Biography


Hur Kyung-Ae was born in 1977 in Gwanju, South Korea, and currently lives and works in France. In her childhood days, she was already using art and color to expresse her feelings, and she soon received recognition of her talents. In south Korea, she obtained two fine arts degress before her love for the French language and culture lead her to Paris, where she moved in January 2003 to pursue her artistic education. In France, Kyung-Ae gaigned a wider scope of artistic creation. She experimented with various media, but eventually her preference for painting prevailed. She returned to it with newfound inspiration: by scratching the pictural surface of one of her canvases with a sharp blade, she discovered a new vision and sense of wellbeing. This process, which she describes as "awakening",  is both meditative and agressive, and draws a lot of attention to her work today. In 2011, Kyung-Ae gets her first solo exhibition in Paris. Since then, she is frequently exhibited in both Europe and Asia and takes part in numerous internation art fairs. She is linked to the younger generation of the 'Dansaekhwa' movement and is earning increasing international acclaim.


Exhibitions selected


EDUCATION

2009 M.F.A, in Fine Arts, University Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne, France
2006 B.F.A, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d?Art Paris-Cergy, France, Diplôme d?Art Plastique
2002 M.F.A, in Printmaking, Sung-Shin Women?s University, Seoul, Korea
2000 B.F.A, in Painting Chon-Nam National University, Fine Arts, Gwang-Ju, Korea


AWARDS

2011 Competition , Korean Cultural Center, Paris, France
2010 Grand Prize of the International Exhibitions Bureau, La Ferté Bernard, France Prix du Conseil Municipal Youth, La Ferté Bernard, France
2008 Grand Prize, Mécénat Mulgam, Paris, France
2002 Prize International Competition in Bucharest Engraving, Romania
National Competition Award Engraving, Seoul, Korea
1999 Competition Award National Art Moudeng, Engraving, Gwang-Ju, Korea


SOLO EXHIBITION GUEST

2018 Art Works Paris Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Galerie Berès, Paris, France
2016 KONG Art Space, Hong Kong Gallery
Art Works Paris Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2015 Gallery Art Works Paris Seoul, Seoul, Korea
2014 Gallery Kalman Maklary, Budapest, Hungary
Art Works Paris Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2013 Gallery Kalman Maklary, Budapest, Hungary
2012 Gallery Kalman Maklary, Budapest, Hungary
Gallery Light, Seoul, Korea
Korea Center Cultural, Paris, France
2011 Gallery Kalman Maklary, Budapest, Hungary
Gallery Rhema, Toulouse, France
Gallery Iconoclastes, Paris, France
2010 Kumho Gallery, Gwang-Ju, Corée du Sud
On/Off, New York, USA
Traces, Paris, France
Print, Bucharest, Romania
Print, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2002 Print, Bucharest, Romania
Print, Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Print, Sung-Shin Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2001 Print, Association ARTEX, 15th Edition, Tokyo, Japon
Installation, Kung-Dong Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
Prints and Drawings, Namdo Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
1989 Prints and Oil Paintings, Yunbyun Gallery, Beijing, China
Yook-In, Moudeng Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
1998 Woodcuts and Silk Screens, Catholique Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
Yook-In, Moudeng Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
1997 Oil Paintings KBC Gallery, Gwangu, Korea
Yook-In, Moudeng Gallery, Gwangju, Korea