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Kate Oh

Kate Oh The new phase 27 x27 in Acrylic on wood
A Movement away from darkness, Acrylic on canvas 35.5x35.5 in
Kate Oh-Ten Symbols of longevity-
Kate Oh-A silk road journey II, 2017
Kate Oh-Baby Yellow Dreagon
Kate Oh- In Air
Kate Oh- Baby blue dradon
Kate Oh-The Sun and Moon and five Peaks
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케이트 오

호 - 연지당 ( 蓮池堂 )

Phone 1-646-286-4575



Artist Biography

Kate Oh is a graduate of Parsons the New School for Design, from which she holds both a B.F.A. ’98 and M.F.A. ’00 in Fine Arts with a focus on painting and sculpture.

Since 2004 Kate has been working as a Docent for the Highlights Tour at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Inspired by the scope and the beauty of the Asian arts collection at the Met, she began to appreciate further the fine arts of Asia, in particular the Korean folk painting Minhwa. As an artist she uses materials and techniques true to Minhwa tradition as well as exploring contemporary Minhwa practices. Her work has been displayed in 16 solo exhibitions and 65 group shows worldwide.


Currently, Kate serves as a Chairperson of the International Committee of The Federation of Korean Artistic & Cultural Organization, Korean-American Culture and Arts Honorary Ambassador, in addition to serving as the Executive Vice President of the Korean- New York Artist Association. She is also the founder of Kate Oh Gallery in New York, which aims to raise awareness for emerging artists at the intersection of both Eastern and Western art. In addition, she lectures and conducts a course on Korean Folk Traditions at Rutgers University


2000 M.F.A.  Parsons The School for Design, New York, US

1998 B.F.A.   Parsons The School for Design, New York, US

Founder of Kate Oh Gallery, New York, US
KFAA (Korean Fine Arts Association), Chairman of the international committee (USA)
Korean-American Cultural Arts foundation USA, Chairman of the New York Chapter,
Korean-New York Artist Association, Vice-Chairman

Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Won Dharma Center, Claverack, NY
The Memorial Hall of Korean Buddhist History and Culture, Seoul, Korea
Embassy of the Korean Cultural Center, Beijing, China
Munsusa Temple, Boston, MA, US
Ahnkook Zen Center, Seoul, Korea



2020 The Met Staff Art Show 2020 Online Exhibition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, US


2023 National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Jury for 134th Annual Exhibition

2022 Lectures and conducts a course on Korean Folk Traditions at Rutgers University, NJ, US

2022 Jury for 7th "Very Special Art Contest" presented by CIDA (Community Inclusion & Development Alliance), St. John's University Queens Campus, NY, US

2022 Judge at Youth Art Competition 2022 (Peacemaker), NJ Story, NJ, US

2022 Korean Traditional Folk Painting Workshop at Zimmerli Art Museum - Rutgers University, NJ, US

2021 Lectures and conducts a course on Korean Folk Traditions at Rutgers University, NJ, US

2020 Korean Traditional Crafts Workshop “Moon Over Manhattan”, The Asia Society and Museum, NY, US
2019 Min-hwa Workshop, Frist Campus Center of the Princeton University, NJ, US

2019 Min-hwa Workshop, Alexander Library, Rutgers University, NJ, US


2021 Artist Award by STEVE M. FULOP, Mayor of Jersey City, US

2018 12th Annual Korean Artists Gala, KFAA (Korean Fine Arts Association) Special Honorary Award

2018  “Botanical & Florals” Art Open-Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, US, "The Ten Symbols of Longevity", Special Merit

2018  8th Annual "Animal" International Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, US, "Chaekgeori- Family", Special Merit

2018   Korean-New York Artist Association, US, Achievement Award

2017   12th KACAF International Art Competition " The Line of Korea ", Achievement Award

2017   7th Annual “Botanical & Florals” International Open-Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, US, Special Merit, and Special Recognition

2017   Korean Fine Arts Association Chairman Award (KFAA), Achievement Award

2017   6th Annual “Seasons” International Open-Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, US, Special Merit, and Special Recognition

2017   The 32nd Korean Traditional Art Exhibition, Korea Art Gallery, Korea, Excellence Award

2017   Korea Contemporary Art invitation exhibition, Zagreb Art Pavilion, Croatia, Grand Prize

2016   The 30th Bohoonart Association, Painting Open-Exhibition, Korea, Grand Prize

2016   Botanicals Art Open-Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, US, Special Recognition

2016   The 9th Healing Arts Contest Exhibition, Woulsan Museum, Korea, Excellence Award

2016   The 23rd Art International Open-Exhibition, Korea, Excellence Award

2016   Korean-New York Artist Association, US, Achievement Award

2015   Embassy of the Korean Cultural Center, Beijing, China, Culture Exchange Contribution Award

2015   The Federation of Artistic & Cultural Organizations, Korea, Grand Prize

2014   Korean Fine Art Association Chairman Award (KFAA), Grand Prize

2014   Contemporary Art Online, “Botanical Theme in May", US, Grand Prize


64 Selected PRESS

2021.  “1st Korean, Folk Painting Exhibition for Rutkers University Students in New Jersey”, June 1, 2021

2021 “Yesamo USA, Jersey City Youth Art Exhibition, Invitational Artist Exhibition” The Korea Times, April 12, 2021

2020 “Kate Oh Gallery Oh opened a folk painting class at Rutgers University, The Korea Times, Jan 8, 2020

2020 Introducing Korean art in Manhattan, New York, the center of culture and art “KATE OH GALLERY” Art News Feb 1, 2020

2015 Jun Cover image of Modern Buddhism Magazine

2015 Apr Cover image of New York Buddhist Broadcasting Company's 20th Anniversary Theater Performance and Bulgwangseonwon Commemoration 

2015 Jan Spirit, Unity and Enduring Hope..., Modern Buddhism Magazine

2015 Book cover of “Like the water, like the wind” by Jawon Kim




Spirit, Unity and Enduring-Hope


I express the natural balance that exists in the Universe through my paintings. I try to visualize the secret order that underlies in the universe that encompasses our individual differences.  

My work reflects my sense of a well-balanced Universe that evolves with great mysterious power but accompanying internal order. Each person mirrors this order with a balanced mind, body and spirit.

Each gorgeous flower contains seeds representing dream and hope of an individual. I hope the viewers acknowledge the uniqueness of each blossom and what it entails. 

I appreciate people’s difference. Our distinctions and diverse individualities contribute to the intricate balance of the universe we reside. Thus, each must accept and respect distinctions, variations that are a part of the natural order, since these are the essential components that maintain the balance of the Universe.





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