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Born:
Seoul, Korea, 1971
Lives in New York City

Education

1994 BFA Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, NYC
1994 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
1993 Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, Canada

Guest Lecture
2011 "Maria the Korean Bride" Korea Society, New York, NY
2011 "Maria the Korean Bride" Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
2010 "Maria the Korean Bride" The Berkeley Carroll School, NY
2010 "Maria the Korean Bride" The Nightingale-Bramford School, NY
2010 "Maria the Korean Bride" Intrepid Museum, NY
2009 "Maria the Korean Bride" Museum of Modern Art, NY
2009 "Maria the Korean Bride" Cooper Union - Saturday Program, NY
2008 "What is Marriage" Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
2007 "Maria the Korean Bride" Cooper Union - Saturday Program, NY
2005 "What is Marriage" Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
2005 "Maria the Korean Bride" New York State Summer School of the Arts/SUNY Brockport, NY

Performances
2012 "Art Trek" Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
2011 “Maria the Korean Bride Grand Finale" Times Square, New York, NY
2010 “Look Again: Korea Long Ago" Metropolitan Museum of Art, Family Program, NY
2009 “Look Again: Korea Long Ago" Metropolitan Museum of Art, Family Program, NY
2008 "Maria the Korean Bride Live" BETA Space, Arts in Bushwick, NY
2008 "Maria the Korean Bride Live" Recital Hall Theater, Abrons Art Center, NY
2008 “Start with Art" Metropolitan Museum of Art, Family Program, NY
2007 “What Shall I wear in Asia?" Metropolitan Museum of Art, Family Program, NY
2007 "Maria the Korean Bride - A One Womans Show" Collective Unconscious Theater, NY
2004 "even the birds were..." COEX Center, Seoul Korea
2003 “Ample Sample” BRIC Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Private Screenings / Solo Exhibitions / Two-Artist Exhibitions *
2010 “Maria the Korean Bride Live in Hawai'i", The Manifest, Honolulu, HI
2010 “Screening", Parc Vendome, NYC
2009 “Screening", Parc Vendome, NYC
2009 “Maria the Korean Bride Live in Alaska", MTS Gallery, Anchorage, AK
2009 “Maria the Korean Bride Live in California", ATA Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 “The Nature” Wharfside Village, US Virgin Island
2002 “Marriage Proposal” Remote Lounge, NYC
2002 “Marriage Proposal” John Jay Gallery, NYC
2001 “Two People: Man and Woman” American Museum of Natural History, NYC *
2001 “My Guys” DPI Gallery, NYC
2001 “Case #1009” John Jay Gallery, NYC
1994 “Woman” Sullivan Gallery, NYC
1993 “2 in 1” 00 Gallery, Halifax, Canada

Group Exhibitions / Video Screenings
2011" 5th Korean American Film Festival",Short 1, NYC
2010 "33rd Asian American International Film Festival", Work in Progress, NYC
2010 "3 A Short Film Festival", Studio Art Gallery, Mishawaka, IN
2009 "Find Me" by Gema Alava, Cue Foundation, NYC
2008 “Interplay: The Evolution of Artistic Process" - Henry Street Settlement, NYC
2007 “Art 364B: The Collective" Kimmel Art Center @ New York University, NY
2007 “DUMBO Art Festival" Brooklyn, NY
2006 “A Usable Past" Abrons Art Center - Henry Street Settlement, NYC
2006 “Ides of March” ABC No Rio Gallery, NYC
2006 “Allergy” Blue Velvet Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2005 “Looking and Seeing" Abrons Art Center - Henry Street Settlement, NYC
2004 "04 20x20x20˜ Louisiana State University, Union Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
2004 "Ides of March" ABC No Rio Gallery, NYC
2004 "Wedding Project˜ 65 Hope Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003 “Ample Sample” BRIC Studio, Brooklyn, NY
2003 “Disaster” ABC No Rio Gallery, NYC
2003 “Recession 2003 $99 Show” Cynthia Broan Gallery, NYC
2003 “Paper Works” 450 Broadway Gallery, NYC
2002 “Fear, Paranoia, and Malevolence” ABC No Rio Gallery, NYC
2002 “Ides of March” ABC No Rio Gallery, NYC
2002 “Memory and Metaphor” Henry Street Settlement, NYC
2001 “Cross Cultural Gems” Tribes Gallery, NYC
2000 “In Process” Ernest Rubenstein Gallery,NYC
2000 “Gen X” Danforth Gallery, Portland, Maine

Awards and Scholarships
2011 New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs - Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant
2009 New York State Arts Council, NYC

2008 Asian Americans/Pacfic Islanders in Philanthropy (Asian Women Giving Circle) Fund
2008 Franklin Furnace Fund
2008 New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs - Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant
2006 New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs - Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant
2005 Fiscal Sponsorship Granted by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
2002 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, NYC
2002 New York Foundation for the Arts Recovery Fund, NYC
2000 New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs - Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant
1999 Artist-In-Residence Workspace Program/Henry Street Settlement - Studio Program
1994 Alex Katz Grant - Full Tuition for the Artist Residence Program in Skowhegan, Maine

Selected Publications / Reviews
2011 One, Twice, 50 Times A Bride, American Public Media (aka NPR), The Story (July 22, 2011), Chapel Hill, NC
2011 Marriage As Performance Art, Need to Know on PBS (June 23, 2011), New York, NY
2011 Maria the Korean Bride Finally Has 50th Wedding, TIME Magazine (May 22, 2011), New York, NY
2010 Why 49th Times Married, Chosun Ilbo (Dec 4, 2010), Seoul, Korea
2010 What a (48th) Wedding, Laramie Boomerang (Sept 10, 2010), Laramie, WY
2010 Maria the Korean Bride Visits Laramie, The Laramie Free Press (Sept 11, 2010), Laramie, WY
2010 Korean American Woman Stages Faux Wyoming Wedding for Documentary, Trib.com (Sept 18, 2010), Laramie, WY
2010 Maria the Korean Bride Marries Laramie Cowboy, KGWN TV, Channel 5 (Sept 9, 2010), Cheyenne, WY
2010 Bride Sets Record with Marriages Across US, KFYR TV, Channel 5 (Sept 7, 2010), Bismarck, ND
2010 30-Year Old Ggets Hitched for the 48th Time, WDAY TV, Channel 6 (Sept 6, 2010), Fargo, ND
2010 Maria the Korean Bride, KXMB TV, Channel 12 (Sept 7, 2010), Bismarck, ND
2010 Artist's Wedding Asks: What is Marriage, Bozeman Daily Chronicles (Sept 3, 2010), Bozeman, MT
2010 Hanbok Off the Hook, Honolulu Weekly (May 26, 2010), Honolulu, HI
2010 Forty-Six Weddings, Always the Bride, Hawai'i Public Radio, 88.1 FM (May 28, 2010), Honolulu, HI
2010 Runaway Bride, Honolulu Advertiser (May 29, 2010), Honolulu, HI
2010 Bride Makes Marriage in Each State Her Goal, Korean Quarterly, Winter Issue (page 41), St. Paul, MN
2009 A Union of Art and Mushing, Anchorage Press (December 16, 2009), Anchorage, AK
2009 Audio/Slide Interview, Anchorage Daily News (December 26, 2009), Anchorage, AK
2009 KALX Radio Interview, 90.7 FM, Women Hold Up Half the Sky (August 8, 2009), Berkeley, CA
2009 Korea Daily News, (April 2, 2009)
2008 KoreAm, Magazine, (March 2008 issue) p. 82-84
2008 Nanomajority, (online journal Issue # 5)
2008 The Korea Times, Newspaper (June 2008)
2007 The Korea Times, Newspaper (Nov 8, 2007)
2007 The Korea Times, Newspaper (Jan 11, 2007)
2006 Casa Living Korean Magazine (Jan issue of 2006) Seoul, Korea
2004 Sugarzine (October 2004) p.1
2003 Back Stage (the second feature on the main page 2003)
2003 St. John, USVI TradeWinds Newspaper (September 8-21, 2003) p. 5
2003 NY Arts Magazine, (Feb 2003)
2002 The Korea Times, Newspaper (March 13, 2002) p. D1
2001 The Korea Times, Newspaper (March 14, 01) p. D1
2001 The Korea Times, Newspaper (March 21,01) p. D1
2001 Mi-Ju Women, Magazine (April 2001 Issue) p. 28-29
2000 The Times Record, Newspaper, Maine (Oct. 19,00) p. 23
1999 The Korea Times, Newspaper (Aug. 28,99) p. A13

Collectors / Institutions
Temple University, PA
University of Chicago, IL
Museum of Modern Art, NY
Wellesley College, MA
Haverford College, PA
Scripps College, CA
Smith College, MA
Otis College of Art and Design, CA
Private Collectors

Works Online
Maria the Korean Bride
Art 364B Collective

Work Related/Art Instructor
1995-Present
Senior Contractual Educator/Consultant
• Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY 10028
• Morgan Library and Museum, New York, NY 10016