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Best known for her monumentally scaled site-specific projects, artist Jinnie Seo (b.1963) explores the interrelationship between movement and presence through drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation. Employing diverse materials and techniques, she seeks to produce the conditions of conscious encounter between subject, object, time, and space, opening up the present moment to multiple perspectives. Her meticulous creations are poetic, inviting, and full of wonder.

Jinnie Seo received her BA in biology and MFA in painting from New York University in 1986 and 1992, respectively. She also studied at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine in 1990.

Seo currently lives and works in Seoul. Her work has been exhibited most recently by the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Deoksugung Palace, 2021), Gallery Baton (2020), and Genesis Studio (Hanam, 2020).


Born in Korea
Lives and works in Korea

1992 New York University, NY Master of Fine Arts in Painting
1990 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine
1986 New York University, NY Bachelor of Arts in Biology
2022 Quotidian Island Ritual, Gapado AiR Gallery, Gapado
2020 Her Sides of Us, Gallery Baton, Seoul
Anatomy of Drive, Nature in Action, Genesis Studio, Hanam
2019 Spellbound - Enfold/Unfold, Insights Sector, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2018 Wings of Vision, Incheon International Airport Terminal 2, Incheonl
2017 A Piece of Sky, Hapjungjigu, Seoul
2016 Wandering Still - Cascade, Gallery Factory, Seoul
2014 Red Clouds, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam
2013 Edge of Blue, Corner Arts Space, Seoul
2012 Waves, Art at the Asan Institute of Policy Studies, Seoul
2010 Soundscape, Horim Art Center, Seoul
2009 end of the Rainbow, Mongin Art Center, Seoul
2008 Storm, National Museum of Singapore, Art On-Site, Singapore
2007 Wander/Wonder, The Third Floor Gallery, Hermes, Singapore
  In Passing, Gyeonggido Museum, Project Space, Ansan
2006 Space in Space, Youngeun Museum, Kwangju
2005 Space in Transit, The Substation, Singapore
2004 Red Chamber, Brain Factory, Seoul
2003 Blue Borders, Gallery Sagan, Seoul
2001 Kind of Blue, Gallery Hyundai, Window Gallery, Seoul
  Spatial Encounter, Garam Gallery, Seoul
1998 Encounter, Dam Gallery, Seoul
2023 With Paper, Horim Art Center, Seoul
2021 One Step Wander, One Step Pause, One Step Wonder, Deoksugung Palace, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
2020 Her Side of Me, curated by Jinnie Seo, Domus Korea, One O One Plus, Seoul
2017 B-cut Drawing, Kumho Museum, Seoul
  The Logic of Sensation, Gallery Simon, Seoul
2016 Making is Thinking is Making, La Triennale di Milano, Milan
2015 Table to Share, Bowl to Serve, Project Box Seeya, Wooran Foundation, Seoul
  Interplay, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
2014 Spectrum Spectrum, Plateau Samsung Museum, Seoul
2013 The Show Must Go On, Praxis Space, La Salle, Singapore
2009 Platform 2009, Kimusa, Seoul
2008 B-Side, Gallery doART, Seoul
2007 Imagery Play, PKM Gallery, Beijing
  Collector’s Choice, Daelim Museum, Seoul
2006 Spectrum, Leeum Samsung Museum, Seoul
  Drawn to Drawing, SOMA Museum, Seoul
2004 Space, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
2003 Prism of Dimension, Gallery Sagan, Seoul
  Pleasure Factory, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul
  Dancing in the Dark Part II, Aljira Contemporary Art Center, NJ
  Intro, Gallery Ihn, Seoul
2002 Paper Cuts, Islip Museum, NY
  Artists to Artists, Ace Gallery, NY
2022 Gapado Artist in Residence Program, Gapado
2015 The Corporation of Yaddo, George Rickey Residency, NY
2012 MacDowell Colony, NH
2010 Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Helen L. Bing Fellowship, CA
2008_2009 The MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire
2005_2006 Youngeun Museum The Artist in Residence Program, Kwangju
2004 Triangle Artists Workshop, NY
2002 Aljira Emerge, New Jersey
2001_2002 The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, NY
2001 Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain
1999 The Corporation of Yaddo, NY
1998 The Millay Colony of Arts, NY, Reader's Digest Foundation, NY
1992 The Bronx Museum The Artist in the Market Place Program, NY
Hyundai Heavy Industries, Bumdang
Incheon Airport Terminal 2, Incheon
International Finance Center, Seoul
Asan Children¡¯s Hospital, Seoul
State Tower Namsan, Seoul
Morgan Stanley Seoul Square, Seoul
Samsung Life, Seoul
Samsung Tower Palace, Seoul
Heungkuk Finance Group, Seoul
Namchon Country Club, Gonjiam
Majuko Korea, Seoul
SOMA Museum, Seoul
Youngeun Museum, Gwangju
Scotts Square, Singapore
Hermes Dosan Park Maison Artist Window, Seoul
Hermes Shanghai Maison Artist Window, Shanghai
Hermes Liat Tower Flagship Store Artist Window, Singapore
World Premiere Music Theater Performance stage and costume design at Muziekgebouw aan ¡®t IJ, Amsterdam