Haein Kang is a Korean-born, Seattle-based artist. She has a background in both art practice and creative technology. Her work poetically engages with advanced technology to create a machine solely for beauty. She received Honorary Mention at Prix Ars Electronica. Her doctoral research is an artistic application of a non-invasive brain-computer interface. She is presenting her works in various venues, including ISEA, ICMC, IEEE-GEM, CODAME Art+Tech festival, and SIGGRAPH- Asia.

Awards & Honors

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

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

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

Artist Talk & Workshop 

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

            Immersive Storytelling, 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.

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

2019    Vermont Studio Center fellowship, Johnson, VT, US (upcoming)

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

            Eyeo festival artist fellowship, Minneapolis, MN, US.

2012    Ilhyun Travel grant, Yang-yang, Korea.

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

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.

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.

2014-current     Digital Arts and Experimental Media             Ph.D. candidate, University of Washington, Seattle, US.

2007-2009        Media Engineering (Digital Media Design)    Ph.D. candidate, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea.
2001-2003        New Genres                                                   MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, US.

1998-2000        Painting                                                          MFA, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea       

1992-1996        Painting                                                          BFA, Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea


2014-2018    Sensing and Control System for Digital Arts, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US.

2006-2013    Media & Representation, School of Architecture at Kook-Min University, Seoul, Korea.

2005-2011    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


2013    Cabinet Vol.3, 1st chapter,  Published by Ilhyun Museum, Seoul, Korea. 

© Haein Kang