Jieun Jang was born in Seoul, Korea. She earned her B.F.A in painting from Hongik University in South Korea, and received her M.F.A from Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 
Jang has worked in drawing, sculptural installation, and video. Her work detects subtle movements and the hidden life in inanimate objects. Her works are intended to invite viewers to the moment of intimacy and attract attention to invisible things that are usually ignored. She has participated in volunteering projects at nonprofit organizations around the world, including cultural exchange, working at refugee camps, and making a documentary about women and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Her volunteer work has inspired her to explore the potential social impact of her work.



Upcoming Exhibition

Nov 16 - Dec 4   Solo Show <Unseen Picture> HelloH:space, Seoul                            

                           opening reception Nov 17 Fri, 6pm~   ( Bangbea Jungangro 25gil, #37 )

Nov 17 - Jan 13  <BOW> The Midway Gallery, San Francisco

                           opening reception Nov 17 Fri, 7pm~  ( 900 Marine st, San Francisco )


Education

2015      MFA - Interdisciplinary Art, Tufts University & School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

2007      BFA - Painting, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea


Selected Group Exhibition

2017      UpriseArt Pop-up show at stay by Spring Street Social Society, Los Angeles

              <Unseen Picture>, "Time and Space", CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea

              Selected Young Artists, Grimson Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 

2016      "New Generation, New Wave", Seoul Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea

               The Street Arts Festival 2016 'Yesultong', "Open Museum"  Seoul, Korea

              "World Book Day Artist Book Bench", Seoul Metropolitan Library, Seoul, Korea

2015      The First Young Artist Show "The Spirit of Creation", Schema Art Museum, Chung-ju, Korea

               Pop-Up Gallery Show, Shorenstein Central Plaza, Boston, MA

               The 8th ASYAAF "Hidden Artists 100", Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea

              "Forget Me Not", Gallery 1st iKON, Busan, Korea

              "Wondering Memories of Global Nomads", Education & Community Center Gallery, Boston, MA 

              “New Talent Show”, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

              “Unseen Picture” Thesis show, Cyclorama, Boston, MA

2014     “South Asia Exchange”, Harvard Friends of Japan Concourse, Cambridge, MA

               The 7th Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival, Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea

              “All school juried drawing show”, SMFA Weems Center, Boston, MA

2011     “Building Relationship”, Gallery Updream, Seoul, Korea

2010      Korean Cultural Festival, Peace Center, Bethlehem, Palestine

2009      Jordan-Azraq National Festival, Azraq National Park, Azraq, Jordan

2007     “Youngsters”, Gallery Young, Seoul, Korea

2006     “The Start”, Hongik Univ. Contemporary Gallery, Seoul, Korea


Participatory Project

Aug. 2010 – Feb.2011    Project Paul & Apostle ”Building Relationship”

                                        :Collaborative work as an artist for building relationship with people in Africa

Dec. 2007 – Jan.2008     Documentary film “The Forgotten Kingdom” by Pappy Orion

                                        :Regarding the abused women and children soldiers in D.R.Congo

                                        :Art director for the filmmaking on location, Worcester, South Africa

                                        :Press -Colossal film magazine Nov 2008: An interview with

                                         Siya Buthelezi about making the documentary “The Forgotten Kingdom”

 

Related Work

2016. Apr       Collaborative work - 2016 World Book Day Artist Collaboration 

2016. Jan       Artist Talk  - The Plus Institute program 'Art Cinema Talk', Seoul Art Foundation 

2015. Oct       Artist Talk -  3 Artists art auction, Seoul Art Foundation 

2015. Jun       Curator - "Wondering Memories of Global Nomads: Variance, RemSleep, Puzzle, Memorial",                                       Brookline Education and Community Center Gallery, Boston, MA 

Reward

2017      The 12th SOMA Drawing Center archive registered Artists, Seoul Olympic Museum of Arts, Seoul


Press

"Artist Interview - Jieun Jang", Uprise Art online Journal, 2016

                                                      https://www.upriseart.com/journal/meet/jieun-jang

Cate McQuaid, “The Week Ahead - Galleries, New TalentBoston Globe, June 4, 2015

Da In Yoo, “4 Artists & 4 Colors - Four Different Interpretations of MemoriesBoston Korea ; pages 5, July 10, 2015

http://www.bostonkorea.com/enews/enews_view.php?doc=Vol11_No27_07102015.pdf&subfolder=2015/

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