Changha Hwang

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Three-Fold, 2010-2011.
Acrylic on cotton canvas, 25 x 28 inches.
Three-Fold, 2010-2011.
Acrylic on cotton canvas, 25 x 28 inches.

Changha Hwang



Changha Hwang was born in Seoul, Korea in 1969 and moved to the United States in 1990. Hwang is influenced by paintings of Jackson Pollock, Frank Stella, Robert Ryman, Howard Hodgekin, Piet Mondrian, Brice Marden, Terry Winters, Doug Ohlson and many more. His visual language stems from his interests in architecture, pattern, traditional Jewish paper cuts, Venetian lace making, Islamic tile pattern, and stain glass in Christian church. He's interested in visual tensions that are created by the relationships of complex imageries.

He has his BFA in Painting from the Parsons School of Design and acquired his MFA in Painting from Hunter College City University of New York. Since 2002, Hwang has had 13 solo shows throughout the world including Paris, Madrid, Brussels, New York, and Seoul. As well, he has had numerous group shows in Geneva, Switzerland, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York. In 2007, Hwang's painting was purchased by the National Collection of France. Hwang had his first solo exhibition with the gallery in 2011. Most recently, he was in a group show at Yace Gallery, New York in 2012. The artist currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.