AHN HYUN JUNG

안현정

b.1986 -

CV


Education

2017    M.F.A. (Painting and Drawing) Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2013    M.F.A. (Painting) Duksung Women's University, Seoul, Korea

2010    B.F.A. Duksung Women's University, Seoul, Korea


Solo Exhibition & Two Person Exhibition

2024 

Butterfly, SH Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


2023 

Hyun Jung Ahn & Erin Lynn Welsh, Uprise Art, New York, NY


2022 

Night Flight, Gallery Doll, Seoul, Korea

Rendezvous, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT 


2021

The Time of Clouds, Space Kyeol, Seoul, Korea


2019

Shapes Of Mind, Gallery La Mer, Seoul, Korea


2017

What I Wanted To Say, Dekalb Gallery in Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2013

The One Delicate Moment, Gallery La Mer, Seoul, Korea


2012 

From Here, Insa Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Group Exhibition

2023

Making Their Mark, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, CT

Beneath the Layer, Baik Art, Jakarta, Indonesia  

Hyun Jung Ahn & Erin Lynn Welsh, Uprise Art, New York, NY 


2021

My Home: Abstract Language, Gallery Kabinett, Seoul, Korea

Shifting Sands, Chashama, New York, NY 


2020

Set Apart, Uprise Art, New York, NY

The Story that Only I Can See, Dohing Art, Seoul, Korea

In/Between: Transfigure 2020 supported by NYFA IAP, New York Live Arts, New York, NY 

East-West Expressway curated by Michael Brennan, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2019

Sarah Shepard Gallery and 3 Walls, Sarah Shepard Gallery, Larkspur, CA

Two-person show: Hidden Artists in Hidden M, Hidden M Gallery, Seoul, Korea 

Banditto Emerging Art Prize Group show, Galleria Banditto, Tuscany, Italy 

Colors, Ian Art Space, Seoul, Korea 


2018

Bear Necessities: Pratt Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition 2018, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Nu Perspectives, Nu Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

Asia week Special Exhibition: Passion. Continued, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Center, New York, NY


2017

Unrestricted; Trestle Art Space resident artists group show, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

BOW, The Midway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Passion. Connected, 100x100, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Center, New York, NY

Art Hearts Fashion at New York Fashion Week, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY

Small Works 2017 curated by Bill Carroll, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Graduate Fine Arts 2017, Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2016

Never Stop Never Settle, Wild rabbit project from Hennessy, Art Basel Miami, FL

Fine Arts MFA 2016, Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Inside the Window Glass, Dekalb Gallery, Pratt Institute,  Brooklyn, NY

The Unoriginal Show, Pratt Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2015

All at Once, Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2014

ASYAAF(Asia Students and Young Artists Art Festival), Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea


2013

Muet, Jaemi Gallery, Seoul, Korea


2012

Link Between, Yeon Gallery, Jeju Island, Korea


2011

8th Moving Sound, Gana Art Space, Seoul, Korea


2010

7th Moving Sound, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Quark, Gallery PICI, Seoul, Korea


Residency

2018 June

Vermont Studio Center, VT, USA


2018 April

Artist Studio at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA, USA 


2018 Feb

Canal Street Market, New York, NY, USA 


2017 July - Dec

Trestle Art Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA


Awards, Fellowship, and Grant


2021

아트허브 평론지원 프로젝트 선정, 아트허브, 서울 


2020

NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, New York Foundation for Arts, Brooklyn, NY


2019

1st Prize of Emerging Art Award, Banditto Art, Tuscany, Italy


2018

Merit-based Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


2017

Honored Outstanding Merit at 2017 Graduation Awards, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2016

Selected the final ten artists and awarded the grant in Wild rabbit project from Hennessy, NY


2013

Selected ‘Emerging Young Artists’ by La Mer gallery, Seoul, Korea


Collection

TD Bank Corporation Art Collection, Toronto, Canada

Biography/Artist Statement


안현정은 대한민국 서울 출신의 브루클린에 기반을 둔 다학제 예술가이다. 그녀의 작품을 통해, 그녀는 "마음의 형상"이라고 지칭하는 불가사의한 추상적 형태들을 조사한다. 그녀는 존재의 감정, 개인적인 관계, 그리고 감정적인 상태들을 포착하는 그녀의 시각적 일기로부터 그림을 그리는 것으로 시작한다. 그후, 그녀는 이러한 개념들을 미니멀한 드로잉, 페인팅, 그리고 조각으로 번역한다. 안현정은 대한민국 서울의 라메르 갤러리에서 '떠오르는 영 아티스트'로 선정되었고, 이탈리아 토스카나의 바디토 아트에서 신흥 아트상의 수상자였다. 그녀는 버몬트 스튜디오 센터, 존슨, VT, MASS MoCA, 노스 아담스, MA, 그리고 뉴욕 브루클린의 트레슬 아트 스페이스를 포함하는 레지던시에 있었다. 안현정은 서울 덕성여자대학교에서 학사, 석사를 졸업했고 Pratt 인스티튜트에서 두번째 회화 M.F.A.를 받아 현재 브루클린에서 작업 및 거주하고 있다.


최근 본인의 작업은 하늘과 개인의 관계에 대해 이야기한다. 하늘은 누구에게나 친숙하지만 동시에 대기 너머에는 아직 우리가 알지 못하는 무한성이 존재한다. 2020년 하반기 귀국 이후, 전시와 작품활동을 위해 서울과 뉴욕을 오가며 깨달은 점은 두 도시를 자연스럽게 이어주는 것은 오직 하늘뿐이라는 것이었다. 하늘은 지리적인 제약이 없으며, 우리는 그것을 올려다 볼 때에는 시간과 추억에 대한 집단적인 공유 경험을 이끌어 낼 수 있습니다. 하늘과 개인(사람)은 온전히 다른 존재이지만, 그 둘의 외형(날씨/표정)과 내적 흐름(기류/기분)은 끊임없이 변화한다는 공통점을 갖고 있기도 하다. 

본인은 작업을 통해 시간, 온도, 계절에 따라 변화하는 하늘의 모습을 포착하여 수집하고, 그 과정을 통해 하늘의 무한함과 우리의 작은 존재를 연결하려한다. 하늘과 날씨의 가시적 요소를 차용하여, 추상적인 시각 언어를 통해 드로잉, 회화 때로는 설치작업을 한다. 2015년부터 미국에 거주하면서부터, 간결한 색상과 응축된 형태로 구성된 시각적 언어를 구축했다. 작품은 드로잉, 오려내기, 바느질, 스트레칭, 페인팅 등 다양한 과정을 거쳐 완성되는데, 이러한 여러 과정들을 거치며 가시적인 요소들의 이미지는 형상성을 비우고, 본질은 더욱 단단하게 압축된다. 각각의 작품은 2~3가지 색상만을 사용하며, 면과 린넨의 소재를 표면을 노출시켜 천의 질감을 그대로 드러낸다. 천과 천을 이은 바느질 실은 화면 위에 보이지 않지만, 천이 맞물린 솔기에는 그 장력 에너지가 내부에서부터 외부로 전달된다. 캔버스 왁구에 꿰매어 놓은 면과 린넨을 잡아맬 때, 그 당기는 힘이 꿰매어진 형태와 선을 유기적으로 변형시켜 자연의 형태에 가깝게 만든다. 화면에 보이는 재봉선은 색면을 구분할 뿐만 아니라, 퍼즐이나 모자이크처럼 각 조각을 연결하며 추상적인 이미지를 완성한다.



Hyun Jung Ahn is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist from Seoul, South Korea. Through her work, she investigates enigmatic abstract forms, which she references as “shapes of mind.” She begins by drawing from her visual diary, which captures feelings, personal connections, and emotional states of being. She then translates these notions into minimalistic drawing, painting, and sculpture. Ahn was selected as the 'Emerging Young Artist' at La Mer Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, and was the winner of the Emerging Art Award at Baditto Art, Tuscany, Italy. She has attended residencies including Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, and Trestle Art Space, Brooklyn, NY. Ahn Graduated from Duk-Sung Women’s University, Seoul (in 2010 B.F.A and 2013 M.F.A) and received her second M.F.A in painting and drawing from Pratt Institute and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

 

My current work talks about the relationship between the sky and an individual. The sky is familiar to everyone, but also the same time, it has infinity that we still don't know yet beyond the atmosphere. When I'm back and forth between Seoul and NYC, I realize the sky is the only thing that naturally connects the two locations. The sky doesn’t have a geographical limitation and can bring collective shared experiences about time and memories when we look up at it. It never needs to say that the sky and we are different existences in the universe, but there is something in common; our moods (weathers) constantly change depending on many reasons.  And I capture and collect the sky’s changing scenes depending on the time, temperature or seasons, and through the process, I try to connect its infinity and our tiny existence.

I borrow the visible element of sky and weather and use abstract visual language to create drawing, painting and multi-media installation. I have built my visual language with concise colors and condensed shapes since I lived in NYC in 2015. The current work take diverse processes, such as drawing, cutting out, sewing, stretching, and painting. Through the processes, the image is emptied of its figurativeness, and the essence is more firmly condensed. Each work has been used only two or three colors to focus the subject essential, and the material of cotton and linen is exposed on the painting surface to show the texture of the fabric. The stitching thread is invisible, but it connects the fabric pieces, and the interlocking seamlines convey the tension from the inside to outside the surface. When stretching the sewn cotton and linen on the canvas frame, The pulling power transforms the shape and line organically, bringing it closer to the form of nature. The seams on the surface not only divide the color plane but also connect each piece like a puzzle or mosaic to complete the abstract image.

 

Works


Rendezvous Series_Warm White   

2022

Acrylic on sewn canvas  

90.9 x 72.7 cm


Homing_Vintage Green 

2021

Acrylic on sewn canvas and linen 

34.8 x 27.3 cm 


New Evening_today  

2022

Acrylic on sewn canvas and linen  

100 x 80.3cm


The Afternoon  

2021

Acrylic on sewn canvas and linen  

130.3 x 97cm

Installation View

Hyunjung Ahn

안현정

b. 1986 -

CV


Education

2017    M.F.A. (Painting and Drawing) Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2013    M.F.A. (Painting) Duksung Women's University, Seoul, Korea

2010    B.F.A. Duksung Women's University, Seoul, Korea


Solo Exhibition & Two Person Exhibition

2024 

Butterfly, SH Gallery, Tokyo, Japan


2023 

Hyun Jung Ahn & Erin Lynn Welsh, Uprise Art, New York, NY


2022 

Night Flight, Gallery Doll, Seoul, Korea

Rendezvous, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, New Canaan, CT 


2021

The Time of Clouds, Space Kyeol, Seoul, Korea


2019

Shapes Of Mind, Gallery La Mer, Seoul, Korea


2017

What I Wanted To Say, Dekalb Gallery in Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2013

The One Delicate Moment, Gallery La Mer, Seoul, Korea


2012 

From Here, Insa Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Group Exhibition

2023

Making Their Mark, Heather Gaudio Fine Art, CT

Beneath the Layer, Baik Art, Jakarta, Indonesia  

Hyun Jung Ahn & Erin Lynn Welsh, Uprise Art, New York, NY 


2021

My Home: Abstract Language, Gallery Kabinett, Seoul, Korea

Shifting Sands, Chashama, New York, NY 


2020

Set Apart, Uprise Art, New York, NY

The Story that Only I Can See, Dohing Art, Seoul, Korea

In/Between: Transfigure 2020 supported by NYFA IAP, New York Live Arts, New York, NY 

East-West Expressway curated by Michael Brennan, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2019

Sarah Shepard Gallery and 3 Walls, Sarah Shepard Gallery, Larkspur, CA

Two-person show: Hidden Artists in Hidden M, Hidden M Gallery, Seoul, Korea 

Banditto Emerging Art Prize Group show, Galleria Banditto, Tuscany, Italy 

Colors, Ian Art Space, Seoul, Korea 


2018

Bear Necessities: Pratt Fine Arts Alumni Exhibition 2018, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Nu Perspectives, Nu Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

Asia week Special Exhibition: Passion. Continued, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Center, New York, NY


2017

Unrestricted; Trestle Art Space resident artists group show, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

BOW, The Midway Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Passion. Connected, 100x100, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Center, New York, NY

Art Hearts Fashion at New York Fashion Week, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY

Small Works 2017 curated by Bill Carroll, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Graduate Fine Arts 2017, Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2016

Never Stop Never Settle, Wild rabbit project from Hennessy, Art Basel Miami, FL

Fine Arts MFA 2016, Schafler Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Inside the Window Glass, Dekalb Gallery, Pratt Institute,  Brooklyn, NY

The Unoriginal Show, Pratt Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2015

All at Once, Steuben Gallery, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2014

ASYAAF(Asia Students and Young Artists Art Festival), Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea


2013

Muet, Jaemi Gallery, Seoul, Korea


2012

Link Between, Yeon Gallery, Jeju Island, Korea


2011

8th Moving Sound, Gana Art Space, Seoul, Korea


2010

7th Moving Sound, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Quark, Gallery PICI, Seoul, Korea


Residency

2018 June

Vermont Studio Center, VT, USA


2018 April

Artist Studio at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA, USA 


2018 Feb

Canal Street Market, New York, NY, USA 


2017 July - Dec

Trestle Art Space, Brooklyn, NY, USA


Awards, Fellowship, and Grant


2021

아트허브 평론지원 프로젝트 선정, 아트허브, 서울 


2020

NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, New York Foundation for Arts, Brooklyn, NY


2019

1st Prize of Emerging Art Award, Banditto Art, Tuscany, Italy


2018

Merit-based Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT


2017

Honored Outstanding Merit at 2017 Graduation Awards, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY


2016

Selected the final ten artists and awarded the grant in Wild rabbit project from Hennessy, NY


2013

Selected ‘Emerging Young Artists’ by La Mer gallery, Seoul, Korea


Collection

TD Bank Corporation Art Collection, Toronto, Canada


Biography


최근 본인의 작업은 하늘과 개인의 관계에 대해 이야기한다. 하늘은 누구에게나 친숙하지만 동시에 대기 너머에는 아직 우리가 알지 못하는 무한성이 존재한다. 2020년 하반기 귀국 이후, 전시와 작품활동을 위해 서울과 뉴욕을 오가며 깨달은 점은 두 도시를 자연스럽게 이어주는 것은 오직 하늘뿐이라는 것이었다. 하늘은 지리적인 제약이 없으며, 우리는 그것을 올려다 볼 때에는 시간과 추억에 대한 집단적인 공유 경험을 이끌어 낼 수 있습니다. 하늘과 개인(사람)은 온전히 다른 존재이지만, 그 둘의 외형(날씨/표정)과 내적 흐름(기류/기분)은 끊임없이 변화한다는 공통점을 갖고 있기도 하다. 

본인은 작업을 통해 시간, 온도, 계절에 따라 변화하는 하늘의 모습을 포착하여 수집하고, 그 과정을 통해 하늘의 무한함과 우리의 작은 존재를 연결하려한다. 하늘과 날씨의 가시적 요소를 차용하여, 추상적인 시각 언어를 통해 드로잉, 회화 때로는 설치작업을 한다. 2015년부터 미국에 거주하면서부터, 간결한 색상과 응축된 형태로 구성된 시각적 언어를 구축했다. 작품은 드로잉, 오려내기, 바느질, 스트레칭, 페인팅 등 다양한 과정을 거쳐 완성되는데, 이러한 여러 과정들을 거치며 가시적인 요소들의 이미지는 형상성을 비우고, 본질은 더욱 단단하게 압축된다. 각각의 작품은 2~3가지 색상만을 사용하며, 면과 린넨의 소재를 표면을 노출시켜 천의 질감을 그대로 드러낸다. 천과 천을 이은 바느질 실은 화면 위에 보이지 않지만, 천이 맞물린 솔기에는 그 장력 에너지가 내부에서부터 외부로 전달된다. 캔버스 왁구에 꿰매어 놓은 면과 린넨을 잡아맬 때, 그 당기는 힘이 꿰매어진 형태와 선을 유기적으로 변형시켜 자연의 형태에 가깝게 만든다. 화면에 보이는 재봉선은 색면을 구분할 뿐만 아니라, 퍼즐이나 모자이크처럼 각 조각을 연결하며 추상적인 이미지를 완성한다.



Hyun Jung Ahn is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist from Seoul, South Korea. Through her work, she investigates enigmatic abstract forms, which she references as “shapes of mind.” She begins by drawing from her visual diary, which captures feelings, personal connections, and emotional states of being. She then translates these notions into minimalistic drawing, painting, and sculpture. Ahn was selected as the 'Emerging Young Artist' at La Mer Gallery, Seoul, South Korea, and was the winner of the Emerging Art Award at Baditto Art, Tuscany, Italy. She has attended residencies including Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, and Trestle Art Space, Brooklyn, NY. Ahn Graduated from Duk-Sung Women’s University, Seoul (in 2010 B.F.A and 2013 M.F.A) and received her second M.F.A in painting and drawing from Pratt Institute and currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

 

My current work talks about the relationship between the sky and an individual. The sky is familiar to everyone, but also the same time, it has infinity that we still don't know yet beyond the atmosphere. When I'm back and forth between Seoul and NYC, I realize the sky is the only thing that naturally connects the two locations. The sky doesn’t have a geographical limitation and can bring collective shared experiences about time and memories when we look up at it. It never needs to say that the sky and we are different existences in the universe, but there is something in common; our moods (weathers) constantly change depending on many reasons.  And I capture and collect the sky’s changing scenes depending on the time, temperature or seasons, and through the process, I try to connect its infinity and our tiny existence.

I borrow the visible element of sky and weather and use abstract visual language to create drawing, painting and multi-media installation. I have built my visual language with concise colors and condensed shapes since I lived in NYC in 2015. The current work take diverse processes, such as drawing, cutting out, sewing, stretching, and painting. Through the processes, the image is emptied of its figurativeness, and the essence is more firmly condensed. Each work has been used only two or three colors to focus the subject essential, and the material of cotton and linen is exposed on the painting surface to show the texture of the fabric. The stitching thread is invisible, but it connects the fabric pieces, and the interlocking seamlines convey the tension from the inside to outside the surface. When stretching the sewn cotton and linen on the canvas frame, The pulling power transforms the shape and line organically, bringing it closer to the form of nature. The seams on the surface not only divide the color plane but also connect each piece like a puzzle or mosaic to complete the abstract image.

Works

Installation Views

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Addess: 2F, 29, Seongdeokjeong-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Help Center: 02-3409-2226 (AM10:30-PM6:30)

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