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Lim, Hyun Lak (1963-)



1987   Graduated from Collage of Fine Arts Seoul National University, Rep. of Korea (B.F.A)

1994   Graduated from Graduated School of Fine Arts Seoul National University, Rep. of Korea (M.F.A)


Solo Exhibitions

2022   Gallery Bundo, Daegu / ‘Breathing, the meaning of a second’

2021   Osan Museum of Art, Osan / One second ink painting-‘Soar into the space’

2017   Gallery Aso, Daegu / ‘The moment’

2015   Gallery Bundo, Daegu / One second ink painting-‘Stay in a moment’

2014   Gallery Aso, Daegu / Breath - ‘1 second’

2013   Art Factory Seoul, Seoul / ‘A stroke, duration: 1 second’

2011   Bonsan Art Center, Daegu / ‘One second ink painting - Wild herb’

2010   Lexus Galley, Daegu / ‘Wild herb’

2007   Gallery Bundo, Daegu / ‘The wind is rising’

2003   Gallery Hyundai Window Gallery, Seoul / ‘Standing trees’

2003   Gallery of Changdong Art Studio, Seoul / ‘Standing trees’

2002   Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul / ‘Standing trees’

2002   Gallery Wooduk, Seoul / ‘Draw a tree, erase, seep...’

2001   Gallery Artside, Seoul / ‘Pine trees, winds, reeds’

1999   Seoul Arts Center, Seoul

1998   Arko Art Center, Seoul / ‘Lie in the woods’

1996   Gallery Boda, Seoul


Selected Group Exhibitions

2022   'Beyond the Limits'​ (Daegu Art Factory, Daegu)

2022   ‘The same sound & the different sound’ (Dongdeok Art Gallery, Seoul)

2021   ‘Everything becomes new’ - an Exhibition on the Exchange of Korean & Chinese Ink Painting (Korean Cultural Center in China, Beijing)

2019   ‘One Breath, Infinite Vision’ - an Exhibition of Korean Ink Art (INK Studio, Beijing)

2019   ‘Hanguk-Hwa, mindful Landscape’ (Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon)

2019   ‘One Breath, Infinite Vision’ - an Exhibition of Korean Ink Art (Korean Cultural Center NY, New York)

2019   ‘Between’ (Shinsegae gallery, Daegu)

2018   Jeonnam International SUMUK Biennale (Mokpo Culture&Arts Center, Mokpo)

2017   A Report Exhibition-‘DNA of Coreanity ’ (Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyeongju)

2017   Jeonnam International SUMUK Pre-Biennale (Mokpo Culture&Arts Center, Mokpo)

2017   ‘Namsan mountain in Gyeongju - Repository of Silla’ (Shinsegae gallery, Daegu)

2016   ‘DNA of Coreanity ’ (Millad Tower, Teheran)

2016   ‘Made in Korea’ (Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris)

2016   Art Road 77-‘A Trip of 52 Contemporary Artists to Paintings’ (Art Factory, Paju)

2015   ‘Visions of Macro and Micro’ : Phenomena in Korean and Taiwanese Ink Paintings (Museum of Art Seoul National University, Seoul)

2015   Art Busan / International Art Fair 2015 (Space AKKA/BEXCO, Busan)

2015   ‘Jump into the Unknown’ - Collateral Event for the 56th International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale (Palazzo Loredan dell’Ambasciatore, Venice)

2014   ‘Seeing & Beeing’ (Space k, Daegu)

2014   KIAF (Art Factory/COEX, Seoul)

2014   Asian & Afrian & Mediterranean International Modern Art Exhibition(Luo Qi Museum of International Modern Art, Hangzhou)

2014   ‘Ashamed and a crowd of people in a beautiful house’ (Gansong Foundation of Culture / Ara Art Center, Seoul)

2014   ‘After the Brush Strokes & Sumuk’ (Chosun Ilbo Art Museum, Seoul)

2013   ‘Body, being here’ (Daegu Art Museum, Daegu)

2013   Daegu Art Fair 2013 (Art Factory/EXCO, Daegu, Korea)

2012   ‘Riverside Rhapsody’-The 1st Gangjeong Daegu Contemporary Art Festival (Gangjeongbo, Daegu)

2012   ‘Sky of Winnan, Wind of Daegu’ (Yuan Xiao Cen Art Museum, Kunming)

2012   ‘A spring breeze from Nagasaki’ (Kyungpook National University Museum of Art, Daegu)

2011   Capturing Contemporary Art (Esya Gallery, Daegu)

2010   Art Road 77-‘The Discovery of the 11 Artists’ (Art Factory etc. Paju)

2010   Daegu Art Fair 2010 (Art Factory/Gallery Bundo, EXCO, Daegu)

2009   ‘Wonderful Pictures’ (Il-min Museum of Art, Seoul)

2009   Public Art 2009-‘Running city’ (Daegu City)

2009   ‘Contemporary Transformation in Korean Painting’ (Seoul Arts Center, Seoul)

2009   ‘Similarity & Non Similarity ’ (Brick Hall, Nagasaki, Japan)

2008   ‘Tea Music, DAAK’-Drawing Perfomance & Installation (Korean Cultural Center UK Opening Ceremony/Korean Cultural Center, London)

2008   ‘The Painters of East Asia’ (Korean Cultural Center, Sanghai)

2008   ‘Uprising of the Images’-Art in Daegu 2008 (KT&G, Daegu)

2008   ‘Hangul come into bloom’ (The National Institute of Korean Language, Seoul)

2008   Korea & middle East Forum-A Special Exhibition 'The Beauty of Korea’(Cairo Opera House, Cairo)

2007   ‘The wind of a basin’-Art in Daegu 2007 (Jung-gu downtown, Daegu)

2007   ‘The wind is rising’ : Multi-performance Project of Art (Theater Bundo, Daegu)

2006   Art Rotterdam 2006 (Canvas International Art, Rotterdam)

2006   ‘Aestheticism & Communication’ (Kyungpook National University Museum of Art, Daegu)

2006   ‘A breath of nature, A song of life’-Ink Painting of 4 Artists (Gallery Bundo, Daegu)

2006   ‘Sounding around the 38N’-Contemporary Art from North and South Korea (Canvas International Art, Amsterdam)

2006   Installation of Multi-performance:Tea Music/‘Da-ak’

           (CINARS 2006-Monument National/Montreal, French Institute Alliance Francais Florence Gould Hall/New York, Seonjae Art Center/Seoul, etc.)

2005   ‘A Parallel History’ (Cyan Museum of Art, Yeongcheon)

2005   ‘The Tea Music/DAAK’ - Performing Art Market in Seoul (The National Theater of Korea, Seoul)

2004   ‘Chuimsae’ (The Project of National Museum of Contemporary Art of Korea / Sori Art Center, Jeonju)

2004   ‘The Spirit of Korean’ (Art Park, Seoul, Korea)

2003   ‘Aesthetics of Deviation-A Brush Stroke’ (Kongpyung Art Center, Seoul)

2003   Inaugural Exhibition of Changdong Art Studio (Changdong Art Studio, Seoul)

2002   ‘New Millennium of Korean Painting’ (Kongpyung Art Center, Seoul)

2002   The 5th Anniversary Exhibition of Gallery Wooduk (Gallery Wooduk, Seoul)

2002   ‘From Korea to Japan’ (Chuwa Gallery, Tokyo)

2001   The Exhibition of Korean Painting - ‘Hangukhwahwe’ (Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul)

2000   Korean Ink Painting, The Present of the New Millennium (Seoul Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seoul)

1999   NICAF TOKYO-Korea Festival : ‘Special Exhibition of 9 Artists’ (Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo)

1999   Seoul International Art Fair (Art Center of the Korean Culture & Arts Foundation, Seoul)

1999   ‘Korean Painting, the Past and the Present’ (Hanguk Art Museum, Yeongin)

1999   ‘A Stroke-Undaunted and Unreserved Expression’ (Kongpyung Art Center, Seoul)

1998   Busan International Contemporary Art Festival(PICAF)-‘Exhibition of Korean Contemporary Art’ (Busan Metropolitan Museum of Art, Busan) etc.


Selected Awards

1993   The 16th Joongang Grand Art Exhibition ‘The Grand Prize' (The Joongang Newspaper co.)

1999   Selected an Excellent Artist Competition for Globalism

(The Galleries Association of Korea & Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Rep. of Korea)


Artist Residence

2002   Changdong Art Studio (Ministry of Culture & Tourism, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Rep. of Korea)


Public Collections

Paradise City, The Joongang Newspaper co., National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea-Art Bank, Daegu Art museum, Korea Development Bank, Korea Yakult, Kumho Museum of Art, Wonam Foundation of Culture, The National Institute of Korean Language, Kyungpook National University Museum of Art, Daegu City, The Ritz-Carlton Xi´an, etc.



2005-   Professor of Kyungpook National University (Department of Fine Arts)

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