Resume

Education

2011   MFA   School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
                       Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA

2006   BFA   Duksung Women’s University, Seoul, Rep. of Korea
                      (Major in Painting, Minor in Art History)


Residencies, Honors, & Awards

Anticipating in Sep. 2016    Artist-in-Residence, Haslla Museum, Gangneung, Rep. of Korea

2015    Artist-in-Residence, Willapa Bay AiR, Oysterville, WA, USA

2014    Artist-in-Residence, Haslla Museum, Gangneung, Rep. of Korea

Artist-in-Residence, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China

New America Paintings: Juried Exhibitions-in-Print, Northeast Competition, Juror: Al
Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

2013    Honorable Mention in Dave Bown Projects: 7th Semiannual Competition, Curators:
Jeremy Adams, CUE Art Foundation, New York; Janet Dees, SITE Santa Fe;
David S. Rubin, San Antonio Museum of Art, USA

Honorable Mention in the Annual Juried Group Exhibition “Off the Wall” in Danforth
Art Museum, Juror: Dina Deitsch, Curator of Contemporary Art at deCordova Sculpture
Park and Museum, USA

Traveling Fellowship recipient, SMFA, USA

2012    St. Botolph Club Emerging Artist Award recipient, USA

Massachusetts Cultural Council Award recipient in Drawing, USA

The Drawing Center’s Viewing Program (curated slide registry), The Drawing Center,
New York, USA

2011    2012 La Mer New Artist, Gallery La Mer, Rep. of Korea
           
One of Selected 5 Artists for the Solo Exhibition Series “Release Your AURA”, AURA
Gallery, Rep. of Korea

CNB Journal’s “Artists of the Year” Cover Story, CNB News & Journal, Rep. of Korea

Montague Travel Grant recipient, SMFA, USA

First place in the 6th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition “A Private Glimpse”, Rubin-
Frankel Art Gallery, USA

Drawing Competition Award recipient, SMFA, USA

President’s Research Award recipient, SMFA, USA

Dana Pond Painting Award recipient, USA


Solo Exhibitions

Anticipating in April 2017    Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA, USA

Anticipating in April 2016    4th Anniversary of Gallery Seensee Invitation Exhibition: Joo Lee
                                              Kang, Gallery Seensee, Seoul, Rep. of Korea

Anticipating in March 2016    Street Museum: Container, Seoul, Rep. of Korea

2015    Twisted Nature, 1st. iKON Gallery, Busan, Rep. of Korea

Nature, Fathomable., The Gallery at Penn College, Pennsylvania College of
Technology, Williamsport, PA, USA

2014    Unnaturally Beautiful, Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH,
USA

Troubled Paradise, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA, USA

2012    Release Your AURA: Joo Lee Kang, Gallery AURA, Seoul, Rep. of Korea

Joo Lee Kang: New Works, Foster Gallery, Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA,
USA

2011    Blossom, McGladrey Art Gallery, Bentley University, Waltham, MA, USA

Metamorphosis, CNB Gallery, Seoul, Rep. of Korea

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Tufts University Art Gallery, Aidekman Arts Center, Tufts
University, Medford, MA, USA


Selected Group Exhibitions (*Two-Person Exhibitions) & Art Fairs

Anticipating in April 2016    MassArt’s 27th Annual Benefit Art Auction, Massachusetts College
of Arts, Boston, MA, USA

2016    Seoul Contemporary Art Fair 2016, The Palace Hotel, Seoul, Rep. of Korea

Landscape of the Soul: Contemporary Korean Art, Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA, USA

2015    Korea International Art Fair 2015, COEX, Seoul, Rep. of Korea

ARTcetera, Park Plaza Castle, Boston, MA, USA

GeoNatural, Amy H. Carberry Fine Arts Gallery at STCC, Springfield, MA, USA

19th No Dead Artists, Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, LA, USA

Nature, Askew, Suffolk University Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

ART BUSAN International Art Fair 2015, BEXCO, Busan, Rep. of Korea

Endless Art 7, Brown Gallery, Seoul, Rep. of Korea

Talk about Dreams through Art: SDU Art Auction for Korea SOS: A Loving Home for
Every Child, SDU Sunchon Art Center, Seoul, Rep. of Korea

2014    Read between the Lines: Joo Lee Kang & Yong Won Song, Gallery A-Cube, Seoul, Rep. of Korea *

Young Art Taipei 2014: Taipei Contemporary Hotel Art Fair, Regent Taipei, Taipei,
 Taiwan

Talk about Dreams through Art: SDU Art Auction for Purme Children’s Hospital,
Sejong Center, Seoul, Rep. of Korea

Skies, Water & Death, Distillery Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

2013    ARTcetera, Park Plaza Castle, Boston, MA, USA

KCSB 1st Annual Exhibition, Lexington Arts & Crafts Society, Lexington, MA, USA

Pedigree, New Art Center, Newton, MA, USA

Forget Me Not, Spahn Gallery, Dwight School, Seoul, Rep. of Korea

Museum Council Summer Party: 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration, Museum of Fine
 Art, Boston, MA, USA

Off the Wall, Juror: Dina Deitsch, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MA, USA

MassArt’s 24th Annual Benefit Art Auction, Massachusetts College of Arts, Boston, MA,
USA

2012    Foundation on Parade, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA, USA

Approaching Volume, Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA, USA

Proof of Purchase, Samson Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

Art of the Small, American Tobacco Campus, Durham, NC, USA

2011    Small(er) Works and Other Offerings, Galatea Fine Art, Boston, MA, USA

ARTcetera, Park Plaza Castle, Boston, MA, USA

New Media, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA, USA

Chain Letter 5, Samson Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery, Boston Univ., Boston, MA, USA

Live @ Best Buy, Best Buy, Boston, MA, USA

Best of the North East Masters of Fine Arts, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, VT, USA

Medal Award Gala, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA

A Taste of Boston, 808 Gallery, Boston Univ., Boston, MA, USA

Chen Zhang & Joo Lee Kang, Sparring Partners Window Gallery, Harvard Univ.,
Boston, MA, USA *

Drawing Show, Juror: Robert Oppenheim, Bag Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine
Arts, Boston, MA, USA

A Private Glimpse, Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Boston Univ., Boston, MA, USA

2010    The Next Generation 4, Curated by Joseph D. Ketner, Huret & Spector Gallery, Boston,
MA, USA

Parallel Archive, William Morris Hunt Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA,
USA

Utopalypse, Yes.Oui.Si. Multi-sensory Exhibition Space, Boston, MA, USA

2008    Frictions, GASP Gallery, Brookline, MA, USA

Violence Transformed, Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA, USA

2007    Midnight Blooming Fund, GASP Gallery, Brookline, MA, USA

2006    Art in Ansan: The Western Sea - Belt 341, Ansan Arts Center, Ansan, Gyeonggi-do,
Rep. of Korea

Suwon Emerging Artists, Suwon Art Gallery, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, Rep. of Korea

Project with 16 Beaver, Gwangju Biennale & Seoul Insa Art Space, Seoul & Gwangju,
Rep. of Korea

2005    Brain Sales, Sisun Gallery, Seoul, Rep. of Korea


Visiting Artist, Teaching & Related Experience

2012 – Present    Lecturer at Fine Arts Department, Seoul Digital University, Seoul, Rep. of
                            Korea

Anticipated in April 2016    Participating Artist for “World Book Day” Festival, Gwanghwamun
                                             Plaza, Seoul, Rep. of Korea

2016    Artist Collaboration with baby product brand “Momom Touch”, Inkarusel, Seoul,
Rep. of Korea

Lecturer for special lecture series, Sogang Univ., Seoul, Rep. of Korea

Lecturer for Seoul Contemporary Art Fair Docent Education, The Palace Hotel, Seoul,
Rep. of Korea

2015     Artist Collaboration with magazine “The Celebrity”, Seoul & Busan Design Festival,
Rep. of Korea

Organizer for “Forget Me Not 2015”, 1st. iKON Gallery, Busan, Rep. of Korea

Commissioned Artist for “Tuesday Night New Music”, New England Conservatory,
Boston, USA

Artist Collaboration with Miramar Shopping Centre & Miramall, Tsim Sha Tsui,
Hong Kong

2014    Artist Talk, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA

Drawing Area Visiting Artist, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

2013    Instructor at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
           
            Participating Artist for Boston Street Piano Festival “Play Me, I’m Yours.”, Boston, USA
           
Organizer & Curator for “Forget Me Not 2013”, Spahn Gallery, Dwight School,
 Seoul, Rep. of Korea

Artist Talk, Keystone Creative Solutions Program, King Abdulaziz Center for World
Culture at Saudi Aramco in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Artist Demonstration, Museum of Fine Art, Boston, USA

2012    Artist Assistant for Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, GASP Gallery, Brookline, MA,
 USA

Visiting Artist, Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA, USA

2008 - 2011    Teaching Assistant, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA

2007    Administrative Assistant for Kwang-Young Chun Studio, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Rep. of
Korea

2006    Docent, Museum of Art, Seoul, Rep. of Korea


Press & Publications

Matt Rota, The Art of Ballpoint: Experimentation, Exploration, and Techniques in Ink, Rockport Publishers, 2015

Jungmin Jang, “Shapes of Ecological Reasoning for Tolerance”, Art & Criticism, Summer issue, 2015
"Intricate Drawings of Flowers, Animals, Insects in UNH Show", New Hampshire Union Leader, Nov. 5, 2014

Paint Pulse Magazine, Issue 2, May 2015

Hannah Lok, Milk Magazine, Mar. 2015

“Fortune and Flowers in Bloom by J.L.Kang x Miramall”, Chit-Chak, Feb. 20, 2015

Jill Yu, She.com, Feb. 2015

Linda Chestney, "Unnaturally Beautiful: Joo Lee Kang Questions Nature", Artscope, Nov/Dec issue, 2014

Linda Chestney, “Mutated Nature Drawings at UNH”, Square Magazine, Oct. 10, 2014

Cate McQuaid, “Patches of Color”, Boston Globe, Sep. 9, 2014

"Joo Lee Kang's Ballpoint Pen Art Exhibition", Boston Korea, Sep. 4, 2014

Ilgyu Park, “Natural Drawings That Take After Nature”, MagazineART, May issue, 2014

Geoff Pitchford, Artist A Day, Mar. 19, 2014

James Scarborough, "Joo Lee Kang's Elaborate Ballpoint Pen Drawings", Hi-Fructose Magazine, Mar. 2014

David Brittan, “Twisted Nature”, Tufts Magazine, Winter issue, 2014

Steven T. Zevitas, New American Paintings, Issue 110, 2014

Trent Morse, “Ballpoint is on a Roll”, ARTnews, Jan. issue, 2014

Cate McQuaid, “Joo Lee Kang, wielding ballpoint pen on paper”, Boston Globe, June 30, 2013

Vanessa Kauffman, Eleven Eleven: Journal of Literature & Art, Issue 15, 2013

Cate McQuaid, “Surprises in Common”, Boston Globe, Oct. 16, 2012

Hyun Chun Kim, “Boston’s Artist, Joo Lee Kang Depicts the World of Mutation with the Tip of Her Pen”, Boston Korea, Sep. 24, 2012

Jiyoung Lee, “Black & White”, gCOLON, September issue, 2012

Dae Hee Kim, “Joo Lee Kang, Questioning ‘Nature’ through Mutated Animals and Plants”, CNB Journal, Oct. 17, 2011

Jin Oh Wang, “Announcement of the Nine Chosen Artists for CNB Journal’s ‘Artists of the Year’ Cover Story”, CNB Journal, Sep. 5, 2011

Nathan Burgess, “The Cutting Edge: Stowe exhibit spotlights Best of the Northeast arts graduates”, Stowe Today, June 16, 2011

Pamela Polston, “Bold Strokes” Eyewitness: “Best of the North East Masters of Fine Arts” at Helen Day Art Center, Seven Days, June 15, 2011

Ashley Wood, “MFA Thesis Exhibition at Tufts gallery displays diverse talents of dual-degree students”, Tufts Daily, April 26, 2011

Young Mi Lee, “Suwon Emerging Artists”, Suwon Daily News, Oct. 19, 2006


Collections

Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA, USA

Chase Young Gallery, Boston, MA, USA

Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA, USA

AURA Gallery, Seoul, Rep. of Korea

Haslla Museum, Gangneung, Rep. of Korea

Miramar Shopping Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

ArtWIDE, Seoul, Rep. of Korea


Gallery Affiliation

Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA, USA