Ran Hwang

Korean, b. 1960

618 followers

Ran Hwang

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Korean, b. 1960

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618
Biography

Ran Hwang is best known for her large-scale wall installations in which buttons, beads, pins, and threads on wood panels form images of falling blossoms, vases, Buddhas, and birds. Hwang’s installations have also taken on more current themes, exploring the fashion industry and female identities in popular culture. Drawing from Eastern philosophies, Hwang’s method is a meditative ritual in which she first projects an outline onto the wall, then traces its contour and painstakingly fills in the image with her materials, a process that can take up to a month. “The process of building large installations [is] time consuming and repetitive,” Hwang has said. “And it requires manual effort, which provides a form of self-meditation.”

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Biography

Ran Hwang is best known for her large-scale wall installations in which buttons, beads, pins, and threads on wood panels form images of falling blossoms, vases, Buddhas, and birds. Hwang’s installations have also taken on more current themes, exploring the fashion industry and female identities in popular culture. Drawing from Eastern philosophies, Hwang’s method is a meditative ritual in which she first projects an outline onto the wall, then traces its contour and painstakingly fills in the image with her materials, a process that can take up to a month. “The process of building large installations [is] time consuming and repetitive,” Hwang has said. “And it requires manual effort, which provides a form of self-meditation.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
MASS MoCA
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Art in America, and 1 more
Shows Featuring Ran Hwang
Articles Featuring Ran Hwang
6 Artists Turning Beads into Spellbinding Works of Art
Feb 16th, 2018
6 Artists Turning Beads into Spellbinding Works of Art
Breathtaking Murals & Installations Made of Buttons and Pins
Feb 14th, 2014
Breathtaking Murals & Installations Made of Buttons and Pins
Artsy Insight: Ran Hwang on 9/11, Repetition, and Self-Meditation
Jan 7th, 2013
Artsy Insight: Ran Hwang on 9/11, Repetition, and Self-Meditation
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