CURRICULUM VITAE

Ji Su Kwak
b. 1993, Suwon, S. Korea
Lives & works in Chicago, Illinois

EDUCATION
2018 Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2015 Chinese Language, Beijing Language and Culture University, Beijing, China

RESIDENCIES
2018
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
ACRE (Artists’ Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) Residency, Steuben, WI

EXHIBITIONS & PERFORMANCES
2018
Alienable Rights, Slow, Chicago, IL
SAIC Spring Undergraduate Exhibition 2018, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
2017
Send Your Location, curated by Zara Monica Wee & Haley Jung, 33 Orchard Gallery, New York, NY
Iterative Information, Origin Ongoing, curated by Adia Sykes & Alden Burke, Dean’s Office, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2017 International Juried Art Exhibition, Art Kudos, http://www.artkudos.com
2015
The Death of Gallery 2. Dispensables, Crude Creatures Contemporary Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014
Erin Jane Nelson’s Kantan Na Libe Tavleau, Gallery Forever & Always, Chicago, IL
2013
WITHIN. 9th Annual National Self Portrait Exhibition, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL
Claire Ashley’s Filly Wrangling, Fountain Fair, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL
On Your Mark: LFAS Visual Art Alumni 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Roundhouse Community Centre, Yaletown, BC, Canada
Artbash 2013: Contemporary Practices Exhibition, The LeRoy Neiman Center, Chicago, IL
2012
Fresh Art, Siragusa Gallery, Chicago, IL
Grad Show 2012, Mary Pratt Gallery, Fort Langley, BC, Canada
Do Not Discard II, Mary Pratt Gallery, Fort Langley, BC, Canada

AWARDS
2018
VSC Artist’s Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Excellence in Leadership Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Conference Grant, National Student Leadership Diversity Convention, Chicago, IL
Top 10 Award, Artist of the Year 2017, Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France
2017
Final Recipient, Idea Generation Grants sponsored by SAIC Student Government, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
AUO Artist Scholarship, ART-UNI-ON Founded by Hyundai Motor and Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
2012
Distinguished Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Nagao Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, Langley Fine Arts School, Fort Langley, BC, Canada
The West Award for Conceptual Development, Langley Fine Arts School, Fort Langley, BC, Canada

PUBLICATIONS
2018
KSA Magazine Dahm-so. Necessary Discomfort: Speaking about “Comfort Women”. Chicago, IL
FNewsmagazine. Uncomfortable Truths. Chicago, IL http://fnewsmagazine.com/2018/04/comfort-women/
Circle Spotlight Contemporary Art Magazine. Q&A with Ji Su Kwak. March 2018: Issue 5. Lyon, France https://circle-arts.com/interview-ji-su-kwak/
2017
ArtMaze Magazine. Curated Selection of Works by Jacob Rhodes. Anniversary Edition: Issue 5. London, UK
The Korea Daily US. Valuable Life Experience and the New Beginning. Los Angeles, CA
The Korea Daily US. Courses Exclusive to School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Los Angeles, CA
The Korea Daily US. The Optimum Environment for Art Students: SAIC Residence Halls. Los Angeles, CA
2014
Untitled Magazine. The First Issue is Out Around Campus. Chicago, IL
2013
SAIC Contemporary Practice Catalogue. First [2013], School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Mark
jisukwak4@gmail.com