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Wook-kyung Choi
(Korean, 1940-1985)
 
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Wook-kyung Choi
(1940 - 1985)

Born in 1940, Seoul, Korea

Education
1966     Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, US
             Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, US (three-month special training course) 
1965     M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, US
1963     B.F.A., College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
1959     Seoul Arts High School, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2021
Wook-Kyung Choi, Alice's Cat, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

2020     
Wook-kyung Choi, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2017     
Wook-kyung Choi, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, US

2016     
Wook-kyung Choi: American Years 1960s-1970s, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2013     
Wook-kyung Choi Solo Exhibition: Painting & Drawing, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2005     
Wook-kyung Choi, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1996
Wook-kyung Choi (1940 – 1985), Gallery Chosun, Seoul, Korea
Wook-kyung Choi (1940 – 1985), Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1989     
Works by Wook-kyung Choi, Ho-am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1987     
The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

1982     
Invitational Solo Exhibition, Catholic Cultural Center, Busan, Korea

1981     
Invitational Solo Exhibition, Space Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1978-79 
Impressions of New Mexico, American Cultural Center, Seoul; Busan; Daegu, Korea

1977     
Invitational Solo Exhibition, Roswell Museum, Roswell, US

1976     
Shinsegae Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1975     
Invitational Solo Exhibition, Unge Kunstners Samfund Gallery, Oslo, Norway

1974     
Invitational Solo Exhibition in Honor of Korean Art, Taipei, Taiwan 
Invitational Solo Exhibition, Upstairs Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
Unitarian Church Gallery, Atlanta, US

1973     
Midopa Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1971     
Homecoming Exhibition, Shinsegae Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1970     
Sharon Art Center, Sharon, US

1969     
Nari Zagal Gallery, Peterbourough, US

1967     
Western University for Women, Oxford, US

1965     
Cornell University, Ithaca, US

Selected Group Exhibitions
2021
Elles font l'abstraction, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France 
With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art Since 1932, Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan, USA
Women in Abstraction, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

2019     
Drawing-Korean Modern and Contemporary Drawings, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
The Herstory of Abstraction in East Asia, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2018    
SeMA Collection: The Lost World, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
SeMA 30th Anniversary: Digital Promenade, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Oscillation, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2017     
DNA of Coreanity, Wooyang museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju, Korea

2016     
70th Anniversary Show: Another Korean Modern and Contemporary Art History, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2004    
Artists on Journey, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

2001    
3rd Anniversary of Gana Art Center Exhibition, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2000    
Passion and Expression: Abstract Expressionism of Korean and Western Artists after the War, Ho-am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
30th Anniversary Exhibition, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea

1999    
Women Artists Festival, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
50 Years of Korean Art (II), Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
 
1997    
Textbook Art, Hangaram Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

1995    
100 Self-Portraits of Korea: From Chosun Dynasty to Now, Seoul Museum, Seoul, Korea
100 Self-Portraits of Korea, Cheongju National Museum, Cheongju, Korea

1994    
1994 Korean Contemporary Art: Light and Color, Ho-am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1991    
25 Contemporary Artists, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
Four Painters: Oh Kyung Hwan, Ryu Hee Young, Lee Bong Yeul and Choi Wook Kyung, Gallery Chung-A, Seoul, Korea

1990    
Opening Exhibition, Galleria Museum, Seoul, Korea

1987    
Yeong-nam University’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition of Art Professors, Dong-a Shopping Center Gallery, Daegu, Korea 

1986    
Ewha Women’s High School 100th Anniversary Exhibition, Galerie Seoul, Seoul, Korea

1985    
Invitational Exhibition of Four Contemporary Painters, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
70 Years of Korean Fine Arts (Joong-ang Daily News’ 20th Anniversary Exhibition), Ho-am Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1984    
’84 Exhibition of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Korean Contemporary Art in the 1960s: Informel and Its Environment, Walker Hill Museum, Seoul, Korea

1983    
Exhibition of Contemporary Korean Art, Viscontea Hall, Milan, Italy
’83 Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Exhibition of Seven Non-Figurative Painters, Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1982    
Invitational Exhibition of Top-Ranking Young Artists of 1981, Selected by 11 Art Critics, Galerie Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary Korean Artists, Kyoto Municipal Museum, Kyoto, Japan
Exhibitions of Prints and Drawings by Contemporary Artists, Kwan-hun Gallery, Seoul; Myong-dong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Invitational Exhibition, Salon d’Automne, Paris, France

1982-85
Korean Drawings Now, Tours from Brooklyn Museum to a number of other museums in the US

1981     
Exhibition of Drawing ’81, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Exhibition of Korean Art ’81, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Korean Drawing Now, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, US
The 4th Joong-ang Grand Exhibition, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
The 16th São Paulo Biennale, São Paulo, Brazil
The Second Invitational Exhibition of Oriental and Western Paintings, Lotte Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1980     
The 3rd Grand Exhibition of Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Invitational Exhibition of Prints and Drawing, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Prints and Drawings by 8 Artists, Maek-hyang Gallery, Daegu, Korea

1979    
Invitational Exhibition of Five Painters, Lee Gallery, Daegu; Wellside Gallery, Seoul, Korea
The 4th Invitational Exhibition, sponsored by Yeongnam-ilbo, Daegu, Korea

1978    
The Exhibition of Art Professors of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, US
The Charity Exhibition by the Council, Tokyo, Japan

1977    
Invitational Exhibition of Korean Contemporary Painters, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
The 9th Art Exhibition of Korean Artists in the Southern California Area, Korean Art Hall, Los Angeles, US

1975    
Invitational Exhibition in Commemoration of the Year of Women, Atlanta, US

1973    
Korean Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Honolulu, US

1972     
Invitational Exhibition of 14 Korean Contemporary Artists, Sponsored by the American Cultural Center, Chosun-Ilbo Gallery, Seoul; Daegu; Busan, Korea
Invitational Exhibition, Sponsored by Tschang-mi Hoe, Fukuoka, Japan
Korean Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan

1971     
Art professors Invitational Exhibition of New England Area, Nausea, US

1967-68 
Annual Invitational Exhibitions, Sponsored by Skowhegan School Foundation, New York, US

1966     
Scholarship-Grantees’ Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum School of Art, New York, US

Selected Awards
1976     
10 Months' Residency Grant from the Roswell Museum, Roswell, US

1972    
3rd Prize at the 8th Paris Biennale Competition, Paris France

1969     
2 Months' Residency Grant from the Yaddo Foundation, Saratoga Springs, US
         
1966     
Full Scholarship from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, US
1st Prize at the Drawing Division of Student’s Exhibition and Competition in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, US

1965     
Honorable Mention Award, Michigan State Art Award, Sponsored by the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, US
Max Beckham Scholarship from the Brooklyn Museum School of Art, New York, US

1961    
1st Prize (Prime Minister’s Award) at the 2nd Exhibition by Korean Fine Arts Association, Seoul, Korea
Honorable Mention Award, Korean National Art Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

Selected Public and Private Collections
Missouri State University, Kansas, US
Skowhegan School Foundation, New York, US
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, US
Colby Collage of Art Museum, Watervile, US
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
Duksung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
Christian Academy House, Seoul, Korea
Wooyang Art Museum, Gyeongju, Korea
Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Hansol Art Museum, Wonju, Korea