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​ Hwang Ran

2000    School of Visual Arts, NY, USA
1997    Chung-Ang University Graduate School of Arts, Seoul, Korea



2022      Becoming Again, The Baker Museum, Florida, USA(Scheduled)
2021      Becoming Again, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai, UAE
               Hope Springs Eternal, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, USA
2019      The Flight of Time, Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2017      Josen Korea: Court Treasures and City Life, Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore
               Ran Hwang: Sacred Space, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, USA
2016      Visual Symphony, Asian Art Works, Busan, Korea
2015      Beginning of the Bright, UNESCO Paris Headquarters, Paris, France
               Ran Hwang: Untethered, MASS MoCA, Massachusetts, USA 
               Game of Artifice, International Museum of Art and Science (IMAS), Cardensa Gallery, Texas, USA
2014      Becoming Again, Aloft at Hermès(former Third Floor-Hermès), Singapore
               Ran Hwang: The Snowfall of Spiders, Leila Heller Gallery, NY, USA
               Intervals, Asian Art Works, Beijing, China

2022      Immersive, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA
              OMNI VERSE, Museum San, Wonju, Korea
2021      No Strings, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK
2020      Pinned, Stitched and Glitzed: Challenging the Gender Stereotype, Art Apple Gallery, Athens, Greece



2021   FB Air Program, Facebook, NY, USA
2017   AHL-Jason J. Kim Grant 2017, AHL Foundation, NY, USA
2015   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation New York, USA  



As a Korean born, New York based artist, Hwang creates large iconic figures that embody her preoccupation with the nature of cyclical life, non-visibility and the beauty of a transient moment. Her earlier career in the fashion industry and the personal memories of 9/11 attack have led her to adopt the everyday materials into the delicate and dramatic works, whereas the artist's lifetime practice of Zen Buddhism has blended into the sophisticated hand-work accompanied by repetition and penance. Through her performative and conceptual approach, Hwang depicts the time of reflection and rumination of a human being in the society. Hwang's work permanently resides in the collections of internationally acclaimed venues, including the Brooklyn Museum, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Deji Art Museum, Nanjing; Dubai Opera House, Dubai; Des Moines Art Center, Iowa; New York University, New York and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues including Leila Heller Gallery, New York (2021, 2017, 2014, 2012) and Dubai (2021, 2019); Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore (2017); UNESCO Headquarters, Paris (2015); Mass MoCA, Boston (2015); Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Singapore (2014); Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul (2010) and Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, Zurich (2009). Recently, her installation work has been exhibited at the Facebook New York Headquarter. Hwang received her BFA in Fine Art and completed MFA in Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

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