MINJUNG KEY

기민정

b.1986 -

CV


Education

2016.   Doctoral candidate in Oriental Art, Seoul national University

2013.   Oriental Art, Seoul national University, MFA

2009.   Oriental Art, Seoul national University, BFA


Solo Exhibition

2021.   Mist of Flames, Songeun Artspace, Seoul.

2019.   Hoisting paper, rolling up stone, floating sprinkles and then the fabrics, OCI Museum, Seoul.

2018.   Still in the weird, Songeun Artcube, Seoul.

2017.   That Era has passed, nothing left there anymore, Gallery Grida, Seoul.

2015.   Politics of the Love, Cheongju Art Studio., Cheongju.



Group Exhibition

2022.   Boundless, Gallery playlist, Busan.

2021.   ‘Zaha Museum, Seoul.


2019.   

Trace of wind, Space So, Seoul

Summer Love, Songeun Artspace, Seoul.


2016

Journey to a Fluid Island, Geumho Museum, Seoul.

‘Asthetics of Oriental Ink‘, Hanwon Museum, Seoul.

‘Politics of Memory-Neue Emperika Group’, Zaha museum, Seoul.


Art Fair

2024 ART BUSAN, Gallery Kabinett, Busan


Grant

2019.   OCI Young Creatives


Residency 

2023.   Suwon Pureunjidae Creative residence program, Suwon.

2022.   R1211 OCI museum artist residence program, Seoul.

2021.   Songeun Artist Studio, Seoul.

2015.   9 th Artist residency program in Cheongju Art Studio.

2010.   ‘Kunstdoc Residency Program, KDL, Leipzig

Biography


기민정 작가의 작업은 상당 부분 매체와의 관계 속에서 상정됩니다. 작가 주로 사용하는 한지와 먹은, 그 재료적 예민함에 기인해서 매체와의 긴밀한 이해와 소통이 요구되기 때문입니다. 작품에서 관찰할 수 있듯이 이러한 전통 매체의 연약한 이면에는 제스처를 즉각적으로 입력하는 기민한 면모 또한 존재합니다. 작가는 근작 중 대표적으로 <얼은 숨 속의 움직임-1>과같이 이전까지 화선지에 그려진 가벼움과 연약함을 어떠한 방식으로 물질계에 고정시킬지에 관한 고민의 연장에서, 유리의 중량감과 차가움을 화선지와 대비시키는 작업을 해왔다면, 최근의 신작 시리즈는 작가에게 내재된 율동성과 회화 언어의 논리에 의해 발생한 선들의 집합이 마치 괴석과 같은 형태를 구성하고 회화 내부에서 무게감을 띄며 세계에 존재하게 됩니다.

Much of Key Minjung's work is intertwined with the nature of the medium. This is mainly because her use of traditional materials such as hanji (Korean traditional paper) and ink, which demand a deep understanding and connection due to their sensitivity. In her works, there's a fluidity beneath the delicate surface of these traditional mediums, enabling spontaneous expression of gestures.


In earlier pieces such as "Movement in Frozen Breath-1," Minjung juxtaposed the weight and coolness of glass with the lightness and fragility portrayed on hanji, exploring ways to translate these qualities into tangible forms. However, in her recent works, she employs a series of lines driven by her innate rhythm and the logic of painting, creating shapes reminiscent of boulders. These shapes imbue her paintings with a sense of weight and presence in the world.



Works

A Flow of frozen breath

2023

Korean paper, broken tempered

glass, epoxy resin, 

40x40cm


2,000,000 KRW


A far-flung mind, 

2024

Colors on korean paper 

52x50cm


1,500,000 KRW


Leaned and whispered 

2024

Colors on korean paper

52x100cm


10,000,000 KRW

Leaned and whispered

2024

Colors on korean paper

52x100cm


3,000,000 KRW

Installation View

Minjung Key

기민정

b. 1986 -

CV


Education

2016.   Doctoral candidate in Oriental Art, Seoul national University

2013.   Oriental Art, Seoul national University, MFA

2009.   Oriental Art, Seoul national University, BFA


Solo Exhibition

2021.   Mist of Flames, Songeun Artspace, Seoul.

2019.   Hoisting paper, rolling up stone, floating sprinkles and then the fabrics, OCI Museum, Seoul.

2018.   Still in the weird, Songeun Artcube, Seoul.

2017.   That Era has passed, nothing left there anymore, Gallery Grida, Seoul.

2015.   Politics of the Love, Cheongju Art Studio., Cheongju.


Group Exhibition

2022.   Boundless, Gallery playlist, Busan.

2021.   ‘Zaha Museum, Seoul.


2019.   

Trace of wind, Space So, Seoul

Summer Love, Songeun Artspace, Seoul.


2016

Journey to a Fluid Island, Geumho Museum, Seoul.

‘Asthetics of Oriental Ink‘, Hanwon Museum, Seoul.

‘Politics of Memory-Neue Emperika Group’, Zaha museum, Seoul.


Art Fair

2024 ART BUSAN, Gallery Kabinett, Busan


Grant

2019.   OCI Young Creatives


Residency 

2023.   Suwon Pureunjidae Creative residence program, Suwon.

2022.   R1211 OCI museum artist residence program, Seoul.

2021.   Songeun Artist Studio, Seoul.

2015.   9 th Artist residency program in Cheongju Art Studio.

2010.   ‘Kunstdoc Residency Program, KDL, Leipzig

Biography


기민정 작가의 작업은 상당 부분 매체와의 관계 속에서 상정됩니다. 작가 주로 사용하는 한지와 먹은, 그 재료적 예민함에 기인해서 매체와의 긴밀한 이해와 소통이 요구되기 때문입니다. 작품에서 관찰할 수 있듯이 이러한 전통 매체의 연약한 이면에는 제스처를 즉각적으로 입력하는 기민한 면모 또한 존재합니다. 작가는 근작 중 대표적으로 <얼은 숨 속의 움직임-1>과같이 이전까지 화선지에 그려진 가벼움과 연약함을 어떠한 방식으로 물질계에 고정시킬지에 관한 고민의 연장에서, 유리의 중량감과 차가움을 화선지와 대비시키는 작업을 해왔다면, 최근의 신작 시리즈는 작가에게 내재된 율동성과 회화 언어의 논리에 의해 발생한 선들의 집합이 마치 괴석과 같은 형태를 구성하고 회화 내부에서 무게감을 띄며 세계에 존재하게 됩니다.


Much of Key Minjung's work is intertwined with the nature of the medium. This is mainly because her use of traditional materials such as hanji (Korean traditional paper) and ink, which demand a deep understanding and connection due to their sensitivity. In her works, there's a fluidity beneath the delicate surface of these traditional mediums, enabling spontaneous expression of gestures.


In earlier pieces such as "Movement in Frozen Breath-1," Minjung juxtaposed the weight and coolness of glass with the lightness and fragility portrayed on hanji, exploring ways to translate these qualities into tangible forms. However, in her recent works, she employs a series of lines driven by her innate rhythm and the logic of painting, creating shapes reminiscent of boulders. These shapes imbue her paintings with a sense of weight and presence in the world.

Works

Installation Views