Won Choi’s sculptures have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in museums, universities, and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA; the Mitchell Museum in Mt. Vernon, IL; the Trenton City Museum in Trenton, NJ; the Janos Pannonios University Museum in Pecs, Hungary; the Pindar Gallery in New York City; the Carspeckon-Scott Gallery in Wilmington, DE; the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, AZ; the Philadelphia International Airport, Philadelphia, PA; the Grounds for Healing at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in partnership with Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ; South Dakota University, Sioux Falls, SD and Washburn University, Topeka, KS. Her works are in public collections - Widner University in Wilmington, DE and Park Towne Place in museum district in Philadelphia, Pa, and in private collections in New York City, West Orange, NJ, Brooklyn, NY, Syracuse, NY, Seoul, Korea.
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Born – South Korea
1990-95 New York University, Fine Arts Department, Doctoral Program for Studio Art,
New York, NY.
1985 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, MFA, Metalsmithing & Sculpture,
1972 Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, MFA, Metalsmithing
1970 Hong Ik College, Seoul, Korea. BFA, Woodcraft and applied art.
2017 Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA
2004 James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
2001 St. George United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, PA
1997 White Flint Center, North Bethesda, MD
1996 St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, PA
1989 Gianetta Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1988 Pindar Gallery, New York, NY
1986 Extension Gallery, Mercervillle, NJ
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 “Reinterpreting Landscape and Nature”, Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2016 The 22nd Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
2016 Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, Chicago, IL
2016 River City Sculptures Parade, Mason City, Iowa
2016 Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Sculpture Walk, Sioux Falls, SD
2014-Ongoing Tyler State Park Sculpture Garden, Richboro, Pennsylvania
2014 RR Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2013-15 University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota
2013 Sculpture Tour, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
2013 Sculpture Walk, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2012 & 2013 Agora Gallery, New York, NY
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
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 Five Philadelphia Sculptors DiLeonardo Siano Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1997 Material/Sign/Object, Han Won Art Museum, Seoul, Korea
Transferring Energy, Washington Square Show
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.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2016 Honorarium, Washburn University Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Topeka, KS
2016 Honorarium, Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, Chicago, IL
2015 Honorarium, Sculpture Walk, Sioux Falls, SD
2013 Honorarium, Sculpture Walk, Sioux Falls, SD
2010 Residency, Atelier Fourwinds, Aureille, France
2003 Honorarium, James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA
2003 Window of Opportunity Award, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
1999 Window of Opportunity Award, Leeway Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
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
2016 Interview with Jim Cotter for WHYY ‘Articulate’ show.
2004 Slide Show Lecture for James A. Michener Art Museum Solo Outdoor Sculpture Show
2015 Park Towne Place, Philadelphia, PA
1999 Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DL
SELECTED PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Syracuse, NY, West Orange, NJ, Clementon, NJ, Seoul, Korea, Kennett Square, PA, Leicestershire, UK, 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,
Edward Sozanski, Philadelphia Inquirer, July 11, 1997.
California Public Arts Association, Inc., Mountlake Terrace, WA
Philadelphia Sculptors Inc., Philadelphia, Pa
International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ
InLiquid Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA