Biography

1970
  • Born in Korea
1991-96
  • Studying painting at the Fine-Art-Faculty of the Hong-Ik University, Seoul
1998
  • Move to Düsseldorf, Germany
2000
  • Admission to the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
  • Design of a stage set for Ravel’s opera „The Child and the Spells“ in cooperation with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf
2001
  • Design of a stage set for Mozart’s opera „The Magic Flute“ in cooperation with the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf for Christine Hölz, Halle 6, Düsseldorf
2003-06
  • Assistent to Prof. Markus Lüpertz, Düsseldorf
2004
  • Solo exhibition „Sweet Madness, Endless Pain, Paraphrases of the Works of Francisco Goya“, AION Art Gallery, Vancouver
2006 
  • Master student of Prof. Markus Lüpertz
2008
  • Group exhibition „Clara’s Choice“, Neuhauser Kunstmühle, Salzburg
  • Solo exhibition „Long-desired Light“, Galerie Korea, promoting exhibition of the Korean embassy, Berlin
  • Working scholarship of the Gana Art Center Galerie, Seoul, Cité de Internationale des Arts, Paris
  • Residence in Paris
  • Solo exhibition „Kwang Lee, Malerei“, Cité de Internationale des Arts, Paris
2009
  • Diploma degree (“academy letter”) of the  Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
  • Solo exhibition „The Secret of Transformation“, Galerie 45, Aachen
  • Group exhibition „Masters of Tomorrow“, Galerie Gecko, Solingen
2010
  • Solo exhibition „The Birth of Illusion“, Janzen Galerie, Wuppertal
  • Group exhibition, „The Immortality of the Star, from Goya over Walter Benjamin to Václav Havel“, Museum Baden Solingen, Solingen
2011
  • Solo exhibition „Starry Night“, Haus der Ärzteschaft, Düsseldorf
2012
  • Solo exhibition „Water“, Galerie Son, Berlin
2014
  • Group exhibition „West-Eastern Diwan“, Galerie Gecko, Solingen
  • Group exhibition „Korea Korea“, Galerie Son, Berlin
  • Solo exhibition „Hosu, Lakes“, Braun und Hassenflug, Berlin
2015
  • Solo exhibition „Dreamy Landscapes“, Centre Bagatelle, Berlin
  • Group exhibition „Very Painting“, Art Forum Rhee, Bucheon in Korea
  • Group exhibition „2015 Nanseolheon International Artist Exhibition“, Gangneung Museum of Art, Korea
2016
  • Solo exhibition „Dreamy Landscapes“, Centre Bagatelle, Berlin
  • Group exhibition „Oversees Domestic Leading Artist“, Jeong Seon Museum, Seoul
2017
  • Solo exhibition “Hyang-Su“, Galerie am Damm, Berlin
  • Group exhibition “Jeong Seon is painting in Germany”, Jeong Seon Museum, Seoul
  • Group exhibition „Jeong Seon is painting in Germany”, St. Otillien, Bayern
2018
  • Group exhibition „Comfort Women without Comfort“ RK Galerie, Berlin
  • Group exhibition „The Return of Jeong Seon – Old Master, New Spirits“, Vertretung des Freistaates Sachsen beim Bund,  Berlin

Living and working in Berlin as well as being president of the art association Kunstvereins 64 e.V.