Ik-Joong Kang
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Artist Statement

I believe my role as an artist is to throw a fishing rod into the water with intuition. It’s then the scientist’s role to work out how to get fish back onto land. Then the economist will chop up the fish on the chopping board, and finally the politician will distribute the fish to everyone. Without throwing a fishing rod, there are no fish at our table. I believe, as an artist, have an important role in this cycle.

Exhibition History at Gallery 456
2017INFINITE NARRATIVES
Works & History
201244th Korean National Cultutre and Art Award (Presidential Award), Korea
2012Alumni Achievement Award, Pratt Art Institute, New York
2008Proclamation from City Council of New York, USA
2007Ellis Island Medal of Honor, USA
1997Special Merit Award, 47th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1997Louise Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship, USA
1997Today's Young Artist Award, Republic of Korea, Korea
1996The Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship, USA

1994New York Foundation of Art Fellowship in Painting, USA
1990New York Foundation of Art Fellowship in Painting, USA