Suejin Jo
Artist Statement

Suejin Jo, Korean born abstract painter based in New York, studied with Stamos and Vytlacil at the Art Students League where she won McDowell Award juried by Richard Pousette D’art and Romare Bearden. One often finds dichotomy in her work such as delicate lines with mass of color or in the theme “fish and cactus”. She paints with unique medium of oil and dry pigment which gives a picture surface much like old fresco painting. Helen Harrison of The New York Times described her painting as having “the character of an ancient wall painting”.

She exhibited widely in and around New York and in Korea. Her most recent solo show was at the Broome Street Gallery as a result of winning Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Solo Exhibition Award 2008, sponsored by the New York Artists Equity Association and juried by DC Moore Gallery. She participated in Pool Art Fair, New York and Miami 2007, Manif 2008 in Seoul Korea, AAF with Tria Gallery 2009. Her work is in many private and public collections including Library of Congress, Chase Manhattan Bank, General Instrument Company, Embassy of San Marino, Sogang University, Ahl Foundation, and Korea Exchange Bank. Her paintings are currently in the “Art for Embassies” program.

Artist Web Site
Exhibition History at Gallery 456
2001Recent Paintings
Works & History
2009Tria Gallery, Summer Cocktail, NYC
Lohin Geduld, Artists Choice, NYC
AAF 2009, with Tria Gallery
2008MANIF 2008 International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea - SOLO
Kouros Gallery, Accrochage 2008, NYC
Broome St Gallery, Jacob & Gwendolyn Lawrence Award Show, NYC – SOLO
2B Galeria, Your Documents Please, Budapest, Hungary
Museum of Arts Crafts-Itami, Your Documents Please, Itami, Japan
St. Joseph’s College, Quest to define ourselves, Brooklyn NY
2007Babylon Lexicon, Book Art, New Orleans LA
Pool Art Fair Miami, Miami Fl
Pool Art Fair, “Art Attack”, Chelsea Hotel NYC
Apexart, The Most Curatorial Biennial, NYC
ABC No Rio, Booked, NYC
St. Joseph’s College, Brooklyn Nature, Brooklyn NY
2006Baird Art Center, South Orange, NJ 4 person show
Denver Museum of Art, Snap Shot, Denver CO
Gallery North, Eastern View, Setauket NY
Babylon Lexicon, Book art, New Orleans LA
2005Pierogi Gallery, Flat Files, Brooklyn NY - on going
Ceres Gallery, Tunnels and Bridges, Asian American Women Artists, NYC
2004Queens Theater in the Park, Time and Place, Queens NY - SOLO
Paul Mellon Arts Center, Looking In / Looking Out, Wallingford CT - review
Air Gallery, Talking hands, AAWAA, NYC
Kathryn Schultz Gallery, National Prize Show 2004, Cambridge MA
Motoazabu Gallery, Fighting Back, Tokyo, Japan
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boundary, Boulder CO
2003Mostra Annuale di Santo Stefano, Stones of Molise, S.Vincenzo, Italy - solo
The Parrish Art Museum, 38th Juried Show, Southampton NY - review
Space Gallery, 100 YEARS, 100 DREAMS, Long Island City NY
2002Kentler Gallery, Peace Show, Brooklyn NY
Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Unity Canvas, Brooklyn NY
Exit Art, Reactions Show, New York NY; Library of Congress, Washington DC
City without Walls, Chromatic Intrigue, Newark NJ
80 Washington SQ East Galleries, Small Works, NYC
2001Gallery 456, SUEJIN JO - Recent Paintings, NYC - SOLO
Asyl Gallery, SUEJINJO - Recent Paintings, NYC - SOLO
Abrons Arts Center Henry St Settlement, Memory and Metaphor, NYC