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Choi Myoungyoung


Born in 1941 in Haejoo, North Korea
Lives and works in Seoul, South Korea

1960 Graduated from Incheon National Normal School
1964 Graduated, Painting Dept. of Hong-Ik University. (B.F.A.)
1974 Graduated, Graduate School of Hong-Ik University. (M.F.A.)
1975-2007 Professor, Department of Painting, Hong-Ik University
1976 8th Canyu International Painting Festival Commissioner
1978 Korean Art Grand Prize Grand Prize Winner
1983 Vice President of International Affairs, Korea Art Association
1990-1991 Exchange Professor, University of Wolverhampton, UK
1995 Present Advisory Committee Member, Korea Art Association
2007 National Award
2007 Present Professor Emeritus, Hong-Ik University

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2024 TEFAF New York, USA
2023 Almine Rech, Paris, France
ACS Art Chosun Space, Seoul, Korea
2022 Gallery Bisunjae, Seoul, Korea
The Page Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2019 The Page Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2017 Gallery Shilla, Daegu, Korea
2015 The Page gallery, Seoul, Korea
2000 Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1997 Jo Hyun Gallery, Pusan, Korea
1992 Mook Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1990 Wolverhampton University Gallery, U.K
1986 Inax Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Dong San Bang Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1982 Five Towers Micro Hall Center, Augustfenn, W. Germany
1981 Kwan-Hoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1980 Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1976 Seoul Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions

2024 Resonance of the times, ART SPACE HOHWA, Seoul, Korea
Contemplation, Boontheshop Gallery, Cheongdam, Seoul, Korea
TEFAF Maastricht 2024, MECC Maastricht, Netherlands
Map Reading of Painting, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
2023 Geometric Abstraction in Korean Art, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea
White & Black Plane, Gallery Bisunjae, Seoul, Korea
Art Pick 30 , Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
Special Exhibition of Hongik University Museum Another Materiality, Hongik Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Only the Young: Experimental Art in Korea, 1960s-1970s, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Critic Lee Il and the AG Group in the 1970s, Space 21, Seoul, Korea
Open New Space for ; Next 30 Years, Gallery Shilla Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Eui-geum-sang-gyeong: Over her embroidered robe she puts on a plain garment, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2022 What is the Mind of White? : Reconstitution of Korean Modernist Painting, Date Gallery, Busan, Korea
Korean Modern and Contemporary Art, Yangpyeong Art Museum, Yangpyeong, Korea
A Narrative of Korean Art, Duson Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2021 Abstract Paintings of Korean Legends, Gallery Rho, Seoul, Korea
Modern Life (The 10th Anniversary Exhibition of Daegu Art Museum), Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
Hyeongyeong, Sibang, The Page Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Small work Big wall, Gallery Shilla Seoul, Seoul, Korea
KIAF Show, COEX, Seoul, Korea
2018 Reflections–Celebrating Eight Years of Cross-cultural Collaboration, Puerta Roja Gallery, Hong Kong
A to P (A letter from the new Page), The Page Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Black Selections, Gallery Shilla, Deagu, Korea
2017 Rhythm in Monochrome Korean Abstract Painting, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
2015 Beyond Painting, The Columns Gallery, Seoul
2014 A Form as thinking-Rediscovery of Drawing, Museum San, Wonju
2013 Empty fullness : Materiality and spirituality in contemporary Korean Art, SPSI Museum, Shanghai
2012 Danseakhwa Korean Monochrome painting, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwachon
2011 The opeing Exhibition of Daegu Art Museum“Qui is Full – Section 1 Drawing Yi”, Daegu Art museum, Daegu
2010 Group Exhibition 2010 : Kim Jeunghui, Yun HyongKeun, Choi Myungyoung, Gonggan purple, Heairi
2009 Korean Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Roh Gallery, Seoul
The color of nature Monochrome Art in Korea, Wellside Gallery, Shanghai
2008 Korean Abstract art:1958-2008, Seoul Metropolitap Art Museum, Seoul
2007 Abstract Art, Amusement on the Border, Nam Seoul Annex Building of the Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul.
Critical Perspective-Some 130 Artists, From Early Modern to Contemporary, Art Blue, Seoul
Tracing the Pioneers of Korean Contemporary Art, Hong-ik University Museum of Art, Seoul
2006 Korean Art 100 Years, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Reduction and Expansion of Contemporary Art-ORIGIN Painting Association 1962-2006, Seoul Art Center, Seoul
Korean Art 1950’s-1960’s – Painting Groups, Seoul Art Center, Seoul
Diversity in Form & Thought -Recent Works of Korean Artists, Beijing Art Gallery of Imperial City, Beijing
2005 Korea Contemporary Art Exhibition of Documenta I – For a New Art, Noam Gallery, Seoul
Greece- Korea Contemporary Art Exhibition, Athene, Italy
Interchange 2 - An Exhibition of 59 Selected Korean Artists, National Art School Gallery, Sydney, Australia
The Seoul Art Exhibition 2005 - Painting, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
2004 Invitational Exhibition of the 31 Prominent Artists of Contemporary Art, Jung Dong Kyunghyang Gallery, Seoul
Seoul Contemporary Art Exhibition in Roma, House of Association of Architects of Roma, Roma
Invited Exhibition of Korea Contemporary Artists, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
Asia International Art Exhibition 2004, The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan
2003 White Spectrum-Joseon White Porcelain and Contemporary Art, Joseon Royal Kiln Museum, GwangJu, Korea
Drawing: It’s New Horizons, National Museum of Art, Deok-su Gung, Seoul
The International Art Exhibition 2003, Hokkadio Asai Gakuen University, Sapporo
Korea-Japan Contemporary Art 2003, Sejong Cultural Center, Seoul
2002 The 17th Asian International Art Exhibition, DaeJeon Municipal Museum of Art, DaeJeon
Understanding of the Abstract Art, Sungkok Museum, Seoul
Korean Contemporary Art from the mid-1970’s to the mid-1980’s -
Age of Philosophy and Aesthetics, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
2001 Korea Contemporary Art from mid-1960’s to mid-1970’s:
A Decade of Transition and Dynamics, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.
Journey of Art I Senior 100 Artists(1911-1941),
An Itinerary of 21C Korean Contemprary Art Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, Seoul.
2000 The Exhibition of the Plane Surface as Sprits, Busan Municipal Museum of Art, Busan
The 3rd Gwang-Ju Biennale-Special Exhibition of the “Contemporary Art, Korea & Japan”, Gwang-Ju
1999 The Exhibition of “ORIGIN-2000-Good Morning”, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
1998 '98 PICAF-Light on the New Millennium-
Wind From Extreme Orient-Korean Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Municipal Museum of Art, Busan
1997 '97 Today’s Korean Fine Art Exhibition, Samsung Culture Center, Chon-Ju
1996 Korean Monochrome in the 1970’s, Hyun-Dai Gallery, Seoul
1995 Korea Contemporary Art-50 Years, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
1994 The Invited Exhibition of Korea Contemporary Art, Semi Gallery, Seoul
1993 12 Artists Contemporary Art Exhibition of Korea, Miyagi Museum of Art, Japan
1992 Exhibition of Korean Contemporary Art, Simonoseki Museum, Nigata Museum, Japan
1990 The 10th Exhibition of Japan-Korea Contemporary Art 1990, Fukuoka Museum, Japan
1989 '89 Korean Contemporary Art Exhibition, Ho-Am Gallery, Seoul
1987 Olympiad of Art: The International Contemporary Painting Exhibition Committee,
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
1986 Commemoratory Exhibition of the Opening of National Museum of Contemporary Art "
Korean contemporary Art Today & Yesterday”, National Museum of Modern Art, Korea
1985 Art with Paper by Contemporary Korean, Held by Central Washington University, U.S.A
1984 Exhibition of Human Documents ‘84/’85, Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
1982 Korea Contemporary Art Phase Exhibition, Kyoto
1981 Korea Drawing Now, Brooklyn Museum, New York
1980 Korea Contemporary Art Union Exhibition, Kwan Hoon Gallery, Seoul
1979 Korean Arts: Unique Methods of Today, Fine Art Center, Seoul
1978 Korea Art Grand-Prix Exhibition, Special Prize, Held by Han Kook press, Seoul
1977 Korean Contemporary Painting Exhibition, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan
1976 Exhibition of Busan Contemporary Art Festival, Busan
1975-99 Exhibition of “Ecole de Seoul”, National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul

1973 Exhibition of Daegu Contemporary Art Festival, Daegu
1971 The 6th Cagnes International Painting Festival, Cagnes Sur-mer, France.
1970 The 1st Korean Art Grandprix Exhibition, Held by Han Kook Press, Seoul
1969 Exhibition of 11 Korean Young Artists, Solidaridad Gallery, Manila
1968-69 The Invited Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Ministry of Information and Culture, Seoul
1967 Exhibition of Korean Young Artists Combined, Seoul.
The 5th Paris Biennale, Paris
1963-93 Exhibition of the ORIGIN Painting Association, Seoul

Museum Collections
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Seoul Metropolitan Art Museum, Seoul
Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, Busan
Daegu Art Museum, Daegu
Gwangju Metropolitan Art Museum, Gwangju
Daejon Metropolitan Art Museum, Daejon
Simonosseki city Art Museum, Simonosseki, Japan
Mie Prefectual Art Museum, Mie, Japan
Hongik Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul
Posco Art Museum, Seoul
Total Art Museum, Seoul
Gidang Art Museum, JeJudo
Walkerhill Art Museum, Seoul
Leeum, Seoul, Korea
Sejon Cultural Center, Seoul

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