Leekyung Kang

Artist in Residence


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             Rhode Island School of Design   Providence, RI
2017     Master of Fine Arts   Printmaking
             Brown University,   Providence, RI
             Coursework in Modern Culture and Media

             Columbia University   New York, NY
2014     Advanced Printmaking Intensive
             Seoul National University   Seoul, Korea
             Master of Fine Arts   Painting

             Seoul National University   Seoul, Korea
2011     Bachelor of Fine Arts   Painting


Leekyung Kang is originally from South Korea, and she currently works and lives in Doha, Qatar as an Artist in Residence at Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts in Qatar. Kang's work is about creating the illusion of dimensions by capturing the unseen architecture space between the second and third dimensions through traditional installations and digital mediums. Influenced by her formal training as painter, Kang's work focuses on pictorial elements, usually in the architectural context with a linear perspective, with the gradual transformation of three-dimensional forms that challenge the perception of space. Kang has participated in several residencies in the US , Middle east and South Korea and her work has been exhibited in New York, Providence, and Boston.

With nine years of extensive experience of teaching observational drawing, painting, and printmaking in private art academies, Kang has developed exceptional skills in encouraging students to develop ideas through various kinds of experimental art styles. She has a proven ability in artistic visualization for exploring challenging concepts and projects. She also has insightful understandings on community-based diversity and inclusive backgrounds. 

Research Interests

2017       New York Arts Practicum  New York, NY
               Assistant artist to Danielle Tegedar

2016       Rhode Island School of Design Museum  Providence, RI
               Graduate Assistantship of Print and Drawing department

2014       Seoul National University   Seoul, Korea
               Assistant of ICRC

2014       Seoul National University   Seoul, Korea
               Chief Editor of Newsletter


2017       AHL Foundation   New York, NY
               Artist Presentation

               Gallery North   Setauket- East Setauket, NY
               Artist talk

2016       Vermont Studio Center   Johnson, VT
               Artist presentation

2016       Doosan Gallery   New York, NY
               Artist panel

2016       New England Graduate Media Symposium   Boston, MA
               Graduate student panel

2016       Southern Graphics Council International Conference   Portland, OR

2013       Nest NADA    Seoul, Korea
               Video & Sound, Interactive Media Performance



2018      Art 29 gallery,W Doha Hotel   Doha, Qatar (Forthcoming)

2017      Science Center, Brown University    Providence, RI
              “Expose”- curated by Wendy Cohen
               Rhode Island Convention Center    Providence, RI
               “RISD Grad thesis show”

              Gallery North    East Setauket, NY
              “Hexagonal: Six Perspectives in Contemporary Printmaking”

2016      1708 Gallery    Richmond, VA
              “Inlight Richmond” – Juried by Ellina Kevorkian,                                                             Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.

              The Southern Gallery    Charleston, SC
              “The Energy for 99 Problems” – Juried by The Southern Gallery

              ICPNY    New York, NY- Juried by IFPDA
              IFPDA Print Show

              Sol Koffler Gallery    Providence, RI
             “Common Multiples”

              St.Botolph Grant Show    Boston, MA                                                                              Juried by St.Botolph club visual art head
              “Grant Recipients show”

              Vermont Studio Center    Johnson, VT
              “It must have been love”

              210 Waterman St    Providence, RI
             “Imaginative Beholding

              Manhattan Graphic Center    New York, NY- Curated by Richard Turnbull
               “Significant Order”

              Granoff Gallery, Brown University    Providence, RI –                                                   Curated by Emily Sellon
              “Space in Transition”

              Fletcher 505, Rhode Island School of Design    Providence, RI
              “Obscure Perception”

2015      CAFA gallery   Beijing, China
             “Exchange exhibition RISD&CAFA”

              ICPNY   New York, NY – Juried by Tomas Vu Daniel
              “New Prints”

              Mall of America    Bloomington, MN –                                                                             Juried and co-presented by Public Funtionary
              “Tomodachi x MT tape collaboration”

2014      Franconia sculpture park    Shafer, MN –                                                                         Juried by John Hock and Tamsie Ringer
             “Hot Metal residency program”

               LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies, Columbia University                                  New York, NY
              “All Spanks”

              Gallery IS    Seoul, Korea
             “Circulation Construction” – Solo exhibition

2013       Woosuk hall, Seoul National University   Seoul, Korea
               “Field Work”

               Ilhyun Art Museum    Gangwon, Korea – Juried show
               “Ilhyun Travel Grant exhibition”

2012       Studio 83   Seoul, Korea

               Shinhan Bank Gallery Manhattan branch   New York, NY                                          Juried by Junghee Kim
               “New York Art Show 2012 for Young Artists”

2011       Kunst Dog Gallery    Seoul, Korea                                                                                     Juried by Kunst Dog committee
               “Boiling Point”



2018      Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar                               Fellow Artist Residency    Doha, Qatar

2017      Anderson Ranch Residency Program    CO
              Golden Foundation Residency

2016      Crosshatching Hill House Residency 
              Vermont Studio Center Residency VT

2015      Anderson Center at Tower View MN

2014      Hot metal residency Franconia Sculpture Park MN



Rhode Island School of Design Museum Providence, RI
Seoul National University   Seoul, Korea
Mall of America Minneapolis, MN
Seoul Dongbu Local Court   Seoul, Korea
Private Collections 

Funded Research Projects and Grants

2017      Virginia Commonwealth University Residency Stipend
              Brown University Forbes Fund
              Rhode Island School of Design Material Fund
              Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Students Project Grant
              Anderson Ranch Residency Program Full Fellowship
              Ox-Bow Leroy Neiman Fellowship Program Merit Scholarship
              Golden Foundation Full Fellowship

2016      Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art Assistantship
              1708 gallery project honorarium
              Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship
              St.Botolph club New England Emerging artist grant
              Rhode Island School of Design Conference fund
              Rhode Island School of Design Fellowship

2015      Rhode Island School of Design Fellowship
              Jerome Foundation Fellowship

2013      Gallery IS Selected Young Artist
              Seoul National University Lecture & Research Scholarship
              Seoul National University Development Fund Scholarship

2011      Seoul National University Superior Academic Performance

2010      Seoul National University Fellowship UkKyung Choi