Sun Woo (b. 1994) 
Currently lives and works in Seoul, South Korea


Alternating between canvas and digital screen, Sun Woo explores the force of popular culture in our lives and the ways in which today’s commodity products and digital images are consumed and transformed to bear meaning and “spirit” of their own beyond mere practicality. In examining how these silent entities embody and speak about the contemporary psyche—desires, anxieties, and deficiencies of our society—Sun Woo borrows from found images circulating on the net and digital conventions of computer programs like Photoshop. Through her assemblage of contemporary iconography, Sun Woo paints a fantastical landscape of modern life, defined by eerie spatial compositions that collapse fact and fiction.




Education

2017
B.A. in Visual Arts, Columbia University in the City of New York, New York, NY, USA


Solo Exhibitions

2021

2020

 
(Upcoming) 

Wishing Well: 위싱웰, Foundwill Art Society (FAS), Seoul, South Korea 

Group Exhibitions

2020







2019

2018



2017


untact, P21, Seoul, South Korea (curated by Andy St. Louis and Jin Meyerson)

SOLO SHOW: ON, Gallery Chosun, Seoul, South Korea

The New (Sur)Realism, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia

EDEN, Harlesden High Street, London, UK (curated by Linda Michelle Mognato)

D Project Space, Seoul, South Korea

Painters by Painters, 2/W (Weekend), Seoul, South Korea (curated by Hwang Jaemin)

Emerging Artists Exhibition, 36th Korea Galleries Art Fair, Coex Seoul, South Korea (represented by The Columns Gallery)

Undergraduate Thesis Exhibition, Leroy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY, USA


Publications

2021

2020





2018
Interview with Lee Doyeon, YCK Magazine. Digital. http://www.yck.kr/html/contents/magazine01_view?page=undefined&idx=5668&mode=lastest&scroll=1606

Archive 02, Archive 00 by Saint Maison. Digital and print. https://www.saintmaison.world/blogs/archive-00/archive-02

Interview with Rina Watanabe, Saint Maison. Digital. https://www.saintmaison.world/blogs/artist/interview-with-sun-woo

Painters by Painters. Interview by Hwang Jaemin. 2/W (Weekend), South Korea. July: 168-173. Digital

“Showcase: Like a Virgin Series.” Your Wave is Coming. Text by Cho SeoHyung. CA Books, Issue 239, South Korea. June: 32-33. Paper

Back Cover, Maps Magazine, Issue 119, South Korea. April. Paper


Commissions

2019
Puma Korea, Seoul, South Korea. Digital paintings