Haein Kang is a Korean-born, Seattle-based artist. Her work poetically engages with advanced technology; her machines exist solely for beauty. She began her career as an artist by winning the grand prize at the installation art competition hosted by the San Francisco Arts Commission in 2002, held her first solo exhibition at the SOMA Museum at Seoul in 2009, and received Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica in 2019. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Washington and participates in numerous conferences and festivals on art and technology convergence, such as ICMC, IEEE-GEM, and ISEA. She is also an active artist, receiving a variety of grants and fellowships, exhibiting her work in international venues, including Albuquerque, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Seoul.
2014-current Digital Arts and Experimental Media, Ph.D. candidate, University of Washington, Seattle, US.
2007-2009 Media Engineering (Digital Media Design) Ph.D. candidate, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea.
2001-2003 New Genres, MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, US.
1992-1996 Painting, BFA, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea
2018 Illusion, Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, WA, US.
2010 Null Point, Noam Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
2009 Circulation, SOMA Museum, Seoul, Korea.
2005 RETURN; Blind Sound Media Art Festival, Gallery BMH, Seoul, Korea.
2003 Stranger in a Foreign Land, Foreigner in a strange Land, Fort Maison Center, San Francisco, CA, US.
2002 Home2, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US.
2002 Solo Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US.
2019 SIGGRAPH-Asia, Brisbane, Australia. (upcoming)
2019 CODAME Art+Tech Festival, San Francisco, CA, US.
2019 INSCAPE Open House, Seattle, WA, US.
2019 Art in Nature Festival, Camp Long, Seattle, WA, US.
2019 IEEE-GEM(IEEE-Game Entertainment and Media), CCAM at Yale University, New Haven, CT, US.
2019 ICMC-NYCEMF, Black Box Theater at NYU, New York, NY, US.
2019 AWMAT(Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology), Santa Barbara, CA, US.
2018 ICMC(International Computer Music Conference), Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, Korea.
2012 ISEA(International Symposium on Electronic Art), Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, US.
2012 Real/Unreal, Cyart Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
2009 Against the Sculptural, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea.
2005 Around a Town, Alternative Space by Parkgeonhi Foundation, Seoul, Korea.
2002 Oh-Dang, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US.
2002 Element of Temporary3, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US.
2000 Intersection, Art Side Net Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
1999 Artificial Paradise, Ganhun Gallery, Seoul/ KAIST, Dae-jeon, Korea.
1998 Cornering, Duk-won Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
1996 Flying Piggy, Boda Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
Awards, Fellowships, and Grants
2019 Scientific Delirium Madness, Leonardo and the Djerassi resident artists program, Santa Cruz, CA, US. (upcoming)
2019 Vermont Studio Center fellowship, Johnson, VT, US (upcoming)
2019 Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.
2018 4Culture Arts Projects grant, Seattle, WA, US.
2018 Eyeo festival artist fellowship, Minneapolis, MN, US.
2012 Ilhyun Travel grant, Yang-yang, Korea.
2009 Into Drawing award, SOMA Museum, Seoul, Korea.
2002 Construct2: national juried installation competition, San Francisco, CA, US.
2002 Murphy Fine Arts fellowship, San Francisco, CA, US.
Artist Talk, Workshop, and Publication
2019 Workshop: Gentle Introduction to EEG, ISEA2019, Gwangju, Korea.
2018 Workshop: Gentle Introduction to EEG, Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, US.
2013 Cabinet Vol.3, 1st chapter, Published by Ilhyun Museum, Seoul, Korea.
2012 Artist Talk: Null Point, ISEA2012, Albuquerque Natural Science Museum, NM, US.
Arko Archive: Artist Portfolio, Arko Museum, Seoul, Korea
SOMA Drawing Center Archive, SOMA Museum, Seoul, Korea
2014-2018 Sensing and Control System for Digital Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US.
2006-2013 Media & Representation, Kook-Min University, Seoul, Korea.
2005-2011 Art+Technology, Installation, etc. Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea.