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Korean-New York Artist Association(KNYAA)

Korean-New York Artist Association was founded by Korean-American artists on October 23rd 1993. The first show at the Korean-American Culture Gallery featured the work of 27 artists (OK KUN JOO, OH SEI YOUNG, BONG SOO KIM, JONG SIK LIM, WON SUK KIM). All these artists had one purpose in mind, to establish a fellowship and organization through which Korean-American artists can exchange their vision and create a place for Korean-American art in American culture.

 

Former presidents of Korean-New York Artist Association:

1st: SEI YOUNG OH

2nd: SEONG GYUN OH

3rd: MIHO JEONG

4th: SEONG GYUN OH

5th: BONG SU KIM

6th-7th: OK KUN JOO

8th: BONG GYU AN

9th: OK KUN JOO

10th-11th: MI KYOUNG YUN

12th-13th: YOUNG CHIL CHO

14th: HYO BIN KWON

 

<KOREAN-NEW YORK ARTIST ASSOCIATION HISTORY>

 

10.23.1993. Korean-New York Artist Association founding ceremony and exhibition.(Korean-American Culture Gallery)

05.20.1994. The 2nd Korean-American Member Show. (Korean-American Culture Gallery, Fort Lee NJ)

10.05.1994. 30 artists submitted their resume in order to get our certificate of our association.

10.20.1994. The 3rd oversea group show in Spain Madrid State Garden (17 artist participated)

11.11.1994. The 4th Korean-American Group show (Manhattan NY, Ipko Gallery)

01.20.1995. 2nd President SEONG GYUN OH, Chairman BYEONG SEON AN.

05.16.1995. Monumentalize “1995 The Year of New York Art” and honored OK KUN JO Appreciation Plaque. 

12.05.1995. The 5th New York Korean-American artist group show at New York Korean Consulate (Korean Culture Gallery)

08.20.1996. Changed name to “Korean New York Artist Association”

10.22.1996. Selected the 3rd President MIHO JEONG. Vice President OK KUN JOO

11.15.1996. The 6th Korean- American Group Show (Total 50 artists participated)

01.20.1997. New Members were elected.

Advisor; NAM JUN PAIK, DONG GUK AN, JIN GI SIN, DA OK LEE, YONG HUI JO, KI YOUNG LEE, HYEON JOO NAM, CHANG GAP KIM and HO TAEK EOM. 

 

Advisory: HYEONG GEUN KIM, BONG SOO KIM, SO JI YI, DONG SIK LEE, GEUM TAEK PARK, NO GA MI BACK, BOK RYE BACK and JONG SIK IM.

 

Executive board: Chairman- MI HO JEONG, President- OK GEUN JU, Senior Vice President- YEO SEONG GIM, Vice President- SUNG SOO KIM  and Secretary- DAE SHIK CHOI.

 

11.04.1997. The No.7th Korean art show in Jersey City Rotunda Gallery (17 Artists)

06.01.1999. The No.5th President BONG SOO KIM, Vice President OK GEUN JU.

08.27.1999 The No. 8th New York Korean Artist Association Korean-American Special Group Show in Jersey City Rotunda Gallery (17 Artists)

06.01.2000 The No.6th President OK GEUN JU, Vice President DONG GUK AN.

08.15.2000 Liberation Day Kite Flying Competition (Professor SUN WOO LEE from Busan Dong Ui University invited 20 people (200Stunt kite) and Children Drawing Contest in Jersey City Hudson River.

04.15.2001. The No.9th New York Korean Artist Association Special Invitation Show

06.01.2002. The No.7th President OK GEUN JU.

03.10.2003. In memory 100 Years of Korean Immigration, 100 Artist attended show in Flushing China Gallery and 11 Executive members. 

01.07.2005. Uzbekistan National Art Center Invitation Show, 60th Independence Day Show ( Korean and New York 68 artists)

05.2005. The 1st Korea & China Art Fair (Korean Artists 42, Chinese Artists 195)

07.22.2005. The NO. 10th Korean New York Artists Association New York branch launching show (New York Korean Hall Gallery <President GYONG RO LEE>,100  New York and Korean artists)

 03.04.2006 The No. 11th New York Korean Artists Association Election Show. The No.8th President BONG GYU AN, Vice President OK GEUN JU. 

 07.08.2009~08.04.2009. New York World Art Festival in UN for World Peace (152 Artists)

 

2010. New York Korean Artists Association Executive Members:

The No.9th President OK KUN JOO

Executive Vice President MI KYOUNG YUN

Vice President WON HEE BOO

Director of Young Artist JIN HWAN JOO

Secretary General JONG SUK SHIN

Director of Sculpture WENGAO JIN

Director of Calligraphy HYANG RAN JUNG

Director of Folklore EUN SUK JEONG

Director of Art Show SU KYUNG LEE

Director of Marketing GIN PARK

Director of Korean-American art BONG SHIN KO

Director of Torch IM SEON CHOI

 

01.05.2011 Registered as Korean-New York Artst Association Inc and opened account with BNB Bank.

10.11.2011~10.17.2011. The No.6th NYWAF (70 Artists), Yew York Korea Art Center/ New York Flushing Town Hall Gallery.

12.20.2012. The Night of Art in Press Gallery (20 Artists) 

01.15.2013. Korean Culture Art Center Museum opening at Press Gallery.

 06.22.2013. The No.1st Thanks Giving Sports Competition Drawing Contest (The No.8th)

 

2014. New York Korean Artists Association Executive Members:

President MI KYOUNG YUN

Executive Vice President OK KUN JOO

Vice President JONG SUK SHIN, WENGAO JIN, JIN HWAN JOO

Secretary General EUN KYOUNG YUN

Calligraphy President HYANG RAN JUNG

Director of Oriental Painting HYO BIN KWON

Director of Photography YOUNG SAM KIM

Director of Sculpture WENGAO JIN

Director of Young Artist JIN HWAN CHO

 

 06.04.2014. Korean-New York Artist Association Group Exhibition/Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ

10.10.2014. The No.1st Thanks Giving Sports Competition Drawing Contest (The No.9th)/Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

12.08.2014. The No.6th NYWAF , New York Korea Art Center/ New York Flushing Town Hall Gallery

06.07.2015. New Jersey Fort Lee Festival, Spread Korean Culture Show

09.01.2015. Korean-New York Artist Association Group Exhibition "MOSAIC"/SIA New York Gallery, NY

11.07.2015. The No.1st Thanks Giving Sports Competition Drawing Contest (The No.10th)/Queens College, NY

 

2016 New York Korean Artists Association Executive Members:

The No.11th President MI KYOUNG YUN 

Executive Vice President HYO BIN KWON

Vice President HEE BEOM PARK, EUN KYOUNG YUN, JONG SUK SHIN

Secretary General HYUN JOO MIN

General Affairs HAE KYOUNG CHOI

Director of Public Relations OLIVIA LEE

Director of Oriental Painting HYO BIN KWON

Director of Water Color MICHA YU

Calligraphy President HYANG RAN JUNG

Director of Photography YOUNG SAM KIM

Director of Folklore HAENG JA KIM

Director of Sculpture WENGAO JIN

Director of Young Artist JIN HWAN CHO

 

04.24.2016. New York Disabled Families Art Contest(The No.1st)/ Queens Kissena Park, NY

06.07.2016. New Jersey Fort Lee Festival, Spread Korean Culture Show

10.01.2016. Korean-New York Artist Association Group Exhibition "MOSAIC II"/Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ

10.29.2016. The Korean New York Daily & New York Artist Association 11th Korean Culture and Art Contest/Queens College, NY

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”

Pablo Picasso

예술은 고양이 눈빛처럼 쉽사리 변하는 것이 아니라, 뿌리깊게 한 세계를 깊이 파고드는 것이다.

                       박수근 화백

Art is not easily changed like eyes of a cat, and it is to be profoundly and ineradicably affected to one world.

                      Park, Soo-keun

 

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2017.

06.07.2017. New Jersey Fort Lee Festival, Spread Korean Culture Show

09.23.2017. New York Disabled Families Art Contest(The 2nd)/ St. John’s University Queens Campus. St. D’Angelo Center, NY

10.14.2017. Korean-New York Artist Association Group Exhibition "MOSAIC III"/ MOKAH Museum, NY

10.21.2017. The National Unification Advisory Council NY Chapter 1st Peace and Unity Art Contest/ Queens College, NY

 

2018. New York Korean Artists Association Executive Members:

The No.12th President YOUNG CHIL CHO/Board of Directors MICHA YU, HAENG JA KIM/Executive Vice President HYO BIN KWON/Vice President JIN HWAN CHO, KATE OH, EUN YOUNG YUN/Secretary General HYUN JOO MIN/General Affairs HAE KYOUNG CHOI/Director of Oil Painting OLIVIA LEE/Director of Oriental Painting HYO BIN KWON/Calligraphy President HYANG RAN JUNG/Director of Photography JONG SHIN/Director of Folklore HAENG JA KIM/Director of Sculpture WENGAO JIN/Director of Young Artist KYUNG TAE MIN

10.13.2018. CIDA Very Special Art Festival (The 3rd)/St. John’s University Queens Campus, St. D’Angelo Center, NY

11.10.2018. Korean-New York Artist Association Group Exhibition "MOSAIC IV"/ Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ

04.06.2019. ‘SOSABUL Art Festival’, Pyeong Taek Ho Art Gallery, Pyeong Taek

06.02.2019. New Jersey Fort Lee Festival, Spread Korean Culture Show

09.21.2019. CIDA Very Special Art Festival (The 4th)/St. John’s University Queens Campus, St. D’Angelo Center, NY

10.30.2020. Korean Art Association Pyeong Taek Branch & Korean-New York Artist Association Exchange Exhibition, Pyeong Taek Ho Art Gallery, Pyeong Taek

12.17.2020. CIDA Very Special Art Festival (The 5th)/Online Virtual

2021. New York Korean Artists Association Executive Members:

The No.14th President HYO BIN KWON/Advisor OK KUN JOO, MI KYOUNG YUN/Board of Directors MICHA YU, HAENG JA KIM/Executive Vice President KATE OH/Vice President JIN HWAN CHO/Secretary General HAE YOUNG YOON/General Affairs HAE KYOUNG CHOI/Director of Oil Painting JHONG SERK KIM/Director of Oriental Painting HEE SOOK MOON/Calligraphy President HYANG RAN JUNG/Director of Photography HEE JUNG CHO/Director of Sculpture SOO YEONG CHANG/Director of Ceramic YONG O KIM/ Director of Digital Design SAN EUN HWANG

09.25.2021. CIDA Very Special Art Festival (The 6th)/St. John’s University Queens Campus, St. D’Angelo Center, NY

10.02.2021. Palisades Park Street Festival ‘Artist Lecture’, Palisades Park, NJ

11.19.2021 "Maximalism & Minimalism" ONE ART GALLERY 23 Warren ST New York, NY. Curated by Grace Ji (TRIBECA)