Kyung Woo Han was born in Seoul, Korea. He attended Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2010. He has an MFA in Film, Video and New Media from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and graduated from Seoul National University with a BFA in sculpture. He won a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and NYFA fellowship in 2010, was chosen for Smack Mellon Hot Picks and the artist residency program at Yaddo in 2009, and was selected as an AIM artist at the Bronx Museum in 2008, a Swing space artist at LMCC, an AHL foundation visual arts winner in 2007, and an Asian Cultural Council Rockefeller Brothers Fund grantee in 2006. Han’s work has been exhibited widely in New York, Chicago, and South Korea. His work has been shown at Dean Project, NY studio gallery, White Box, Bronx Museum, Smith College Museum, Gallery Two, LG space, Gallery Loop Korea, Seoul Arts Center and GANA Art Center in Seoul Korea. His works are included in the collections of the National Contemporary Museum of Art Korea.


All the facts are relevant. People see what they want to see. One fact can be interpreted in several ways depending on our perceptions. On the other hand, two different facts can be looked at in the same way. My work deals with perceptions and illusions. Everything we see or know is not absolute. I suggest various ways to perceive things with slightly different perspectives. I use surveillance cameras to mimic people’s eyes. The image that is captured in the video camera is very narrow and direct. The information that is given to us is limited. It is impossible to see beyond the rectangular frame. I’m using this weak point as a crucial system in my work.