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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 Hunterdon Art Museum (Clinton, NJ), 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      M.F.A., American University, Washington, D.C.,
              (Perugia, Italy), Bowling Green  State University, S.A.C.I., Florence, Italy
1990      B.F.A., 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, Mathias Plutschow, 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      American University Master of Fine Arts, 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