Anna Han was born in Seoul, Korea and she received BFA in Fine Art at Pratt Institute, USA and MFA in Fine Art at Cranbrook Academy of Art, USA. Since she graduated from Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Han currently lives and creates in both Korea and USA, presenting paintings and installations whose main leitmotif is space and place.Read More
Anna Han transforms her perception of existing places and spaces into abstract figures composed of light and colours. She reinterprets spaces inspiring her and condenses her own life and inner world into artworks; it is a process of adding psychological approaches to physical places, ultimately attaining an artistic outcome. Han adopts various materials such as paint, vinyl cuttings, pattern prints, threads, light and objects in order to efficiently measure off the spaces. Interactive installations, three dimensional pieces and paintings with her outstanding sensuous direction of spaces lead an expansion of existing spaces. Anna Han pays attention to the fact that each individual differently comprehends the same space and she attempts to capture an impression of the space by applying diverse materials, medium, colours and composition. Accordingly a prominent element of Han’s practice is a corporal recognition of experiences; subjective experiences and analysis are built by spectators or artist herself in the space where two and three dimensions coexist.
Anna Han has had solo exhibitions at Shin Museum of Art and OCI Museum of Art, and attended in several group shows in Korean institutions such as Goyang Aram Nuri Art Museum, Dongdaemun Design Plaza, and Busan Biennale Special Exhibition. Also she presented her works in different regions of USA: New York, Michigan and Wisconsin. She was selected from many art residencies in various areas: Cheongju, Goyang, New York, and Bad Ems. Her works are included in a collection of Seoul Museum of art and several other national leading art establishments.
Text courtesy Gallery Baton.