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Artist

CHA Seungean

Seongnam, born 1974
• Term : Mar, 2019 - Jan, 2020
• seungeancha@gmail.com
• www.seungeancha.com


Graduating from Hongik University, CHA Seungean earned an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the U.S. The artist weaves canvases on a loom, and steadily explores the conditions that make a painting. The artist’s work seems like a flat painting at first glance. However, if you look closely, you will find that the work is entirely woven in fabrics. The artist is interested in looking back at the art legacy of the 20th century, and in combining various artistic elements that cross the East and West, the visual and the tactile, and the spiritual and the physical. The artist has been engaged in weaving paintings, and sometimes is satisfied with the technical skills involved in producing the work. At other times she is also vigilant.
At the Incheon Art Platform, she will develop the two weaving painting series Twill Stain and Sudden Rules, and take training to be more organic relationship between the concepts, techniques and materials. On the other hand, she is interested in seeking other ways to violate the rules or techniques that have constituted her work until now. This year, through the two contrasting working methods, she will focus more on the work’s internal needs, rather than its external mandate.


[Incheon Culture Communication 3.0] Artist Introduction Interview : http://news.ifac.or.kr/archives/19579

Profile

Education
- M.F.A. Painting & Drawing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago,
   USA, 2010
- M.F.A. College of Industrial Art, Hongik University, Industrial Craft, Seoul, 2002
- B.F.A. Fiber Art, Hongik University, Seoul, 1999

Solo Exhibitions  
- <+Ebony+Ivory+>, Onground Gallery, Onground2, Seoul, 2018
- <Hairy Fairy Stain>, Gallery Royal, Seoul, 2017
- <Seundja Helen>, Sophis Gallery, Seoul, 2017
- <Monochrome Swatch>, 63Art, Seoul, 2017
- <Brewed Surface>, Youngean Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, 2016
- <Agnes and Seunghwans>, Salon de H, Seoul, 2014
- <Between and Beyond>, Gallery Dos, Seoul, 2012
- <Be still and Know>, Kepco Art Center Gallery, Seoul, 2011

Group Exhibitions
- <Flatland>, Geumho Museum of Art, Seoul, 2018
- <with weft, with warp>, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, 2018
- <How many steps>, PS333, Seoul, 2018
- <Flexible Space, Sehwa Museum of Art, Korea, 2018
- <Remixing Ground : Deconstructing Damage>, Artvera’s Gallery, La Chapelle,
    France, 2018
- <Korean’s Spirit>, Artvera’s Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland, 2018
- <Heaven, Earth & Man>, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, 2018
- <TasteView>, House Taste, Seoul, 2018
- <Painter\'s Touch>, Gana Art Busan, Busan, 2018
- <JCC Frontier Art Award>, JCC Museum of Art, Seoul, 2017
- <Rethinking Craft>, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, 2017
- <Craft Climax>, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, 2017
- <Future with Arts>, Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, 2017
- <Korean’s Spirit>, Artvera’s Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland, 2017
- <Meditation & Material>, Atelier aki, Seoul, 2017
- <From Flatness>, 021Gallery, Daegu, 2017
- <Art Around>, Space CAN, Seongnam, 2016
- <Shall We>, Seongnam Arts Center, Seongnam, 2016
- <Crossing Plane: Unit, Layer, Nostalgia>, Illmin Museum of Art,
   Seongnam, 2015
- <Do Dream Museum Opening Exhibition>, Do Dream Fashion Center,
    Dongducheon, 2015
- <Soma Drawing: Mindful Mindless>, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, 2015
- <Beauty and Happiness>, Cheong-ju International Craft Biennale,
   Cheong-ju, 2015
- <Lesson for Mundi Vita>, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, 2014
- <Collaboration>, Youngean Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwang-ju, 2014
- <Whispering of Layers>, Gallery Absinthe, Seoul, 2014
- <Occupy>, Art sapce Jungmiso, Seoul, 2014
- <Degree 0>, Gyeonggi Creation Center, Ansan, 2014
- <New Hero>, Blue Square Nemo, Seoul, 2014
- <The Breath of Fresh>, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, 2013
- <Korea Tomorrow>, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, 2013
- <Digital ARTEXMODA>, Art Museum KNU, Deagu, 2013
- <Spirit of Materiality>, Yoojung Art Center Gallery, Seoul, 2013
- <Studio 1/36>, Gyeonggi Creation Center, Ansan, 2013
- <Breath of the City>, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, 2012
- <123Project>, Gyeonggi Creation Center, Ansan, 2012
- <The border of Materials>, Nanji Gallery, Seoul, 2011
- <How we connect>, Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, USA, 2010
- <Midnite Snacks>, 1366 Space, Chicago, USA, 2010

Residencies
- The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Artist in Residency, Connecticut,
   USA, 2018
- Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Seoul, 2017
- Gyeonggi Creation Center, Ansan, 2014
- Nanji Art Studio, Seoul, 2011
- Women\'s Studio Workshop, NewYork, USA, 2009

Awards & Grants
- International residency  Grant, Arts Council Korea, 2018
- Art Support Program Grant, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, 2018
- JCC Frontier Art Award Second Prize, 2017
- Grant for New Work, Naver Cultural Foundation, 2016
- Art Support Program Grant, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, 2014
- Grant for New Work, Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation, 2013
- Selected Artist, Public Art Magazine, 2013
- Grant for Solo Exhibition, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, 2012
- JoongAng Fine Art Competition, Awarded the prize, 2001

Collections
- National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
- Art Bank: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
- Seoul Museum of Art, Korea
- Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea
- Seongnam Cultural Foundation, Korea,
- JCC Museum of Art, Korea
- Yangpyeong Art Museum, Korea
- Youngean Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, JW Marriott, Seoul