Education

Ph.D. in Art Education, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA. completed in 2017

           minor in Social Thought, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA,

M.A. in Arts Administration, Columbia University, NYC, NY, USA. completed in May 2012

M.F.A. in Western Painting and Printmaking, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. completed in Aug, 2008

B.F.A. in Western Painting and Printmaking, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. completed in Feb, 2006

B.A. in History of Art, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. completed in Feb, 2006

Authored Publications

2018   Problematic Autoethnographic Research: Researcher’s Failure in Positioning, The Qualitative Report, Volume 23, No.1, USA (pending)

2017   Conflict, Controversy, and Art Education: Social and Pedagogical Implications of Traveling Exhibitions of Contemporary Art, Dissertation, Pennsylvania State University, USA.

2015   Museums Taking Steps Forward: Pedagogical apparatus requiring strategic preparation for controversial art. Multicultural Education Review, Volume 7, Issue 1-2, pp. 99-107

2012   Crossing the Thresholds: Difference and Desire, catalogue, Gallery Chun, New York, USA

2012   Understanding Controversial Art in American Museums, TC, Columbia University, NYC, New York, USA.

2008  Symbolic Expression of Memories with Sign Images, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea

 Related Working Activities

2017- present   Senior Curator, Open Gallery, South Korea

2013-2016   Lecturer, Pennsylvania  State University (UP), PA, USA

2014   Art Curator - Aqua Miami Art Fair, Space 776, Miami Beach, FL, USA

2014 - 2015  Social Coordinator, PSU Art Education Association, PA, USA     

2013   Art Curator - Spectrum-New York Art Fair Booth #534, NYC, New York, USA

2012  Chief Curator & Manager, Gallery Chun, NY, USA

2012   Project Director - Crossing the Thresholds: Difference & Desire, Queens, NY, USA  

2011   Project Member - Happy Toy Project, NYC, NY, USA

2007   Project Team Leader - University Town Team Project, Seoul, Korea

2006   Project Team Leader - Design Network Asia, Anyang, Korea

2006   Project Member - Ewha Media Art—Post Video Garden Project, Seoul, Korea

Scholarly Activities

2017  Invited Discussant, Creative Sensation: Aesthetics, Technology, 2017 Asia Animation Forum, Bucheon, Korea

2016  Presenter (nominated), Graduate Research Research in Art Education Conference, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA 

2016  Chair, Presentation Panel "Post 9/11: Reconceptualizing Identities, Methodologies, and Concepts" at the Twelfth International Congress Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana, IL, USA 

2016  Presenter, "Experiencing Otherness through Art", The Multicultural Lens of Equity for All, 26th International NAME Conference, Cleveland, OH, USA 

2016  Presenter, "Terror and Manipulated Visual Culture" - The 12th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA 

2016  Presenter, "Navigating Spatio-temporal Transgression in Museums: Case Study of Two Cross-cultural Exhibitions" - Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA   

2015  Presenter, "Getting inside controversy in visual art as a construct to reveal the potential of public pedagogy" - Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA   

2014   Presenter, "Museums taking step forward: The need for Strategic Preparation for Controversial Art"  - The KAMEInternational Conference "Dreaming an Impossible Dream: An Empowering for All," Seoul, Korea

2014   Presenter "Reading the World of Children with Autism: Different but not Lesser." - The NAME 2014 International Conference "Dismantling Fronteras through Multicultural Education" Tucson, AZ, USA

Selected Exhibitions and Art Fairs

2016  Pancake & Booze NYC, Space IBIZA, New York, NY (pending)

2016  Artexpo New York, Art-Artavita gallery, Pier 94, New York, NY 

2016  International Masters Exhibition, The Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV, USA 

2015  Snap to Grid, L.A.Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2015  Unfinished Business, Hump Day Gallery, State College, PA, USA

2015   2015 Open exhibition. Coohaus Art Mora Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2015   Postcards from the Edge, Visual AIDS,  Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY, USA 

2015  Snap to Grid Photo exhibition, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA 

2014   Aqua Miami Art Fair, Space 776, Aqua Miami Hotel, Miami Beach, FL, USA 

2014   City, International Photography Group Exhibition, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2014   Pro-members Event Party Digital Exhibition, See.Me Gallery, Long Island City, NY, USA

2014   Affordable Art Fair, H.O.V., The Tunnel, 269 11th Avenue, New York, NY, USA 

2014   All Women 2014 Art Exhibition, Photo & Digital Category, Online Exhibition, Light Space & Time Gallery, Online, USA

2014   Curiosity Killed the Cat, Borland Gallery, University Park, PA, USA 

2014   Fountain Art Fair, H.O.V., 69th Armory, New York, NY, USA 

2013   Space776 Winter Salon Show, Space 776 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2013   Spectrum New York 2013 Art Fair, Line Art, Javits Center, New York, NY, USA

2013   Art Object as Research Metaphor, PAEA Conference Exhibition, University Park, PA, USA

2013   The Exposure Award Exhibition, Digital Exhibition, See.Me Gallery, Long Island City, NY, USA

2013   Jersey City Invitational Art Exhibition, Rotunda Gallery at Jersey City Hall, New Jersey, USA

2008   M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Ewha Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2007   University Towns Project Exhibiiton, Ewha Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2006   The 1st New Wave for Young Artists, Jamiwon Gallery, Busan, Korea

2005   B.F.A. Graduate Exhibition, Ewha Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2005   View Finder of YAP (Young Artists Project), Jung Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2004   MayDay, Ewha Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Press

International Masters of Photography Vol. 3, 2015, California, Published by World Wide Art Books

Arte Fusion Magazine. Open Call at Coohaus Art Mora. January 25, 2015. USA. 

The Bedford + Bowery (Affiliated New York Magazine). Where to Find the LES and Brooklyn at Art Basel and Miami Art Week by Daniel Maurer, December 1, 2014, USA

The Korea Times, Column, Article associated with Affordable Art Fair and H.O.V. Artist Group, September 26, 2014, USA.

The Korea Times, Economy, Review, Article associated with Fountain Art Fair NYC, March 7, 2014, USA.

The Korea Times, Art & Culture, Review, Article associated with Winter Salon Show in Space 776, December 26, 2013, USA. 

TKC (The Korean Channel), TV Interview, TKC News Desk, Gallery Chun Curator Interview, July 23, 2012, USA.

TKC (The Korean Channel), News Cast, TKC News Desk, Gallery Chun Group Exhibition, July 20, 2012, USA.

The Korea Times, Society, Preview, Crossing the Threshold: Difference & Desire exhibition, July 20, 2012, USA.

Awards, Scholarship, Honors

2014   Selected artist of the Juried International Photography Exhibition, City, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2014   Special Recognition Award for Outstanding Art of All Women Art Competition, Light Space & Time Gallery, Online, Photography & Digital Category

2014    Honorable Mentioned Artist, 2014 International Art Festival IAF, NYC, NY, USA

2014  Teaching Assistant Full Scholarship, Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA

2013    Selected Artist of The Exposure Award, Digital Exhibition Category, See.Me. Gallery, LIC, NY, USA

2007    Research Assistant Full Scholarship, Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, Korea

2005   Winning Artist of the 1st View Finder of Young Artists Projects (YAP), Jung Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2002   Ewha Scholarship, Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, Korea 

Professional Memberships

The Korea Art Education Association

The Korean Society for Educational Technology

The American Alliance of Museums

The National Art Education Association 

The California Art Education Association 

The National Association for Multicultural Education 

The Pennsylvania Art Education Association 

PSU Graduate Art Education Association (Communication Liaison)