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.
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 EEG, ISEA2019, Gwangju, Korea.
2018 Gentle Introduction to EEG, Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, US.
2012 Null Point, ISEA, Albuquerque Natural Science Museum, NM, US.
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.
Arko Archive: Artist Portfolio, Arko Museum, Seoul, Korea.
SOMA Drawing Center Archive, SOMA Museum, Seoul, Korea.