Chae, Myung-Sook

2-801 Sin Dong-A APT, Sachang-Dong, Cheongju, Chungbuk 360-220. Korea


1997~1999  MA Royal College of Art ( London, England )

1981~1983  MA Seong-Shin University ( Seoul, Korea )

1976~1979  BFA Seo-Won University ( Cheongju, Korea )


two main themes in Myung-Sook’s work are image and concept.

Her images and concepts are related to the artistic imaging representation of, for instance, water, wall, wind, seed, soil, soul, love, passion, fire, mountain, forest and sea.

Her coherence and tenacity towards the themes are expressed in several forms like minimal image, conceptual thinking and symbolic speculation.

Her work forms a matrix of changing combinations of codes. She confronts the vacuous paper with her own method of communication through drawing, etching, punching, lithographing, embossing and coloring.

Precise geometrical division leads to the simplicity, homogeneity and uniqueness.

She brings us to the diversity, heterogeneity and hybridity before we recognize it.

Without severe self-restraint, It is impossible to express her own mind which is rooted in korea history and thinking. Through the juxtaposition of fine art and characteristic concept of korea, She deconstructs our secret aura as the object of idea and reconstructs the object for enjoyment.

It is an unique metaphor of artistic thinking, cosmic circulation and natural rhythm.

What a stunning aesthetic dream in this fleeting world ( critic; Prof, Kim, Seung-Hwan )


Solo Exhibition

2003 SP Gallery ( Seoul . Korea) / Musim Gallery ( Cheongju. Korea )

2002 Frame work Gallery, London

1994 Too Art Space ( Seoul, Korea )

1990 Gallery Yun ( Seoul, Korea )

1982 Gronichi Gallery ( Seoul , Korea )

Group Exghibition

2002 CO Gallery, London

2002 Art Fair ( Business Design Center, London )

2002 PACAA 2002 ( Gallery Shin  .Korea )

2001 Works on Paper ( Seo_Hwa Gallery, Seoul )

2000 Art Futures (Babican Exhibition Center, London )

2002 Graduate Members Exhibition ( Artichoke Print Work shop )

     (R.K Burt GAllery, London)

2002 Art Fair – 2000 (Business Design Center, England J Co gallery, London )

2002 Wimbledon School of Art Artist Resident  (Wimbledon gallery)

1999 JⅢ George gallery, London

1999 Panorama (The Eagle gallery, London

1998 Aylesford-Newsprint, London


2000 Wimbledon School of Artist Resident(Sponsored by National Lottery)

1999 Alistair Grant Award, London

1998 Tim Mara Award, Royal College Art,

1998 British Council Scholarship

1993 Dong-A Art Exposition (Korea Contemporary Art Museum )

1990 Korea Art  Exposition (Korea Contemporary Art Museum )