Kate Oh

KATE OH TRABULSI

케이트 오

호 - 연지당 ( 蓮池堂 )

katepaint7@gmail.com

Phone 1-646-286-4575

http://www.kateohtrabulsi.com

 

 

Artist Biography

Kate Oh has a background of a painter and a sculptor(Parsons The New School for Design B.F.A. '98
M.F.A. '00). Since 2004, she has been working as a highlight tour guide at the Metropolitan Museum of
Art. Stricken by the beauty of the museum, she gradually began to further appreciate Asian arts,
especially Korean traditional painting, “Minhwa”. In her work, she uses traditional materials and
techniques to explore contemporary Minhwa.
Currently, Kate is a Chairman of the international committee (USA) of the KFAA (Korean Fine Arts
Association), and Chairman of the New York Chapter of the Korean
American Cultural Arts Foundation
USA (KACAF). As a Korean American artist, she aims to introduce Korean Art in the United States and
across the world. Her inspiration for starting the Kate Oh Gallery grew out of her involvement with
fellow artists, connecting both the Eastern and Western emerging artists and her desire to do more for
the artistic community of which she is a part.

 

EDUCATION

 

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

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

 

AFFILIATION
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


COLLECTIONS
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

SOLO EXHIBITION

2016 May Upcoming Namu Gallery in Jogyesa Temple, Seoul, Korea 

2015 Apr Gyeongju Art Fair, Hwabaek International Convention Center, Gyeongju,

Korea

2015 Jan Spirit, Unity and Enduring-Hope, Gallery SinSang, Seoul, Korea

2014 Dec Spirit, Unity and Enduring- Hope, COOHAUS Art Gallery, NY, US

2014 Aug OOCTAGON Art Gallery, NY, US

 

GROUP EXHIBITION

2015 Oct Upcoming KIAF, COEX, Seoul, Korea

2015 Sep Upcoming Exploring Harmony with Nature, Flushing Town Hall, NY, US

2015 Sep Upcoming Beijing Art Expo, Beijing, China

2015 Sep Upcoming Korean-New York Artist Association Exhibition, SIA Gallery, NY, US

2015 Jul The Lotus & Water lily Festival, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, Washington, DC, US

2015 May “SOAF” Seoul Open Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea

2015 May 12th International Gyeonggi Ansan Art Fair, Gyeonggi, Korea

2015 Apr Love Art Fair, Heritage Court, Toronto, Canada

2015 Apr 10th Asian & Pacific American Heritage Festivals, NVCC, Annandale, VA, US

2015 Apr World Art Dubai, World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE

2015 Mar VERNISSAGE, RIVAA Gallery, NY, US

2015 Feb Annual Korean Lunar Festival, Waldorf, MD, US

2015 Feb International Art Exhibition, Gallery SinSang, Seoul, Korea

2014 Dec Winter Flower, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, Seoul, Korea

2014 Oct 5th Annual Great Lake “Small Works” Juried Exhibition, The Riverside Art 

Center, Ypsilanti, MI, US 

2014 Oct Community Art Project, Town Hall, NY, US

2014 Sep 9th Annual Korean American Cultural Art Korean Art & Soul Festival, The

George Washington University, Washington, DC, US

2014 Aug New York Tibetan Art Studio Presents: New Voices, The Active Space, NY, US

2013 Nov Munsusa Buddhist Temple, Boston, MA, US

2013 Sep Community Art Project, YEGAM Art Space, NY, US

2013 Apr Minhwa Story, OMS Gallery, NY, US  

 

TEACHING

2015 Oct UN Organization Hospitality Committee for United Nations Delegations

(HCUND)

2015 Aug Korea's Traditional Art & Culture Reflected in Contemporary Media: Min-hwa

Painting Workshop, The Korea Society, NY, US 

2015 Jun 23rd Charles County Arts Alliance’s ArtFest: Painting Workshop (on behalf of

KACAF), La Plata, MD, US

2015 May “Spotlight Asia: Big Cats” Korean Folk Painting Workshop Activity for Public,

American Museum of Natural History, NY, US

2015 Apr Korean Expo: Asian-Pacific Island American Festival (on behalf of

KACAF), NVCC, VA, US

2015 Feb The Thomas Stone High School Workshop (on behalf of KACAF), Charles

County, MD, US

2014 Sep 9th Annual Korean American Cultural Art “Korean Art and Soul” Min-hwa

Painting Workshop (on behalf of KACAF), The George Washington University,

Washington, DC, US

2014 Sep 9th Annual Korean American Cultural Art “Korean Art and Soul” Min-hwa

Painting Workshop (on behalf of KACAF), The Thomas Stone High School,

Waldorf, MD, US

 

AWARDS

2014 Chairman Award Korea Fine Art Association (KFAA)

2014 Winner of "Botanical Theme” Contemporary Art Online

 

PRESS

2015 Jun Cover image of Modern Buddhism Magazine

2015 Apr Cover image of 뉴욕불교방송 20주년 기념 극장 공연 및 불광선원 기념 

행사 Pamphlet 

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

2015 Book cover of “물같이 바람같이” by Jawon Kim

 

 

작품설명

 

 

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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