Donghwa Ode Gallery

Donghwa Ode Gallery
30 Booth Ave
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
United States
T  2018713933
M   973-738-7779

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  • Odelette Cho  

The Donghwa Ode Gallery specializes in the contemporary artwork of emerging and established artists from diverse backgrounds around the world. The artwork we present consists of paintings, drawings, pottery, sculptures, installations, and photography that exemplify the unique views of our artists and the high quality of their works.

Exhibiting Artists

  • Sunghee Cho  (+)

    Biography : Biography 1988Art Institute of Chicago 1982-83Art Institute of Pratt, New York 1980-81Otis/ Parson Art Institute, Los Angeles, Paris 1979Art Institute of Chicago 1975Graduate school of Education, Ewha women’s University (M.A.) 1972Graduated from College of Fine-Arts, Hong-Ik University (B.A.)

    Exhibition : SOLO EXHIBITION
    2015 Tambaran Gallery New York
    2014 Tong-In Gallery, Seoul
    2013 Gallery Mark, Seoul
    2013 Art fair Taipei, Taiwan
    2013 Art Hamptons, New york
    2013 KANG COLLECTION, New York
    2012 Gallery artLINK. Seoul
    2009 CHO SUN Gallery, Seoul
    1996 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Artist of October Exhibition
    1995 GURUN GALLERY, Chicago
    1994 LLOYD SHIN GALLERY, Seoul
    1988 Korea Art Gallery
    1985 Park Yeo Sook Gallery, Hilton Hotel, Dong Woo Gallery,
    The Space Gallery
    1984 Korea Cultural Service, Sculptures and Construction, New York
    1983 Korea Cultural Service, Sculptures and Construction, Los Angeles
    1981 SHINO Gallery, Painting & Printmaking, Los Angeles
    Han Kook Gallery, Painting & Printmaking, New York
    1980 Otis/ parsin Art Institute North Gallery, Painting, Los Angeles
    American Cultural Center, Painting with Print-Making, Seoul
    1979 Tolentine Art Center, Painting, Chicago
    1978 Gallery HYUNDAI, Painting, Seoul
    1977 Shinsegae Gallery, Painting, Seoul
    1975 CHOSUN Gallery, Painting, Seoul

    2014 Miami Palm Beach, Miami
    2014 Miami ART+ Design Miami
    2014 Art Hamptons, New York
    ASIA Week, New York, TAMBARAN Gallery(N.Y)
    2013 Art fair Taipei , Taiwan
    2013 Art Hamptons, New York
    Artshow Busan, Bexco. Busan, Korea
    Hong Kong Contemporary 13, HongKong
    2013 ASIA Week, Kang Collection New York
    2012 2012 Yeosu International Art Festival, Yeulmaru, Yeosu
    Korean ArtShow, New York
    2010 Art Fair Show, Chicago
    Korea Art Fair, New York
    2009 KIAF, Busan, ChoSun gallery
    1995 KIAF, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
    1994 Art Exhibition of Music and Dance, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
    1988 Exhibition of Five Contemporary Artists, LLOYD SHIN GALLERY
    1984 Korean-American Sensibilities-Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York
    1983 Current ‘Korean-American Sensibilities, 83’ Exhibition
    Korean Culture Center, Los Angeles
    1982 Current ‘Korean-American Sensibilities, 82’ Exhibition
    Korean Culture Center, New York
    1980 Otis/parson Students Exhibition(Los Angeles)
    1979 Chic

    Detailed Description : Sung Hee Cho is a visionary artist that captures the essence of her artistic identity through her art-making process involving paint and Korean paper, also known as hanji. Cho successfully merges together a traditional Korean sensibility with her own unique visual imagery, also draws upon narratives from her own life. Cho explores the complex relationships between color, texture, and nuance through her labor-intensive, time-consuming process. Cho’s work has been exhibited and collected in various prestigious private and public institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art (Seoul), Sejong Art Center (Seoul), Telentine Art Center (Chicago), L.A. Korea Cultural Service (Los Angeles), New York Cultural Service (New York), and the Mutual Saving and Finance Company (Seoul). Cho’s work has been shown at CONTEXT New York, ArtHamptons, Art South Hamptons, Houston Art Fair, Miami Palm Beach, and Miami ART+Design Miami.

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  • Sup Ham  (+)

    Biography : 1942 Born in Chuncheon, Korea 1966 B.F.A, College of Fine Arts, Hong-Ik University, Seoul 1983 M.F.A, Dong-Kuk University

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibition

    2016 Gallery Coop Invitation Exhibition, Gallery Coop

    2015 Park Soo Keun Museum Special Invitation Exhibition, Ham Sup (Identity of Korea)
    Galley Coop Opening Commemoration Exhibition (Korea Art Cooperative)
    J cube Museum Planning Exhibition (J cube Museum)

    2013 Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
    Invitation Exhibition of Wonju Hanji Theme Park
    West Brook Gallery Invitation Exhibition, Carmel, California, USA
    Chuncheon Museum (7th Memorial Exhibition for Dong-gok award)

    2011 Seoul Arts Center, Seoul
    West Brook Gallery Invitation Exhibition, Carmel, California, USA

    2010 Galerie Bhak, Seoul

    2009 Art & Museum Invitation Exhibition (3.2 - 3.14)

    2008 Gallery Sonamou Invitation Exhibition
    The Opening Invitation Exhibition Gongpyeong Artspace seoul

    2007 Galerie COVALENCO, Geldrop, Holland

    2006 Galerie Bhak, Seoul
    Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery

    2003 Galerie Bhak, Seoul
    POSCO Gallery, Pohang
    Galerie COVALENCO, Geldrop, Holland
    Galerie Bhak, Seoul
    Gallery Asia, Hong Kong
    2000 Gallery Asia, Hong Kong
    1999 Galerie Bhak, Seoul
    1998 Gallery Amber, Holland
    1997 Galerie Muller-Brunert, Koln
    1996 Chongro Gallery, Seoul
    1994 Chongro Gallery, Seoul
    Yemac Gallery, Seoul
    Galerie Muller -Brunert, Koln
    1993 Hyundai Art Gallery, Seoul
    Kangnam Gallery, Seoul
    1992 Dan Gallery, Seoul
    1991 Indeco Gallery, Seoul
    1987 Whan Gallery, Seoul
    1986 Woo-jung Art Gallery, Seoul
    1985 Suk Gallery, Seoul
    1983 Total Gallery, Seoul
    1978 The Korean Culture and Art Foundation Center, Seoul

    Group Exhibition

    2016 The Classic Exhibition of Chuncheon, Chuncheon Culture Foundation, Chuncheon Culture Hall
    SOAF 2016, JH Gallery, COEX
    Art in Gangwon, Chuncheon Culture Hall
    WOW Dream 50 Years (7 persons 7 colors), Misulsegye Special Invitation
    Powerful Gangwon Exihibition 2016, Chuncheon MBC, Chuncheon National Museum

    2015 Beyond the border of Korean painting, Ministry of Culture Sports and Tourism
    Poetics of Hanji and contemporary Art, White Echoesi (Museum San)

    Detailed Description : Ham Sup has worked with hanji, traditional Korean paper made from the bark of mulberry trees, as his primary medium for over 30 years. Hanji is well known in Korea as a durable, versatile, and prized material, and as been an integral part of Korean daily life for centuries. Ham is regarded as a pioneer in hanji art for his revolutionary approach to what has typically been considered a utilitarian medium. His abstract and expressive compositions effectively combine tradition and Modern abstraction, celebrating the Korea of both the past and present. The painting-like appearance of Ham’s hanji compositions stems from his artistic training and education; Ham studied Western-style painting and life drawing at Hong-Ik University, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1966. Ham has participated in several major art fairs, including the San Francisco Fine Art Fair, Art Chicago, Art Miami, Art Basel, and Art Cologne.

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  • Ilhwa Kim  (+)

    Biography : Born in Seoul in 1967, Kim Ilhwa received her BFA and MFA in Oriental Painting from HONGIK UNIVERSITY in 1991 and 1996, respectively. Using thousands of hand-dyed, cut and rolled pieces of Korean mulberry paper, Kim Ilhwa creates large-scale, textured works inspired by subtle changes in space and environment experienced in the modern world. Her meticulous Seed paintings, as she refers to them, won her the 1996 "Excellence Award" in the 16th Grand Art Exhibition in Korea and the 1999 Grand Prize MANIF Seoul Award. Kim Ilhwa’s works have featured in the SEONGKOK ART MUSEUM (Seoul), the GUANGZHOU OPERA HOUSE (China), and ART KARLSRUHE (Germany), among many other private galleries and institutions.

    Exhibition : Selected Personal Exhibitions
    2017 "Seeds of the Universe," La Galleria Pall Mall, curated by The House of Fine
    Art, London, UK (April 6-25)
    2016 "Seed Universe 天下圖," Dennos Museum, MI, USA
    2015 "宇宙的种子(Seed Universe)," 三玄社 Arte Place, Guangzhou Opera House, China
    2013 Art Karlsruhe 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany
    2012 Gallery K, Seoul
    2009 Insa Art Center, Seoul
    Seoul Auction Gallery, Seoul
    2008 “Golden Eyes”. Coex, Seoul
    2004 “Plant Sense”. Heiri Art Village, Paju
    Insa Art Center, Seoul
    THE SOCIAL gallery, Seoul
    2003 Chuiong Art Gallery, Gapyung
    2002 Insa Art Center, Seoul
    KCAF, Seoul Art Center, Seoul
    Wobong Art Gallery , Taegu
    2001 Myungdong Gallery, Seoul
    2000 Seongkok Art Museum , Seoul
    1997 Seonam Art Museum, Seoul
    1996 Jongro Gallery, Seoul

    Selected Group Exhibitions & Art Fairs

    2016 "Mastery of Craft," Opera Gallery Miami, FL, USA
    "A Sustaining Life," Waterfall Gallery, NYC, USA
    Art Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Context Art Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    "The Assembly: Cumulative Practices in Contemporary Art, " Opera Gallery Hong
    Kong, China
    SOFA(Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design), Navy Pier, Chicago, USA
    Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Art Elysees, Champ-Elysees, Paris, France
    "Shades of Blue," Opera Gallery Monaco, Monaco
    "Summer Art Loft," Bergdorf Goodman, NYC, USA
    Dennos Museum Solo Show, "Seed Universe 天下圖," MI, USA
    ART16, Olympia, Lonon, UK
    "Touch of KOREA," Kalman Maklary Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
    Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France
    "The Need For My Care," Watefall Mansion & Gallery, New York, USA
    BRAFA, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium

    2015 "Regeneration," Opera Gallery, Paris, France
    Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France
    START, Saatchi

    Detailed Description : Ilhwa Kim’s work is composed of tens of thousands of individual seed units. Each seed unit is comprised of straight lines and circles, each of which signify their own tiny “universe”. The materials are not given, but created personally for each single universe. Kim dyes each sheet of paper by hand with thousands of different colors and cuts and rolls the layers of paper to make it rigid. It gives her an emotional bonding to each single universe. There is not a single universe has the same shape, look, color in her work. Kim recieved her Masters of Fine Arts in Oriental Painting from Hong-Ik University in Seoul in 1996. Her work has been exhibited at several notable galleries and venues, including the Seoul Art Center, Insa Art Center (Seoul), Dennos Museum (Michigan), The House of Fine Art (London), Art Miami, CONTEXT Art Miami, Art Palm Beach, and Art Paris.

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Ilhwa Kim - Space Sample 8

      Space Sample 8

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  • Dong-Lak Lim  (+)

    Biography : Lim Dong Lak is a Korean sculptor and professor of Fine Arts. He was born in Daejeon, Korea in 1954. He attained the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture from Hong-Ik University, and he currently serves as a professor of College of Fine-Arts (Department of Sculpture) of Dong-A University. He has taken part in about 250 international and invitational exhibitions and 300 group shows as a sculptor.


    Geometry of Light, Galerieverein Leonberg e.V., Germany

    OPEN 15, Venice, Italy

    Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Baden-Baden, Leopold Square, Germany

    13th Invited Solo Exhibition, Galerie Gana Beaubourg, Paris, France

    11th Invited Solo Exhibition, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea

    10th Invited Solo Exhibition, FOX Art Center, Colorado, USA

    8th Invited Solo Exhibition at Seoul Art Fair Yewon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    6th Invited Solo Exhibition, Kongkan Gallery, Busan, Korea

    5th Invited Solo Exhibition, BENY Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
    4th Solo Exhibition, Muramatsu Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

    2nd Invited Solo Exhibition at Seoul Art Fair Yewon Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Gana Gallery and Hotel Shilla, Seoul, Korea


    Art Miami, Fama Gallery, USA

    Busan Art Show, Busan, Korea

    Sculpture 2010, Triennale di Milano, Incheon Special Museum, Seoul, Korea

    MNIMAL MAXIMUM ,Sejong Center, Seoul, Korea
    Korea International Art Fair, COEX, Seoul, Korea

    Karlsruhe Art Fair, Germany
    80 Years of Busan Art, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea
    Street Sculpture Exhibition, Chungdam-dong Art Street. Seoul, Korea

    Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France

    Art Paris Musee du Louvre-Carrousel, Paris, France
    Invited Exhibition of Angers Art Center, Angers, France
    Cologne International Art Fair ,Cologne, Germany

    Beijing International Art Fair, Beijing, China
    Art Paris Musee du Louvre-Carrousel, Paris, France
    Shanghai International Art Fai, Shanghai, China

    Detailed Description : Korean sculptor Dong Lak Lim, who divides his time between Busan and Paris, creates large-scale stainless steel forms that occupy time as well as space and affect the light in their environs. Viewing Dong Lak Lim’s abstract sculptures, one is immediately struck by two things: the purity and precision of the highly inventive geometric forms, and the smoothness of the polished surfaces. His minimal form reveals a prime aspect of ideal beauty. Certainly there is in much of Lim’s recent work a kind of hyper-modern utopian impulse. Lim was nominated as the ninth executive director of the Operating Committee to lead the Busan Biennale. He is a member of Maison des Artistes (France), he has presented his work at the several distinguished art events and museums like Galerieverein Leonberg e.V. (2013, Germany), OPEN 15 in Venice (2012, Italy), and outdoor Sculpture Exhibition in Baden-Baden (2007, Germany).

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  • Boowon Park

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  • Raphaele Shirley  (+)

    Biography : Raphaele Shirley is a French-American multi-media artist. She lives and works in New York City. She studied fine arts at the Beaux Arts of Aix-en-Provence, France and then moved to NYC in 1993. Her practice ranges from light art, sound, public art, social interventions, collaborative works and performance.

    Exhibition : Solo Exhibitions
    2016 - 12.6 Lyrae - The Chimney NYC- New York, NY
    2010 - 0910 Light Shots - Chelsea Art Museum. Project Room for New Media -New York, NY
    2010 - Arctic Lights - Dorfman Projects - New York, NY.
    2009 - Jewels of Kvinesdal - Utsikten Art Center - Kvinesdal, Norway (public art commission)
    2010 - Docks Art Fair - Marc de Puechredon Gallery - Lyon, France.
    2008 - Sunken City - Marc de Puechredon Gallery - Basel, Switzerland
    2008 - Sunken City Episode II - Emily Harvey Foundation - New York, NY.
    2007 - Sunken City Preludes - PowerHouse Projects - Brooklyn, NY.

    Detailed Description : RAPHAELE SHIRLEY (Wisconsin, USA). Shirley’s solo exhibitions include: 12.6 Lyrae at the Chimney, New York (2016), 0910 Light Shots, Chelsea Art Museum , New York(2010); Arctic Lights, Dorfman Projects, New York (2010); Jewels of Kvinesdal, Kvinesdal, Norway (2009; Sunken City Episode II, Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY (2008). Shirley’s work was also featured in group exhibitions including: Chance Ecologies, Queens Museum (2016); The Luminous Surface, Salisbury University, Maryland, USA (2015); Magnetic North: Artists of The Arctic Circle, UBS Art Gallery, New York, NY (2014); Sandnes 2160, Museum of Moving Image, New York (2013); Free City, Public At installation for The Flint Public Art Project, Flint, Michigan (2013); [PAM] Cyland Festival, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (2009); Drift, National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (2008); Video Art in The Age of the Internet, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY(2007); Video As Urban Condition, Museum of Modern Art Linz, Linz, Austria (2007). Selected fairs and biennials include: Art Basel (2006); Scope, New York (2005-2009); Scope, Miami (2005-2009); Docks Art fair/ Lyon (2009); The Dark Fair/Swiss Institute ( 2008); Mykonos Biennale (2015/2013); Erased Walls, Mediations Biennale, Berlin, Germany (2010); 12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07, National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland (2008); Waterways, Independants 51st Venice Biennale; Venice, Italy (2005). Raphaele has been the recipient of several grants by the Norwegian Arts Council for commissioned work there. In 2009 and 2010 she was selected to be one of the participants of the residency “ The Arctic Circle” run by the Farm Foundation.In 2016 she was in a residency with her collaborative project 3by3by3 (with Rhys Chatham and GH Hovagimyan) at HarvestWorks in New York. She is also presenting "12.6 Lyrae" from her recent solo show at The Chimney NYC at the Knockdown center May 13, 2017. She lives and works in New York.

    Artist's Objects:

    • Raphaele Shirley - 4 and 8 double

      4 and 8 double

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  • Jeongmin Suh

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  • Kyung Youl Yoon  (+)

    Biography : Kyung Youl Yoon was born in Kangjin, South Jeolla, and has worked as an artist in Seoul, South Korea, who eventually moved to El Madrid, Spain for his art education. He studied painting and printmaking at the University of Bellas Artes in Spain and then continued his artist’s career in Spain and Europe for 7 years. Yoon migrated to America in 1995, and he is still continuing his art career. He is currently living and working as an artist in New Jersey and his art exhibitions take place in Spain, Korea, New Jersey, New York, and recently Shanghai, China.

    Exhibition : 2016 The art Gallery at the Rockefeller St NY
    2016 The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Foundation
    and the Donghwa Cultural Foundation, NY, USA
    2015 United Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    2014 Nabi Museum of the Arts, NJ, USA
    2013 Shanghai Liu Haisu Museum, Shanghai, China
    2013 Riverside Gallery, NJ, USA
    2006-2005 FGS Cultural Center, NJ, USA
    1999-2010 K.Fine Art Studio, NJ, USA
    1996 Gallery Icon, Seoul Korea
    Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul Art Center), Korea
    1994 Gallery Detursa, Madrid, Spain
    1993 Gallery Jain Marunouchi, New York, NY
    Gallery Siena, Ponferrada, Leon, Spain
    1992 Cultural Center- “Clock House,” Madrid, Spain

    Group Exhibition

    2015 Laura Borghi Fine Art, NJ, USA
    2015 ArtAspen, Aspen, CO, Donghwa Ode Gallery
    2015 “Abstraction and Penmanship,” Riverside Gallery, NJ
    2015 SIA Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
    2015 “2015 Prospecting” Riverside Gallery, NJ, USA
    2014 AWCA Gala Exhibition, NJ, USA
    2014 KIAF, Seoul, Korea
    2014 Color and Shape, Riverside Gallery, NJ, USA
    2014 SHADES OF TIME Part -1, Gallery Korea, NY, USA
    SHADES OF TIME Part-2, Queens Museum, Queens, NY
    2014 New York Fountain art Fair, New York, NY
    2014 New York Asia Art Week, Artosino Gallery, New York, NY
    2014 Total talent international Belskie Museum, NJ, USA
    2013 The Gathering of the Artists in 2013, Riverside Gallery, NJ
    2013 Seol Won Foundation Gala Exhibition, Asia Society, New York, NY
    2012-2013 Prospecting 2013, Riverside Gallery, NJ, USA
    2012 Milal Silent Auction, NJ, USA
    2012 Breast Cancer Benefit at Trump National Golf Club, Silent Auction
    2011-2012 Exhibition of Fine Art, Blue Hill Cultural Art Center, New York, NY
    New York Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY
    2011 Exhibition Universe of Art, JS Sun Gallery, New York, NY
    Scope New York Art Fair, New York, NY

    Detailed Description : Yoon works with oil-based paint, acrylic paint, watercolor paint, plexi-glass, mirrors, aluminum, mixed media, and printmaking to create artworks. He tries to express his internal self, emotions, imagination, thoughts, and mind through his paintings; which are metaphorically expressed as an existence in a vast world, diminishing echoes, marks, and textures become seeds and new forms of a meaningful river. His motives can be seen in Pleasing Abstraction, Poetry of Metaphors, Approach, Itinerant Life, Elegy of April, Artist’s Sketch, and Distance between Form and Aspect. Yoon’s Pleasing Abstraction approaches viewers as a pleasure and joy, while his motive come from his agonizing and distressful reality and life. During his 7 years of works in Spain, Yoon was awarded with the First Prize at Summer Workshop Competition in Spain. The artist’s works were exhibited in “End of Career” and “Monasterio de Carracedo” at the University of Bellas Artes. In 1994, Yoon was invited by the City of Valdés arte O Barco de Valdeorras to do an exhibition of his works, and he was chosen by Exmo in Spain, which his exhibition was sponsored. With an art critique’s recommendation, ABC and El Pais Newspaper’s sponsors, Yoon was able to have exchange exhibition, “ESTE Y COMPLUTESE,” at various cultural centers like The Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art (M.E.A.C., Arte Contemporaneo) and Alcobendas for 2 years. Yoon exhibited at the Dongah Daily News Exhibition at National Modern Art Museum, and participated in the K.I.S. International Modern Art Exhibition in KoonSan. Starting from 1985 to 1988, Yoon’s artworks were exhibited at Seoul Modern Art Exhibition at Seoul Art Museum (Art Center). He was also a member of Korean Arts Associations. Yoon also had his exhibition at Shanghai Grand Theater Gallery and his work was also exhibited at the Queens Museum in New York, Gallery Korea, NY, 2014. Archive of Korean-American Artists Part Two, 1989-2001 Shades of Time

    Artist's Objects:

    •  Kyung Youl Yoon - Cubic Inception

      Cubic Inception

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Other Represented Artists

Cubic Inception    -  Kyung Youl Yoon

Kyung Youl Yoon Cubic Inception

48 x 64"Aluminum and Mixed Media on Canvas

Space Sample 8 -  Ilhwa Kim

Ilhwa Kim Space Sample 8

Hand Dyed Paper
64.5 x 52 inches

4 and 8 double - Raphaele Shirley

Raphaele Shirley 4 and 8 double

"4 and 8 double"
Neon, Wood, Acrylic Paint
8'W x 6"D