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 Born in Kwang-Ju, South Korea, Ji Oh immigrated to Los Angeles with her family when she was 16 years old. She was exposed to art from early childhood and was especially fascinated with color mixing and drawings. Her parents supported her academic art training on Western art throughout middle school and high school in Korea. Receiving recognition for her talent in American high school was a big encouragement during her adjustment to life in America. She received her BFA from California State University Fullerton and her MFA from Claremont Graduate University in Drawing and Painting. As the representative of her graduate school, Ji participated in the Visual Art Competition for the Los Angeles Arts Council Art Scholarship Awards and was awarded the Second Prize.  Following graduate school and an inspirational two-month solo backpacking tour of western Europe, Ji continued her art career and private teaching at her studio in Walnut, California. She has exhibited her artwork extensively at museums and galleries throughout the United States and internationally, including Australia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Singapore. In 1997, she was an instructor in painting and drawing at Idyllwild Art Academy. In 2002, Ji Oh was commissioned by the Kawaguchi Art Station in Kawaguchi, Japan to create art for the Lilia Cultural Center, and her work now resides in their permanent collection. Her most recent shows include solo exhibitions at the PYO Gallery in Los Angeles, and INSA Gallery in Seoul,  South Korea. She has curated three art shows, including "Los Angeles Festival: Crossing LA", and has worked as a juror for the City of Beverly Hills Art Show, a panelist at the Watts Towers Art Center, and a translator for Dove Magazine of South Korea for an article on the LA County Museum and MOCA. In addition to being a guest art history lecturer at Patten University in Los Angeles, she has lectured on "Woman Artists Past & Present" at the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and Western art history lectures at the Andrewshire and Rubicon Galleries in Los Angeles. In 2013, she presented a lecture series on contemporary and post modern art at the Lynn J. Gallery in Buena Park, California titled "Love Art to Hate Art". Ji periodically conducts art history lecture series at her private gallery in Whittier. She is in 27th year of teaching art at Ji's Art Studio in Whittier, California.  

Education

 

EDUCATION

The Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

Master of Fine Arts - Painting, 1989

California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Bachelor of Fine Arts - Painting, 1987

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011     PYO Gallery LA, Los Angeles, CA

2009     LA Artcore Center, Los Angeles, CA

2008     Insa Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2004     LA Artcore Center, Los Angeles, CA

2001     LA Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA

2000     Yemac Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1991     South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art, Torrance, CA

                 Art Exhibition in conjunction with 1991 Asian Pacific American Heritage 

                 Month, Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda, Los Angeles, CA

1990      Mendenhall Gallery, Whittier College, Whittier, CA

1989      M. F. A. Show, East Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 2017     Strings Attached, Coastline Art Gallery, Coastline Community   College,   Newport   Beach, CA

                 49th KAASC Annual Art Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA   C Art Museum, 

                 Yang Pyung, Kyung Ki Do, Korea

                 Gallery Do Arte, Los   Angeles, CA

2016      Reunion, ANDLAB, Los Angeles, CA 

2014      Invitational Exhibition of 11 Artists in California, Geoje Art Center, Geoje, Korea

2012      LA Art Show, Los Angeles Convention   Center, CA

2011      Korea International Art Fair, COEX Seoul, Korea

                  Pop Art of Korea, 3rd Insa Art Festival, Insa Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2010      LA Artcore, Los Angeles, CA

                  Korea International Art Fair, COEX Seoul, Korea 

2009      Insa Art Festival, Insa Gallery, Seoul, Korea

                  World Wide New Year Show, Gallery Western, Los Angeles, CA

2008      Art Singapore, Suntec, Singapore

                  Korea International Art Fair, COEX Seoul, Korea 

                  Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair, Hotel New Otani Tokyo, Japan 

                  Seoul Open Art Fair, COEX Seoul, Korea

2007      Something New, Something Different, and Something Beautiful, Two Artist Show, Rubicon Gallery

                  Los Angeles, CA

2006     24 Group Exhibition, Lotus Gallery, CA 

                 Exodus, Gallery Blue Wave, Los Angeles, CA 

                  Hysterical Delight, Lotus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005     Twisted Christmas, BGH Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

                 Small Is, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                 21 Drawing Exhibition, Lotus Gallery, CA

                 Installation, Studio SA, Santa Ana, CA

2004     Global Cultural Center’s 8th International Group Show, KickArts, Cairns, Australia

                 Installation, Borm and Associates, Irvine, CA

2003      Small Piece Exhibition, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                 Auction for KAFA, Beverly Hills, CA

                 Summer Art Exhibit, Bistango Gallery Restaurant, Irvine, CA

2002     Roppongi Artrend 2002, Tokyo, Japan

                 S&M- Sublime & Mystique, Zone Six, Los Angeles, CA

                 An Evening of Curiosity, Carnival and Art, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA

                 Neo Painting, Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwangiu-city Kyunnggi-do, Korea

                 Beauty of Diversity, Korean Artists from America, Paris, and Firenze, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea

2001     Two Peninsulas, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

                The Small Works, ANDLAB Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                The 6th International IGS Group Show: Seoul-Peace, The War Memorial Museum, Seoul, CA

                 Korea and Mexio: Images of Female Creativity, The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

                 Korea and Mexico: Images of Female Creativity, The Mexican Cultural Institute, Los Angeles, CA

2000     Mixed Media Exhibit, Hilton La Jolla, Torrey Pines, CA

                 Color Experience, Bistango Gallery Restaurant, Irvine, CA

                 In the Pink, BackStreet Gallery, West Los Angeles, CA

                 Rhythms, Tustin Renaissance Gallery, Tustin, CA

                 GCC International Global Show Osaka 2000, The World Trade Center,  Osaka, Japan

                 Shifting Perceptions: Contemporary L.A. Visions, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA

                 Big Wave 2, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999      Small Pleasure, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                 International Global Show Mexico '99, Museo de Arte Moderno de Toluca, Toluca, Mexico

                 Hop Hope, Gallery Prince, Los Angeles, CA

                 Surrealism, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

1998      LA 98, Modern Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                  Installation, Hollywood Digital, Hollywood, CA

                 That Figures, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

1997     The Big Wave, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                 Group Show, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                 Group Show, John & Joe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                 The 29th Annual Exhibition of The Korean Artists Association of Southern California, Korean  Cultural Center,                  Los Angeles, CA

                 Scene 1997: Contemporary Korean American Artists, Korean American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

                 Scene 1997: Contemporary Korean American Artists, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, CA

1996      Blessings, John & Joe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

                  Little Big Art, Mendenhall Gallery, Whittier College, Whittier, CA 

1995      Continuum, work by artists of Korean descent, Fine Arts Gallery, 

                 Cerritos College, Norwalk, CA 

                 Solitude: A Journey Home, The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA 

                 Collaborations, The Unity Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA 

                 Collaborations, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                 Collaborations, Black Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1994      Pop Goes the Easel, Bistango Gallery Restaurant, Irvine, CA

                 Get Back, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

                 Get Back, East Gallery, Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA

                 L.A. Rhythms, Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                Transformations: The Human Form in Diverse Contexts, Wignall Museum Gallery, Chaffey College,                  Rancho Cucamonga, CA

                Memories of Romance, John Wayne Airport, Costa Mesa, CA

                Dances with a Line, Cafe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

                An Asian American Perception, Marjorie Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

                An Asian American Perception, Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, Nevada

1993    The Autobiography of Difference: Diversity and the Asian American   Experience, Side Street  Project,                Santa Monica, CA

                Los Angeles Festival: Crossing LA, Museum of African American Art, Los Angeles, CA

                Los Angeles Festival: Crossing LA, Leimert Park, Los Angeles, CA.

                Works of Peace: 111 Artists, Galerie Bhak Young Duk, Seoul, Korea

1992    Barefoot in the Embers, Highways, Santa Monica, CA

               Cross Section, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

               The 3rd Exhibition of Contemporary Art Exchange Association, Dae-Gu Cultural Art Center, Dae- Gu, Korea

               Caught Between the Sheets, Los Angeles Photography Center, Los   Angeles, CA

               Celebration and Protest, William Grant Still Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA.

                Energy: Interaction of Contrast, Art Core Annex, Los Angeles, CA

                Energy: Interaction of Contrast, South Bay Contemporary Museum of Art, Torrance, CA

1991   The Exhibition of Korean Artists in LA, NY, and Paris, Mexico Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City,  Mexico

               The Exhibition of Korean Artists in LA, NY, and Paris, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

                Korean American Arts and Artists, Korean American Coalition Meeting, Hobart Elementary School                 Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA

1990    Asian Artists in Los Angeles, Electronic Cafe International, Santa Monica, CA

AWARDS

2002    Fellowship for Kawaguchi Art Station, Kawaguchi, Japan

1998    Second Prize in the Fifth Annual Visual Art Competition for the Los Angeles Arts  Council Art  Scholarship                 Awards, Los Angeles, CA

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2006    Hysterical Delight, Lotus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2002    S&M- Sublime & Mystique, Zone Six, Los Angeles, CA

1993     Los Angeles Festival: Crossing L.A., Los Angeles, CA.

WORK EXPERIENCE

1989-Present       Instructor of visual art education at Ji's Art Studio, Whittier, CA

2017    Lecturer of Art History, “Reasoning of Unreasonable Art"”, Ji's Art Studio, Whittier,   CA

2013    Lecturer of Art History, “Love Art to Hate Art”, Lynn J. Gallery, Buena Park, CA

2007    Lecturer of Art History, Rubicon Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004    Contributor and Translator for Dove Magazine, January, "Contemporary LA:   LACMA/Detox for  Los Angelenos'                 Addiction to Pop Culture" and "Contemporary  LA: MOCA/Cultural Pride revived from a Wasteland of                 Contemporary Art", p. 131.

2006    Lecturer of Art History, Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004- 2005     Lecturer of Art History, Patten University, Los Angeles, CA

2002    Children Workshop At Lilia Cultural Center, Kawaguchi, Japan

1997- 1998        Instructor of Painting and Drawing, Idyllwild Arts Academy, Idyllwild, CA 

1997     Instructor of Youth Painting and Drawing for Summer Program at  Idyllwild Arts,

                 Idyllwild, CA

1994     Instructor of Barrier Free Program, “Korean Arts of the Eighteenth Century: 

                Splendor & Simplicity,” Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

                 Lecturer, "Walking Through History: Woman Artists Past & Present," 

                The Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

                Guest Artist, Art Department, California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

1993     Judge, "Affaire in the Gardens,” City of Beverly Hills, CA

                 Guest Panel, “Los Angeles/Next Decade 1992 – 2002,” Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION

2002     Lilia Cultural Center, Kawaguchi City, Japan

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, INTERVIEWS, AND REVIEWS

2010      Kang, Seung Min. "Pop Art: Looking at the World with Irony." Yeo Sung Joong  Ang, January, p. 440.

2008     Park, Jung Chul. “A Mastered Variety of Forms.” Art Preview, October, p. 14.

2002     Chattoapadhyay, Collette. LA Artcore Quarterly, January/April, review. 

2000     Wan, Betty Phoenix and Chattoapadhyay, Collette. Shifting Perceptions  

                 Contemporary L.A. Visions, exhibition catalog.

                 Mori, Aisha. “Does Art Necessarily Reflect Ethnicity?” Los Angeles Times, May 19.

1995      Kim, Jung Sub. “17 Korean American Artists Invitation Show at Cerritos.” The Korea Times, October 13, p. B1.

                 “Small Is Beautiful.” Los Angeles Times, Editorials, January 2, p. B14.

1994     “Las Vegas Strikes It Rich with Asian American Art.” The Rafu Shimpo, March 9.

1993      Frank, Peter. “Pick of the Week; Crossing LA.: Home, Place, Memory.” LA Weekly, September 10-16, p. 124.

                  Min, Susette S. “Ours in Art.” KoreAm Journal, April, p. 40.

1992      Nolan, Timothy. “Collaborations; Barefoot in the Embers: A Conversation with the Curator and Artists.”                   Artweek, December 17, p. 18.  

                  Frank, Peter. “Pick of the Week; Cross Section: Physical Abstraction.” LA Weekly,   November 13-19, p.124.

                  Suravech, Glenn. “Highways to Address Black-Asian Relations in 10-Week Series.”  Rafu Shimpo, October 16, p. 1. 

                  Snow, Shauna. “Identity Trapped ‘Between the Sheets.’" Los Angeles Times, Calendar, July 31, p. F14.

1991      Kim, James S. “Artist Showcased in City Hall Rotunda Room During Asian Month.” KoreAm Journal, June, p. 9.

1990      Webster, Adam. “Oh Opens in Mendenhall Gallery with Realism and

                  Month, Los Angeles City Hall Rotunda, Los Angeles, CA