Sun K. Kwak is an interdisciplinary artist. She creates works that are thematically connected but take on different forms and formats from performance to animation to sculpture with various materials. Her most well-known series is “Space Drawing”, comprised of simple masking tape that transforms a space into a new “Pictorial Reality” full of dynamic energy which mingles and flows, creating a space of limitless wonder and possibilities.
Kwak’s site-specific solo exhibition including at the CUAG, Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada, 2018, Charles B. Wang Center at Univ. Stony Brook, New York, 2016, Gallery Skape, Seoul, Korea, 2015, New Art Gallery Walsall, UK, 2010, Brooklyn Museum, NY in 2009, Queens Museum at Bulova, New York, 2001. In group exhibition including at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, 2015, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 2012, “Works & Process” a collaborative drawing performance at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, 2010, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin in 2007, and The 6th Gwangju Biennale in Korea, 2006.
Her works reside in the permanent collections of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, “ Percent for Art” Collection of the NYC Department of Education, Public Art for Public Schools, PS298Q, NY, Seoul City Museum of Art, Korea,CU Art Museum at University of Colorado Boulder, CO. Hills Mori Tower, Tokyo, Japan, Samsung Life flagship, Gangnam, Seoul, Korea, Four Season Hotel, Orlando, Florida, The James Hotel, Soho, NY, Press featured by The Globe and Mail, Canada, Canadian Art, Canada, The New York Times, The New York Sun, Daily News, News Day, The New Yorker, Time Out New York, Village Voice, The Brooklyn Rail, SF Gate, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, The Guardian, The Korea Times, New York Magazine, Maison- Marie Claire, W-magazine, Vogue Italia, Bijutsu-Techo Japan, WNYC Radio, NY1 TV, Brooklyn News 12 TV, WNBC-TYTN TV, Arirang TV and Fuji TV among others.
Kwak received her MA, Studio Art from New York University, New York in 1997. She is a recipient of Pollock Krasner Grant in both 2011 and 2006.
Sun K. Kwak lives and works in New York city and originally from Seoul Korea.