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Finding inspiration from the physical and metaphysical qualities of water, Cathy Choi paints with pigmented resin, pouring thin veils of or pooling color using a sculpted ledge. The luminosity and fluid, changeable shape of water is recalled in areas of cascading color and voluminous drips, referring toward spiritual notions of purity and cleansing. Born in Seoul, South Korea, the artist currently lives and works in Brooklyn. New York. Choi received her BFA from University of Washington, Seattle, WA and her MFA from American University in Washington, DC. Her works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at the UMASS Herter Gallery (Amherst, MA), D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, (Brooklyn NY) and Galerie Karrer (Zurich, CH). Choi’s work in graphic design has been recognized with awards from AIGA (1993, 1994) Art Director’s Club of Philadelphia (1994) and I.D. Magazine (1993, 1994).


Born in Seoul, South Korea
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION
1999     Master of Fine Arts, American University, Washington, D.C., (Perugia, Italy), Bowling Green  State University, S.A.C.I., Florence, Italy
1990     Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Washington, Seattle,
             Washington, Graphic Design

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017      As Above So Below, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2014      Ambient Pressure, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2011      Recent Paintings, Pushing Paint, Brooklyn, NY
2001      Galerie des Kulturburos, Zurich Switzerland
1999      Galerie Karrer, Zurich Switzerland
1997      Recent Work, Millport Conservancy & Gallery, Lititz, PA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017     Red Matters, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ

2016    Layer Up, Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT

            Summer Breeze, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2015    Vibrations, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

2014    Pouring It On, University Of Mass, Amherst, MA

2013    Catch As Catch Can, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
            Faculty Exhibition, National Academy School and Museum, New York, NY
            Summer Rotation, Amy Simon Fine Art,, Westport, CT
2012    Surface Tension, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
            Summer Rotation, Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, CT
2011    Mic-Check, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, NY
2010    Small Works, 440 Galllery, Brooklyn, NY
2004    Galerie Commercio, Zurich, Switzerland
2003    Spazio Fine Art, Zurich, Switzerland

           Ausstelungsraum 25, Zurich, Switzerland

           Monchhof Galerie Wehrli, Kilchberg, Zurich, Switzerland

2002    Peter Noser, Swissca, Zurich, Switzerland
           Monchhof Galerie Wehrli, Kilchberg, Zurich, Switzerland
2000    Seven, D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY
1999    Duncan & Miller Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1998    Neue Bilder, Galerie Karrer, Zurich, Switzerland
1998    Reed, Smith, Shaw & McClay, Washington, D.C.
1998    Strictly Painting, Emerson Gallery, McLean Project ForThe Arts,Virginia Commission For National Endowment For The Arts
1997    Print, Watkins Gallery, Washington, D.C., National Society Of Arts & Letters

ART FAIRS

2016   Margaret Thatcher Projects, Pulse Miami Art Fair, Miami , FL

2014   Margaret Thatcher Projects, Pulse Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL

2013   Margaret Thatcher Projects, Pulse Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL
          Margaret Thatcher Projects, Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX
2012   Margaret Thatcher Projects, Pulse Miami Art Fair, Miami, FL
          Margaret Thatcher Projects, Houston Fine Art Fair, Houston, TX

HONORS & AWARDS
1998    Arte Insieme, Girasole Competition, Corciano, Italy, First Place
1997    Bowling Green State University, Full Scholarship
1997    Jules Maidoff Scholarship, S.A.C.I., Florence, Italy

DESIGN AWARDS
1995     Art Director’s Club of Philadelphia, 59th Annual Awards Show
1994     I.D. Magazine, Annual Design Review ‘94
1994     AIGA, Communication Graphics ‘94, Annual Design Review, Graphic Design USA 15
1993     I.D. Magazine, Annual Design Review ‘93
1993     AIGA, Communication Graphics ‘93, Annual Design Review, Graphic Design USA 14
1993     CA, Communication Arts, Annual Design Review

FELLOWSHIPS
1997     Chautaqua Summer Residency Program, Chautauqua, NY

COLLECTIONS
1998    Carifano Banco, Cassa di Risparmio di Fano SpA, Perugia, Italy