YOU Hyeonkyeong
(b. 1985, Korea Republic)

When asked to explain her works, YOU Hyeonkyeong kept her silence for some time. She waited for the questions to come, while observing reactions. When she finally described her works, she used the term interaction. The word was used as it is, to describe the interdependence of the self's revelation to the existence of the other. For all people, the self is found through conflict and differentiation with others. My character appearance, personality, and temperament are aggregate analytical data; a result of interacting with the other. YOU Hyeonkyeong’s character portraits are outcomes of such interactions. According to her, the intention was to paint the subjects as unaffected to any prejudice. Such intentions are clearly observable in her choice of formative style which changes by model. It is also clear when drawing the same person. YOU explains that facing what she did not wish to draw, the outcome of the relentless interactions drove her to draw. So, in away, all character painting work would have been a process of acknowledging the other and accepting the fact that the other was a condition of the self's existence. Without this process, the artist will be unable to paint, and be no longer a painter metaphorically nor realistically.

2011: MFA, Seoul National University graduate school, painting (completion)
2009: BFA, Seoul National University, painting
Solo Exhibition
2018: be happy, GALLERY2, Seoul, Korea
2018: My pain gives you a warm, gallery sein, Seoul, Korea
2018: New Days, Spacemom museum of art, Cheongjoo, Korea
2017: No place to go 2, Woosuk gallery, Seoul national university, Seoul, Korea
2016: No place to go, Doosan gallery, New York, USA
2012: Lying, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2011: It’s my fault, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2010: I don’t know well, Gallery LVS, Seoul, Korea
2009: Painter and model, Hadongchul Scholarship exhibition, Woosuk Hall, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2009: Sonata of desire, SeMA Seoul Museum of Art supporting program, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Group Exhibition
2018: VIEWERS, Boan 1942, Seoul, Korea
2018: Figure/Landscape, amc lab, Seoul, Korea
2018: Portrait of a lady, Opera Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2018: Face to face, Soda Museum, Hwasung, Korea
2018: Face, hide, Seongnam Arts Center Cube Museum Bandal Gallery, Seongnam, Korea
2018: h/er, Ligak Museum of Art, Cheonan, Korea
2017: PROLOGUE 2017, Makeshop Art Space, Paju, Korea
2016: Painterly, unpainterly, Gallery Kiche, Seoul, Korea
2015: Cold fact, Chosun University Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea
2015: Six Senses, OCI Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
2014: Spectators, Doosan gallery, Seoul, Korea
2013: A Panorama of Figures, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Wanju, Korea
2013: New Visions New Voices 2013, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Gwacheon, Korea
2012: Woman+Body, Kepco Artcenter gallery, Seoul Korea
2011: A Brushstroke, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2010: Hue & Deep, Woosuk Hall, Seoul National University, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2010: Wild thinking, Artzio Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2010: Intuition, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2010: Suspicious, Ilhyun Travel Grant Recipients, Ilhyun Museum, Gangnam Eulji Hospital, Seoul, Korea
2010: SeogyoSixty 2010: The Imaginary Archive-gaze of 120, Gallery Sangsangmadang, Seoul, Korea
2009: Eastern evils, Doosan gallery, Seoul, Korea
2009: Ilhyun Travel Grant, Student artist supporting program, Ilhyun Museum, Yangyang, Korea
2009: [ ! ] Exclamation, Eastern evills Region rounding exhibition, Kaywon School of Art & Design Gallery 27, Uiwang, Korea
2009: Principle of having affairs run by a select few, Gallery Young, Seoul, Korea
2009: Excellent Graduation Exhibition, Dongduk Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2008: Slipped colors, Shinhan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Residency Program
2018: Makeshop art space, Paju, Korea
2016: Doosan residency, New York, USA
2014: Rote Fabrik, Zürich, Switzerland
2011: Schloss Plüschow, Plüschow, Germany

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