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Born in S. Korea, lives and works in New York City


EDUCATION

1995  Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Pratique, Option Art avec “Les

          Felicitations du Jury” ;
1993  Diplôme National d’Art Pratique, Option Art, École Nationale Supérieure des 

          Beaux-Arts de Lyon, France
1990  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dongduk Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012  Yegam Art Space, "Selections," Flushing, NY

             Curated by Sisun Song, Dong Hee Lee

 

2011-2010  Gallery 135, "Paintings & Maquetts," Hudson, New York  

                      Curated by Wendy McDaris

 

2009  Deffebach Gallery, "Survey of Work 2001-2009," Hudson, New York   

             Curated by Wendy McDaris

 

             Garmany, RedBank, NJ    Curated by James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery,

             Holmdel, NJ

 

2007  Lake George Art Project, Lake George, NY (two person)

 

2003  David Allen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2002  Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
             Curated by Kevin Melchionne

 

             David Allen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
             The Interchurch Center, Treasure Room Gallery, New York, NY

             Clifton Arts Center, Clifton, NJ (two person)


2000  Fleet Bank the Empire State Building Branch, New York, NY

             Uni Bank Gallery, New York, NY

             RICHART, New York, NY

             HyunDai Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea

             Marymount Manhattan College Gallery, New York, NY (three person)


1998  New York Public Library, Donnell Library Center, New York, NY

             Caffe Dell Artista, New York, NY

1995  AR Gallery, Lyon, France


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

Susan Eley Fine Art, "Korean Art Now," New York, NY

Community Art Project, the Flushing Town Hall, Queens, NY, Curated Artichoke NY

 

2014

Site-specific Installation at Los Verdes New York

for Sunnyside Restaurant Week, Commissioned by No Longer Empty Org.

 

Queens Museum of Art, "Shades of Time: An Exhibition from the Archive of Korean American Artists, Part Two, 1989-2001," Queens, NY

 

McDaris Fine Art, Hudson, NY

Louisiana State University, “National Compact Competition,” Baton Rouge, LA

The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt New York, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY

Korean Cultural Service, "Shades of Time," New York, NY

Spring New York Affordable Art Fair, represented by Art-Flow

 

2013

Yegam Art Space, “Community Art Project,”  Flushing, NY

James Yarosh Associates Fine Art, “The Social Secretary”,  Holmdel, NJ

 

2012

Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc. "Art From The Boros," New York, NY

Yegam Art Space, "Art Market ," Flushing, NY

MSKCC Brooklyn inFusion Center, "A Wish, A Dream," Brooklyn, NY

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, "Big Queens Drawing Show," Jamaica, NY

 

2012- 2009 the U.S. Embassador's residence in Seoul, Korea, "Korean-American Connections," Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC

 

2011

Louisiana State University, “National Compact Competition,” Baton Rouge, LA
Juror: Julie Sasse, Chief curator of the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ

 

"Expand & Conflate", GE Corporate Headquarters, Fairfield, CT

Curated by Picture That, LLC

 

"The Beautiful Exhibition," Teaneck Marriott, Teaneck, NJ

Curated by Greeum Art Foundation, NJ

 

Washington Project for the Arts, "2011 Auction and Exhibition," Washington DC       Curator: Claire D'Alba, US Department of State

 

An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, Mass MoCa, North Adams, MA

Curated by Regine Basha


2010

Curate NYC Juried Exhibition, Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY  

Clover's Fine Art Gallery, "Rhythm, Color and Lore," Brooklyn, NY

James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery, "Summer 2010," Holmdel, NJ

Page Bond Gallery, "Cold Press," Richmond, VA

 

2009

James Yarosh Associates Fine Art Gallery, "Holiday Show", Holmdel, NJ

Page Bond Gallery, "Vitamin C," Richmond, VA

 

2008

OK Harris Works of Art, "No Chromophobia," New York, NY

Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts, "Art in a Box," New York, NY

 

2007

Metaphor Contemporary Art, "Punchbowl," Brooklyn, NY

Gallery Korea, “Views from the other side,” Korean Cultural Service, New York, NY

 

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, “ Halpert Biennial ’07,” Appalachian State University, Boone, NC    Juror: Terry Suhre, Director and Associate Professor, Gallery 210, University of Missouri-St. Louis


Irving Arts Center, “TVAA National Juried Art Exhibition,” Irving, TX
Juror: Andrea Karnes, Curator , The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth


The Elmhurst Art Museum, The Elmhurst Artists’ Guild Gallery, “National Art Premiere ’07,” Elmhurst, IL
Juror: Rob Bondgren, Associate Director, School of the Art Institute, Chicago


2006
The Studio: An Alternative Space for Contemporary Art, “Winter Solstice V,” Armonk, NY


Tri County Arts Council, " 24th annual small works exhibit," Cobleskill, NY
Juror: Lori Bookstein, Director of Salander-O’reilly Galleries, NYC


Louisiana State University, “National Compact Competition,” Baton Rouge, LA
Juror, Tara McDowell, Associate Curator of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Julie Mussafer- Jules Place, “Fresh,” Boston, MA


2005
Laredo center for the arts, “Crossing Borders: 13th annual international juried exhibition,” Laredo, TX     Juror: Alma Haertlein


Alexandria Museum of Art, “18th annual September Competition,” Alexandria, LA
Juror, David Houston, Chief Curator of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, University of New Orleans, LA


Hidell Brooks Gallery, “Introductions 2,” Charlotte, NC


Norris Cultural Arts Center, “St. Charles Art & Music Festival National Juried Art Exhibition,” St. Charles, IL


ArtCentre of Plano, “National Juried Exhibition,” Plano, TX


Louisiana State University, “National Compact Competition,” Baton Rouge, LA
Juror, Stephanie Hanor, Chief Curator of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego

 

Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg University, “6th annual juried national exhibition,” Shippensburg, PA    Juror: Roger Ricco, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC


Wayne Art Center, “National spring open juried exhibition,” Wayne, PA

Juror: Ro Lohin, Kevin Wixted


Galesburg Civic Art Center, “Galex 39,” Galesburg, IL   Juror: Robert Poplack


Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, “Kentucky National,” Murray, KY
Juror, Dr. Robin Clark, Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, St. Louis Museum of Art


Palm Beach Community College, “1st annual national competition,” Lake Worth, FL
Juror, Kim Lawson, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

 

2004
Korean Cultural Center, “12th annual juried art exhibition,” Los Angeles, CA
Jurors: David Pagel, Gary Kornblau, David Moon


Stamford Art Association, “24th annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show,” Stamford, CT      Juror: Apsara DiQuinzio, Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY


Peninsula Fine Arts Center, “Biennial,” Newport News, VA
Juror: Carrie Przybilla, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The High Museum, Atlanta


Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, “Combined Talents- Florida International,” Tallahassee, FL


Westmoreland County Community College, “Westmoreland Art & Heritage Festival,” Youngwood, PA


Farmington Museum, “National juried art show,” Farmington, NM
Juror, Christopher Cook, Curator of the Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, ND


Silvermine Guild Arts Center, “55th Art of the Northeast,” New Canaan, CT
Juror, Maurice Tuchman, Senior Curator, Emeritus Los Angeles County Museum of Art


Lincoln Center, “13th National Exhibition,” Fort Collins, CO


San Diego Art Institute, “47th annual international exhibition,” San Diego, CA
Juror: Peter Gordon, Director, Cultural Arts Office – City of Carlsbad


Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg University, “5th annual juried national exhibition,” Shippensburg, PA     Juror: Margaret Thatcher, Margaret Thatcher Projects, NYC

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2003
Asian American Art Centre, “13th annual exhibition,” New York, NY


Art at the Port Juried Show, Anacortes Arts Festival, Anacortes, WA
Juror: Robin Held, Associate Curator of the Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle


Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Appalachian State University, “Halpert Biennial,” Boone, NC      Juror: Jeff Fleming, Senior Curator, Des Moines Art Center


Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, “46th national exhibition of American art,” Chautauqua, NY     Juror: Michael Gitilitz, Director, Marlborough Gallery, NY


Attleboro Museum, Center for the Arts, “5th annual small works exhibition,” Attleboro, MA
Juror, Nick Capasso, Curator, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA


San Diego Art Institute, “46th annual international award exhibition,” San Diego, CA
Juror: Hugh M. Davies, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego


Truman State University Division of Fine Arts, “13th annual national art competition,” Kirksville, MO


Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, “Kentucky national,” Murray, KY
Juror: Julien Robson, Curator of Contemporary Art, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY


Museum of the Southwest, “Spring juried art exhibition,” Midland, TX


New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, “17th international juried show,” Summit, NJ
Juror: Anne Umland, Associate Curator, Department of Painting & Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, NY


Central Missouri State University Art Center Gallery, “18th Midwest international exhibition,” Warrensburg ,MO      Juror: Leesa Fanning, Ph.D. Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg University, “4th annual juried national exhibition,” Shippensburg, PA       Juror: Bill Carroll, Director, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, NYC


Affordable Art Fair, NYC, represented by Madelyn Jordon Fine Art


Madelyn Jordon Fine Art, “ fire and ice,” Scarsdale, NY


Metaphor Contemporary Art, “Paper ’03,” Brooklyn, NY

 

2002
Armory Art Center, “October international competition,” West Palm Beach, FL
Juror: Amy Cappellazzo, Head of International Contemporary art for Christie’s Auction House in NY


Hunter Museum of American Art, “15th annual artstravaganza juried Exhibition,” Chattanooga, TN


Art Center Waco, “Visions international competition,” Waco, TX

Juror, Peter Frank, Art Critic for the LA Weekly


Peninsula Fine Arts Center, “Biennial,” Newport News, VA       Juror, Philip Pearlstein


Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, “Combined Talents- Florida International,” Tallahassee, FL


Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, “3rd national juried competition,” Loveladies, NJ
Juror: Maria-Christina Villasenor, Associate Curator, Guggenheim Museum, New York


OSP Gallery, “Northeast Artists, selections from New American Paintings (Book #38),” Boston, MA


New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, “16th International juried show,” Summit, NJ
Juror: William Zimmer, Art Critic/Journalist of New York Times


2001
Armory Art Center, “October international competition,” West Palm Beach, FL
Juror: Peter Frank, Independent curator and Art Critic, the LA weekly


Holter Museum of Art, “ANA 30,” Helena, MT
Juror: Peter Schjeldahl, Art Critic of the New Yorker magazine


Allegany Arts Council’s Gallery, “Will’s creek survey national juried competition,” Cumberland, MD   Juror: Jonathan Binstock, Kevin Melchionne


Franklin Square Gallery, “July national juried Show,” Southport, NC


Phoenix Gallery, “National juried exhibition,” New York, NY
Juror: Feresheteh Daftari, Assistant Curator of painting & Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, NY


Katonah Museum of Art, “Breaking the Rules,” Katonah, NY    Juror: Eugenie Tsai


Silvermine Guild Galleries, “52nd annual art of the northeast,” New Canaan, CT

Juror: Bill Arning, Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA


Stephen F. Austin State University, “Texas National 2001,” Nacogdoches, TX
Juror: Donald Sultan


Noho Gallery, New York, NY


2000

Korea Institute of Industrial Design Promotion Exhibition Gallery, Seoul, Korea

 

Khan Museum, Ashkelon, Israel

Juror: Lorraine Buckley, Director of the Queens Museum, New York


Silvermine Guild Galleries, “51st annual art of the northeast,” New Canaan, CT
Juror: George G. King, Director of Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico


The National Art League, “70th spring open exhibition,” Douglaston, NY

Juror: Lorraine Buckley, Director, Queens Museum, New York


St. John’s University, “6th annual national art exhibit,” Jamaica, NY

Gallery Korea, "Loopy," Korean Cultural Service, New York, NY

Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Broadway Mall Community Center, "Truth and Fantasy," New York, NY

 

1999

Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

ArtLab Studio, "Pushing," Passaic, NJ

Space World, "One World Four Points of View," Long Island City, NY

 

1998

Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, "The Art Student League of New York Merit Scholarship Recipients", New York, NY

Ceres Gallery, New York, NY

 

1997
Gallery Korea, "Across the Divide," Korean Cultural Service, New York, NY

Ceres Gallery, "Affirmative Actions"New York, NY

 

1996 AR Gallery, Lyon, France

1990 Dongduk Art Gallery, "Thesis Exhibition," Seoul, Korea

 

PERMANENT PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS

2015  New York City, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, MTA Arts for Transit  

          Commission, Buhre Ave. Station, Bronx, Glass mosaic in platform 

          windscreens 

 

2008  New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Commission, Public           School PS306, Woodhaven, Queens

 

2006  Finalist, New York City, MTA Arts for Transit Commission


2004  Finalist, New York City's Percent for Art Commission

 

AWARDS

2014

Merit Award, National Compact Competition, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

 

2009

The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, New York, NY

Change, Inc. Grant, Captiva, FL     Founder: Robert Rauschenberg

The Wheeler Foundation Grant, Brooklyn, NY

Artists' Fellowship Inc. Grant, New York, NY

 

2008

National Academy Museum Abbey Mural Painting Fund Fellowship, New York, NY

 

2007
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY

Individual Artist Initiative Award, Queens Council the Arts, Woodhaven, NY

Honorable mention Award, National Juried Art Exhibition, Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX


2005
First Place Award, National Compact Competition, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

First Place Award, National Juried Exhibition, Art Centre of Plano, Plano, TX

Third Place Award, 6th Annual Juried National Exhibition, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA

Honorable Mention, 1st annual National Competition, Palm Beach Community College, Lake Worth, FL


2004
First Place Award , National Juried Art Show, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM
Beatrice Wofsey Award, 24th annual Faber Birren National Color Award Show, Stamford Art Association, Stamford, CT


2003
Juror’s Choice Award, 5th Annual Small Works Exhibition, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA


2002
Juror’s Award, October International Competition, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL

Artstravaganza Award, 15th Annual Artstravaganza Juried Exhibition, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
3rd Place Award, "Visions International Competition," Art Center Waco, TX
Achievement Award, 3rd National Juried Competition, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ


2001
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY
Honorable Mention, "Texas National 2001," Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX


Susan & Phillip Allen Award, Will’s Creek Survey National Juried Competition, Allegany Arts Council, Cumberland, MD


2000
Revington Arthur Award, 51st annual Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT

1998-1997 The Art Students League of New York, Full Tuition Scholarship

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Who'sWho in American Art 2016, 36th Edition, Marquis Who's Who, Berkeley Heights, NJ

(featured since 29th Edition, 2009)

 

Featured in "2012 Desk Calendar" for an official gift by U.S. Ambassadors and other American Embassy diplomats to be presented to members of the international diplomatic community and host country nationals. Published by U.S. Department of State

 

Catalog, "The Beautiful Exhibition," by Greeum Art Foundation, The Beautiful Foundation USA, NJ, May, 2011

 

Catalog, "Select," Washington Project for the Arts, 2011 Art Auction Exhibition and Gala

 

Catalog, "Korean-American Connections," United States Embassy Seoul, Korea Exhibition, Published by the Art in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Washington, Oct. 2009

 

Cover Artist, New York City Mayor's Management Report, Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, Feb. 2009

 

Garmany Magazine, Spring/Summer 2009 Edition, NJ

 

Cover Artist, "Elements of Argument," Ninth Edition; "The Structure of Argument," Sixth Edition, Bedford/St. Martin's, Boston, MA, 2008

 

Studio Visit, volume three- A Juried Selection of International Visual Artists, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, Dec. 2008 (p. 196 - 197)

 

Studio Visit, volume one, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, April, 2008 (p. 196 - 197)

 

New American Paintings-Juried Exhibition in Print, Number 50, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, Feb.2004, p.150-153. illustration, Juror: Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, Director of Curatorial Affairs, The DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA

 

Cover Artist, “Making Arguments about Literature” by John Schilb, John Clifford, , 2004


Cover Artist, “Discrete Mathematical Structures,” 5th ed. by Kolman, et al., 2004

 

New American Paintings-Juried Exhibition in Print, Number 38, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, Feb. 2002, p.142-145. illustration & featured Back Cover Artist, Juror: Lilian Tone, Curator of the MoMA, New York


Cover Artist, “Chattanooga Times Free Press,” for Weekend Guide, TN, Sept. 6 2002


Cover Artist, “Family Gallery Guide” by New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, 2002

 

Catalog, "Soonae Tark, Solo Exhibition," Hyundai Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2000

 

Catalog, "Thesis Exhibtion," Dongduk Women's University, Seoul, Korea, 1990


SELECTED REVIEWS

Queens Chronicle, That's one big Easter egg, Apr. 24, 2014

 

The Korea Times, "Soonae Tark Group Exhibit at Denise Bibro Fine Art," Nov. 16, 2012

 

Art In New York City, "Art From the Boros" at Denise Bibro Fine Art, Nov. 14, 2012

 

Art in New York City, "Artist Profile: Soonae Tark," Sep. 3, 2012

 

Queens Chronicle, "Tightrope act between shape and color," Queens, NY, Aug. 16, 2012

by Josey Bartlett

 

Art in New York City, Aug. 7, 2012

 

The Korea Times, NY, "Soonae Tark Solo Exhibition, at Yegam Art Space," Aug. 3, 2012

illustration

 

The Korea Daily, New York, "Soonae Tark Solo Exhibition," July 31, 2012, illustration

 

The Korea Times, New York, "Soonae Tark's work featured in U.S. Department of State's 2012 Desk Calendar," Jan. 7, 2011

 

Insideschools.org, P.S. 306 New York City Academy for Discovery, Oct. 2, 2008

 

The Korea Daily, New York, "No Chromophobia" at OK Harris Work of Art, by Choi Hee Eun

May 15, 2008  illustration

 

Lake George Mirror, "New Work by Two Artists at Courthouse Gallery" by MirrorStaff

Aug.31, 2007  illustration

 

The Chronicle, An 'arty' week, Glens Falls, NY, Aug.31, 2007 illustration

The Korea Times, New York, Jin Hyae Kim, Aug.30, 2007  illustration

The Korea Daily, New York, sukie park, Aug. 3, 2007  illustration

 

The Korea Daily, New York, “soonae tark, received a mural commission, public school 262 in Queens,” sukie park, May 22,2007


The Korea Daily, New York, “soonae tark, grantee from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation,” sukie park, Mar.1,2007


The Advocate, “Bigger and better, but compact,” Anne Price, Baton Rouge, LA, April 24, 2005, illustration

 

Dialogue Magazine, "Kentucky National 2003," Julie Ball Hambrick, Columbus, OH, may/june 2003 p.59. illustration


The Korea Times, New York, Jin Hyae Kim, Nov. 5 2003, p. D1. illustration
The Korea Society Quarterly 55, “TKS Events in Review,” volume 4, Number 1, 2003, illustration


Philadelphia Daily News, October 4, 2002


The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Colorful stones,” Edward J. Sozanski, PA, Sept. 27 2002, p. w28. illustration


Philadelphia city paper, “First Friday Focus”, Sept 5-11, 2002


Chattanooga Times Free Press, “Art Stravaganza,” Ann Nichols, TN Sept. 8, 2002, p. D8, illustration


Herald News, “Different Strokes at Clifton Show,” Text: Maya Kremen/ photo: Elle Markovitch, NJ, Jan. 9, 2002, front page sec. D & D3, illustration


Dateline Journal, “Modern perspectives,” Photos: Joe Sarno, NJ, Jan. 17, 2002, p.3


The New York Times,  Exploring the Gamut of Contemporary Art, Katonah Museum of Art," D.Dominick Lombardi, June 17, 2001, Westchester, p.14.illustration


Miju Lady, “ interview,” Eunjung Park, NY, Feb. 2001, p22-23, illustration


Korean Culture & Arts Journal, "Tark Soonae," by Park Yong Sook, The Korean Culture and Arts Foundation, Seoul, Korea, Oct. 2000, p.92. illustration

 

PANELS

2012  New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Project Selection for

          Public School PS 320, Queens;  IS 611, Brooklyn

 

2007  Korean Cultural Service, New York, NY


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