Buddha Falling in Love

About Ran Hwang

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.”

Korean, b. 1960, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
DE FIL EN AIGUILLE- INTERNET EXHIBITION, Inception Gallery, Paris
2014
Ran Hwang: The Snowfall of Spiders, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
2012
Ran Hwang: Transition, Leila Heller Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Summer Group Show, Leila Heller Gallery, New York
2016
2013
Summer Selects, Leila Heller Gallery, New York