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Profile

Seonna Hong was born and raised in Southern California. She graduated with a B.A. in Art from Cal State University Long Beach and continued to hone her craft teaching art to children. Her paintings are quietly narrative and often autobiographical. Children are her protagonists and they drift through landscapes with animals and music as their guide. In 2004, she received an Emmy Award for Individual Achievement in Production Design for her work on “My Life as a Teenage Robot.” Hong continues to show her work in shows and galleries around the world, most notably with Kaikai Kiki, Tokyo, Japan in 2008. Her illustrated book ‘Animus’ (Baby Tattoo Books) is now in it’s 3rd printing.

Career

  BA, California State University, Long Beach
1973 Born of Korean descent in Los Angeles
Awards
2006 Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant recipient
2004 Emmy Award for Individual Achievement in Background Styling for “My Life As a Teenage Robot”
Solo Exhibitions
2012 Persistence of Vision, LeBasse Projects, Culver City, CA
2008 Viscery Loves Company / Kaikai Kiki Gallery (Tokyo)
2007 Our Endless Numbered Days Oliver Kamm / 5BE Gallery(NY)
2006 Seonna Hong: SubUrban / Knoxville Museum of Art(Knoxville)
2005 People In The City / Sixspace(Los Angeles)
2004 Animus Oliver Kamm / 5BE Gallery(NY)
Railroad / Sixspace(Los Angeles)
2003 Princess/Sixspace(Los Angeles)
Group Exhibitions
2014 LA Wood Show, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
Parallel Universe, Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art of Truancy, Jonathan LeVine Gallery, New York, NY
Space // Squared, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2013 Post It Show, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
These Friends 4, THIS Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2012 PULSE MIami, LeBasse Projects, Miami, FL
Space//Form, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR
ISM: 10 Exhibition, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
Blacked Out, Hurley Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
These Friends 3, THIS Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Fresh StART 2012, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
Printed Matter, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2011 PULSE MIami, LeBasse Projects, Miami, FL
Benefit for GR2, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Support: Artists Unite For Japan, Art From the Ashes, Royal T, Los Angeles, CA
Momentum, LeBasse Projects, Culver City, CA
These Friends 2, THIS Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Post It Show, GR2 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Sanrioʼs Small Gift Miami, Miami, FL
Pattern Recognition, Subliminal Projects, Los Angeles, CA
Sugipop!, Portsmouth Museum of Art, Portsmouth, NH
Unleash the Beast, Arena 1, Santa Monica, CA
Group Show, Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Taipei
Ed Emberley and Friends, Scion Installation, Culver City, CA
A Visual Dialogue, Bo Lee Gallery, Bath, England
2009 Beach Blanket Bingo, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York, NY
“+2” Summer Group Show, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
15 Year Anniversary Show, GRSF, San Francisco, CA
Brood Work, Eagle Rock Center For the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
I Know What Youʼre Thinking, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
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