Ji Min Hwang solo exhibition

29 September - 23 October, 2022
4/F, 9 On lan street, Central, Hong Kong

Opening from 11:00 to 20:00, Tuesday to Sunday
(Closed on Monday)

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Always Been is a walk down Hwang’s memory lane where she documents the precious moments in her everyday life where she finds small joy that gives her hope. Her works capture the fragments in life where her life views and personal experiences click together - she believes that we often overlook the small things in life that embody a certain spiritual quality. Within the spiritual dimensions behind the subtlety and obstacles we encounter in life, there lies a path to help us reveal our potentials, strengths, and a sense of hopefulness to move forward.

There is always beauty within mundanity, just like there is always a silver lining even behind the darkest clouds. Look deep within you, connect with the freeze frames that Hwang has given life to through pigments and love, do you find the minute yet hopeful junctures in your life that have always been there with you?

About the artist

Ji Min Hwang is a South Korean artist based in Seoul. After receiving her B.F.A. in Illustrations from the Pratt Institute in 2018, she had completed her M.F.A. in Painting at the School of Visual Arts in 2021. Her works convey a message of hope that surrounds us by capturing the mundane moments of her everyday life. 

Hwang has received awards and scholarships during her artistic journey, such as the American Illustration Awards in 2019 and the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition in 2018 and 2019. She has also published the Capsules Book Curatorial Volume 1 in 2018 and recently, The New American Paintings MFA Annual #159. Recent exhibitions have taken place in F2T Gallery, Italy (2022), Ki Smith Gallery, USA (2021), and The Warehouse, Hong Kong (2021).