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Studio

888 Griffiths Way, Mainland ML12345

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Studio

888 Griffiths Way, Mainland ML12345

TEL: 987.654.3210
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Bio

Bio

Bio

Studio

Studio

888 Griffiths Way, Mainland ML12345

TEL: 987.654.3210
EMAIL: info@yoursite.com

888 Griffiths Way, Mainland ML12345

TEL: 987.654.3210
EMAIL: info@yoursite.com

Studio

888 Griffiths Way, Mainland ML12345

TEL: 987.654.3210
EMAIL: info@yoursite.com

Studio

888 Griffiths Way, Mainland ML12345

TEL: 987.654.3210
EMAIL: info@yoursite.com

Studio

888 Griffiths Way, Mainland ML12345

TEL: 987.654.3210
EMAIL: info@yoursite.com

 
 
 
 
 

Born and educated in Korea, Shyun Song moved to the United States in 1989. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Education from Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. Her work experience includes 15 years as a banker in Seoul and 3 years teaching in Los Angeles. After moving to New York in 2000, she studied at the Art Students League of New York with William Scharf. She is currently painting full-time at her home studio.

It took her several decades to return to her first love: art. In grade school, she was a self-motivated young artist. During her adolescent years, however, the scope of her curiosity about life widened and art seemed too narrow a path for her. In college, the motto of her major, self-realization, inspired her and it became an enduring theme in her life. While she was writing a critical analysis on children's literature for her Master's degree in Education, she was convinced of the fullness of human potential. 

Song enjoyed her banking career for its constantly challenging situations that demanded her to develop the wide spectrum of her potential. Teaching, however, was not for her, although it was rewarding. When she began drawing at the League, she found herself feeling immediately at home. Resuming art meant a homecoming after a long excursion. Art satisfies her fully as it demands all of her being, as well as that of the viewer. She believes that a total rapport through art can expand our souls.

Studio

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888 Griffiths Way, Mainland ML12345

TEL: 987.654.3210
EMAIL: info@yoursite.com

888 Griffiths Way, Mainland ML12345

TEL: 987.654.3210
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888 Griffiths Way, Mainland ML12345

TEL: 987.654.3210
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Bio

Bio

Selected Exhibitions

2017

Juried exhibition: Contemplation, Agility, and Sophistication.  Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA [September]

Juried exhibition: 5th Bower Center Annual National Juried Exhibition.  Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford, VA [July 25 - August 26]

Juried exhibition: Solo Show[Down] 2017.  Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX [July 7 - July 31]

Juried exhibition: Spectrum-Gestalt 4.  bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Juried exhibition: Dimensions 2017: 53rd Annual Show.  Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Womble Carlyle Gallery, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC [May 25 - July 25]

Juried exhibition: Search for Meaning.  Vachon Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA

Juried exhibition: 25th Southeast Regional Juried Fine Arts Exhibition.  Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, FL

2016

Juried exhibition: Encyclical.  Encyclical Gallery, Berkeley, CA

Juried exhibition: A Touch of the Blues.  ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2015

Juried exhibition: Finding Our Place: The Geography of Art.  Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD

Juried exhibition: Geometry.  Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI

Group exhibition: The HUD Gallery and Dab Art, Ventura, CA

Juried exhibition: OPEN15 (catalog and online). Front Art Space, NYC

Juried exhibition: The Hyde Bridge Open: Yeats, Poetry and Place.  The Hyde Bridge Gallery, The Yeats Society, Sligo, Ireland

Juried exhibition: Water Works II.  Porch Gallery Ojai and The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA), Ojai, CA

Juried exhibition: Line Describing a Cone: Tri-State Juried Exhibition.  Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

2014

Juried exhibition: Ways of Seeing.  ArtsWestchester Gallery, Mamaroneck Arts Council, White Plains, NY

2013

Juried exhibition: Take Old Road New Way.  Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service, NYC

2012

Juried exhibition: Art Society of Old Greenwich, Greenwich, CT

2011

Juried exhibition: Beautiful Exhibition.  Beautiful Foundation USA & Greeum Art Foundation, Fort Lee, NJ

2010

Solo exhibition: sky.land.water.  Wainwright House, Rye, NY

Solo exhibition: Genesis.  Saint Peter's Church, NYC

2008

Group exhibition: Contemporary Landscapes.  Ogilvy & Mather, NYC

2007

Solo exhibition: Open Sanctuary.  The Shelter Rock Art Gallery, Manhasset, NY

Solo exhibition: Tracing Eden.  The Interchurch Center, NYC

Solo exhibition: Panorama.  Saint Peter's Church, NYC

Juried exhibition: Views from the Other Side.  Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service, NYC

2006

Two-person exhibition: Beyond Reality.  Mamaroneck Artists Guild Gallery, Larchmont, NY

2005

Solo exhibition: Skyscape.  Harrison Library Gallery, Harrison, NY

Group exhibition: Mamaroneck Artists Guild Gallery, Larchmont, NY

2004

Juried exhibition: Organization of Independent Artists, NYC

Solo exhibition: Us, Through My Eyes.  Harrison Library Gallery, Harrison, NY

2003

Group exhibition: Mamaroneck Artists Guild Gallery, Larchmont, NY

 

Artist Statement

Publications

McElhinney, James L. and the Instructors of The Art Students League of New York (2015). Art Students League of New York on Painting: Lessons and Meditations on Mediums, Styles, and Methods. Berkeley: Watson-Guptill Publications. p. 179.

Biography

Painting is not merely an aesthetic endeavor for me, but also an existential one. Life is the overarching theme of my paintings. I hope to share with others my observations in life in simple yet layered terms.

Life has always been the most intriguing subject to me. I see it as a giant sphere which coalesces with the myriad facets of the shared human experience. I aim to express how I perceive such facets on canvas.

I begin my delineation with a subject, which usually becomes the title of the painting. The delineation is succinct in order to capture the essence of the subject. I let my intuition dictate a geometric composition by applying my own symbolic logic. The lines, shapes, angles, and placements are formed and the color scheme follows. While executing it on canvas, I find myself instinctively improvising along the way to achieve its aesthetic value.

May 2014

 

 

I experience painting as an activity for finding my true self. While painting, I search for the subject that I care about most in life and the way to express it which best fits my temperament.

My paintings have evolved over the years from representational figure painting to semi-abstract naturescapes. After the phase of minimal color-field paintings capturing the unbridled vastness of nature, I am now in the phase of conceptual painting which renders the inner realm -- spiritual and existential. The subjects reflect my innermost concerns which I have been questioning, wrestling with, and contemplating. I let my intuition dictate a geometric composition by applying my own symbolic logic. The shapes, angles, and placements are formed and the color scheme follows.

I string several related subjects together under a theme and make various thematic series. I have realized that each series behaves as a part of the whole which manifests in the shared human experience. It is extremely gratifying to be able to commune with others while finding my true self through art.

October 2012

 

 

I paint to share with others my aesthetic experience in life in simple, poetic terms.

My lifelong existential search for who we are has finally led me to paint. Painting seems to be the best means for me, if not the only means, of conveying a truth that I witness in life. It comes from the backdrop of our existence: nature. It quietly reveals how good everything is for us humans.

I observe and recall the sky, land, and water in awe with a fresh eye and mind. They are ever-changing yet orderly, self-contained yet embracing, and mysterious yet revealing. Their divine beauty is a boundless inspiration for me. I contemplate them with a spirit of reverence and extract an image that urges me to visualize. My naturescapes show the very essence of the scenery that hushes my soul instantly. I paint it simply, cleanly, and thinly; simply to sum up its beauty, cleanly to preserve its highest moment, and thinly to convey its ethereal mood.

My journey in art, as with our journey in life, is an evolving process which follows its due course. Regardless of its phase, I aim to deliver to the viewers my observations and appreciation of the sublime beauty of life. I achieve this by letting my poetic sensibilities react to the subject, and then compose and color my vision of reality.

May 2007