Haein Kang, born in Seoul and living in Seattle, is an artist dedicated to the artistic use of advanced science and technology. Kang began her career as an artist in 2002 by winning Construct2, an installation art award hosted by San Francisco Arts Commission. She held a solo exhibition at the Drawing Center of the Seoul Olympic Museum of Art in 2009 and received an Honorary Mention in the sound art section of the Prix Art Electronica in 2019.

Kang began her art practice by painting at Hongik University and diversified the artistic expression genre at the San Francisco Art Institute. She studied digital media system design at Sogang University and received a doctorate from the University of Washington for exploring the artistic application of brain-computer interfaces. The resulting Illusion, a performance-based sound art, was created with the support of 4Culture and DXARTS' Art+Brain Lab and premiered at Gallery 4Culture in 2018. The work has since been widely presented in international venues such as ICMC-NYCEMF, IEEE Games Entertainment & Media, SIGGRAPH-ASIA, and CODAME ART+TECH festival.

2021      Digital Arts and Experimental Media             Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US.
2003      New Genres                                                   MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, US.    

1996      Painting                                                          BFA, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea.

2018    Illusion, Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, WA, US.

2010    Null Point, Noam Gallery, Seoul, Korea. 

2009    Circulation, SOMA Museum, Seoul, Korea. 

2005    RETURN; Blind Sound Media Art Festival, Gallery BMH, Seoul, Korea.

2003    Stranger in a Foreign Land, Foreigner in a Strange Land, Fort Maison Center, San Francisco, CA, US.

2002    Home2, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US. 

            Solo Exhibition, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US.

2021    SFAI 150 | A Spirit of Disruption, Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco, CA, US. (upcoming)

2019    SIGGRAPH-Asia, Brisbane, Australia.

            CODAME Art+Tech Festival, San Francisco, CA, US.

            INSCAPE Open House, Seattle, WA, US.

            Art in Nature Festival, Camp Long, Seattle, WA, US.

            IEEE-GEM(Game Entertainment and Media), CCAM at Yale University, New Haven, CT, US. 

            ICMC-NYCEMF, Black Box Theater at NYU, New York, NY, US.

            AWMAT(Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology), Santa Barbara, CA, US.

2018    ICMC(International Computer Music Conference), Daegu Art Factory, Daegu, Korea. 

2012    ISEA(International Symposium on Electronic Art), Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, US.

            Real/Unreal, Cyart Gallery, Seoul, Korea.

2009    Against the Sculptural, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea.

2005    Around a Town,    Alternative Space by Parkgeonhi Foundation, Seoul, Korea.

2002    Oh-Dang,    Diego Rivera Gallery,    San Francisco, CA, US.

            Elements of Temporary3,    Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US.

            Murphy fine art award exhibition, San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US.

2000    Intersection, Art Side Net Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
1999    Artificial Paradise, Ganhun Gallery, Seoul/ KAIST, Dae-jeon, Korea.
1998    Cornering, Duk-won Gallery, Seoul, Korea.

1997    Korean women in contemporary art, Seoul, Korea.
1996    Flying Piggy, Boda Gallery, Seoul, Korea.

Awards

2021    Art Omi: Music, Ghent, NY, US. (upcoming)

            Amazon Artist in Residence, Seattle, WA, US. (upcoming)

2020    Scientific Delirium Madness, Leonardo and the Djerassi resident artists program, Santa Cruz, CA, US. (upcoming)

2019    Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria.

            Vermont Studio Center fellowship, Johnson, VT, US.

2018    4Culture Arts Projects grant, Seattle, WA, US.

            Eyeo festival artist fellowship, Minneapolis, MN, US.

2012    Ilhyun Travel grant, Yang-yang, Korea.

2009    Into Drawing award, SOMA Museum, Seoul, Korea.

2002    Construct2: national juried installation competition, San Francisco, CA, US.

2002    Murphy Fine Arts fellowship, San Francisco, CA, US.

Artist Talk & Workshop 

2019    Artist Talk - Human, Machine, and Art, SIGGRAPH-Asia, Brisbane, Australia.

            Immersive Storytelling Open Seminar, Harvard University, Boston, MA, US.

            Gentle Introduction to EEGISEA2019, Gwangju, Korea. 

2018    Gentle Introduction to EEG, Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, US. 

2012    Null Point, ISEA, Albuquerque Natural Science Museum, NM, US.

Teaching

2014 - 18    Sensing and Control System for Digital Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US.

2006 - 13    Media & Representation, School of Architecture at Kook-Min University, Seoul, Korea.

2005 - 11    Installation, Art+Technology, School of Art at Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea.

Museum Archives

Arko Archive: Artist Portfolio, Arko Museum, Seoul, Korea.
SOMA Drawing Center Archive, SOMA Museum, Seoul, Korea.