Ran Hwang

BFA, School of Visual Arts, Fine Arts, New York, USA
MFA, Chung-Ang University Graduate School, Fine Arts, Seoul, Korea



2018 Leila Heller Gallery, New York (TBD)
2016 Opera Gallery Monaco, Monaco


UNESCO Paris Headquarters, Paris (2015.9.7 - 9.11)


MASS MoCA - Hunter Center Mezzanine, MA, USA (2015.6.20 - 2017.6.20)


Special Exhibition - Art Busan 2015, BEXCO, Busan, South Korea


International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS), Cardenas Gallery, Texas, USA (2015.2. - 6.)


Third Floor-Hermès Singapore, Singapore

Leila Heller Gallery, New York


Asian Art Works, 798 Beijing, China

2012 Leila Heller Gallery, New York
2010 Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2009 Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
2008 ACAF (Asian Contemporary Art Fair), Pier 92, Special Exhibition, New York
2007 2X13 Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2006 Hass Gallery, Bloomsburg University, PA, USA

Open Studio, Vermont Studio Art Center, Jonson Vermont U.S.A

2004 Hutchins Gallery, Long Island University, NewYork


Hudson River Gallery, New York
  Yee Mook Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2001 Hudson River Gallery, New York
2000 Artsnal Gallery, Paris
1999 Hudson River Gallery, New York


2016 Re:visioning HANJI (Two Person Show), Korean Cultural Service, New York, USA
(2016.2.24 - 3.31)
2015 Reincarnation, Asian Art Works, Busan, South Korea


Refresh! _Curated by Lilly Wei, 2x13 Gallery, New York

When Art Encounters Fashion, Space Shin Choi, New York




Art & Life, Art Space Ben, Seoul
  AHL Foundation 13th Annual Benefit Gala, New York
  Material Girls, Contemporary Calgary, Alberta, Canada (2016.5.26-)
  Pinned Stitched and Glitzed, Asian Art Works, Beijing, China (2016.4.23 - 6.5)
  Viewing The Past Thru Modern Eyes, Kang Collection, New York, USA (2016.3.10 - 3.19)
  Lady Dior As Seen By, House of Dior, Seoul, South Korea & World Tour exhibition (2016.2.22-)
  Material Girls, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Ontario, Canada (2016.2.3 - 4.9)
  Water, KANEKO, NE, USA (2016.2.2 - 4.24)


AHL Foundation 12th Annual Benefit Gala, New York
  Regeneration, Opera Gallery Paris, Paris (2015.11.4-)

Pinned Stitched and Glitzed, Anya and Andrew Shiva Art Gallery (John Jay College),
New York(2015.9.9 - 11.11)

  Summer Show, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
  Accidental Encounter, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea
  Diverse Works: Director¡¯s Choice, 1997-2015, Brooklyn Museum, New York

Arts in Spring, Guangzhou Library, Guangzhou, China (2015.3. 21 - 4.5)


Material Girls, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada (2015.1. 30 - 4.19)


Asian Collection, Asian Art Works, Beijing
  The Lineage of Vision, Korean Cultural Service, New York
  AHL Foundation 11th Annual Benefit Gala, New York
  MASS MoCA 15th Anniversary Benefit, New York
  Art International Istanbul (Leila Heller Gallery), Istanbul, Turkey
  Mix & Match, Artspace Ben, Seoul
  Annual Watermill Summer Benefit Auction, The Watermill Center, Water Mill, NY
  The Archives of Korean-American Artists, Queens Museum of Art, New York
  The Fabergè Big Egg Hunt, New York
  The Armory Show, Leila Heller Gallery, New York


Abu Dhabi Art, Kashya Hildebrand gallery, Abu Dhabi
  Korea International Art Fair-Vip Lounge, AAW Beijing, Korea
  Paths to Peace, Hammond Museum Guild Hall Gallery, New York
  Living Room, Asian Art Works, Busan, Korea
  Summer Group Show, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, USA
  Freedom: Just another word for¡¦,Kidspace@ Mass Moca, North Adams, MA
  Transparencies: Contemporary Art and A History of Glass,Des Moines Art Center Main Gallery,
Des Moines, IA


Media Variegations, Asian Art Works, 798 Beijing
  L'Asie en Vogue Exhibition, Pagoda Paris Gallery, France
  Peekskill Project V, HVCCA-Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, NY
  Conference of Birds, CYNTHIA-REEVES Projects (C-R P), Mana Contemporary, New Jersey
  FIFTH ANNUAL QUEENS ART EXPRESS, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning,
Jamaica, Queens NY
  VIP Art Fair 2.0, Leila Heller Gallery, NY


Aha Moment!, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Art Center, Seoul Korea,
  AHL FoundationAnnual Auction, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York
  Sofia International Paper Art Biennale 2011, Sofia, Bulgaria
  Finding Flow, Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeju Island, Korea


AHL Foundation, Gala Auction, Arario Gallery, New York
  B.I.E.N.N.A.L.E + ONE, Kwang-ju, Korea
  Fokus Lodz Biennale 2010, Lodz, Poland


Kaleidoscope, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  Beginning of New Era, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
  Triple of Light, mnav (Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales), Uruguay


KIAF (Korean International Art Fair), COEX, 2x13 Gallery, Seoul
  Facial of Art- 20 Years Anniversary exhibition, Seoul Art Center Museum, Seoul


Incarnation, Hammond Museum, New York
  Drawing the Line - Against Domestic Violence-Auction, The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York
  Woman in Love, Tenri Gallery, New York


Queens International 2006, Queens Museum of Art, New York
  Funsters, Seoul Art Center Museum, Seoul Korea
  Drawing the Line - Against Domestic Violence-Auction, Helen Mills Theater, New York
  City Art Auction, Chelsea Art Museum, New York


The Artville, 2x13 Gallery, New York
  Joy, Arts and Gallery, Milan Italy
  Contemporary Asian artists, Hammond museum, New York
  Beyond Acculturation, Stimulus, Response and Mutual Benefit, Tenri Gallery, New York
  Eight Korean Artists, 2004/2005: AHL Foundation Visual Arts Competition Winners,
White Box, New York


Night of 1000 Drawings, Artist Space, New York
  Green Light, Korean Cultural Service-Gallery Korea, New York
  Dumbo Arts Under the Bridge Festival, Dumbo Arts Center, New York
  The 1st Keum Kang International Nature Arts Biennale-Special Exhibition, GongJoo, Korea
  The Repetition, GanaInsa Art Center, Seoul, Korea


Generation 1.0, Representing 100years of Korean Immigration,
Korean Cultural Service, Washington D.C.
  Visual Delights - NYC Winter Festival 2003, BinklyMana Gallery, New York


Eat Art 5, HEAR art Co- Gallery, New York
  A Room of Their Own, Korean Cultural Service, Washington D.C.
2000 Abstractions in Mixed Media, School of Visual Arts Westside Gallery, New York


LA Art Show 2017, LA, USA


Context Art Miami 2016, Miami, USA
  KIAF 2016 (Korean International Art Fair), Seoul
2015 Context Art Miami 2015, Miami, USA
  Art Busan 2015, Busan, South Korea
  Art 15, London, UK
  Art Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2014 Scope Miami, Miami, USA
  Abu Dhabi Art, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  Art International Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
  The Armory Show, New York
2013 Abu Dhabi Art, Abu Dhabi, UAE
2012 VIP Art Fair 2.0, New York
2008 KIAF (Korean International Art Fair), COEX, Seoul, South Korea


Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, New York
  International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS), Artist in Residency, Texas, USA (2015.2. - 3.)


Third Floor-Hermès of Hermes Foundation, Selected for 2014 program, Singapore
  Mass MoCA, Residency Program, MA, USA
  AAW Artist Studio Residency, Asian Art Works, Beijing
2011 PS122 STUDIO Residency Program, New York
2006 AAI-Artist Alliance, Lower East Side-Rotating & Long Term Studio Program, New York
2005 Full Fellow ship, Vermont Studio Center Residency Program, Vermont, U.S.A
2004 Gold Prize, AHL Foundation (Korean American), Annual Arts Competition, New York
1995 Gold Prize, Korean Watercolor Association Cultural Art Promotion House Art Hall, Seoul, Korea


Dubai Opera House, Dubai, UAE
  Christian Dior, Paris (Artwork commission for Lady Dior As Seen By), France


Pullman Kaifeng Hotel (Artwork Dimension: W463cm c W940cm), Zhengzhou, China
  Four Seasons Hotel , Seoul, Korea


Royal Caribbean International Anthem of the Seas AFT Wall Art
(Artwork Dimension: W360cm x L2340cm) , Miami, USA
  Third Floor-Hermes, Singapore


Peninsula Hotel, Paris
  King County Library in Issaquah, WA, USA
  Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
2012 Brooklyn Museum, New York
2011 Ritz Carlton Hotel, Hong Kong
2010 New York Plaza Hotel, New York
2009 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Bank, Seoul, Korea
2005 Hammond museum, New York


2015 Artist Talk(in conjunction with the group show -¡®Diverse Work: Director¡¯s Choice, 1997-2015),
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY


Special Lecture, University of Texas-Pan America, Texas
  Guest Artist Lecture, Fine Arts Seminar V (BFA Fine Arts class), Pratt Institute, New York
  Artist Lecture, School of Visual Arts, New York


Artist speech, Past Granter: Korean American AHL Foundation, New York
  Artist Panel, ATOA-artist talk on Art:¡°Art as Ritual", Westwood Gallery, NY
2010 Special Lecture, College of Education in Kongju National University, Kongju, Korea
2006 Guest Lecture, Queens Museum of Art, New York, NY
2005 Guest Lecture, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY



The Beauty of Invisibility: I use 100s of Pins to Create Art, Bored Panda.com, 2016.8.9
  KEB Hana Bank Membership Magazine, Summer Issue 2016 ,Korea
  10 Buzzy Contemporary Asian Works of Asia Week New York, ArtfixDaily.com, 2016.3.15
  Highlights From Asia Week, NY Times.com, 2016.3.10
  Again, Lady Spirit, Vogue (Korea), 2016 April Issus
  Lady Dior, meets the art, Noblesse (Korea), 2016 April Issue
  Ran Hwang - Ode to Second Love, Riviera Insider 165 (Monaco), 2016.Mar/Apr
  The Best Photos of the Day, Artdaily.org News Paper, 2016.3.13
  The magic of Hanji, Firstindigo & Lifestyle.com, 2016. 3.10
  New value of Hanji, Korea Times (New York), 2016. 2.19
  Omaha¡¯s Kaneko gallery explores ¡®Water¡¯, The Walking Tourists.com, 2016. 2. 8
  Exhibit A: ¡®Water¡¯, The Reader.com, 2016. 2. 1
  Pixel-Welten, Places of Spirit (Germany), 2016.Feb/Mar


Exclusive Interview with Ran Hwang, Iloboyou.com, 2015.11
  The Craft Companion: The A-Z Guide to Modern Crafting, Thames & Hudson Australia, 2015.11
  My Gender-ation, Culture Catch.com, 2015.10.18
  Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower made of Hangul, Special Exhibition for the World Literacy Day,
KBS TV News Gwangjang, 2015.9.9
  UNESCO, Celebration of King Sejong Literacy Award, Ran Hwang-Beginning of The Bright, Parisjisung.com, 2015.9.8
  Beginning of The Bright: Installation art exhibition by Ran Hwang at UNESCO,
FranceZone.com, 2015.8.27

Third Floor, Singapore, Fondation D¡¯entreprise Hermes Activity Report 2014.3

  Ran Hwang elevates commonplace in ¡®Untethered¡¯ at Mass MoCA, Boston Globe, 2015.7.16

Ran Hwang; Invitational exhibition at UNESCO Paris Headquarters - Korea Times NY, 2015.6.25


East Wind by Ran Hwang - HocTok, 2015.6.4


Singapore: Homage to Nature - Le Monde D'Hermes (Hermès seasonal print publication),
Spring-Summer Ran Hwang - art4d.asia.com, 2015.4.20


La pagode de Monsieur Loo
 - Verl'Actu (Newspaper issued by Paul Verlaine High School, Paris), 2015.3


Art Central - BAZAR Hong Kong, 2015.3

  Hong Kong Economic Journal, 2015.3.5
  South Korean artist brings unique style of art to IMAS - The Monitor, 2015.3.3
  FUJI TV - Mezamash TV, 2015.2.9


The Rose Tinted Issue Curated By Leila Heller - Selections Magazine, 2014.12.12


Explain your show: Ran Hwang: Becoming Again - Time Out Singapore, 2014.12

  Installation Artist Ran Hwang ¡®Becoming Again¡¯- Korean World (Singapore), 2014.11
  Hermès flagship boutique launches¡®Becoming Again¡¯- Singapore Tatler.com, 2014.10.24
  Ran Hwang: Becoming Again (p.37) - Singapore Art Gallery Guide, 2014.11
  Existential Propositions: An interview with Ran Hwang (p.44)
- ART:art magazine(Singapore), 2014.11.-12.
  AD Perspective; Ran Hwang (p.156) - Architectural Digest India, 2014.9.-10.
  Power Grid: 29 Artists You Need To Know - Refinery 29, 2014.7
  7 Artists That Create Intricate Works By Assembling Thousands Of Separate Pieces
- My Modern Met.com, 2014.7.22
  Breathtaking Murals & Installations Made of Buttons and Pins
- Monthly magazine¡®Bulkwang, 2014.5
  Lifestyle-88 RUE DU RHONE - Shang Magazine, 2014.5.-6.
  New York Art Galleries - Quest Magazine, 2014.4
  Credit Where Credit is Due! - Tempus Fugit Watch, 2014.4.16
  WHERE IS WARIS NOW? - The ASW Globalist, 2014.4

Easter: Fabergès arty Big Egg Hunt in New York - Konbini.com, 2014.4

  The Fabergè Big Egg Hunt (New York) - Arrestedmotion.com, 2014.4.2
  Saks Fifth Avenue Key Destination for the Fabergè Big Egg Hunt Eggs Debut April 1st
- Reuters.com, 2014.3.31
  Saks¡¯ cafè creates Fabergè-inspired dish to round out egg hunt presence
- Luxutydaily.com, 2014.4.7
  Celebrity GPS - in Touch Magazine, 2014.4.21
  Openings and Events for the Week - New York Times.com, 2014.4.2
  20 Things to Do This Spring: Who to Watch, Where to Go, What to Eat, and More
- Vogue.com, 2014.3.25
  Taking Flight With Ran Hwang - Suitcase magazine, 2014.2.25
  Ran Hwang - The Snowfall of Spiders At Leila Heller Gallery - ARTE FUSE, 2014.3.5
  Ran Hwang At Leila Heller Gallery - Art In America, 2014.2.21
  Ran Hwang : The Snowfall of Spiders - Artnet, 2014.2.20
  Selected Events: Ran Hwang - The Snowfall of Spiders - Mutual Art, 2014.2.20
  Ran Hwang - The Snowfall of Spiders - BLOUIN ARTINFO, 2014.2.20
  Tonight¡¯s Hottest New York Art Openings - Bona Style, 2014.2.20
  Ran Hwang - The Snowfall of Spiders - Art Haps, 2014.2.20
  The Snowfall of Spiders - Art In Asia, 2014.2.20

RAN HWANG - THE SNOWFALL OF SPIDERS - Art of Times, 2014.2.19

  The Snowfall Of Spiders by Korean-born Contemporary Artist Ran Hwang At Leila Heller Gallery
  FOUNDATION (CIFO), 2014.2.18

Breathtaking Murals & Installations Made of Buttons and Pins - Artsy Editorial, 2014.2


Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Made of Beads, Buttons, and Pins - My Modern Met, 2013.12.16
  Events: FREEDOM: Just Another Word For.. - Art Slant, 2013.6

Kidspace Finds New Words For Freedom - North Adams Transcript, 2013.7.7

  Kidspace artists at Mass MoCA find new words for freedom - The Berkshire Eagle, 2013.7.13
  Summer group show featuring contemporary artists opens at Leila Heller Gallery
-Art daily News, 2013.8
  Jim Duncan, Art Pimp Seeing through¡°Transparencies¡±- Cityview, 2013.3
  Eye on Asia: A Pagoda in Paris - Sotheby's.com, 2013.2.15

Michael Morain, Eye candy: Art Center showcasesglass art from around the world
- DesMoinesRegister, 2013.2


Olivia Sand, Ran Hwang - Asian Art Newspaper - London, 2012.12
  Lilly Wei, Ran Hwang- Leila Heller Gallery - Art News, 2012.9
  Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School - Art Forum, 2012.9
  Vanessa Gualdron, What If We Re-made U.S Housing Policy? - QPTV, 2012.9
  Special K, Installations of Ran Hwang - Clutter Magazine, 2012.7.25
  Pinar, More Astonishing Murals Made of Buttons, Beads, and Pins - My Modern Metropolis, 2012.7.25
  Art Southhampton - LaDeeDa Blog, 2012.7.21
  LisaMcDivitt, Queens Art Express Festival Tackles National Problems - NY1 TV, 2012.6
  Joe Parziale, Queens Art Express Tackles Policy Issues - NY Daily News, 2012.6
  Alan Krawitz, Queens Art Festival to Shape Our World - Queens Times Ledger, 2012.6
  QueensNYC, Queens Art Express Wants You to Get Engaged - QueensNYC.com, 2012.6
  SmritiRao, Tiny Artists Create Underwater Wonder World for Art Exhibit - DNAinfo.com, 2012.6
  A Viva Wolf, Four-day Queens Art Express Hits the Borough - QueensBeat.com, 2012.6
  Ellen Pearlman, The Spare: Profound Inventiveness of an Almost Forgotten Sculptor & Other Queens Discoveries - Hyerallergic.com, 2012.6
  Jose E. Rodriquez, Symbols: Movement & Surroundings - Queens Museum, 2012.6
  Chelsea Openings: Button Collages, Rusty Monuments, and Sunken Ships - ArtInfo, 2012.4.6
  Asia Staff, The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won¡¯t Want to Miss
- Art in America, 2012.4. 5
  Ran Hwang Exhibition ¡© New York Spaces, 2012.3


Nina Edwards, On the Button, I.B.TAURIS, London
  Installation Art-Ran Hwang,DPI(Design Popular Imagination Magazine) Taiwan, 2011.10
  Jonathan Goodman, Ran Hwang-Hakgojae Gallery - Sculpture Magazine, 2011.6


Inhee Iris Moon, International Exhibition View - Art in America Magazine, 2010.11
  Von Simone Meier, Zurich Newspaper, Switzerland, 2010.10
  Mijin Kim, Pain & Agony Embroidered by Beautiful Object - Monthly Art Magazine, Korea, 2010.8
  JaekwangIm, Buttons More Beautiful Than Jewelry - Public Art Magazine, Korea, 2010.8
  Sweet & Reality Painting by Buttons, Culture & Meditation - MBC Broadcasting, Korea, 2010.7.6
  Chang SooYoun, Sublimating Life & Pain in Art by Buttons& Film
- Seoul Newspaper, Korea, 2010.6.16
  Seung Hwan Chung, Pains and Hardships On Canvas - MK Newspaper, Korea, 2010.6.15
  Hyung Mo Jung, Buttons Bloom into Flowers - JoongAng Sunday Magazine, Korea, 2010.6.13
  HyewonJeon, Fatal Beauty with Thousand Buttons - Asia Today Newspaper, Korea, 2010.6.11
  Youngran, Lee, Great Art Medium: Buttons - Herald Media, Korea, 2010.6.10
  Sang In Cho, Life inside the Buttons - Seoul Economy Newspaper, Korea, 2010.6.10
  So Young Moon, Multiple Personalities Grace Exhibitions In Seoul Galleries
- JoongAng Daily, 2010.6.9
  Kwanghyung, Lee, Hope from the Confines of Life & Death
- KoominIlbo Newspaper, Korea, 2010.6.8
  Sammy Shin, Buttons & X-ray Turns into Art: Experimenting Diverse Mediums?  
Munhwa Newspaper, Korea, 2010.6.8
  Kumyoung, Kim, Illusion & Reality - CNB News Broadcasting Interview, Korea, 2010.6.7

Young Tae Kim, Death & Joy: Buddha & Cherry Blossoms Made By Buttons,
CBS News, Korea, 2010.6.5

  Art Basel Miami 2010 Broadcasting Interview, Miami, 2010.5
  JyotiDhar, At Art Dubai, Glimpses of an Evolving Market, Art Info, 2010.4.12
  Art Review, 60 Galleries for Dubai Art Show - Middle East Interiors, 2010.3
  Kyu Ho Kwak, Korean Art Goes Top Notch -Jeonnam Newspaper, Korea, 2010.2.19


Beginning of New Era - KBS 9pm News, Korea, 2009.10.21
  Korean Artist's Work, La Republica - Daily Newspaper Uruguay, 2009.8.31,2009.9.3
  Promoting Cultural Exchanges, El Pais - Daily Newspaper Uruguay, 2009.8.3

Invited Artist's Work, La Diaria - Daily Newspaper Uruguay, 2009.8.23


Korean Artist's Work, Galeria - Cultural Weekly Newspaper, Uruguay, August 3, 2009.8.10

  Three Artist's Work, TV Ciudad ¡°En Cartel - Cable TV Uruguay, 2009.8.11
  ThaliaVrachopoulos, Seoul 2x13 Gallery: Ran Hwang - Sculpture Magazine, 2009.1.- 2.


Lynn Chen, AR:Live Blogs, Sheika-maker: At the Art Paris: Abu Dhabi Art Fair
- Art Review, 2008.11.24
  Soo Ho Park, Korean International Art Fair & Korean Art Market
- Maeil Business Newspaper, Korea, 2008.10.8
  Hee Jin Chung, Dumbo's Korean Artist Ran Hwang - Art Price, Korea, 2008.9


Benjamin Genocchio, Korean Artists Mix and Nature Mingles - The New York Times, 2007.8.19
  Jo Min Jun, Ran Hwang's Opening Reception - Korean TatlerMagazine, Korea, 2007.7
  Keun Young Baek, Installation Artist Ran Hwang's Special Exhibition
- Milgyo News, Korea, 2007.6.28
  Jin Young Bae, People: Installation Artist Ran Hwang - Monthly Chosun, Korea, 2007.6
  Hyun Joo Park, 2x13 Gallery Seoul Open: Ran Hwang, Financial News, Korea, 2007.6.3
  Jonathan Goodman, Eternal Presences: The State of Contemporary Korean Art,
Catalog Essay, 2007.5


Martha Schwendener, Art from Everywhere All from Queens - The New York Times, 2006.12.15
  Korean Artist Exhibiting Work at BU - Today Plus: Bloomsburg University, 2006.10.19
  Michael Amy, Refresh! - Art in America, 2006.3
  Lilly Wei, Refresh! - Catalog Essay, 2006.10
  Manuela Gandini, Joy-Art and Gallery News Paper, 2006.10
  Raul Zamudio Taylor, Women in Love: What Do Women Want?
- Women In Love Catalog Essay, 2006.10

ThaliaVrachopoulos, Women in the Throes of... Love - Women In Love Catalog Essay, 2006.10

  Eleanor Heartney, 2004/2005 AHL Foundation Visual Arts Competition Winners
Catalog Essay, 2006.7


Richard Vine, Present Absence: Dual Realities in the Work of Ran Hwang - Catalog Essay, 2004.12
  William Zimmer, Catalog Essay, 2004.12
  Richard Vine, Seeing the Light - Green Light Catalog Essay, 2004.11