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Je me souviens encore de ces milliers de boutons de différentes formes, de différentes couleurs qui envahissaient son atelier à New York, lors de notre première rencontre il y a quatre ans.

Les boutons! Mais pas n'importe quels boutons car ceux-ci sont précieux et feront partie des futures oeuvres de l'artiste.

Ran Hwang utilise le vocabulaire et les matériaux de la mode afin d’habiller ses panneaux de bois ou de Plexiglass. Fils, épingles, perles, aiguilles, boutons de Cristal ou de papier, de ces minuscules éléments, l’artiste coréenne crée d’imposantes pièces, à la poésie et à la spiritualité fulgurante.

«Je crée de grandes icônes telles qu’ un Buddha ou un vase traditionel, en utilisant des matériaux issus de l’industrie de la Mode. Le processus de construction de ces larges installations prend du temps, est répétitif et requiert un effort manuel se rapprochant d’une forme d’auto-meditation. Je martèle des milliers d’épingles dans un mur tel un moine, qui, faisant face au mur pratique le Zen. Mon travail est divisé en deux groupes. Dans le premier, les épingles sont utilisées pour tenir les boutons tout en restant mobiles, suggérant ainsi la propension d’indécision de la génétique humaine. Je fais le choix d’utiliser des boutons qui sont aussi communs et ordinaires que les êtres humains. Dans le second groupe, un nombre considérable d’épingles connectent des mètres de fil créant un espace négatif des images présentées, des fils suggérent des connections entre être humains ainsi qu’un réseau de communication entre des expériences humaines d’apparence sans relations les unes avec les autres. L’espace négatif rempli par l’absence d’image positive suggère une idée de mortalité au coeur de la reconnaissance de soi»

Ran Hwang trouve de la beauté dans les matériaux les plus ordinaires de la couture comme les perles, aiguilles, boutons de cristal ou de papiers.

D'une rare dextérité et avec un souci du détail, l'artiste crée ses installations avec un mouvement et une perspective donnant une vie intérieure à ses oeuvres. L'oiseau ainsi réalisé prend son vol en déployant ses ailes majestueuses.

Ce déplacement crée ainsi un volume, une perspective et un mouvement donnant à ses installations une vie intérieure ; l’oiseau prend ainsi son vol ou vient buter sur un obstacle.

Chaque bouton peut se déplacer librement entre la tête de la broche et le plexiglass lui servant de support.

Là, un phénix se repliant sur lui même nous apporte cette méditation sur la fragilité de la vie et sur la nature cyclique du temps.

Au fur et à mesure de ses expositions, Ran Hwang nous étonne à chacune de ses installations, symbole de grâce et de liberté.


EDUCATION

B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York
M.F.A., Graduate School of Arts Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, London, UK

2014 Hermès Foundation Singapore, Singapore

Leila Heller Gallery, New York

Asian Art Works, 798 Beijing, China

2012 Leila Heller Gallery, New York

2010 Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2009 Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2008 ACAF (Asian Contemporary Art Fair), Pier 92, Special Exhibition, New York 2007 2X13 Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2006 Hass Gallery, Bloomsburg University, PA, USA

2005 Open Studio, Vermont Studio Art Center, Jonson Vermont U.S.A

2004 Hutchins Gallery, Long Island University, NewYork

2002 Hudson River Gallery, New York - Yee Mook Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2001 Hudson River Gallery, New York

2000 Artsnal Gallery, Paris.

1999 Hudson River Gallery, New York


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015 Permanent collection, Brooklyn Museum, New York Paper dreams 2015, Athens, Greece

2014 The Lineage of Vision, Korean Cultural Service, New York
Art International Istanbul (Leila Heller Gallery), Istanbul, Turkey
Annual Watermill Summer Benefit Auction, The Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY The Archives of Korean-American Artists, Queens Museum of Art, New York
The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, New York
The Armory Show, Leila Heller Gallery, New York

2013 Abu Dhabi Art, Kashya Hildebrand gallery, Abu Dhabi,

Scope Basel, Inception Gallery
Korea International Art Fair-Vip Lounge,

AAW Beijing, Korea Paths to Peace,

Hammond Museum Guild Hall Gallery, New York

Living Room, Asian Art Works, Busan, Korea
Summer Group Show, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, USA
Freedom: Just another word for...,Kidspace@ Mass Moca, North Adams, MA Transparencies: Contemporary Art and A History of Glass,Des Moines Art Center Main Gallery, Des Moines, IA

2012 Media Variegations, Asian Art Works, 798 Beijing
L'Asie en Vogue Exhibition, Pagoda Paris Gallery, France
Peekskill Project V, HVCCA-Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, NY Conference of Birds, CYNTHIA-REEVES Projects (C-R P), Mana Contemporary, NJ FIFTH ANNUAL QUEENS ART EXPRESS,Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Jamaica, Queens NY

2011 Aha Moment!, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea AHL FoundationAnnual Auction, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York Sofia International Paper Art Biennale 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria
Finding Flow, Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeju Island, Korea

2010 AHL Foundation, Gala Auction, Arario Gallery, New York B.I.E.N.N.A.L.E + ONE, Kwang-ju, Korea
Fokus Lodz Biennale 2010, Lodz, Poland

2009 Kaleidoscope, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland Beginning of New Era, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul Triple of Light, mnav (Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales), Uruguay

2008 KIAF (Korean International Art Fair), COEX, 2x13 Gallery, Seoul
Facial of Art- 20 Years Anniversary exhibition, Seoul Art Center Museum, Seoul

2007 Incarnation, Hammond Museum, New York
Drawing the Line - Against Domestic Violence-Auction, The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York
Woman in Love, Tenri Gallery, New York

2006 Queens International 2006, Queens Museum of Art, New York
Funsters, Seoul Art Center Museum, Seoul Korea.
Drawing the Line - Against Domestic Violence-Auction, Helen Mills Theater, NY City Art Auction, Chelsea Art Museum, New York

2005 The Artville, 2x13 Gallery, New York
Joy, Arts and Gallery, Milan Italy
Contemporary Asian artists, Hammond museum, New York
Beyond Acculturation, Stimulus, Response and Mutual Benefit, Tenri Gallery, NY Eight Korean Artists, 2004/2005: AHL Foundation Visual Arts Competition Winners, White Box, New York

2004 Night of 1000 Drawings, Artist Space, New York
Green Light, Korean Cultural Service-Gallery Korea, New York
Dumbo Arts Under the Bridge Festival, Dumbo Arts Center, New York The 1st Keum Kang International Nature Arts Biennale-Special Exhibition, GongJoo, Korea
The Repetition, GanaInsa Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2003 Generation 1.0, Representing 100years of Korean Immigration, Korean Cultural Service, Washington D.C.

Visual Delights - NYC Winter Festival 2003, BinklyMana Gallery, New York 2002 Eat Art 5, HEAR art Co- Gallery, New York

A Room of Their Own, Korean Cultural Service, Washington D.C.
2000 Abstractions in Mixed Media, School of Visual Arts Westside Gallery, New York


SELECTED AWARDS & RESIDENCIES

2014 Mass MoCA, Residency Program, North Adams, MA

2011 PS122 STUDIO Residency Program, New York

2006 AAI-Artist Alliance, Lower East Side-Rotating & Long Term Studio Program, NY 2005 Full Fellow ship, Vermont Studio Center Residency Program, Vermont, U.S.A

2004 Gold Prize, AHL Foundation (Korean American), Annual Arts Competition, NY 1995

Gold Prize, Korean Watercolor AssociationCultural Art Promotion House Art Hall, Seoul, Korea


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

2014 Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Peninsula Hotel, Paris, France

2013 King County Library, Issaquah, WA, USA

Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

Inter Continental Hotel, Hong Kong

Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

The Langham Hotel, Shenzhen, China

Plaza Penthouse, New York

2012 Brooklyn Museum, New York

2011 The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong

2010 Peninsula Hotel in Shanghai, China

2009 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Bank, Seoul, Korea

2005 Hammond museum, New York

Works

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Expositions

Expositions:

 

2016

Asia Art Week, Re-visioning HANJI, Korean Cultural Service, New YorkMaterial Girls, Contemporary Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2016.5.26-)
Pinned Stitched and Glitzed, Asian Art Works, Beijing, China (2016.4.23 - 6.5)
Viewing The Past Thru Modern Eyes, Kang Collection, New York, USA (2016.3.10 - 3.19)
Lady Dior As Seen By, House of Dior, Seoul, South Korea & World Tour exhibition (2016.2.22-)
Material Girls, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Ontario, Canada (2016.2.3 - 4.9)
Water, KANEKO, NE, USA (2016.2.2 - 4.24)

2015

UNESCO Paris Headquarters, Paris (2015.9.7 - 9.11)
MASS MoCA - Hunter Center Mezzanine, MA, USA (2015.6.20 - 2017.6.20)
Special Exhibition - Art Busan 2015, BEXCO, Busan, South Korea
International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS), Cardenas Gallery, Texas, USA (2015.2. - 6.)

2014

Third Floor-Hermès Singapore, Singapore
Leila Heller Gallery, New York
Asian Art Works, 798 Beijing, China

2012 Leila Heller Gallery, New York
2010 Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2009 Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2008 ACAF (Asian Contemporary Art Fair), Pier 92, Special Exhibition, New York
2007 2X13 Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2006 Hass Gallery, Bloomsburg University, PA, USA
2005 Open Studio, Vermont Studio Art Center, Jonson Vermont U.S.A

2004 Hutchins Gallery, Long Island University, NewYork
2002 Hudson River Gallery, New York
Yee Mook Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2001 Hudson River Gallery, New York
2000 Artsnal Gallery, Paris
1999 Hudson River Gallery, New York

SELECTED TWO PERSON EXHIBITION

2016 Re:visioning HANJI (Two Person Show), Korean Cultural Service, New York, USA
(2016.2.24 - 3.31)
2015 Reincarnation, Asian Art Works, Busan, South Korea
2005 Refresh! _Curated by Lilly Wei, 2x13 Gallery, New York
When Art Encounters Fashion, Space Shin Choi, New York


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION

2016

Material Girls, Contemporary Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2016.5.26-)
Pinned Stitched and Glitzed, Asian Art Works, Beijing, China (2016.4.23 - 6.5)
Viewing The Past Thru Modern Eyes, Kang Collection, New York, USA (2016.3.10 - 3.19)
Lady Dior As Seen By, House of Dior, Seoul, South Korea & World Tour exhibition (2016.2.22-)
Material Girls, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Ontario, Canada (2016.2.3 - 4.9)
Water, KANEKO, NE, USA (2016.2.2 - 4.24)

2015


Regeneration, Opera Gallery Paris, Paris (2015.11.4-)
Pinned Stitched and Glitzed, Anya and Andrew Shiva Art Gallery (John Jay College),
New York(2015.9.9 - 11.11)
Summer Show, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
Accidental Encounter, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
Diverse Works: Director’s Choice, 1997-2015, Brooklyn Museum, New York
Arts in Spring, Guangzhou Library, Guangzhou, China (2015.3. 21 - 4.5)
Material Girls, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (2015.1. 30 - 4.19)

2014


Asian Collection, Asian Art Works, Beijing
The Lineage of Vision, Korean Cultural Service, New York
AHL Foundation 11th Annual Benefit Gala, New York
MASS MoCA 15th Anniversary Benefit, New York
Art International Istanbul (Leila Heller Gallery), Istanbul, Turkey
Mix & Match, Artspace Ben, Seoul
Annual Watermill Summer Benefit Auction, The Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY
The Archives of Korean-American Artists, Queens Museum of Art, New York
The Fabergè Big Egg Hunt, New York
The Armory Show, Leila Heller Gallery, New York

2013


Abu Dhabi Art, Kashya Hildebrand gallery, Abu Dhabi
Korea International Art Fair-Vip Lounge, AAW Beijing, Korea
Paths to Peace, Hammond Museum Guild Hall Gallery, New York
Living Room, Asian Art Works, Busan, Korea
Summer Group Show, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, USA
Freedom: Just another word for…,Kidspace@ Mass Moca, North Adams, MA
Transparencies: Contemporary Art and A History of Glass,Des Moines Art Center Main Gallery,
Des Moines, IA


2012

Media Variegations, Asian Art Works, 798 Beijing
L'Asie en Vogue Exhibition, Pagoda Paris Gallery, France
Peekskill Project V, HVCCA-Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, NY
Conference of Birds, CYNTHIA-REEVES Projects (C-R P), Mana Contemporary, New Jersey
FIFTH ANNUAL QUEENS ART EXPRESS, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning,
Jamaica, Queens NY
VIP Art Fair 2.0, Leila Heller Gallery, NY


2011

Aha Moment!, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center, Seoul Korea,
AHL FoundationAnnual Auction, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
Sofia International Paper Art Biennale 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria
Finding Flow, Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeju Island, Korea


2010

AHL Foundation, Gala Auction, Arario Gallery, New York
B.I.E.N.N.A.L.E + ONE, Kwang-ju, Korea
Fokus Lodz Biennale 2010, Lodz, Poland


2009

Kaleidoscope, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Beginning of New Era, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
Triple of Light, mnav (Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales), Uruguay


2008

KIAF (Korean International Art Fair), COEX, 2x13 Gallery, Seoul
Facial of Art- 20 Years Anniversary exhibition, Seoul Art Center Museum, Seoul


2007

Incarnation, Hammond Museum, New York
Drawing the Line - Against Domestic Violence-Auction, The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York
Woman in Love, Tenri Gallery, New York


2006

Queens International 2006, Queens Museum of Art, New York
Funsters, Seoul Art Center Museum, Seoul Korea
Drawing the Line - Against Domestic Violence-Auction, Helen Mills Theater, New York
City Art Auction, Chelsea Art Museum, New York


2005

The Artville, 2x13 Gallery, New York
Joy, Arts and Gallery, Milan Italy
Contemporary Asian artists, Hammond museum, New York
Beyond Acculturation, Stimulus, Response and Mutual Benefit, Tenri Gallery, New York
Eight Korean Artists, 2004/2005: AHL Foundation Visual Arts Competition Winners,
White Box, New York


2004

Night of 1000 Drawings, Artist Space, New York
Green Light, Korean Cultural Service-Gallery Korea, New York
Dumbo Arts Under the Bridge Festival, Dumbo Arts Center, New York
The 1st Keum Kang International Nature Arts Biennale-Special Exhibition, GongJoo, Korea
The Repetition, GanaInsa Art Center, Seoul, Korea


2003

Generation 1.0, Representing 100years of Korean Immigration,
Korean Cultural Service, Washington D.C.
Visual Delights - NYC Winter Festival 2003, BinklyMana Gallery, New York


2002

Eat Art 5, HEAR art Co- Gallery, New York
A Room of Their Own, Korean Cultural Service, Washington D.C.


2000
Abstractions in Mixed Media, School of Visual Arts Westside Gallery, New York

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