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b. 1938, South Korea

Tai-Jung Um Biography

Born in 1938 in Mungyeong, South Korea, Tai-Jung UM graduated from the Department of Sculpture in College of Fine Arts at Seoul National University, studied at Saint Martin’s School of Art in London, and held positions as a research professor at Berlin Fine Arts University and professor in the Department of Sculpture in College of Fine Arts at Seoul National University. He was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize from the National Art Exhibition (1967), Grand Prize from the Korean Art Grand-Prix Exhibition (1971), and Mirok Li Prize from the 7th Mirok Li Award (2012). Starting with a solo exhibition at Gwangju Gallery (1972), he has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the 12th Biennale de Sao Paulo (1973), Woodstock Art Gallery (1980), Georg Kolbe Museum (2005), and Sungkok Art Museum (2009). In 2004, he was appointed Emeritus Professor at Seoul National University, and since 2013, he has served as a member of The National Academy of Arts of the Republic of Korea.

Tai-Jung Um Featured Artworks

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Serene Wall and I by Tai-Jung Um contemporary artwork
Tai-Jung UmSerene Wall and I, 2018Aluminum, steel
300 x 300 x 200 cm
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Song of Kaaba by Tai-Jung Um contemporary artwork
Tai-Jung UmSong of Kaaba, 1999Copper
24 x 24 x 24 cm
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Route of Pilgrimage - Kaaba, No. 2 by Tai-Jung Um contemporary artwork
Tai-Jung UmRoute of Pilgrimage - Kaaba, No. 2, 2015Copper
52 x 44 x 53 cm
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Route of Pilgrimage - Kaaba, No. 1 by Tai-Jung Um contemporary artwork
Tai-Jung UmRoute of Pilgrimage - Kaaba, No. 1, 2015Copper
51.5 x 44 x 54 cm
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Pilgrimage - Kismana by Tai-Jung Um contemporary artwork
Tai-Jung UmPilgrimage - Kismana, 1980Copper
34 x 34 x 34 cm
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Order of the Earth by Tai-Jung Um contemporary artwork
Tai-Jung UmOrder of the Earth, 1995Copper
135 x 180 x 135 cm
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Mandala by Tai-Jung Um contemporary artwork
Tai-Jung UmMandala, 2018Ink, acrylic on paper
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Energy 69, No. 1 by Tai-Jung Um contemporary artwork
Tai-Jung UmEnergy 69, No. 1, 1969Steel
105 x 200 x 147 cm
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Tai-Jung Um Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Tai-Jung Um, A Stranger Holding Two Wings at Arario Gallery, Cheonan
Closed
22 January–12 May 2019 Tai-Jung Um A Stranger Holding Two Wings Arario GalleryCheonan

Tai-Jung Um Represented By

Arario Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea Arario Gallery Cheonan, Seoul, Shanghai

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