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Gayoung Jun was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1978. She completed the MFA with distinction at the Ewha Womans University in Seoul in 2004. She is living in New York, US since 2016.

Gayoung works predominantly in the medium of drawing, but her works also include large scale light installations.

Gayoung defines the object/phenomenon that she observes as an algorithm. And this algorithm makes a formative form. The process by which algorithms are created is conceptual and mathematical, and borrows computer languages. And she becomes a tool that converts the algorithm into a visual form. It mainly uses manual art work such as drawing and origami. So, paradoxically, one algorithm produces the same but different shape each time. A representative work series include gayoung.drawing, spectrum.drawing, and Appeared in Everyone’s Reve Last Night.

gayoung.drawing (2011 ~) and spectrum.drawing (2011 ~) begin with observations on gayoung and spectrum, respectively. And she created an algorithm by borrowing a type of computer language called C ++. She converted the algorithm visually through drawing. In 2015 She painted gayoung.drawing on a 590-inch-long wall at Maraya Art Center (Sharja, UAE). In 2016 She installed spectrum.drawing on the pillar of Facebook Korea office

(Seoul, Korea).

Appeared in Everyone's Reve Last Night (2016 ~) is a work on my experience of being in a dream of many different people in one night. Transition of space - time dimension was converted into origami. It was installed in the main lobby of the Avenuel (Seoul, Korea) a high end Lotte Department Store, a subsidiary of the Lotte Group from 2016 to 2017.

Solo Exhibition                                                                                   

2016    Dream Hunter   Avenuel, Seoul, Korea

2015    The Five Order   Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea

2013    spectrum.drawing   Drawing Relay Project Banjul-Schale, Banjul, Seoul, Korea

2012    gayoung.drawing   Brain Factory, Seoul, Korea

  Brilliant Cube   Avenuel, Seoul, Korea

2007    Color Notation   Sun Contemporary, Seoul, Korea

2004    Color Concert   Gallery Gaia, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibition                                                                          

2019    Works on Paper   Art Mora, New Jersey, USA

2016    Sulwha Cultural Exhibition-Once upon a time   Dosan Park, Seoul, Korea

2015    Please Keep Your Eyes Closed for a Moment [Ana]   Maraya Art Center, Sharjar, UAE

2014    Space Gardening   Gallery Planet, Seoul, Korea

2013    Video & Media   Gallery Jungmiso, Seoul, Korea

             Secret Museum   Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea

             Brilliance & Glitter   Pohang Museum of Art, Pohang, Korea

2011    Kinetica Art Fair   Kinetica Museum, London, UK

             The ARC Show   Design Center, London, UK

             Light Art   Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon-si, Korea

2010    Over the Rainbow   Sungkok museum, Seoul, Korea

             Threshold   Art Lounge Dibang, Seoul, Korea 

             Inter-nale 2010   Sungkok museum, Seoul, Korea

2009    Christmas in August   Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea

             Color×Art×Play   Goyang Oulim Nuri, Gyeonggi, Korea

             Art&Synesthesia   Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

             SU:MBISORI   Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea

2008    Stimulatives   KIMI ART, Seoul, Korea

             Today's Korean Art-The World of Expression   Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea

             Seoul Design Olympic-Design is AIR   Seoul Olympic Main Stadium, Seoul, Korea

2007    OSOC   Art Center Nabi, Seoul, Korea

             Go Digital   The Ministry of Information and Communication, Seoul

2006    Contemporary Art-Light   Seongnam Arts Center, Gyeonggi, Korea

             Find the Rainbow Cat   Goyang Oulim Nuri, Gyeonggi, Korea

             Wall  Gallery   Zandari, Seoul, Korea

2005    Portfolio 2005   Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

             Five Senses +α   Modern Art Gallery of Hongik College, Seoul, Korea

2004    Vision 21 – Painting & Sculpture   Sungshin Women’s University Museum, Seoul, Korea

             Daegu Textile Art Documenta 2004 – The Garden of Hybridization   EXCO, Daegu, Korea

             Seven Guardsmen – Positive Power   Gallery Sang, Korea

Public Project                                                                                     

2019    Appeared in Everyone’s Dream Last Night   Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE 

2016     spectrum.drawing   Facebook Korea, Seoul, Korea

2014    Happiness   UN Public Service Forum, Ilsan, Korea

 

Artist Talk

2018    Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Seoul, Korea

2016    SEOULTECH, Seoul, Korea

2005    Kobe Women's University, Kobe, Japan

 

Residency

2019    The Cave, Dubai, UAE

 

Education                                                                                       

2004     M.F.A in Korean Painting

              The Graduate School, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea 

2002     B.F.A in Korean Painting 

              College of Arts, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea