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B.A. in Oriental Painting, Seoul National University
M.A. in Oriental Painting, Seoul National University
Ph.D. in Oriental Philosophy, Sungkyunkwan University

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022      '40 Years of Kim Byung-jong, The Brush Never Sleeps' 5th Anniversary Special Exhibition,

              Namwon City Kim Byung-jong Museum of Art, Jeonbuk, Korea
2019      Songhwa Bunbun, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
2015      Song of Life, Keumil Art Museum, Beijing, China
2014      Drawing Life, Jeonbuk Provincial Museum of Art, Kyodong Art Center 1 and 2, Wanju, Jeonju, Korea
2009     On the Road - Ecstasy- ,Gallery Hyundai, Seoul, Korea
2004     Song of Life, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
              From Fool Jesus to Song of Life, Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
1999      Song of Life, Kana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
1997       Song of Life, Montaigne Gallery, Paris, France
1996      Song of Life, Ganabobour Gallery, Paris, France
1995      Sun Art Prize Memorial Exhibition, FIAC, Paris, Exhibited at Sun Gallery, Seoul, Korea
1994      Song of Life, Gana Gallery, Gana, Korea
1993      Pool Jesus, Guarnide Museum, Berlin, Germany
1990      Art Reporters Award Commemorative Exhibition, Dong Sanbang, Seoul, Korea
             Pool Jesus, Beztyrur, Poland
             Pool Jesus, Black Tears, Gyöngyöl Museum of Art, Hungary
1989     Pool
 Jesus, Roho Gallery, Berlin, Germany


Korea Cultural Medal (2014), 17th Korea Christian Art Award (2004), Christian Culture Award (1997), Zen Art Award (1995)
Korean Art Writers Award (1991), Art Journalist Award (1989), Korean Culture and Arts Award (1981), etc.



National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art, Gwangju Museum of Art, Daejeon Museum of Art, Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Jeonbuk Provincial Museum of Art, National Gugak Center, British Museum (London), Royal Ontario Museum (Canada), EC Embassy (Belgium), Bangladesh Art Museum (Bangladesh), Colombian Art Museum (Colombia), Budapest Museum of Contemporary Art (Hungary), etc.

About the work

Based on Korean paintings, the artist tells stories of religious humanism and peace, sometimes violently expressing the energy of life, sometimes showing a calm, breathless beauty. I try to capture the personality and temperament of the times in traditional media.

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