Won Choi’s sculptures have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania; the Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon, Illinois; the National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis, Tennessee; the Trenton City Museum in Trenton, New Jersey; the Han Won Art Museum in Seoul, Korea; the Janos Pannonios University Museum in Pecs, Hungary; the Pindar Gallery in New York City; the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona; the Philadelphia International Airport; and the Grounds for Healing at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in partnership with Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey. She received a B.F.A. from Hong Ik College in Seoul, Korea, and a MFA from Seoul National University and also from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. She was born in Seoul, Korea and currently resides in Philadelphia, Pa.
Born in Seoul, Korea
New York University, Fine Arts Department, Doctoral Program for Studio Art, New York, NY. 1990-95
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, MFA,1985. Metalsmithing & Sculpture,
Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, MFA, 1972. Metalsmithing
Hong Ik College, Seoul, Korea. BFA, 1970. Woodcraft and applied art.
2004 James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
1997 White Flint Center, North Bethesda, MD
1989 Gianetta Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1988 Pindar Gallery, New York, NY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2007-09 The Sculpture Mile at Madison, New Alliance Bank Courtyard, Madison, CT
2006-08 The Sculpture Mile at Madison, New Alliance Bank Courtyard, Madison, CT
2005-07 The Sculpture Mile at Madison, Wachovia Bank, Madison, CT
2005-09 Grounds for Healing at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in partnership with Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ.
2004 2nd Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, New Hope, PA
2002 Philadelphia Sculptors & Hungarian Sculptors Exchange Show, Janos Pannonios University Museum, Pecs, Hungary
Critic’s Choice, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA.Juror: Gerrit Henry
2001 Wayne Art Center Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery, Wayne, PA
2000 Five Philadelphia Sculptors, Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA
National Small Sculpture Exhibition 2000, Hattiesburg, MS. Juror: Ed McGowin
1999 Old World/New World-Common Ground, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
1999 Five Philadelphia Sculptors DiLeonardo Siano Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1998 Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Diverse Origins Zenith Gallery, Washington, DC
1998 “Annual Show”, Camden County Cultural & Heritage commission, Haddon, NJ
Judge: Douglas Paschall, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
1998 Five Philadelphia Sculptors DiLeonardo Siano Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1997 Material/Sign/Object, Han Won Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Transferring Energy, Washington Square Show, Juror: Isaac Witkin
1997 Metamorphosis, Constance Lindholm Fine Art, Milwaukee, WI.
1992 Carspecken-Scott Gallery, Wilmington, DE
1987 Pindar Gallery, New York, NY
Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ
University of Maryland at College Park, Baltimore, MD
1986-87 Traveling exhibition:
Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ.
National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN
Wichita Art Association, Wichita, KS
Mitchell Museum, Mt. Vernon, IL. Juried.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2010 Residency, Atelier Fourwinds, Aureille, France
2003 Window of Opportunity Award, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
1999 Window of OpportunityAward, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
1998 Juror’s award, “Annual Show”, Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission, Haddon, NJ.
1993 Scholarship for doctoral studies at New York University on the relationship between religious and artistic experience, Episcopal Diocese of PA, Philadelphia, PA
1983-84 Scholarship, MFA studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
2004 Honorarium James A. Michener Art Museum Solo Outdoor Sculpture Show
SELECTED PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DL
Mrs. Joan DuFault, New York, NY
Mr. Charles Lederman, Philadelphia, PA
Prof. Rodger Mack, Syracuse, NY
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rothfeld, New York, NY
Mrs. Mildred R. Levinstone, West Orange, NJ
Mr. Jeff Lerro, Clementon, NJ
Mrs. Seung Won Park, Seoul, Korea
Ms. Suzanne Squires, Kennett Square, PA
Mrs. Betty Feinberg, Syracuse, NY
Mr. Simon Packe-Drury, Leicestershire, UK
Prof. Lawson Smith, Syracuse, NY
Attorney at Law Gabrielle J. Sellei, Esq., Philadelphia, PA
Mrs. Ana Rowe, Brooklyn, NY
“Through the Eyes of a Sculptor,” Commonwealth Speakers 2004-2005, Pennsylvania Humanities Council.
“Critic’s Choice,” Art Matters, March 2002.
Zero One, Philadelphia Sculptors at Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia, PA 2001 (catalogue).
“Wayne Art Center exhibits local sculptors,”Main Line Life, January 31, 2001.
“R. B. Strauss, “An act of courage, An act of art,” arcade, February 1, 2001.
Old World/New World, Common Ground, Philadelphia Sculptors and Hungarian Sculpture Association, Budapest, 1999 (catalogue).
Grounds for Sculpture,Philadelphia Sculptors Exhibition, Johnson Atelier, Hamilton, NJ 1998 (catalogue).
Edward Sozanski, “Philadelphia Artists at Sculpture Park,” Philadelphia Inquirer, August 1998 .
Gerard Brown, “Uncommon Grounds,”A & E, August 15, 1998.
Gall T. Boatman, “Park gives sculpture lovers grounds for celebration”, ”Outlook,” Burlington
County Times, July 19. 1988
.Burton Wasserman, “Philadelphia Sculptors shine at Grounds for Sculpture,” Art Matters, July 1998.
Edward Sozanski, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 11, 1997.