JUNG Hai Yun (1972)


Jung Hai-Yun is a Korean painter, known for exploring a new approach to Oriental Painting. Using traditional Korean materials – Oriental watercolour and thick mulberry paper – Jung paints repetitive images of drawers connected by threads. As a child, fascinated by the existence and purpose of the objects on her desk, she began to classify them in drawers according to their role and usage. Ever since, drawers have become a search for the meaning of the individual and the whole, and an extension of the artist’s thoughts. For the artist, drawers represent a collection of stored memories as well as a micro-universe of relations. On a cosmic level, the drawers represent separate planets or stars with threads that connect to form constellations. Independent drawers combine to form a harmonious whole like human relationships or a flock of chickadees, a motif commonly featured in her paintings.



2008 B.F.A. in Oriental Painting, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea



2017 Relation of Dynamics - What are you looking for?, Galerie Michael Schultz + schultz contemporary, Berlin

2016 PLAN B, Gana Art Center, Seoul / Korea

2012 Time Track, Gana Art Center, Seoul

2011 Relation, fnart space, Seoul

2009 Gana Art Center, Seoul

2009 Vessels of Role, Gallery Hyundai, Seoul





2015 MOMENTUM: ART/OMI, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

2014 The Mirror and the Lamp, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul

2014 A Glimpse, Gallery LVS, Seoul

2013 Jung Hai-Yun, Park Hyung-Gun 2 Artist Exhibition, Gallery Zandari, Seoul

2012 Gana Atelier Resident Artists Report Exhibition: Healing Camp, Gana Art Center, Seoul

2012 Reality Equals Dream, ION Art Gallery, Singapore

2011 Zeitgeist, Interalia, Seoul

2011 Ginetsrelle Artist Group Exhibition, Art Gallery Le Loggy, Assisi

2011 New Thinking New Possibilities, Hyundai Motor Company, H-Art Gallery, Daegu

2010 Korea Tomorrow, Setec, Seoul

2010 My Room Our Atelier, Gana Art Center, Seoul

2010 Transformed Land, Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

2010 Do Window Vol.2, Gallery Hyundai Gangnam, Seoul