BORN
Seoul, South Korea
EDUCATION
2001 Cranbrook Academy of Art - Bloomfield Hills, MI
MFA, Ceramics
1998 Hartford Art School, University of Hartford - West Hartford, CT
BFA, Ceramics & Sculpture
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2004 “Snailing”; New Century Artists Gallery, - New York, NY
2003 “New Work”; Visual Research Gallery, - New haven, CT
1999 “Momo On Wall”; New Space Gallery, Manchester Community College - Manchester, CT
1999 “Recent Work”; Gallery in the Wood, Wood Memorial Library - South Windsor, CT
1998 “Just Momo”; The University Gallery, University of Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT
1998 “Momo Angel”; BFA Degree Show, Taub Hall Gallery, Hartford Art School - West Hartford, CT
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2009 “The Day after Tomorrow” Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA
2009 “The LEAP Award finalists Exhibition” Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
2008 “East & West Clay Works Exhibition 2008” Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art- Mashiko, Japan
2008 “Size is Relative” The Silpe Gallery - West Hartford, CT
2007 “Dreams in Clay”, George Siegel Gallery, Montclair State University - Montclair, NJ
2006 “East & West Clay Works” Korean Craft Promotion Foundation Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2006 “Living in Between time”, Group Show by Stain Wash, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY
2005 “Yearning”, Group Show by Stain Wash, Elga Wimmer PCC, New York, NY
2005 “Eight Korean Artists”, Group Show, FGS Gallery Englewood, NJ
2005 “Slide Slam”, Group Slide Show, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT
2004 “FireWorks”, Group Show by East & West Clay Works, Space World Gallery, LIC, NY
2004 “Alums” Group Show by Hartford Art School Alums, Philip Alan Gallery, New York, NY
2003 “Face to Face”, National Juried Competition, The Stage Gallery, Merrick, NY
2003 “Generations: Impending Lineage”, Invited show, Art and Industry Gallery, San Diego, CA
2003 “Young Talent”; National Juried Competition, Washington Art Association- Washington Deport, CT
2001 “Group Show”; Robert L. Kidd Gallery - Birmingham, MI
2001 “Master Selections Show”; Cranbrook Art Museum - Bloomfield Hills, MI
2001 “Menagerie”; Covivant Gallery at University of South Florida - Tampa, FL
2001 “MFA Thesis Show”; Cranbrook Art Museum - Bloomfield Hills, MI
2001 “Menagerie at NCECA” Group Show; Gaston College - Dallas, NC
2001 “Michigan Annual XXIX” Juried Competition; The Art Center - Mount Clemens, MI
2000 “Celebrate Clay 2000” Juried Competition; Lawrence St. Gallery - Pontiac, MI
2000 “Now + Then” Group Show; Cranbrook Academy of Art - Bloomfield Hills, MI
2000 “Craft Forms `99” National Juried Competition; Wayne Art Center - Wayne, PA
2000 “12’ x 12’ x 12’ ”; Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford - West Hartford, CT
2000 “Facing East”; Hammond Museum and Japanese Garden - North Salem, NY
2000 “Circumstantial” Three-Person’s Show; Hartford Artspace Gallery - Hartford, CT
1999 “The Stars” Group Show; Hartford Artspace Gallery - Hartford, CT
1999 “Wood Memorial Biennial `98” National Juried Competition; Gallery in the Wood - South Windsor, CT
1999 “Artist Against AIDS” Invited show; Lincoln Theater - West Hartford, CT
1999 “About Face” Charter Oak Cultural Center - Hartford, CT
1999 “Hartford Artists’ Spring Open Studio Show”; Hartford Art Space Gallery - Hartford, CT
1999 “Contemporary Visions `98”, National Juried Competition; The University Gallery - Bridgeport, CT
1998 “Art Expo”, Hartford Expo Center - Hartford, CT
1998 “Art Weeks `98”; Trinity Church - Hartford, CT
1998 “Open Juried Show”; West Hartford Art League - West Hartford, CT
1998, 97, 96 “Alexander Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition”; Joseloff Gallery - West Hartford, CT
ATTENDED WORKSHOPS & RESIDENCIES
2004 Summer Residency, Greenwich House Pottery – New York, NY
2000 Summer Sun-Ku Yuh, Ceramic Sculptor; Alfred University - Alfred, NY
1998 Robert Hudson and Richard Shaw, Ceramic Sculptor; Addison Gallery of American Art - Andover, MA
1996 Denise Pelletier and Raymon Elozua, Ceramic Sculptor; Hartford Art School - West Hartford, CT
1995 Summer Dan Anderson, Linda Christianson, John Rohlfing, Brad Wiseman; Brad Wiseman Studio - Hamden, ME
AWARDS
1999 Juror Choice Award, Craft Forms `99; Wayne Art Center - Wayne, PA Juror: Alex Karros, Myra Mimlitch Gray, Sandra Brownlee
1998 First Prize, Wood Memorial Biennial; Gallery in the Wood - South Windsor, CT Juror: Susan Cross, Curator, Guggenheim Museum
1998 Best of Show Award, Contemporary Vision `98; The University Gallery - Bridgeport, CT Juror: Ivan Karp, Owner, O.K. Harris Gallery
1998 Estelle Hartman Sculpture Award; University of Hartford - Hartford, CT
PRESS
2006 Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK) or Japan Broadcasting Corporation’s News program
2006 Korean Broadcasting Station (KBS)’s Cultural programming
Dec 2004 “East and West- Fire Works” , Staff, The Segye Times
Dec 2004 “Exploratory experiment in clay and fire”, Ok kee Kim, The Segye Times
Mar 1999 “Artist Finds His Muse in His Sheltie, Momo”, Alex Cabal, The Hartford Courant
Feb 1999 “The Rent”; Hartford Artist Interview, Channel 3 WFSB
Jan 1999 “Man’s Best Friend, Art and Inspiration”, Susan Campbell, The Hartford Courant
Nov 1998 “Artist’s Dog is Subject Sculpture Exhibit”, Staff, Journal Inquirer
Feb 1998 “Exhibit Introspective and Charming”, Amanda Kell, Informer
EXPERIENCE
2008-Current Fine jewelry Design Collaboration with Sally Sohn, Bergdorf Goodman –NYC
2004-Current Adjunct Professor, Montclair State University – Montclair, NJ
1999 Visiting Artist Lecturer, Auditorium, Manchester Community College - Manchester, CT
1998-99 Gallery Director - Hartford Art Space Gallery - Hartford, CT
1998 Visiting Artist Lecturer, University of Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT
1997, Fall Teaching Assistance, 3D Foundation and Introduction to Ceramics, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford - West Hartford, CT
1997, Spring Teaching Assistance, 3D Foundation, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford - West Hartford, CT
1998,96 First Prize and Honorable Mention Award, Alexander Goldfarb Juried Student Exhibition; Joseloff Gallery - Hartford, CT, Juror: Judy Moonelis, Ceramic Sculptor
SELECTED COLLECTIONS
University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
University of Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT
Bell K. Ribicoff, West Hartford, CT
Walter Harrison, West Hartford, CT
Matt Towers, Hartford, CT
Peter & Sally Shapiro, West Hartford, CT
Mr. and Mrs. Devenport, Bloomfield Hills, MI