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Biography

 


1968 Born in Korea
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
1998 M.F.A., Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
1992 B.S., Woodbury University, Burbank, CA

RECENT SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010 Baroque Petshop, East and West Gallery, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA

2008 24 Seconds of Silence, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (catalogue) Won Ju Lim: Broken Landscape and Other Sad Things, Pilar Parra & Romero Galería de Arte, Madrid, Spain

2007 Broken Landscape, East Gallery, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA Ruined Traces, West Gallery, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA Refraction/ Reflection, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA (brochure)

2006 Won Ju Lim: In Many Things to Come, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI (catalogue)

2005 New Sculptures, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA (catalogue) Plastic in Transition, Pilar Parra & Romero Galería de Arte, Madrid, Spain Won Ju Lim, DA2 Domus Artium, Center of Contemporary Art, Salamanca, Spain (catalogue)

2004 Won Ju Lim, Emily Tsingou Gallery, London
Won Ju Lim, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

2003 Memory Palace, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Art Unlimited 34, Basel, Switzerland

2002 Won Ju Lim: Elysian Field North, Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada (brochure)
California Dreamin', Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin

2001 Won Ju Lim, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Won Ju Lim: Longing for Wilmington, Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany

2000 Longing for Wilmington, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (catalogue)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2010 Group Painting Show, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA

2009 Second Nature: The Valentine-Adelson Collection at the Hammer, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (brochure)
The Sculpture Show, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
For Excellence: 11 Korean Artists in America, Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea catalogue)

2008 Take Me There (Show Me the Way), Haunch of Venison, New York, NY (catalogue)
Dramatic Reality, Pilar Parra & Romero Galeria de Arte, Madrid, Spain
[I + E] Recent Acquisitions, Centro de Arte, Caja de Burgos, Spain (catalogue)
CCF and Getty Foundation Presents Twenty Years Ago Today: Supporting Individual Artists in LA, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA (brochure) Gravity and Transformation, Kristi Engles Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
My Generation, Spichern Hofe, Colgne, Germany
All Inclusive – A Tourist World, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany (catalogue)

2007 Found Out, International Incheon Women Artists' Biennale, Incheon, Korea (catalogue) Ephemeral: Exploratins in Light, Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA (pamphlet) Sublime: Experience and Perceptions in Contemporary Sculpture, Pilar Parra & Romero Galeria de Arte, Madrid, Spain
Idilio, DA2 Domus Artium, Center of Contemporary Art, Salamanca, Spain (catalogue) Modelle- Allegorien Des Realen, Kunsthalle Goppingen, Goppingen, Germany Franchise, VHDG Foundation, Den Haag, Netherlands (catalogue)
Franchise, VHDG Foundation, Heerlen, Netherlands (catalogue)
Expansiones Implosivas, Centro Cultural de la Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain (catalogue)

2006 Architecture, Art and Landscape Biennial of the Canaries, Fuerteventura, Spain (catalogue)
Idylle; Traum und Trugschluss, Sammlung Falckenberg, Phoenix Hall, Hamburg, Germany (catalogue)
Carbon Anhydride, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin (catalogue)
Abstraction Now: Strictly Geometrical, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany (catalogue)
The Amber Room, LuggageStore Gallery, San Francisco, CA (brochure)
Technocraft, Wignall Art Museum, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA (brochure)

2005 Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, ZKM Museum fur Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue) Vanishing Point, Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (catalogue)
Barrocos Y Neobarrocos, DA2 Domus Artium, Center of Contemporary Art, Salamanca, Spain (catalogue)
20Scene05, The Korean American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2004 Ein-Leuchten, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria (catalogue)
CA Community Foundation: Eight Los Angeles Artist Awarded, Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA
Zwischenwelten, Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany (catalogue)
Group Project: Mail-In Show, London Street Project, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles, CA

2003 Group Show No. 1: Bas Jan Ader, Joseph Cornell, Won Ju Lim, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Slab, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL (pamphlet)

2002 Art Basel Miami Beach 2002, Miami, FL
Gwangju Biennale 2002: Sites of Korean Diaspora, Gwangju, Korea (catalogue)

2001 Munster Sculpture Biennial, Münster, Germany (catalogue)
Snapshot: New Art From Los Angeles, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)
Snapshot: New Art From Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
Under the Bridges, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg (catalogue)

2000 Cultural Sidewalk, Vienna, Austria
Scale, Galerie Hohenlohe & Kalb, Vienna, Austria
Re: Moved, The Brewery, Los Angeles, CA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Guy & Myriam Ullens Foundation, Switzerland Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
El Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Spain
T-B A21 - Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria La Colección Jumex, Estado de México
Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2007
Rockefeller Foundation Media Arts Fellowship
2005
Korea Arts Foundation of America for Visual Arts
2004
Emerging Artist Fellowship, California Community Foundation
2000
Phiilip Morris Visual Artist Grant
1996-
Art Center College of Design Graduate
1998
Student Scholarship

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2010 Who's Who In American Art 2010, Marquis Who's Who; 30th Edition, New Providence, New Jersey, 2010.

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2008 Auchincloss, Pamela. "Destination Beijing", APT Insight, Vol. 2, Winter 2008: 15-20.

Boumans, Jean. "Unheimlich", Franchise, Heerlen, The Netherlands, 2008: 30-37. (catalogue)

Chenglong, Zhang. "Invisible Cities—A 24-second Metempsychosis", Architecture & Art, December 2008: 79-81.

De Guevara, Filipe. "Guiño Oriental", LA Vanguardia, 27 April, 2008.

Gonzolez, Rita and Kuramitsu, Kris. 20 Years Ago Today Supporting Visual Artist in LA, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2008:17. (brochure)

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Melrod, George. "Projecting Paradise", art ltd West Coast Art and Design, January 2008: 40- 45.

Molina, Oscar Alonso. "Paisajes de la Catastrofe", ABCD, 19 April, 2008: 36.

Rooks, Michael. "Take Me There", Take Me There (Show Me the Way), Haunch of Venison, New York, NY, 2008: pps. XI, XVII, 46-47. (catalogue)

Savannah, Gae. "Won Ju Lim", Flash Art, Vol. 41, No. 263, November December, 2008: 91. Sondeijker, Pierre. Franchise, Den Haag, The Netherlands, 2008: 24-29. (catalogue)

Ulrich, Mattias. All Inclusive: A Tourist World, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany, 2008: 42-43, 220. (catalogue)

Woodard, Josef. "'Gravity and Transformation' at Kristi Engle Gallery", Artweek, September, 2008: 19.

"24 Seconds of Silence", ELLE China, December 2008: 132. "24 Seconds of Silence", Destinations, November 2008.
2007 Beuer, Weil. "Slaapkamers in een Vroegere Matrassenwinkel", Dagblad de Limburger, 4 June, 2007.

Collins, Judith. Sculpture Today, Phaidon Press Inc., New York, 2007: 139. "Ephemeral: Explorations in Light at Claremont Museum of Art", artdaily.org, 2007. Gray, Emma. "LA Confidentiall", Artnet.com, February 15, 2007.
Hübl, Michael. "Modelle – Allegorien des Realen", Kunstforum International, May-June 2007: 368-370.

Kim, Chang Sup. "Won Ju Lim", Korea Times, 10 March, 2007: D9.

Morse, Marcia. "Won Ju Lim at the Honolulu Academy of Arts", Artweek, Vol. 38, Issue 1, February 2007: 24.

Nonnenmacher, Klaus. "Kamerafahrt mit Modellautos durch eine Märklim-Bahn",
Stuttgarter Zeitung, 6 March, 2007.

O'Brien Pat. "Light Scrutiny", The Press-Enterprise, 17 September, 2007.

Roussel, Noellie. "Refraction/Reflection", Korean Cultural Center, Los Angles, CA (pamplet).

Shermer, Courtney. Artrabbit.com, October 16, 2007.

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Welchman, John. "Found Out", Found Out, Knocking on the Door, International Incheon Women Artists' Biennale, Incheon, Korea, 2007: 38-53, 136-137. (catalogue)

Young, Paul. "Art – Untitled", Los Angeles Times, 15 November, 2007: H-19. Zarza, Victor. "En Los Umbrales de la Escultura," ABCD, October, 2007: 36.
Zybok, Oliver. "Won Ju Lim", Idilio: Fatasia y Falacia, DA2 Domus Artium, Center of Contemporary Art, Salamanca, Spain. (catalogue)

2006 Aliaga, Juan Vincent. "Eclecticism and Perplexity", ARCO 2006 25th Aniiversary of Madrid's International Contemporary Art Fair, 2006: 74-75.

Aramburu, Nekane. "Project roms 9 out of 25", ABCDARCO, International Art Fair 25th Edition, Madrid Spain, 2006. (catalogue)

Castro, Ignacio. "Fenomenos de Borde", Centro y Periferia en Tiempos de Aceleracion, Architecture, Art and Landscape Biennial of the Canaries, Tenerife, Spain. (catalogue)

Debatin, Sarah. Abstact Art Now Strictly Geometrical?, Wilhelm-Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany, 2006: 78-81. (catalogue)

Galerie Max Hetzler: Carbon Anhydride, Berlin. Germany, 2006: 34-37. (catalogue)


Grosenick, Uta and Riemschneider, Burkhard. Art Now: Taschen's 25th Anniversary Special, Taschen, Cologne and Berlin, 2006.

Ha, Christine. "Won Ju Lim", The Korea Times, 26 August, 2006. Happersberger, Roland. "Aktuelle Winkelzüge", Leo, 10 Aug., 2006.
Kulturstiftung/Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany, 2006: 153-155. (catalogue) Kurtz, Katie. "The Amber Room", San Francisco Bay Gardian, 4 October, 2006.
LeBeau, Elenor. "The Amber Room at The Luggage Store", Contemporary, Issue 88, 2008: 73-74.

Le Duc, Amy. "A Room of One's Own," SF Station, 28 September, 2006.

Little, Stephen. In Many Things to Come, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2006. (catalogue)

Meyers, Terry R. "Won Ju Lim", Modern Painters: International Arts and Culture,
December 2005/January 2006: 123.

Morse, Marcia. "Still to Come", Honolulu Weekly, 25 October, 2006.

Ng, Konrad. "The Poetics and Politics of Space, Time, and Memory in Won Ju Lim's In Many Things to Come", In Many Things to Come, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2006: 7-18. (catalogue)

Niederbühl, Thomas. "Strictly Geometrical?", Stadtmagazin, August 2006. Ohnuma, Keiko. "Atmosphere of Nostalgia", Star Bulletin, 15 October, 2006. Park, Dong Joon. "Won Ju Lim", The Korea Times, 3 June, 2006.
Pschak, Evelyn. "Carbon Anhydride bei Max Hetzler", Artnet.de, 6 October, 2006. Roussel, Noellie. "Los Angeles Elsewhere is Everywhere", Artpress, No. 322, April 2006. Schmid, Andrea. "Blinded by the Lights", artnet.de, 7 October, 2006.

Schuth, Dietmar. "Es lebe die Abstraktion", Scala, September 2006.

Weibel, Peter and Jansen, Gregor. "Light as a Medium of Light", Lichtkunst aus Kunstlicht, ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2006: 32, 354 – 355. (catalogue)

White, Victoria Gail. "Installation piece visual, memorable", The Honolulu Advisor, 15 October, 2006.

Won, Jinyoung. "Won Ju Lim", Korea Times Hawaii, 14 October, 2006. Zybok, Oliver. "Won Ju Lim", Idylle; Traum und Trugschluss, Phoenix.
Zybok, Oliver. "Zur Aktualitat des Idyllischen", KunstforumInternational, vol.179, February- April 2006.

2005 Albarrán, Juan. "Beyond Minimalism", art.es, No 9, May-June 2005: 80.

Borrego, Rafael Lopez. "Won Ju Lim", Barrocos y Neobarrocos: El Inflierno de lo Bello, DA2 Domus Artium, Center of Contemporary Art, Salamanca, Spain. (catalogue)

Castro Florez, Fernando. "Plastic in Transition", ABCD Las Artes y Las Letras, November 19, 2005.

Cuevas, F. Javier Panera. "Barrocos y Neobarrocos: El Inflierno de lo Bello", Barrocos y Neobarrocos: El Inflierno de lo Bello, DA2 Domus Artium, Center of Contemporary Art, Salamanca, Spain. (catalogue)

Cuevas, F. Javier Panera. "Heterotopias Urbana", Won Ju Lim, DA2 Domus Artium, Center of Contemporary Art, Salamanca, Spain. (catalogue)

Gaines, Malik, "Scene '05", Korean American Museum, Los Angeles, California. (exhibition pamphlet)

Isé, Claudine."Vanishing Points", Vanishing Point, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio, 2005: 24-25, 64-65. (catalogue)

Johnson, Ken. "Everywhere's the Same: Nowhere in Particular", New York Times, 3 June, 2005.

Kraus, Chris; Tumlir, Jan; McFadden, Jane. LA Artland, Black Dog Publishing, London. Macu, Moran. "Basel Highlights 2005", Artnet, August 2005.
Mania, Astrid. "Memory and Motion", Won Ju Lim, DA2 Domus Artium, Center of Contemporary Art, Salamanca, Spain. (catalogue)

Miller, Brian. "Vanishing Point @ Wexner", Angle, Issue #22, September/October, 2005.

Plath, Nils. "No More than a Few Points of Suspension", Won Ju Lim, Patrick Painter, Inc., Santa Monica, California. (catalogue)

Schmid, Andreas. "Blinded by the Lights", artnet.de, June 7, 2005. Sung, Min Jung. "Won Ju Lim", Korea Times, 20 August 2005: D3.
Vozmediano, Elena. "Won Ju Lim, Cities of Plexiglas", El Cultural, November 17, 2005.

Welchman, John. "Won Ju Lim's Shadow World", Won Ju Lim, DA2 Domus Artium, Center of Contemporary Art, Salamanca, Spain. (catalogue)

2004 Clanten, Robert; Ehmann, Sven; Meyer, Birga. Wonderland, Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, Germany, 2004: 78-81.

Dyer, Richard. "Won Ju Lim", Contemporary: Special Issue: 212121 Sculpture, No. 64, 2004: 62 - 65.

Ermacora, Beate. "Zwischenwelten (Worlds in Between)", Museum Haus Esters, Krefeld, Germany, 2004: 30 – 37. (catalogue)

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Roussel, Noellie. Ein-Leuchten, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria, 2004: 66 - 67. "Won Ju Lim", Time Out, London, May 2004.
2003 Balvin, Sandra. "Fantasies in the Digital Age: Won Ju Lim", Belio, Issue 011: Urban Issue, 2003: 23-27, 111 - 112.

Boddy, Trever. "Next Vague", Canadianarchitect.com, September, 2003 "Bold", Vancouver Art Gallery, 2003: 11.
Conger, Bill. "Slab", University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 2003. (pamphlet)

Miles, Christopher. "Won Ju Lim", Artforum, XLI, No. 10, Summer 2003: 194 - 5. Miller, Barbara. Art Papers, summer issue, 2003.
Zellen, Jody. "Won Ju Lim", Artpress, July- August 2003: 66 - 67.

2002 Allen, Jennifer. "Won Ju Lim", Artforum.com, 2 April 2002.

Grant, Paul. CBC Radio, October 2002.

Grosenick, Uta and Riemschneider, Burkhard. Art Now: 137 Artists at the Rise of the New Millennium, Taschen, Cologne and Berlin, May 2002.

Krümmel, Clemens. "Das Innere Los Angeles: Won Ju Lim in der Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin", Texte Zur Kunst, 12 jahrgang, heft 46, June 2002: 118 – 120.

Newhouse, Kristina. "Won Ju Lim at Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica",
Art + Text, number 77, Summer 2002.

O'Brian, Melanie. "Won Ju Lim: Elysian Field North", Next: A Series on Emerging Artists from the Pacific Rim, Vancouver Art Gallery, 2002. (exhibition pamphlet)

Osswald, Anja. "Lost in Space: 'California Dreamin' of Won Ju Lim with Max Hetzler", Der Tagesspiegel, 11 May 2002.

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2001 "Das Wilmington von heute wie Science Fiction", Westfalenpost, 10, October, 2001.

Elaine, James; Ferguson, Russell; Isé, Claudine and Philbin, Ann. Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California,
(catalogue)

"Gralsburg der Neuen Welt", Der Spiegel, No. 48, 26 October, 2001: 263.

Herausgeber, Steinfurt, Kreis; Tannert, Christoph. Skulpture-Biennale Münsterland, Munster, Germany. (catalogue)

Krümmel, Clemens. Sculpture Biennale Münsterland, Steinfurt, Germany. (catalogue)

Lunghi, Enrico. Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain et Les Artistes, Sous Les Ponts, Le Long De La Rivière, Luxembourg. (catalogue)

Nys Dambrot, Shana. "Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles, UCLA Armand Hammer Museum,"

Schmit, Philippe Paul and Richard, Sophie. "Sous Les Ponts, Le Long De La Riviere...",
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2000 Hofleitner, Johanna. "Austgestelit in Wien", Die Press, 26 June 2000.

Roussel, Noellie. "Has Wilmington Replaced Rome as the Eternal City?", Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany. (catalogue)

Scheyerer, Nicole. "Scale, Galerie Hohenlohe & Kalb", Falter, 7 June 2000.

1998 Hultkrans, Andrew. "Surf and Turf", Artforum, Summer 1998: 108.