About

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     I depict landscapes. However, whether they are abstract or representative images, my landscapes lie beyond landscape itself.  I want to recover memories and be consoled through these landscapes that are distinctly mine.  And these landscapes are mine because the process of adding colors, defining shapes and rendering compositions are not about creating something aesthetically pleasing.  Rather, these are my means of reconstructing broken memories, finding something that I could never reach, and recovering the times that I lost.

     My landscapes are dream-like and provide clues to turbulent and churning emotions of my youth.  What lies beyond my landscapes are both bitter and painful memories.  However, I use these memories to orchestrate the colors as if they are soft and romantic musical pitches.  And what results from this orchestration are elegiac views of the land.  I feel that describing my “memory-scapes” through this form of poetic images is part of the challenge I must face in order to overcome the sorrowful memories.  Ultimately, these memory-scapes are not mirror nor forms of artistic expression, but representations of the consolation and rediscovery of my past, present and future.

     My landscapes are, in a sense, the story and journey of my life.  The journey started with grievous memories of my early years.  However, these painful recollections have begun to recede.  I am now beginning to accept the fact that these memories are also precious parts of my life.  Now, I am standing at a turning point in my life, which is ready to be filled with amazing memories that I’m bound to create in the future.  As I continue my journey, I hope to fill the empty canvases with full of precious memories of my life.  This is why these landscapes are forever mine.

 

-        BFA, Purchase  College, State University of New York, 2010

-        The Art Students League of New York, 2012-2013

 

Solo Exhibition

 

-        2016  Solo Exhibition “Beyond Visual Voice”  Piermont Flywheel Gallery,  NY

-        2015  Solo Exhibition “Letter-scape” Piermont Flywheel Gallery, NY

-        2013  Solo Exhibition “ My Visual Essay” Piermont Flywheel Gallery, NY

-        2012  Solo Exhibition “My Diary in Landscapes”  Riverside Gallery, NJ

 

Selected Art Fairs

 

-        2017 Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

-        2016 New York Art Expo, New York, NY

-        2015 Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY

-        2015 Aqua Art Show, Miami, FL

-        2014 Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY

-        2012 Bolt Art Fair, Tenri Cultural Institute, NY

-        2012 Bolt Art Fair, Fullerton, CA

-        2011 Gwang Hwa Moon Int’l Art Fair, Seoul Korea

 

Group Exhibition

 

2018

-        “Parthibition”, Space Ciel Gallery, NJ

-        Edward Hopper Center Member Exhibition, Union Arts Center, NY

-        “Art as Sanctuary” NYSWA Group Exhibition, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, NJ

-        Featured Exhibition “East meet West”, Lslip Art Museum, NY

-        “Personal Speaking” selected by Juried Exhibition of IHOPHILLY, PA

-        “Art in Life”, PAC Group Exhibition, NoBA Art Space, Bala Cynwyd, PA

-        “Art & Soul” NYSWA Group Exhibition, Prince Street Gallery, NY

-        “Relishing Restraint”, Juried Exhibition, Loft Artists Association Gallery, CT

-        38th Annual Faber Birren National Color award Juried Exhibition, The Stamford Art Ass. CT

-        “Insight in Sight” NYSWA Group Exhibition, Art League of Long Island, NY

 

2017

-        Annual Member Exhibition, Edward Hopper Center, Nyack, NY

-        “The Primacy of Color II”, NYSWA Group Exhibition, Mikhail Zakin Gallery, NJ

-        Featured Exhibition “Dynamic Dimensions”, Belskie Museum, NJ

-        Featured PAC Group Exhibition “Prism of life”, Henry Gallery, PA

-        “Evolving” Drawing Room Group Exhibition, Washington Cultural Center, WA.DC

-        “The Primacy of Color III”, NYSWA Group Exhibition, Carriage Barn Art Center,  CT

-        Feature Exhibition “Multi-Lane II” , Demouzy Contemporary, NY

-        Feature Exhibition , “Queens : Envisioning Habitats”, Flushing Town Hall, NY

 

2016

-        Annual Member Exhibition, Edward Hopper Center, Nyack, NY

-        The 37th Annual Juried  Exhibition at Monmouth Museum, Lincroft,  NJ

-        OCG Artist Guild Spring Juried Exhibition, Greenville, IL

-        Juried Member Exhibition, Da Vinci Art Alliance, PA

-        Group Exhibition, Montgomery County Community College, Bluebell, PA

-        “NEXUS” Exhibition, Art’s Guild NJ’s International Juried  Exhibition, Rahway, NJ

-        “Syncretized”  Drawing Room Group Exhibition, Space 776, Brooklyn, NY

-        “The Primacy of Color”, NYSWA Group Exhibition, George Bills Gallery, NY

  

2015

-        PAC Group exhibition “Colors of Korea”, The Henry Gallery, PA

-        Group Exhibition “Size Matters”, Piermont Flywheel Gallery, NY

-        OCG artist guild spring  Juried exhibition, Greenville, IL

-        “Youth Art Award & Invitational Art Exhibition”, Jersey City, NJ

-        Featured Exhibition “Bridge to Korea”,  IHOUSEPHILLY, PA

-        “Replenished” Drawing Club 4th group Exhibition, Hutchins Gallery, NY

-        “Something Cool”, group Exhibition, Da Vinchi Art Alliance, PA

-        Group Exhibition of NYSWA, Library of Weill Cornell, NY

-        “Common Interest” Drawing Club 5th group Exhibition, Nabi Museum, NJ

-        “Solstice” Holiday group exhibition, Piermont Flywheel Gallery, NY

-        Featured Group Exhibition “Last Year Show 2015”, Nabi Museum, NJ

  

2014

-        “Member Exhibition”, Edward Hopper House, NY

-        “Invitational Exhibition”, Art Transform Gallery, NY

-        Drawing Club Group Exhibition “Nature”, Powerhouse Books, NY

-        “Emerging-scape” Triple Exhibition, Flushing Town Hall, NY

2013

-        PAC Group Show “Unspoken Story”, Da Vinci Art Alliance, PA

-        “The First Sextet” Drawing Room  Exhibition, Riverside Gallery, NJ

-        The 2nd Annual Homeless Benefit Event, NY

-        PAC group exhibition, KCC Bennett Gallery, NJ

-        Trio Exhibition, Highwire Gallery, PA

-        Group exhibition ”Honor Reward” Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, NY

-        Member exhibition, Edward Hopper House, N

 

2012

-        Group Exhibition,  Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NY

-        Group exhibition, Philip Jaisohn Gallery, PA

-        “Journey III “ St.Asaph Gallery, PA

-        “Journey II”  Da Vinci Art Alliance, PA

-        Annual Member Exhibition of Edward Hopper House Art Center,  NY

 

2011

-        “Small But Significant” Philip Jaisohn Gallery,  PA

-        “Asian:American –Homogenous”, The Asian Art Initiative,  PA

-        Featured for “Grand Opening Exhibition,  Art & Light Gallery,  CA

-        “Side by Side”  Exhibition, Highwire Gallery,  PA

-        Gwang Hwa Moon Int’l  Art Fair in Seoul, Korea

-        “Dialog without Walls, Philip Jaisohn Gallery, PA

 

 

Awards | Selected Publications and Reviews

·       Selected work “Personal Speaking”, International House of Phil(IHP) Juried Exhibition, PA / 2018

·       The honorable mention on Int’l Fine Art on line juried competition, “Abstract 2018” at Art-Competition,2018

http://art-competition.net/ContestWinners.cfm?contestname=Abstract_2018

·       Blastingnews Interview 2017 :

http://us.blastingnews.com/lifestyle/2017/05/art-and-soul-an-interview-with-artist-sueim-koo-001697741.html

 

·       The 3rd prize at Da Vinci Art Alliance Juried Member Exhibition, PA / 2016

·       The 2nd prize of Fall Exhibition of OCG Artist Guild Gallery, IL /2016

·       Selected “NEXUS” Art’s Guild NJ’s International Juried  Exhibition, Rahway, NJ / 2016

·       Honorable featuring artist of The Artist Portfolio Magazine(5th anniversary, 2016)

           https://artistportfoliomagazine.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/

                   sueim-koo- anniversary-art-exhibi

·       Selected  Artist, The 37th Annual Juried  Exhibition at Monmouth Museum, Lincroft,  NJ / 2015

·       Korean KTC TV Broadcast Interview : https://www.dropbox.com/s/x9eee9fv2h50mhz/INT_Sue%20Im%20Koo.mp4?dl=0

·       Selected/Featured artist on “The Artist Catalogue”, Vol.4-Issue 4,Winter 2015

http://www.theartistcatalogue.com/low_res/Winter_2015_Volume_4_Issue_4.pdf

 

·       Selected Artist at Monmouth Museum 37th Annual Juried Exhibition, NJ / 2015

·      The 1st prize of Spring Exhibition of Our Common Ground Artist Guild Gallery, IL / 2015

·       Selected work for “Art-Connection” program at Art-Reach, PA / 2013

·       Artist of the Month, Edward Hopper Art Center, NY  /2013

·       Selected  work for Manhattan Borough President’s Office, NY / 2012

 

Collection

·       Theressa L Davis Hope Center, PA

·       Camphill Village Kimberton Hills, PA

·       Korean Community Center, NJ

·       Many Private Collections

 

Affiliation

·       Member of Philadelphia Art Connections, PA

·       Member of Edward Hopper Center, NY

·       Member of New York Society of Women Artists, NY

·       Member of Drawing Room, NY

·       Member of Da Vinci  Art Alliance, PA