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New York, NY




Jaena Kwon (b. 1986, South Korea) earned her MFA Painting and Printmaking at Yale University School of Art. Her work incorporates painting techniques that expand the pictorial space of the flat surface. In her practice, she uses folding and sanding techniques to expand the surface and support the structure of her paintings. Working with wood, light-dense fiberboard, gesso, acrylic, and pigments, she creates fluid and haptic textures that challenge the logic of dimensions and psychological realism. Her work has been exhibited at Tenri Cultural Institute (NY), Song Eun Art Space (Seoul), ING Art Project (Seoul), and many more.


Kwon’s work breaks down components of painting and challenges rational construction of space. She treats painting as an image objectified or embedded in physical material.


Selected Exhibitions 


Constellation-The Hidden Dimension, Space 776, New York, NY 

Drishti: A Concentrated Gaze, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, NY



Surface Feat, SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2016, New York, NY

Selected images

Gallery Exhibitions

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