| Biography | Artist's Statement | Inventory Catalogue | Artists Represented | Song Hyeong-Noh


Biography
1974
Year of birth

Education
2000
Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Dong-a University, Busan, Korea
2003
Received a Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Hong-ik University, Seoul, Korea


Inventory Catalogue

Solo Exhibitions
2014
"Tracing Dreams", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
2013
"At my Studio", open studio, Yong-in, Korea
"Dream-Be ambitious", Soohoh Gallery, Korea
2012
"FLY HIGH", Soohoh Gallery, Korea
2011
"DREAMing", Soohoh Gallery, Korea
2010
"Be Ambitious!", Soohoh Gallery, Korea
2009
"Dream", Soohoh Gallery, Korea

Duo Exhibitions
2011
"All of my hopes", Pyo Gallery South, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions (2004 - 2015)
"Kaleidoscope", Art Beatus Gallery, Hong Kong
"LOVE 100", ZIPPO Museum, Je-ju, Korea
"Age of Blue Horse", LOTTE gallery, Seoul, Korea
"I Dream-For HAITI" charity exhibition, Seoul Auction
"Animal Wonderland", Jang-Heung Art Park, Korea
"East inside West", AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA
"Fun & Toy", Ga-na Art, Busan, Korea
"A Fantastic Place", Pyo Gallery South, Seoul, Korea
"Two Rabbits", Jang-Heung Art Park, Korea
"Unique & useful", Interallia, Seoul, Korea
“Their Story in Realism”, Soohoh Gallery, Korea
"Aller Retour 1", Rehema Gallery, France
For heart disease children, CNB Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Hong Kong Art walk, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong
“Things Within, Things Beyond”, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Peace Dream Arts Festival, CAS, Spain

Selected Art Fairs (2004 - 2014)
Singapore Affordable Art Fair, Singapore
Palm Springs Art Fair, USA
Korea International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
Asia Hotel Art Fair, Conrad Hotel, Seoul, Korea
Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, Florida, USA
Art Sydney, Moor Park, Sydney
ART HK, Hong Kong
Korea Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea
Asia Hotel Art Fair, The Shilla Hotel, Seoul, Korea
Asia Hotel Art Fair, Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seoul, Korea
Cheong-Dam Art Fair, Pyo gallery South, Seoul, Korea
ARTSingapore 2008, Suntec City, Singapore

Collections
CK Contemporary, San Francisco, U.S.A
Art-Bank, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Samsung Fire main office, Korea
Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Korea

Artist Statement

The stonewalls of my hometown were my childhood sketchbooks, where I left records of whatever that came into my mind. I painted with charcoal and sometimes a piece of stone was good enough. The drawings were on simple things like cars and toys, somewhat similar to primitive cave drawings of 10,000 years ago. They told simple stories, desires, wishes and ideals as well as things that were basic human instincts.

My works are not to show wits and wisdom. They are simply the extensions of my childhood wall scribbles, kind of a diary of my daily efforts in tracing dreams or telling stories of my family life. To me, the most important things on earth are my family and witnessing my dreams coming true.

All the imageries in my works have their special meanings. Man-made stone-walls symbolize my present situation, the actual reality as well as one certain stage of my daily life. Animals and toy animals symbolize myself. The background pictures that I depict taped on the backdrops are my dreams or circumstances that I wish they would become realities one day.

All animals in my paintings demonstrate strong will power and determination. This is similar to the aspirations that I have. Zebra has agile and speedy instinct; goose, though land-bound, always flaps its wings hoping to take off; goat symbolizes a will power to reach the mountain top and camel, for its determination and perseverance prodding the desert towards the oasis.

The toy rabbit in my works is a copy of one of the mobiles on a baby toy, a gift from a friend, and rabbit is also the nickname of my beloved daughter. In my rabbit paintings, I show the real sky instead of the artificially taped in pictures of the sky. This is to show my wish for hope and happy dream. The rabbit is also shown playing with the dandelion’s spores, which to me, are the seeds of hope.

- Song Hyeong-Noh


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