KONG SOOKJA
<THE FRUITS OF PERSEVERANCE>

Feb 05 - 15, 2020    

844 Eonju-ro, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

 

In continuation of the enthusiastic support and interest towards the artist Kong Sookja’s solo show “The Fruits of Perseverance” held in Paris in October 2019, Siat Gallery will once again present the mesmerizing ottchil works in Seoul, South Korea. The exhibition will showcase captivating ottchil artworks that capture Kong Sookja's originality and 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

SBS News clip - Feb 11 2020

Opening