KONG SOOKJA - THE FRUITS OF PERSEVERANCE

10 OCT 2019 - 22 OCT 2019   

38 Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris, France

 

Siat Gallery is thrilled to announce <The Fruits of Perseverance>, the inaugural solo exhibition of South Korean artist Kong Sookja, in the heart of Paris. This pop-up exhibition features large- and small-scale lacquer mosaic paintings created with thousand-years-old Korean artisanal techniques. One will be able to not only discover the enthralling contemporary lacquer art that will capture the eyes and mind, but also learn about the mastery of material achieved through great perseverance.   

 

 

Artist Profile 

KONG SOOKJA

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Kong Sookja is an artist who works with Korean lacquer, also known as ottchil, mother of pearls and eggshells. She is the pioneer in reinterpreting ottchil art with a contemporary approach. 

 

She is currently an active member of Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Korean Contemporary Art Shinghi Society, International Art Committee of Korea, and Seoul Fine Arts Association

 

[EDUCATION]

Music - Piano in Seoul National University - Seoul

Fine Arts in Parsons School of Design - New York

The Art Students League of New York - New York

 

[MAJOR EXHIBITIONS]

Le Salon Nationale des Beaux-Arts - Carrousel de Louvre 

Tongyoung Ottchil Museums

Sejong Center

Sungnam Art Center

Seonhwalang Gallery

Seoul Arts Center (Hangaram Arts Center Museum) 

etc.

 

[MAJOR ART FAIRS]

KIAF, Art Expo, Miami Art Fair, Art Busan, Scope Basel Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair NY, Seoul, and HK, etc. 

 

[AWARDS]

Excellence Award - Korean Christian Grand Art Exhibition

Honorary Award - Grand Art Exhibition of Korea

Honorary Award - Grand Seoul Art Competition Exhibition

etc. 

 

 

 

 

Artworks

 

Video

Traditional Korean ottchil (lacquer) technique

Exhibition