Seoul, b.1948

Jungran Noh

Jungran Noh attended Ewah Women’s University in Seoul and received her MFA and BFA in painting. She later received another MFA in Fine Arts from California State University in Long Beach, USA. Through her experience living in the United States for 19 years since 1975, she has explored ideal beauty transcending the idea systems of both the East and the West through paintings and colors.

In a series of ‘Colors Play Sweeping,’ which began in 2003, Noh accumulated various layers of colors on a canvas through sweeping colors with a big broom. Visually expressed through simple color composition, the series featured by the artist’s craftmanship and surface texture, conveys an aesthetic essence that implies values such as eternity, universe, and soul. It ultimately extracts true mind from the bottom of...

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Biography

Jungran Noh attended Ewah Women’s University in Seoul and received her MFA and BFA in painting. She later received another MFA in Fine Arts from California State University in Long Beach, USA. Through her experience living in the United States for 19 years since 1975, she has explored ideal beauty transcending the idea systems of both the East and the West through paintings and colors.

In a series of ‘Colors Play Sweeping,’ which began in 2003, Noh accumulated various layers of colors on a canvas through sweeping colors with a big broom. Visually expressed through simple color composition, the series featured by the artist’s craftmanship and surface texture, conveys an aesthetic essence that implies values such as eternity, universe, and soul. It ultimately extracts true mind from the bottom of human hearts and inspirit people.

Artworks

8

Colors Play Sweeping #212, 2014

Related Categories

20th Century Art / 21st Century Art / Abstract Painting / Abstraction / Acrylic on Canvas / Acrylic Paint / Acrylic Painting / Art of the 2000s / Art of the 2010s / Asian Art / Bright Colors / Canvas / Color and Form / Color Field Abstraction / Color Field Painting / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Korean Art / Diaspora/Migration / Ideal Beauty / Immigration / Korean Art / Media Study / Multiple Layers of Colors / Painting / Painting Study / Primary Colors / Rough and Brave Brushstrokes / Seoul / South Korea / Space/Spatiality / Sweeping Brooms / Textured Surface / United States / Using Unusual Tools and Materials / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • MFA. California State University, Long Beach, USA

  • Drawing and Painting, Georgia State University, Atalanta, USA

  • MFA. Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Gallery Seohwa, Seoul

  • 2014

    Small Works, BJN Gallery, Seoul, Korea

  • 2010

    Painting, Shinsegae Art Wall Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Group Exhibitions

  • 2014

    Drawings, Museum SAN WonJu, Korea

  • 2010

    Walking Around JungLimLee, ParkSooGeun Museum, Yanggu, Korea

  • 2008

    15 Woman Artists, Park Soo Keun Museum, Yanggu, Korea

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Curriculum Vitae

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Education

  • MFA. California State University, Long Beach, USA

  • Drawing and Painting, Georgia State University, Atalanta, USA

  • MFA. Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea

  • BFA. Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Gallery Seohwa, Seoul

  • 2014

    Small Works, BJN Gallery, Seoul, Korea

  • 2010

    Painting, Shinsegae Art Wall Gallery, Seoul, Korea

  • 2009

    Painting, Pyo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

  • 2008

    Painting, Im Gallery, Busan, Korea

  • 2007

    Paintings, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Paintings, Leehwaik Gallery, Seoul, Korea

  • 2004

    Paintings, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2003

    Paintings, Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea

  • 2001

    Paintings, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2000

    Paintings, Galerie Bhak, Seoul, Korea

Group Exhibitions

  • 2014

    Drawings, Museum SAN WonJu, Korea

  • 2010

    Walking Around JungLimLee, ParkSooGeun Museum, Yanggu, Korea

  • 2008

    15 Woman Artists, Park Soo Keun Museum, Yanggu, Korea

  • Korean Art Today-The Wall of Expression, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea

  • Korean Abstract Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

  • Chance, Challenge, Choice, Plillip Kang Gallery, Seoul, Korea

  • 2007

    New Acqusition, Natunal Contemporary Art Museum, Korea

  • 2006

    Pre-Inchon International Art Biennale, Inchon, Korea

  • Small is Beautiful, Sungnam Art Center, Sungnam, Korea

  • Art Interchange, Hongik Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

  • Open Art Marker, COEX, Seoul, Korea

  • 2004

    Moving Art Museum, NCAM, Seoul, Korea

  • Small Art Museum, Daejeon Government Bldg, Daejeon, Korea

  • 2002

    The Color of Korea, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

  • Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art; Osaka Museum of Modern Art; Iwate Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan

Grants & Awards

  • 2009

    Distinguished Alumni Award in Art and Culture from Ewha girl's High school, Korea

Collections

  • National Modern Art Museum, Seoul, Korea 

  • Seoul Metropolitan Art Museum, Seoul, Korea 

  • Sonje Art Museum, Kyungjoo, Korea 

  • Arario Art Museum, Chunan, Korea 

  • College of Fine Arts, Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea 

  • Severance Medical Center, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea 

  • Ewha Women's University Medical Center, Seoul, Korea 

  • Lew Memorial Hall, Seoul, Korea 

  • University of California, Irvine, CA, USA 

  • Korean Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal 

Bibliography

  • Bell, Evelyn, "In search of Harmony", Anaheim Hills News (July 11, 1991)

  • Barrie, Lita, "Balancing of Opposites", Catalogue (1991)

  • Cheun, Seungbok, "Swirling Coherent Mass", The Korea Herald (May 3, 1974),P.10, illustration.

  • Cho, Sangha, "Exhibition Hall", The Korea Times (March 6, 1984),illustration.

  • Chung, Byungkwan, "Abstract Between Expression and Impression",The Korea Daily News (March 22, 1984)

  • Chung, Byungkwan, "Between Life and Emotion", Catalogue (1985),illustration

  • Conde, Teresa del, "Mixture of East and West", Museum of Modern Art,Mexico, Catalogue (March 1991),illustration

  • Dickenson, Carol, "Uptown Downtown Art", Denver Post (June 16, 1991)

  • Gottlieb, Shirle, "Balance of Opposites", Art Week (October 20, 1988)

  • Jung, Moojung, "Focus", Art in Culture (April, 2003)

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