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Kang Hyung Koo

Saint Monroe

Saint Monroe

Oil on canvas, 147x194cm, 2017



Oil on canvas, 160x120cm, 2018

Andy Warhol

Andy Warhol

Oil on aluminum 121x121cm, 2015



Oil on aluminum 121x121cm, 2016

Churchill's Eye

Churchill's Eye

Oil on aluminum, 145x140cm, 2017


1980 B.F.A. College of Arts, Chungang University, Seoul, Korea



2020   Eye to Eye, Gallery BK, Seoul, Korea
2019   Intimate Strangers, Arario Museum, Jeju, Korea
2018   CLOSE UP, Choice Art Company, Seoul, Korea

2016  ‘SOUL' WITH ONE'S FLAME, Parkview Green Museum, Beijing, China

           'FRAMELESS HEADS', museum of contemporary art Shanghai, China

2014   Hyung Koo Kang and His Muse, OH! Marylin, Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea

2013   I See You, Youngeun Museum, Gyeonggi, Korea

           'engrave', Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2012   Crossing Gazes, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

2011   Burning Gaze, Singarpore Art Museum, Singapore, Singapore

2010   Arario Gallery, Beijing, China

2009   Arario Gallery, Seoul, Korea

            Arario Gallery, Newyork, United States

2007   Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea

2006   Lotte Art Gallery, Busan, Korea

2005   Gwangju Museum, Gwangju, Korea

2004   Gallery SANG, Seoul, Korea

            Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea

            Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea

2003   Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea

2002   Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea

            Samsung Plaza Gallery, Bundang, Korea

2001   Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea 

            Chosunilbo Museum



2020   영은지기, 기억을 잇다: 진실되게, Youngeun Museum, Gyeonggi, Korea
2018   ART IN LIFE, Angeli Art Museum, Yongin, Korea
           Contemporary Art Dictionary 7 Keywords, Jeonbuk Province Art Museum, Wanju, Korea

2017   MATTER AND MASS - ART FURNITURE, Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
            Voice of Asia, Arario Gallery, Shanghai, China

            ATELIER STORY EXHIBITION, Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea


            American University Museum, Washington D.C, United States

2015   Illusion and Fantasy, MMCA Seoul, Seoul, Korea

2014   Special Exhibition, Saatchi Gallery, London, England

            Artist, Portrait of the Aesthetic Soul, KIM BO SEONG Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2013   Look East! 2: Asian Perspective, Mizuma Gallery, Singapore, Singapore


  Kang Hyung Koo is a representative artist who best represents the private expression of large-scale portraits in the contemporary art world. It is actively engaged in activities not only in Korea but also around the world, and has contributed to raising the level and status of Korean modern art to the next level through exhibitions at leading art museums and institutions. Portraits by Kang include not only important figures in art history, but also key figures from the crossroads of changing world history, and movie stars who captured the eyes and hearts of many people. However, the figures, which can be recognized by anyone, are reborn as a new personality by the Kang with his own vision, pose, monochromatic tone, and exaggerated and enlarged details. Since Kang Hyung Koo began his work as his first solo exhibition in 2001, he has participated in various group exhibitions at Gwangju Biennale, Seoul Museum of Art, London Satchie Gallery, and Mizuma Gallery in Singapore. In addition, after the individual exhibition in Arario Seoul and New York in 2009, a large-scale individual exhibition was held at National Museum of Contemporary Art in Singapore in 2011, which attracted great attention from Asian and global art circles. 

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