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  • Jai-hyoung Hwang



    A Palanquin Ride, 1983
    woodcut print
    24.8 × 26.5 cm

    Mackerel, 1983
    woodcut print
    18 × 25.7 cm

    From a Miner’s Diary—Meal, 1984
    woodcut print
    27 × 22 cm

    New Year’s Eve, 1982
    woodcut print
    35 × 51.4 cm

    May (Crying Man), 1982
    woodcut print
    35 × 25.3 cm
    Courtesy of the artist


    Jai-hyoung Hwang (b. 1952, Bosung, Korea) received a BFA in paintings from Chung Ang University, Seoul in 1982. He worked as a coal miner and made their experiences and lives one of the main motifs in his canvases. His solo exhibitions include Dirt to Grasp and Land to Lie on (The Third Gallery, Seoul, 1984), Artists in the 1980s art movement (Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Wanju, Korea, 2013), and One Hundred Thousand Hairs-An Exploration (Gana Art Center, Seoul, 2017–18). He also participated in group exhibitions including 50 Years of Korean Contemporary Printmaking (Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines, 2013), MMCA Collection: Namdo Art – Roots (Gwangju Museum of Art, Korea, 2019) and the 10th Gwangju Biennale (2014).