KONG SOOKJA - THE FRUITS OF PERSEVERANCE
10 OCT 2019 - 22 OCT 2019
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.
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
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
Le Salon Nationale des Beaux-Arts - Carrousel de Louvre
Tongyoung Ottchil Museums
Sungnam Art Center
Seoul Arts Center (Hangaram Arts Center Museum)
[MAJOR ART FAIRS]
KIAF, Art Expo, Miami Art Fair, Art Busan, Scope Basel Art Fair, Affordable Art Fair NY, Seoul, and HK, etc.
Excellence Award - Korean Christian Grand Art Exhibition
Honorary Award - Grand Art Exhibition of Korea
Honorary Award - Grand Seoul Art Competition Exhibition
Traditional Korean ottchil (lacquer) technique