWSIS
Wook-kyung Choi Wook-kyung Choi: American Years 1960s-1970s   pdf Artsy
Wook-kyung Choi: American Years 1960s-1970s   pdf OCULA