Seoul, b.1980

Minwook Jin

Minwook Jin obtained MFA degree from CAFA in Beijing in 2009 and was graduated with BFA and Ph.D degree in Korean painting from Ewha woman’s university, Seoul. She has held 9 solo exhibitions including Sosokyeong at 021 gallery in 2019 and Sosokyeong: stroll and see at Project space Wumin (organized by Wumin Art Center) in 2018, and also participated in a number of group exhibitions at various museums including Sungkok Museum, Seoul, Hanwon museum of art, Seoul, and etc. In 2018, Jin was participated in Jeonnam International SUMUK Biennale.

Jin’s idea of ‘Sang-chun’ means the artist’s own journey to find the visual expression about the literature. Literally speaking, ‘Sang-chun’ means ‘everlasting spring,’ and she got this idea from various expressions such as ‘paradise(樂園)’ and ‘evergreen(常綠),’ which are particularly used for...

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Biography

Minwook Jin obtained MFA degree from CAFA in Beijing in 2009 and was graduated with BFA and Ph.D degree in Korean painting from Ewha woman’s university, Seoul. She has held 9 solo exhibitions including Sosokyeong at 021 gallery in 2019 and Sosokyeong: stroll and see at Project space Wumin (organized by Wumin Art Center) in 2018, and also participated in a number of group exhibitions at various museums including Sungkok Museum, Seoul, Hanwon museum of art, Seoul, and etc. In 2018, Jin was participated in Jeonnam International SUMUK Biennale.

Jin’s idea of ‘Sang-chun’ means the artist’s own journey to find the visual expression about the literature. Literally speaking, ‘Sang-chun’ means ‘everlasting spring,’ and she got this idea from various expressions such as ‘paradise(樂園)’ and ‘evergreen(常綠),’ which are particularly used for describing the beautiful landscape in the traditional literature. Nakwonkyeong depicts the hideaway in the mountains or the imaginary place like ‘Gugogdo’ and ‘Muleungdowondo;’ however the artist finds the sense of paradise from a small nature in our daily life.

Focusing on the value of small things, the artist presents the landscape in her recent painting ’Sosokyeong,’ that she has been observing from various perspectives while walking slowly and also various natural objects against the law of perspective. Inspired by photographs, drawings, recorded sounds, and various regional materials, Jin paints the empirical reality rather than simply painting what she physically sees and delivers the immersive senses to viewers.

Minwook Jin observes the city in our times from the viewpoint of a traditional landscape and delivers us the true meaning of nature and its value through it. Furthermore, she suggests a different way of looking at ordinary objects from a new perspective.

She recently lives and works in Seoul.

Artworks

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Osongsong, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Art of the 2010s / Asian Art / Bright Colors / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Korean Art / Daily Life Experience / Gentle and Smooth Brushstrokes / Ink / Ink on Silk / Korean Art / Korean Ink Painting / Korean Traditional Painting / Landscape Painting / Lyrical Expression / Mineral Pigments / Natural Materials / Seoul / Silk / South Korea / Surrounding Environment / Women Artists / Young / Emerging Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2019

    Ph.D program, Korean painting, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea (graduated)

  • 2009

    MFA, Chinese painting, Central Academy of Fine Arts(CAFA), Beijing, China (graduated)

  • 2003

    BFA, Korean painting, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea (graduated)

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Sosokyeong, 021gallery, Daegu, Korea

  • 2018

    Sosokyeong:Stroll and see Project space Wumin, Chengju, Korea

  • Everlasting spring scape, gallery supporment, Seoul

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    10th Painter Program, Sketchbook: Landscape in mind, Hanwon Museum of Art, Seoul

  • 2018

    Jeonnam International SUMUK Biennale, Mokpo, Korea

  • 2018 Zodiac 〈dog〉, Woljeon museum of Art Icheon, Icheon, Korea

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Education

  • 2019

    Ph.D program, Korean painting, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea (graduated)

  • 2009

    MFA, Chinese painting, Central Academy of Fine Arts(CAFA), Beijing, China (graduated)

  • 2003

    BFA, Korean painting, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea (graduated)

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Sosokyeong, 021gallery, Daegu, Korea

  • 2018

    Sosokyeong:Stroll and see Project space Wumin, Chengju, Korea

  • Everlasting spring scape, gallery supporment, Seoul

  • Everlasting spring scape, spaceLOO, Seoul

  • 2017

    How to see a plum blossom and wild birds, Daegu Art factory/Space Gachang, Daegu, Korea

  • Everlasting spring scape, Far beyond gallery, Seoul

  • 2014

    Memory scape, Grimson gallery, Seoul(supported, SFAC)

  • 2013

    Correspondences, Gallery dam, Seoul

  • 2012

    A boundary between dream and reality, Gallery dam, Seoul

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    10th Painter Program, Sketchbook: Landscape in mind, Hanwon Museum of Art, Seoul

  • 2018

    Jeonnam International SUMUK Biennale, Mokpo, Korea

  • 2018 Zodiac 〈dog〉, Woljeon museum of Art Icheon, Icheon, Korea

  • Esthetics of layers and CRISPR, EMUartspace, Seoul

  • 2017

    2017 Gachang Art Studio Residency Artists group exhibition 〈&〉, Beomeo Art Street, Daegu, Korea

  • Approach, Daegu Shinsegae gallery, Daegu, Korea

  • Axis2017, 021gallery, Daegu, Korea

  • 2016

    Hwang Chang Bae-Painters in Ewha, Ewha Art Center, Seoul

  • A good windy day, gma gallery, Seoul

  • Wallart festival, Beijing Kerry Center, Beijing

  • the 10years anniversary exhibition, the Museum in girl’s mind, Songzhuang Art Museum, Beijing

  • 2015

    The home, Gallery palais de seoul, Seoul

  • Nonplus Ultra, Dongduk Art Gallery, Seoul

  • Look at their stories-EWHA PORTFOLIO, Sungkok museum, Seoul

  • 2014

    Surface, Opsis Art, Seoul

  • Four winters, AKAspace, Seoul

  • Position, Hongyun Art Center, Uijiengbu

  • 2013

    Zodiac, Gongpyeong Art Center, Seoul

Grants/Awards

  • 2018

    Selected artist, “A glimpse of korea”, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • 2017

    Artist in residence, Gachang Art studio, Daegu(Daegu Foundation for Culture)

  • Soma Drawing center Archive Artist

  • 2016

    Artist in residence, B-space, Beijing, China (Baeksan Foundation for Culture)

  • 2014

    Artist Support project-Visual art, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul

  • 2012

    Honor Award, the Art Spirit of An Gyon Exhibition