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Studio

888 Griffiths Way, Mainland ML12345

TEL: 987.654.3210
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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 South 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, South 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 the late 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

Studio

Studio

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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888 Griffiths Way, Mainland ML12345

TEL: 987.654.3210
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Bio

Bio

Selected Exhibitions

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.

Awards

2020

Jury Award, Honorable Mention: Silence.  Monochromatic: A National Juried Exhibition. Helen DeVitt Jones (HDJ) Studio Gallery, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA), Lubbock, Texas

2018

Jury Prize: Psyche.  THREE - A National Juried Exhibition. Attleboro Arts Museum, Ottmar Gallery, Attleboro, Massachusetts

2017

Jury Award, Honorable Mention: Anguish.  Dimensions 2017: 53rd Annual Show. Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Womble Carlyle Gallery, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

2022

Juried exhibition: Hues of Freedom. Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk, Connecticut [October 20 to December 18, 2022]

Juried exhibition: Third Coast National Biennial. K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, Texas

Juried exhibition: Long Story Short. Webster Arts, Webster Groves, Missouri

2021

Juried exhibition: Ann Metzger Memorial National Biennial Exhibition. St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, Missouri

Juried exhibition: 64 Arts National Juried Exhibition. Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, Illinois

2020

Juried exhibition: 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition. Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford, Virginia

Solo exhibition: Metaphysics (online exclusive on Artsy). Artflow, New York City, New York and Seoul, South Korea

Juried exhibition: 57th Annual Juried Competition. Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, Louisiana

Juried exhibition: New Year New Visions. Stern Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Juried exhibition: Seeing the Unseeable. Atlantic Gallery, New York City, New York

2019

Juried exhibition: Monochromatic: A National Juried Exhibition. Helen DeVitt Jones (HDJ) Studio Gallery, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA), Lubbock, Texas

Group exhibition: Encyclical. The Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Portland, Oregon

2018

Group exhibition: Grand Opening Exhibition. Horizon Art Productions, Goshen Cultural Center, Rosewood, North Carolina

Juried exhibition: Make Your Mark. Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MarinMOCA), Novato, California

Juried exhibition: THREE - A National Juried Exhibition. Attleboro Arts Museum, Ottmar Gallery, Attleboro, Massachusetts

2017

Juried exhibition: 2017 International Juried Exhibition. The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, New Jersey

Juried exhibition: Color: Primary to Tertiary. Site:Brooklyn Gallery, New York City, New York

Juried exhibition: Suprematism, Constructivism, Futurism: Friction. Destruction. Invention. Vision. Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, Washington

Juried exhibition: 5th Bower Center Annual National Juried Exhibition. Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford, Virginia

Juried exhibition: Solo Show[Down] 2017. Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, Texas

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

Juried exhibition: Dimensions 2017: 53rd Annual Show. Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Womble Carlyle Gallery, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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

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

2016

Juried exhibition: Encyclical. Encyclical Gallery, Berkeley, California

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

Commissions

2019

Rosewood Washington D.C. 5-star luxury boutique hotel in Georgetown. Commission of 10 paintings featured in Rosewood's historic townhouses.

Press

2015

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

Juried exhibition: Geometry. Hera Gallery, Wakefield, Rhode Island

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

Juried exhibition: OPEN15 (catalog and online). Front Art Space, New York City, New York

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, California

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

2014

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

2013

Juried exhibition: Take Old Road New Way. Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Center, New York City, New York

2012

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

2011

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

2010

Solo exhibition: sky.land.water. Wainwright House, Rye, New York

Solo exhibition: Genesis. Saint Peter's Church, New York City, New York

2008

Group exhibition: Contemporary Landscapes. Ogilvy & Mather, New York City, New York

2007

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

Solo exhibition: Tracing Eden. The Interchurch Center, New York City, New York

Solo exhibition: Panorama. Saint Peter's Church, New York City, New York

Juried exhibition: Views from the Other Side. Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service, New York City, New York

2006

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

2005

Solo exhibition: Skyscape. Harrison Library Gallery, Harrison, New York

Group exhibition: Mamaroneck Artists Guild Gallery, Larchmont, New York

2004

Juried exhibition: Organization of Independent Artists, New York City, New York

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

2003

Group exhibition: Mamaroneck Artists Guild Gallery, Larchmont, New York

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