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DONG CHUL

HA 

(1942-2006)

Dong Chul Ha left a lasting legacy upon modern Korean art history as an abstract painter and printmaker. The distinct themes of his work were focused on light as the sublime of universe. Light also expresses the energy of nature. His work was composed clearly by vertical and horizontal lines, circles, a grid formation and geometric structures. Ha served as the Chairman of the Korean Contemporary Print Association from 1990-1991 and as Dean of College of Fine Arts at Seoul National University from 2000-2001. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship at the Tyler School of Art in Temple University, and received the 1974 Prize from the Minister of Culture & Information at the Korean National Art Exhibition.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2004

Sun Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

2002

Gana Art Center in Seoul, Korea

 

1995

Jean Art Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

1988

Gallery Hyundai in Seoul, Korea

 

1985

Art Center in Seoul, Korea

Dai-Do Gallery in Sapporo, Japan

 

1983

Yoon Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

1981

Growrich Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

1979

Art Alliance in Philadelphia, PA

Korean Culture Center in New York City, NY

Penrose Gallery in Philadelphia, PA

Shinsegae Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

1978

Lang Man Gallery in Pennsylvania

 

1977

Sun Gallery in Seoul, Korea

 

1976

Art Center in Seoul, Korea

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2015

Donghwa Ode Gallery in New York City, NY

 

2003

Understanding Abstract Painting, Sungkok Museum

New Horizon of Drawing, National Museum of Contemporary Art

 

2002

Korean Contemporary Print on Hanji Father & Daughter - Dation Visual Art Center, Dayton - Chidraw Gallery, Cincinnati - Acoke Gallery, Columbus

 

2000

Y2K International Print Exhibition, Taiwan National Art Exhibition Center, Taipei

Korean Contemporary Art, Japan & Kuwait, Lebanon Tour

 

1996

6 Korean Artists, Denis Rene, Paris

FIAC ‘96, Espas Eiffel, Paris

 

1991

19th International Biennale of Print, International Center of Graphic Art, Yugoslavia

Korean Contemporary Print Exhibition, British Museum, London

19th International Biennale of Graphic Art, Moderna Galerija Cankarjev dom Galerija Tivoli, Ljubljana

The 10th Norwegian International Print Triennale, Fredrikstard City Library, Oslo

 

1990

Print Adventure, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo

 

1984

The 2nd Sapporo Triennale, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art

 

1983

Korean Contemporary Fine Arts Exhibition, Milano Viscontia Hall, Italy

 

1982

The Facet of Korean Contemporary Art, Kyoto Municipal Museum, Japan

 

1981

The 13th International Painting Exhibition in Cannes, France

 

COLLECTIONS

 

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, British Museum, and numerous public and private collections.

Light Cosmos 92-1, 1992, 23.6 x 20.7 inches

Light 93-28-1, 1993, 47.2 x 70.9 inches  

Light-Dawn 93-7, 1993, 72 x 60 inches