Seonna Hong

Seonna Hong was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated with a B.A. in Art from Cal State University Long Beach and continued to hone her craft teaching art to children. Her paintings are quietly narrative and often autobiographical. In 2004, she received an Emmy Award for Individual Achievement in Production Design for her work on “My Life as a Teenage Robot.” In 2006, she was the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. Hong continues to show her work in shows and galleries around the world, such as the notable Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.

b. 1973, CA

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

1996 BA, California State University Long Beach, CA

SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 Persistence of Vision, LeBasse Projects, Culver City, CA

2008 Viscery Loves Company, KaiKai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2007 Our Endless Numbered Days, 5BE Gallery, New York, NY

2006 – 2007 SubUrban Series, Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
LA Art Show, Hashimoto Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Moleskine Project, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CA
Incognito, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA
Ode to the Motherlode, Good Eye Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Lost in Space, Grumpy Bert, Brooklyn, NY

2014
LA Wood Show, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
Parallel Universe, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art of Truancy, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY
Space // Squared, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2013
Post It Show, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
These Friends 4, THIS Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2012
PULSE Miami, LeBasse Projects, Miami, FL
Space//Form, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR
ISM: 10 Exhibition, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
Blacked Out, Hurley Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
These Friends 3, THIS Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Fresh StART 2012, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
Printed Matter, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2011
PULSE Miami, LeBasse Projects, Miami, FL
Benefit for GR2, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Support: Artists Unite For Japan, Art From the Ashes, Royal T, Los Angeles, CA
Momentum, LeBasse Projects, Culver City, CA
These Friends 2, THIS Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Post It Show, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sanrioʼs Small Gift Miami, Miami, FL
Pattern Recognition, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Sugipop!, Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth, NH
Unleash the Beast, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
Group Show, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Taipei
Ed Emberley and Friends, Scion Installation, Culver City, CA
A Visual Dialogue, Bo Lee Gallery, Bath, England

2009
Beach Blanket Bingo, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY
“+2” Summer Group Show, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
15 Year Anniversary Show, GRSF, San Francisco, CA
Brood Work, Eagle Rock Center For the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
I Know What Youʼre Thinking, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY

BOOKS AND EXHIBITION CATALOGUES

2012 Persistence of Vision, LeBasse Projects

2004 Animus, Baby Tattoo Publishing

INTERVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS

2014
Seonna Hong, Late Bloomer, Dirty Laundry Magazine
Kristin Farr, Seonna Hong, Juxtapoz Issue #161 p. 74-81

2012
Hung-Hei Yung, Interview: Seonna Hong, Arrested Motion
Gregory Koutrouby, Interview: Seonna Hong, A Thousand Stories

2011
Amanda Erlanson, Visceral Playground, TBA Magazine

2010
Lianya Magana, After the Flood, Hi-Fructose Issue #17, p. 74-85

2008
Eric Nakamura, Seonna Hong: Viscery Loves Company, Giant Robot

2007
SaraJane Sluke, Sirens of the Surreal, Swindle Issue #10 p. 68-78
Roger Gastman, Wife, Mother, Artist and Solid Gold Dancer?, Juxtapoz Issue #73 p. 84-93

2004
Eric Nakamura, Seonna Hong: Uneasy Art, Giant Robot Issue #38 p. 38-43

AWARDS

2006
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Recipient

2004
Emmy Award for Individual Achievement in Production Design for My Life as a Teenage Robot, Nickelodeon

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