Experienced Artist with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Strong professional with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) focused in Printmaking from Hongik University and Master of Fine Arts(MFA) from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Sunyoung Kwon is an experienced artist with a demonstrated history of working in the education management and counseling industry. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in printmaking from Hong-Ik University in Seoul, South Korea. Also she is a strong professional with a Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking in major and Sculpture in minor from Rochester Institute of Technology. She lived in Paris for a year for cultural experiences and expanding artistic skills at academie de Grande Chummier in 1994. She took a workshop at Canadian school for Non-toxic printmaking in Grand Prairie, Albert Canada in 1998.
She has numerous experiences of solo exhibitions and group exhibitions in South Korea and USA. She is the founder and director of ‘Studio S Fine Arts’ in Bellevue, Washington, which brings together youth students and professionals to prepare for art schools and colleges. Kwon knows about her passions for teaching and creating by the process of growing new insights. She believes to find something new outside her but a different perspective in the daily life that exists.
Coming across new challenges and experiences excites her as it opens her to different perspectives in daily life. And being able to overcome challenges and seeing the gift of dedication and hard work inspires her to continue her journey with passion and determination.
Artist. Creator. Visionary.
My philosophy of creating is a sophisticated sensitivity into two and three dimensional material in which I try to give an explanation about the multiple sensory experiences of an instant. The simultaneous experiencing of sensation between substantial and insubstantial situations has inspired me, and the unusual conjunction of circumstances has given me an affection for a spiritual nature.
What fascinates me about spirituality is the image of a situation. The middle of the night is quiet, silent, subdued, undisturbed, and motionless, only a fine branch of a tree is swaying in the wind or a candle is flickering in the breeze. The assumption that this is really a silent and a dark night, and the phenomenon is the movement of the objects. The motion of the swaying branch and the flickering candle break the silence of the night, and they are visible objects shaken by wind, an invisible force. This situation is an image that I delineated.
Under the concentration of our attention, we can sense daily events and natural phenomena sensitively, such as the swaying of the branch, flickering of the candle, the sound of a clock, the blooming of a flower, and so on. I coined the phrase delicate movement for the something we perceive sensitively. Delicate movement happens everywhere regularly around us. It is shrouded in all the main concerns of daily life. I tried to relate the meaning of “delicate” to the circumstances of our lives to verify the concept of the delicate movement. The delicate movement seems to be hidden, wrapped, oppressed, and controlled by daily life. Because of the delicate movement like a swaying branch or a flickering candle gets swept aside in the bustle of modern life, these are the “quiets” in daily life.
The two doubling phenomena, chaos and calm, has impressed the way I create. The situation of multiple visual and sensory experiences happening at the same time has guided me to approach the use of the method of layering and overlapping of the velvety shading.
It has been the essential motivation of my creation.
*** My new artwork exhibit on DemptySpace gallery from the 10th of July to the 10th of August 2021.
DemptySpace gallery is an online gallery for iPhone/iPad only; however, you can view the exhibition on the link. 👇🏻
2021년 새로운 목탄작업들을 DemptySpace 갤러리에서 전시하고 있습니다. DemptySpace 는 아이폰/아이패드용 온라인전시앱이지만, 👇🏻링크를 누르시면 전시 내용을 누구나 보실 수 있습니다.