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Chang-Ae Song

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1972, Seoul


Painting, Installation, Media



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One thousand Waterscape, A new insight_curated by Lee Ji Min
Chang-Ae Song

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Artist Song Changae has a tie with Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art as she was selected as a resident artist in the 8th Youngeun Artist-in Residency in 2013; she is currently a permanent artist in Youngeun Residency (Youngeun Artist Family Program). The common subject that embraces everything-the artist’s major subject matter and technique as well as the compressed meaning in her works-is ‘water’. ‘Water’ includes everything that the artist wants to express in a metaphorical way, and the thing symbolizes all mediums that she feels and gazes upon whether or not they exist in this world. Through Song Changae's style of expression of ‘water’, the life and death and the light and darkness that exist in this world are endlessly ruminated. Like light exists because of darkness and the darkness exists inside the light, numerous existences all over the world can be seen and felt through contrasting presences. As such, the artist wants to endlessly show, not irregularity nor unspecificity, but the crystallization of her unique frequency and wave; viewers can metaphorically contemplate about human being’s ontological agony and insight about life. As part of the 2016 KAP Exhibition Group Project, she newly showcases her installation and video work which are an expansion of her previous two-dimensional work. While she had been centering on showing the artist’s personal and inner world in her previous two-dimensional work, recently she is questioning the significance of the direct and indirect correlationship among the social-relational environments that reflect issues in our society(Seawol ferry sinking disaster, 2014). In the end, through the use of an artwork as a medium, we can catch the artist’s strong intention to communicate with more people. I look forward to her symbolism in 'water' and expressive basic methods that she will continuously show us in her forthcoming works, and hope that she will open up a fresh horizon in the relationship between individual and individual, individual and others, as well as individual and society.


2013 Hongik University, Oriental Painting(Ph.D.), Seoul, Korea
2008 University of Oregon, painting & drawing(M.F.A.), Oregon, United States
1997 Sookmyung Women's University, Korean painting(M.F.A.), Seoul, Korea

Solo Exhibitions

2015 WATERSCAPE_mulailchae, Ara Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Waterful, Gallery Sunjay, Uiryeong(Chilgok), Korea
2013 WATERSCAPE, Youngeun Art Museum, Gwangju(Gyeonggi), Korea
MæSS_After Purification, Gong Art Space, Seoul, Korea
2012 MæSS_Purification, HOMA: Munhearnkwan, Seoul, Korea
2011 MæSS_San Soo Hwa Poong, Art scpace Hyun, Seoul, Korea
2010 MæSS_Land, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
MESS_Haiti, Moonshin Museum: Light Gallery, Seoul, Korea
MASS_Nebula, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State Univ., Oregon, United States
2009 MASS_Invented sky, Chambers@916 Gallery, Oregon, United States
2008 MASS_Clod/Cloud, ADELL MaMILLAN Gallery, Oregon, United States
Eying/Iing, Eric Washburn Gallery, Oregon, United States
2005 City_scape, White Lotus Gallery, Oregon, United States
2002 Impression of the Metropolitan Seoul, White Lotus Gallery, Oregon, United States
2001 Life_Confluence, Pegasus Gallery, Oregon, United States
2000 Soul of Soul, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State Univ., Oregon, United States

Group Exhibitions

2016 Colors, 63 Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
2015 Soma Drawing: Mindless, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Pyeungchang Biennale: Elan Vital, Alpensia Resort, pyeongchang, Korea
2014 Art of Healing: Emptying & Filling, Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, Korea
Water_Innocence, Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
360 min. Art, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwangju(Gyeonggi), Korea
Art Campaign: Wind of Art, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul, Korea
Seascape, Gallery 4Walls, Seoul, Korea
New Collection Exhibition, Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeju, Korea
2013 Methods & Expressions of Korean Art, Limlip Art Museum, Gongju, Korea
2012 CAYAF: Looking through Today, KINTEX, Ilsan, Korea
2011 Million color, Nature. Human, Sanmyung University Museum, Seoul, Korea
Collecting for the Future: The Safeco Gift and New Acquisitions, Tacoma Art Museum, Washington, United States
Art & Addition, Hwabong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Project 2011_REASON, Baeksong Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2009 The 9th Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum, Washington, United States
David W Simpson & Chang-Ae Song, Lisa Harris Gallery, Washington, United States
Instant Soup, Patton-Molott Gallery, Colorado, United States
East Meets West, LaSells Steward Center, Oregon, United States
2008 Pacific Currents, Archer Gallery, Oregon, United States
OSU Art Faculty, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon, United States


2011 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation
2010 Grant for arts creation & visual arts, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
2009 Anderson Ranch Residence Program:full fellowships, Anderson Ranch Residency Program
1998 The1st Prize:The17th Grand Art Exhibition of Korea, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea


National Museum of Contemporary & Modern Art_Art B, Seoul, Korea
Jeju Museum of Contemporary Art, Jeju, Korea
Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwangju(Gyeonggi), Korea
ETRO, Seoul, Korea
Tacoma Art Museum, Washington, United States
Asian Counseling & Referal Service, Washington, United States