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Hong Seon Jang

2011 Artist In Residence

Geographic Wave, National Geographic magazines, binder clips, 2009-2011.

Artist Bio

Hong Seon Jang is an installation artist currently living and working in New York City. His work explores the recognition of surroundings and reflects physical fragility in daily life by transforming everyday objects into new forms that embody various physical and systematical forces in nature. In giving everyday materials new contexts and aesthetic possibilities with subtle reintroduction, he achieves to displace them from their original function to challenge the mundane and the embedded and preconceived ideas. 


Hong Seon Jang received his BFA from Dan Kook University, South Korea and earned his MFA in Imaging Art at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. His awards and residencies include: Djerassi, CA, Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL, Newark Museum, NJ, Lower East Side Print Shop Special Editions Residency in NYC, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in NYC, Painting Space 122 in NYC, Sculpture Space, NY, Bemis Art, NE, Abron Arts Center at Henry Street Settlement in NYC, The Triangle Artists’ Workshop Program in NYC, and Urban Artist Initiative Fellowship. He has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions including Smack Mellon, the Donnell Building of the New York Public Library, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC, The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, The Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, MN, Arario Gallery, NYC, Artspace, New Haven, CT, Rush Arts Gallery, NYC, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea, and PS122 Gallery, NYC.


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