Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery

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Haeley Kyong

Second Place

Haeley Kyong

Haeley Kyong

"Around the World to the Six Continents"

acrylic on canvas , 24" x 36"

Sale Price $AOR

Artist Statement

My paintings are inspired by a lifelong passion for color and form. I have always been attracted to simple geometric shapes, and the essence of my work is the language of dimensional reduction. I simplify my compositions through the elimination of extraneous information, drawing attention to the core essence and the primal emotion under the surface. I am also fascinated by the illusion of a three-dimensional space that a two-dimensional work creates. I find myself constantly observing my surroundings – the people and the spaces they inhabit – looking for what draws the eye, and I have a visceral longing to express my discoveries through shape and color. Created primarily in oil and acrylic on canvas and panel, my work investigates the underlying structure of the primary forms to allow interplay between the literal and pictorial surfaces. As shapes and colors are flattened and reduced, the dynamics of chroma and value relocates the geometry of the shapes on the actual surface. As an artist, I feel a deep need to interpret the world through my craft, to make it not simply real, but more than real. Art is my prism – making strange and sublime distortions – through which I re-create and re-envision the world.

Artist Biography

The paintings of award-winning artist Haeley Kyong have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the United States, including including Jacksonville International Airport, Jacksonville, Florida, the Attleboro Arts Museum in Massachusetts; the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, New Jersey; the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover, Delaware; the Dishman Art Museum of Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas; the Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission in North Carolina; Woman Made Gallery in Chicago; the Sarah Silberman Art Gallery of Montgomery College of Rockville, Maryland ; the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections including the United Medical – St. Barnabas Health & Medical Group in Bayonne and Lyndhurst, New Jersey; and Park Medical Management and Med Magic LLC, EHR Software Services in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Haeley Kyong received a B.F.A. in painting from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.