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CHOONG SUP

LIM

Born in Jincheon, Chungcheongbuk-do in 1941, Lim attended Seoul National University before continuing his studies in New York City, where he now lives and works. Lim’s art is part of the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian’s Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Korea. Lim builds bridges between different worlds. He combines sculpture, painting, and found objects to assert a harmony among contrasting concepts, such as the regimentation of modern civilization and a chaotic universe, urban and rural life, and the West and Korea. To Lim, the emphasis on distinctions conceals a deeper truth, which he seeks to uncover through an “emptying of self” and a patching of the “in-betweens.”

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

Korea Society in New York City, NY

 

2012

Choong Sub Lim: Luna, And Her Thousand Reflections, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea

 

2011

Shin Sea Gae Gallery in Busan,  Korea

 

2010

Hakgojae Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

2009

Chang Art Gallery in Beijing, China

 

2008

Atelier - 705 in Seoul, Korea

 

2005

Habitual Habitat, Sabina Lee Gallery in Los Angeles, CA

 

2000

Light Hunting, Samsung Museum of Modern Art and Rodin Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

1997

Fossilscape, Sandra Gering Gallery in New York, NY

 

1993

Other Visions, Neuberger Museum of Art, in SUNY Purchase, NY

 

1993

Well-Ant Hill, Dorothy Goldeen Gallery in Los Angeles, CA

 

1992

Reversed Tent, Sandra Gering Gallery in New York, NY

 

1989

Hylozoism-Painting and Wooden Assemblages, Sandra Gering Gallery in New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2011

Scope Basel Switzerland, Dubner Moderne Galerie D'ArtArt Paris

Dubner Moderne Galerie D'ArtAustralian and Korean Art 1976 - 2011 Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, MCA

<Tell Me Tell Me>Shoes or Not Shoes Museum in Kruishoutem, Belgium

 

2008

<The Points of Compass> in Havana, Cuba

 

2005

The Armory Show, Sandra Gering Galleryin New York, NY

 

2003

Below Canal September, 11 2002, Asian American Arts Center in New York, NY

Dreams and Reality: Korean American Contemporary' Art Exhibit to Celebrate 100 Years of Korean Immigration to the US. Smithsonian International Gallery in Washington, DC

 

2002

Artists to Artists, ACE Gallery, Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation in New York, NY

 

2000

A Passage for a New Millennium, Korean Artists of Overseas Exhibitions, National Museum of Contemporary Art in Kwacheon, Korea

Gurim Village Project I, The 1st Earth Festival, Young-am, Korea

 

1999

Seoul in Media' 99 Lumia of Century, Seoul Municipal Museum of Art in Seoul, Korea

 

1997

The 2nd Johannesburg Biennale. Africus Institute for Contemporary Art, Johannesburg, South Africa

The 2nd Kwangju Biennale. Kwangju, Korea

The Hirshhorn Collection: Recent Acquisitions 1992-96, Smithsonian Institution, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC

Eye of the Tiger, Exit Art in New York, NY

Queens Artists: Highlights of the 20th Centur in Queens Museum, NY

 

COLLECTIONS

 

National Gallery of Australia, Kyung Gi-Do Museum Korea, Shoes or not Shoes Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Hirshhorn Museum: The Smithsonian Institution, Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Sandra Gering Gallery, Kukje Gallery, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Whanki Foundation, Won Gallery, and numerous public and private collections.

Between, 2014-2015, Canvas acrylic, oil, wax, U. V. L. S. gel, 68 x 88 inches

Luna, And Her Thousand Reflections, 2015, Korean traditional cotton thread (1000 yards), rice paper, wax, wood, kinetic system, DVD, rocks,  12 ft.x 15 ft x 9 ft

One, 2012, acrylic and U.V.L.S. gel on shaped canvas, 15 x 17 x 7 inches