Kyung Jeon

Born New Jersey


School of Visual Arts, M.F.A. Fine Arts, NY, NY, 2005
Boston College, B.A., Double major in Studio Art & Philosophy, Chestnut Hill, MA, 1993-1997


Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 2009
Associate Artist in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, funded by the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New Smyrna Beach, FL 2009
Scope Emerging Artist Grant 2005
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Fellowship 2003


Kyung Jeon and Juwon Lee, Gallery 1989, Larchmont, NY, April

Kyung Jeon and Eemyun Kang, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea, August-September

Kyung Jeon, Belle Rascal, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, NY, June-July
Kyung Jeon, It's a big, pretty world, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, January-February

Kyung Jeon, Mischief and Melancholy, Pinnacle Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, March-May
Kyung Jeon, Trois Gallery, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, June-August

Kyung Jeon, a story, Tina Kim Gallery, NY, NY, September-October
Kyung Jeon and Negar Ahkami, A Precious Passing, Miki Wick Kim Contemporary Art, Zurich, Switzerland, March-April

Kyung Jeon, Delicate Division, Teo+Namfah Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, November-December

Kyung Jeon, The Impulse Garden, The Proposition, NY, NY, September-October

Kyung Jeon, Paintings/Drawings, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY, October-November

Kyung Jeon, Chang-nan Minor, The Proposition, NY, NY, May-June
Kyung Jeon Paintings and Drawings & Cara Lea Cole Photographs, DUST Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, July-August


Endless State, Online Exhibition, November

The Line, SITE131, Dallas, TX, June-August

Weaving Time: An exhibition from the AHL's 3rd Archive of Korean Artists in America, Part three 2001 -2013, Gallery Korea, NY NY

Double Mirror: Contemporary Korean Art, Curated by Inhee Iris Moon, American University Museum Katzen Art Center, Washington, DC, April-June
On the Blue Shore of Silence, Tracy Williams, Ltd., NY, NY
There to Here, Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ

Pollination: Overlappings in Time and in Place, Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service NY, NY, NY, September-October
The Art of the Obsessions Collective, Zebrastraat Art & Cultural Center, Ghent, Belgium, June-July

Reenacting Sense, Yace Gallery, Long Island City, NY, January-March

John Zorn presents The Obsessions Collection: Works by Artists of Extreme Interest, Cavin Morris Gallery, New York, NY, December-January
The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY, May-June

Faces & Facts: Korean Contemporary Art in New York: Into the Life, Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Art Gallery, New York, NY, December-February
Two Degrees of Separation, Gallery SATORI, New York, NY, December-January
Pretty Tough: Contemporary Storytelling, Curated by Monica Ramirez-Montagut, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT, June-January
Team Painting: Stimulus Package, Curated by James Siena, Mark and Margerie Pabst Gallery, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, Sept-Nov
New York 9+one, Cais Gallery, Seoul, Korea. Sept
I Stepped Into The Room, Tina Kim Gallery, NY, NY, June-September
Obsessions, Curated by John Zorn, MEM Gallery, Osaka, Japan, April-May
Lost and Found, Curated by Jiyoon Lee, Rokeby Gallery, London, U.K., January-February
Delineations, Ad Hoc Art, Brooklyn, NY, January-February

Ces Étranges Enfants (Those Strange Children), Curated by Douglas Ferrari, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ, September-October
A Peopled Vision, Art Sites, Riverhead, NY, March-April

Inner Child: Good and Evil in the Garden of Memories, Curated by Kristen Accola, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, October 2007-January 2008
Floating Worlds: Kyung Jeon, Taiyo Kimura, Kozyndan, Andre Yi, Branch Gallery, Durham, NC, June-July
Hye-Rim Lee, Kyung Jeon, Hideaki Kawashima, YP: Group Show Part II, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea, February-March

Who Are You, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, July-August
ArtSpectrum 2006, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea, February-May
Body: The Facets of the Human Body, Asian Fusion Gallery, NY, NY, February-March

"Mas Isto Tambem e?", Léo Bahia Arte Contemporanea, Santa Lúcia, Brazil, December-January
Desenhos, Theodor Lindner Galeria de Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November-January
The Empire of Sighs, Curated by Andrea Pollan, Numark Gallery, Washington, DC, September-October
First Peak, Curated by Miki Wick-Kim, Entenhalle, Zurich, Switzerland, September
Close Proximity, Hun Gallery, NY, NY, August-September
Sentiment, 2x13 Gallery, NY, NY, July
The 4th Young Overseas Artists Exhibition, Curated by MinSeok Seo, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Korea, June
Above the Trendy, the Down and Out, The Proposition, NY, NY, May-June
The Last Show - MFA Fine Arts Thesis Show, Curated by CANADA Gallery, SVA Visual Arts Gallery, NY, NY, April-May
Psionic Distortion, Curated by Tim Evans, Plum Blossoms, NY, NY, April
Characters: Scene II, Curated by Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, March-April
Characters: Scene I, Curated by Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin, Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts, Long Branch, NJ, March-April
Temperature/artists from the flat file, The Artist Network, NY, NY, March-April
Paper Deviations, The Proposition, NY, NY, January-February

SCOPE Miami Art Fair - Featured Artist - The Proposition, Miami, FL, December
Green Light, Gallery Korea, NY, NY, November-December
Psionic Distortion, Curated by Tim Evans, Super Deluxe, Tokyo, Japan, November
Balancing Acts, The Korea Society, NY, NY, October-December
International Underground, Curated by the Wild Banana Project, Whitney Young Cultural Center Mansion, San Francisco, CA, September
Girls and Guns, LA Part 1, NY Part 2, The Proposition, NY, NY, July-August
Exhibit & Silent Auction to benefit Richard Foreman's Ontological Hysteric Theater, Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY, NY, June
Domicile: A Sense Of Place, Curated by: Jim O'Donnell, Mike Sweney, Don Hudgins & Dino Martini, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA, June-July
Happy Art for a Sad World, Curated by Hélianthe Bourdeaux-Maurin, Spike Gallery, NY, NY, June-August
Blameless, Curated by Rachel Gugelberger, Visual Arts Gallery, NY, NY, June
Blind Pilots, Curated by Tim Evans, Linc Real Art, San Francisco, CA, April-May
Blind Pilots, Curated by Tim Evans, The Proposition, NY, NY, April-May
SCOPE New York Art Fair - Featured Artist - The Proposition, NY, NY, March
superSalon, Samson Projects, Boston, MA, March-May

Amigos, Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, An Art Showcase on the Lower East Side, Associated Projects, NY, NY, October
Innocence and Transgression, Curated by John Zorn, Project Room, The Proposition, NY, NY, September-October


2020 Mazzocchi, Sherry, “This is all art,” Manhattan Times, April 29

2012 Kwon, Mee-yoo, "Jeon tells stories on water lilies," The Korea Times, August 29

Lee, Won, Research Institute of Korean Studies, October

Park, Sukie, "Three Distinct Female Painters to Pay Attention To," The Korea Daily New York, May 28
Brunn, Roni, “ It’s a Big, Pretty World”, The Band From, February 1
MG, “Continuing and Recommended Exhibitions February, 2010”, ArtScene

Biesenbach, Klaus, "American Innocence," Henry Darger (Prestel: Munich, Berlin, London, New York), p. 37
"Pretty Tough - Contemporary Storytelling,", November 11
Ramirez-Montagut, Monica, "Pretty Tough: Contemporary Storytelling," Exhibition catalog, June
Hwang, Yu Jin, "Faces & Facts: Contemporary Korean Art in New York", Exhibition Catalog, Korean Cultural Service New York, 59,66
Genocchio, Benjamin, "Amazing Stories: Emotionally Charged Narrative in Pictures," The New York Times, September 11
Shin, JuHee, "9 Korean Women Artists in New York," The Art Magazine Wolganmisool, September, pp. 106-113
Lee, Sook-Kyung, "Between the Real and the Fabricated: A View on Contemporary Korean Art," Orientations, January/February, pp. 28-37
Zorn, John, Obsessions, Exhibition Catalog- MEM, Osaka, Japan

"Boy Meets Girl," The New York Sun, September 23
Herman, Nick and Patricia Milder, "Kyung Jeon: a story," Exhibition catalog, September, ISBN: 978-89-92233-21-7-03600
Park, Sukie, "A Story Told Through Canvas," The Korea Daily New York, September 19, A-22
"Savoir-vivre Kunst - First Pick," Bilanz, August, p. 104
"Kyung Jeon at Teo + Namfah Gallery," Asian Art News, January/February, Vol. 18 Number 1, p.173

Shiner, Eric C., "Set adrift on memories de-bliss," Exhibition catalog- Delicate Division, Teo+Namfah Gallery, November
"Interview with Kyung Jeon,", December, Issue 5
Prawatpattanakul, Saransri, "SCENESTEALER Kyung Jeon," BK Magazine, November 9, No. 210
White, Amy, "Otherworldly Goods, An Ethereal Display at Branch Gallery,"The Independent Weekly, July 7
Contemporary Literature, April, Vol. 628
Kim, Kyung-gab, Korea Economic Daily, March 5
"Hot Art Space," Wolganmisool, March, Vol. 266, p.64
Kang, Soo-mi, Chosun Daily, February 27
Oh, Mi-hwan, Korean Daily, February 26
Cho, Hyun-wook, JoongAng Daily, February 23
Soo-mee, Park, "Four artists' twisted takes on reality," JoongAng Daily, February 16
Hwang, You-mee, "Artists expose personal identities," The Korea Herald, February 15
Son, Emma, "Inside Out: Examined, Exposed, Expressed," Exhibition catalog, Kukje Gallery, February

Gelber, Eric, "Allegory & Ambiguity," The New York Sun, October 12, p.18
Lew, Christopher, "Conversations...," NYFA INTERACTIVE NEWS, September
Lew, Christopher, "Impulse and Desire," Exhibition catalog-The Impulse Garden, The Proposition, September
Kim, Yoon-mi, "ArtSpectrum at Leeum," Korea Herald, February 20
"Around The World - Korean & International Events: Artspectrum," Morning Calm, February, p.6
Lee, Joon, "New Perspectives: ArtSpectrum 2006," Exhibition catalog, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, February

Lew, Christopher Y., "Beyond Superflat," NY Arts, July/August, Vol. 10 no. 7/8, p. 85
Park, Sukie, "Two Korean Artist Group Exhibitions in Chelsea at the same Time," The Korea Daily New York, July 12
Ho, Kyungyoon, "Korean Overseas Young Artists," Art In Culture, June, pp. 145-154
Seo, Minseok, "The Young Korean Overseas Artists Exhibition 2005, The Riddle of Style," Exhibition catalog, Hangaram Art Museum, pp. 49-56
Genocchio, Benjamin, "Telling Tales of History, Myth, Fantasy (and Real Life, Too)," The New York Times, Sunday, April 10, CT p.9
Kim, Sun-Kyoung, "Greenlighting Korean Art," NY Arts, March/April, Vol. 10 no. 3/4, p. 71
Bourdeaux-Maurin, Hélianthe, "CHARACTERS: Scene I and II," Exhibition catalog, Short Institute of The Contemporary Arts, March

Vine, Richard, "Seeing The Light," Exhibition catalog, Gallery Korea, November
Park, Sukie, "Korean Lady 'Cartoonlike Fantasy' Artist," The Korea Daily New York, September 14, F-23
Yowell, Erika, "Photographs by Cara Lea Cole; Paintings & Drawings by Kyung Jeon, In contrast,", July 15
Engelson, Andrew, "Domicile," Seattle Weekly, July 14 - 20
Twardy, Chuck, "Uncertainties Unite, Duo exhib at Dust displays drawings, photos,", July 8 - July 14
Crosby, Gregory, "Pink, black and crimson,", July 8
Farr, Sheila, "'Domicile'; Home is where the art is," The Seattle Times, July 2
Johnson, Ken, "Chang-nan Minor," The New York Times, Friday, June 11, p.E39
Robinson, Walter, "Weekend Update,", March