Seungkyung Oh

Seungkyung Oh is an international award-winning New York based artist who uses nature and fantasy to re-imagine the world in multiple dimensions.

She earned a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts and a MFA at Parsons School of Design.

She was awarded the North Georgia Distinguished Fellowship 2019, selected for a IBM Blue wolf Company Award 2017 in New York City,  and Korean Culture Minister Prize for Painting in 2010.

An admittedly shy person by nature, she finds refuge from the din of modern life and society in her deep connection with nature.

In her art, she has created a utopian world and figures that are inspired by animals and natural environments. With each body of work, she continues to build the narrative of these figures’ lives and questions the utopian and dystopian possibilities they represent.

Awards and Residencies
  • 2019, North Georgia Distinguished Fellowship, GA

  • 2019, Hambidge Art Center Artist Residency, GA

  • 2018, Trestle Gallery Artist Residency, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2018, ArtScene Today Competition Selected Finalist

  • 2018, Wave Hill Sunroom Project Finalist, Bronx, NY

  • 2018, Urban Glass Scholarship, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2018, 3rd Place, University of Montana exhibition, Missoula, MT

  • 2017, Bluewolf Scholarship Recipient, New York, NY

  • 2017, Parsons Research Fund, New York, NY

  • 2014, Korea Women Contemporary Art Award Special Prize, South Korea

  • 2013, Korea Grand Art Award Special Prize, South Korea

  • 2010, Korea Energy Information Culture Agency Painting Award Grand Prize, South Korea


Solo Exhibitions (selected)
  • 2021, Mimesis of Utopia, Cyart Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2020, Other Wilds, IPG BOX, Seoul, South Korea  

  • 2019, Into The Deep, Gallery DOS, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2019, I Dreamt Under The Sun, Love Henry Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2017, SweetBitter Dream, IBM Blue Wolf, New York, NY


Group Exhibitions (selected)
  • 2021 Our Life In A City, Seoul City Hall, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2020 Designed Abstraction, ADM Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2020 POP-UP STUDIO, Sinsa Garo Golmok, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2020 Apocalyptic, Maryland Art Place, MD

  • 2020 Color Flex, Piccadilly International Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

  • 2019 Korea Professional Artist Mall festival, Seoul Art Center, South Korea

  • 2019, Body, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2019, Contemporary Sculpture, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2019, Art Teleported, 100 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2019, Objectified, CICA Museum, Gimpo, South Korea

  • 2018, Landscape: Real and Imagined, Site: Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2018, Trestle Gallery Residency Group Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2018, Newark Art Festival, Newark, NJ

  • 2018, PSOS18 Show, Clemente Art Center, New York, NY

  • 2018, Transplanted, University of Montana Exhibition, Missoula, MT

  • 2018, RESISTANCE, Jersey City Theater Center, NJ

  • 2018, Ink, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking Exhibition, Wayne, NJ

  • 2018, Design for a Billion, IIT Gandhinagar, India

  • 2017, Mirabilia, 25 E Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2017, Hidden Space, 25 E Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2016, One Earth, One Consciousness, Brons Art Space, Bronx, NY

  • 2016, Artist/Printer, SVA Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2016, Cross-Cultural Dialogue:Sino-American young Artist Exhibition, Javits Center, NY

  • 2015, Color Flow, SVA Flatiron Gallery, NY

  • 2014, Korea Women Contemporary Art Group Exhibition, Seoul

  • 2014, Korea Women Modern Art Group Exhibition, Seoul

  • 2014, Korea Grand Art Group Exhibition, Seoul

  • 2010, KNEA Painting Exhibition, Seoul




  • Parsons Design School, New York, Master of Fine Arts

  • School of Visual Arts, New York, Bachelor of Fine Arts



Selected Press

  • 2018, Chaleur Magazine Dec (V.I.I.IX)

  • 2018, Sonder Midwest Issue 2

  • 2018, Ponder Review 2.2 Mississippi University for Women Press

  • Genre: Urban Arts No.5

  • Genre: Urban Arts No.4

  • Ink, Press, Repeat: National Juried Printmaking and Book Art

  • Parsons MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

  • Winter 2017-18 Edition of Studio Visit Magazine