June Korea

is a New York–based visual artist who uses photography as a bridge to invite viewers to his constructed fantasies. His aim is to visually translate his imagined narrative into the real world. His hope for his work is that it will serve as a catalyst that stimulates to leave questions of our solitary existence in human society.

 

2017–Now    President. +arts Institute of Arts [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea].
2016–Now    Judge. CA it Awards [New York, NY, United States].
2005–Now    Volunteer Photographer. Make-A-Wish Foundation [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea].
2001–Now    Photographer. June Korea Photography [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea].

 

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Education

2015              M.F.A., Photography, Video and Related Media. School of Visual Arts [New York, NY, United States]. 14 May 2015.
                      – Alice Beck-Odette, Alumni Scholarships. 2013–15.
2012              B.F.A., Photography and Imaging. ArtCenter College of Design [Pasadena, CA, United States]. 15 Dec. 2012.
                      – Martha Chandler, Jules Bates, Thomas Denhart, and Merit Scholarships. 2009–12.


Awards & Grants

2017              Korean Artists Welfare Foundation Grant. Korean Artists Welfare Foundation [Republic of Korea]. 12 May 2017.
                      American Photography 33 Award. AI-AP [United States]. 16 Mar. 2017.
                      2016 International Photographer of the Year Award. IPOTY [United Kingdom]. 12 Feb. 2017.
                      Life Framer Award—Still Life: 20 Amazing Photographers to Discover. Life Framer [United States]. 9 Jan. 2017.
2015              2015 CA it Awards Photography Gold Award. CA it Awards [United States]. 17 Dec. 2015.
                      2015 Neutral Density Photography Awards 1st Place—Gold Star Award. ND Awards [International]. 29 Nov. 2015.
                      2015 Seoul–New York Photo Festival Silver Award. Seoul–New York Photo Festival [Republic of Korea]. 5 Nov. 2015.
                      21st Artist Portfolio Award. Artist Portfolio Magazine [Garden Grove, United States]. 10 Feb. 2015.
2012              53rd CMYK Award. CMYK Magazine [San Francisco, United States]. 1 Aug. 2012.
                      27th CQ Award. Creative Quarterly [New York, United States]. 1 May 2012.
2011              MAC Group Photography Award. MAC Group [United States]. 19 Aug. 2011.
                      2011 Museum of Seongnam Arts Center Emerging Artist Award. Museum of Seongnam Arts Center [Republic of Korea]. 15 June 2011.
2009              Make-A-Wish Achievement Award. Make-A-Wish Foundation [Republic of Korea]. 10 Jan. 2009.
2005              Feelux Lighting Grand Award. Feelux Lighting Co., Ltd. [United States]. 6 Apr. 2005.
2003              Dong-A Photography Excellence Award. The Dong-A Ilbo [Republic of Korea]. 10 Nov. 2003.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015              “Still Lives.” Rusted Iron in DUMBO [Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 27 July–30 Aug. 2015.
2011              “Still Lives: Neighbors.” Gallery Ls [San Pedro, CA, United States]. 5–21 May 2011.


Selected Group Exhibitions & Fairs

2017              “Cityscape Korea 2017.” COEX [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 17–19 Aug. 2017.
                      “A to Z.” Mesa [Jung, Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 28 July–6 Aug. 2017.
                      “Currents in Figuration.” Walter Wickiser Gallery [Chelsea, NY, United States]. 4–29 Mar. 2017.
                      “2016 CA it Awards Showcase—Featuring Artist: June Korea.” SIA Gallery [Chelsea, NY, United States]. 12–14 Jan. 2017.
2016              “Jersey City Art & Studio Tour.” JCAST Flagship Gallery [Jersey City, NJ, United States]. 8–23 Oct. 2016.
                      “Detroit Biennale.” Museum of New Art [Troy, MI, United States]. 1 Oct. 2016.
                      “Art Slope: Park Slope Art Festival.” Park Slope [Brooklyn, NY, United States]. 17–25 Sept. 2016.
                      “2016 ASYAAF: Hidden Artists Festival.” Dongdaemun Design Plaza [Jung, Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 2–14 Aug. 2016.
                      “9th Invitational Art Exhibition.” The City Hall of Jersey City [Jersey City, NJ, United States]. 5–28 Apr. 2016.
                      “2016 NYPH.” The POWERHOUSE Arena [Brooklyn, NY, United States]. 15–29 Feb. 2016.
2015              “2015 CA it Awards Showcase.” Space in Arts New York [Chelsea, NY, United States]. 16–18 Dec. 2015.
                      “2015 SIPF.” Dongdaemun Design Plaza [Jung, Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 5–13 Nov. 2015.
                      “Here+There.” And N Gallery [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 28 July–5 Aug. 2015.
                      “2015 MFA National Exhibition.” First Street Gallery [Chelsea, NY, United States]. 23 July–14 Aug. 2015.
                      “2015 ASYAAF: Hidden Artists.” Culture Station Seoul 284 [Jung, Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 21 July–2 Aug. 2015.
                      “The Selfie Show: An Art Exhibition of Self-Portraits.” Museum of New Art [Troy, MI, United States]. 8 May–5 June 2015.
                      “2015 LA Art Book Fair.” MOCA [Los Angeles, CA, United States]. 29 Jan.–1 Feb. 2015.
2014              “2014 Seongnam Media Festival.” Museum of Seongnam Arts Center [Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea]. 21–26 Oct. 2014.
                      “2014 NY Art Book Fair.” MoMA PS1 [Long Island City, NY, United States]. 26–28 Sept. 2014.
                      “Springtime and Rebirth.” Monastère Saint-Paul de Mausole [Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France]. 19 Sept.–21 Oct. 2014.
                      “2014 Young Artists.” Museum of Seongnam Arts Center [Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea]. 1 Sept.–14 Dec. 2014.
                      “Boundaries.” SVA Gramercy Gallery [New York, NY, United States]. 11–30 July 2014.
                      “re.con.nect.” Korean Cultural Center New York [New York, NY, United States]. 4–25 July 2014.
                      “UNICEF’s Next Generation Photo Benefit.” Aperture Foundation [Chelsea, NY, United States]. 17 May 2014.
                      “100 Artists’ Show.” Gallery Noori [Goyang, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea]. 18–23 Mar. 2014.
                      “Joy-Route Exhibition.” Space Womb Gallery [New York, NY, United States]. 27 Feb.–5 Mar. 2014.
2013              “One Language is Not Enough.” Space Claremont [Claremont, CA, United States]. 9 Nov. 2013–4 Jan. 2014.
                      “2013 Emerging Artists.” Museum of Seongnam Arts Center [Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea]. 18 Oct.–3 Nov. 2013.
                      “The Lucky Jotter’s 5th Exhibition.” Jam Industries [City Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom]. 14–21 Oct. 2013.
                      “2013 Young & New.” Museum of Seongnam Arts Center [Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea]. 19 Feb.–8 Mar. 2013.
                      “Personal Culture.” Space Womb Gallery [New York, NY, United States]. 26 Jan.–8 Feb. 2013.
2012              “LA Drive Bye 24:00.” The Studio For Southern California History [Los Angeles, CA, United States]. 30 Nov.–9 Dec. 2012.
                      “The Faces of Seongnam.” Museum of Seongnam Arts Center [Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea]. 11–26 Sept. 2012.
2011–12        “Thinking Outside the Square.” Gallery 207 [Santa Ana, CA, United States]. 3 Dec. 2011–3 Jan. 2012.
2011              “Face Off.” Smashbox Studios [Culver City, CA, United States]. 8 Dec. 2011.
                      “2011 Emerging Artists.” Museum of Seongnam Arts Center [Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea]. 3–15 June 2011.
2010              “What was Your Dream?.” ArtCenter Public Programs Gallery [Pasadena, CA, United States]. 13 Dec. 2010.
2009              “36.5 Project On.” MayJune Gallery [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 2–8 Feb. 2009.
2006              “The 3rd EIDF ‘Prospering Asia, Reconciliation & Coexistence.’” EBS Space [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 10–16 July 2006.
2003              “Photo Plus.” Jebiwool Art Museum [Gwacheon, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea]. 10–20 Dec. 2003.


Publications

2015              Korea, June. Still Lives: Neighbors, Mimi. New York: June Korea Photography, 2015. Ebook.
2014              Korea, June. Still Lives: Neighbors. New York: June Korea Photography, 2014. Print.
                      Korea, June. “I Want to See What He Wanted to See.” WORDS. New York: Visual Arts Press, Ltd., 2014: 6–9. Print.


Press & Interviews

2017              色影无忌“人性娃娃的世界—June Korea.” 凤凰Art [Beijing, China]. 20 Mar. 2017. Web.
                      Park, Yihyun. “Inside Photo: June Korea.” 월간사진 [Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 1 Mar. 2017: 122–125. Print.
                      “Fotograf chodí s nafukovacou Ančou. Pozrite sa, ako vyzerá ich život.” Europa 2 Radio Station [Bratislava, Slovakia]. 14 Jan. 2017. Web.
                      “Απαθανατίζοντας τη σχέση ενός άνδρα με… μια πλαστική κούκλα.” E-Radio [Athens, Greece]. 3 Jan. 2017. Web.
                      “Most Popular Photographers.” Dodho Magazine [Barcelona, Spain]. 2 Jan. 2017. Web.
2016              “사진작가 ‘준코리아’의 작품세계.” Dispatch [Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 29 Dec. 2016. Web.
                      “June Korea—Still Lives: Eva.” Dodho Magazine [Barcelona, Spain]. 20 Dec. 2016. Web.
                      “Emerging Photography Contender: June Korea.” Feature Shoot [Brooklyn, New York]. 17 Dec. 2016. Web.
                      d'Alessandro, Guillaume. “My Silicone Baby.” We Demain [Paris, France]. 22 Nov. 2016: Cover, 24–31. Print.
                      Revuelta, Ana. “Falso/Fake: June Korea (Still Lives: Eva).” Exit Imagen y Cultura [Madrid, Spain]. 18 Nov. 2016. Print.
                      Winatschek, Marcel. “Er nannte sie Eva—Dieser Fotograf teilt die intimen Momente zwischen ihm und seiner Sexpuppe.” Amy & Pink [Buchloe, Germany]. 17 Nov. 2016. Web.
                      Cho, Wonhee. “‘섹스돌 프로젝트’로 주목받는 사진작가 준 코리아.” Korea Joongang Daily [Los Angeles, United States]. 16 Aug. 2016: 17. Print. Web.
                      Wong, Yoon Sann. “Uncanny Series Captures Photographer’s Fantasy Love Relationship with a Sex Doll.” DesignTAXI [Singapore]. 15 Aug. 2016. Web.
                      Holden, Madeleine. “Meet the New York-Based Artist Living with a Sex Doll.” Highsnobiety [Berlin, Germany]. 27 July 2016. Web.
                      Clemente, Mariarosaria. “Still Lives: Eva, la sex doll di June Korea.” Ultima Voce [Rome, Italy]. 23 July 2016. Web.
                      “充氣娃娃有生命? 藝術家在她身上看見自己.” Liberty Times [Taipei, Taiwan]. 15 July 2016. Web.
                      Kang, Byeongjin. “This Artist Photographs Sex Dolls in Order to Explore Human Emotions.” The Huffington Post [France, Italy, Japan, Quebec, Republic of Korea, and United States]. 11 July 2016. Web.
                      Blair. “Este fotógrafo te enseña lo que es vivir con una muñeca de plástico.” Cribeo [Barcelona, Spain]. 10 July 2016. Web.
                      Kirby, Matthew. “Photographer Documents His Intimate Relationship with a Lifelike Sex Doll.” Konbini [France, Mexico, United Kingdom, and United States]. 3 July 2016. Web.
                      Peña, Iván. “Fotógrafo coreano relata su extraño ‘noviazgo’ con una muñeca modelo.” El Tiempo [Bogotá, Colombia]. 1 July 2016. Print. Web.
                      Green, Jamie. “June Korea’s Photographic Fantasy: One Man’s Relationship with His Sex Doll.” It’s Nice That [London, United Kingdom]. 28 June 2016. Web.
                      Mccrum, Kirstie. “Sex Doll Photographs Reveal ‘Fantasy Relationship’ of Lonely Man Who Sleeps and Eats with ‘Toy.’” Daily Mirror [London, United Kingdom]. 27 June 2016. Web.
                      Law, Steve. “Korean Photographer Breathes Life into a Doll in Candid Still Life Series.” DigitalRev [Hong Kong]. 27 June 2016. Web.
                      Umrlec. “Život s realistickou sex bábikou. Fotograf dokumentuje svoju osamelosť.” Doba Magazín [Bratislava, Slovakia]. 27 June 2016. Web.
                      López, Alejandro. “La soledad de un fotógrafo a través de su relación con una muñeca sexual.” Cultura Colectiva [Mexico City, Mexico]. 22 June 2016. Web.
                      Ferri, Graziano. “June Korea Shows Us His Fantasy Love Relationship with His Sex Doll Eva.” Fotografia [International]. 20 June 2016. Web.
2015              Kim, Dongwoo. “섹스돌로 예술하는 한인 청년 ‘홀로 마주한 공허함이 무서웠다.’” Kukmin Ilbo [Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 3 Dec. 2015. Web.
                      Changxin, Chen. “不在乎別人眼光 他與充氣娃娃談起戀愛.” China Times [Chongqing, China]. 30 July 2015. Web.
                      Kim, Ami. “‘에바(Eva)’에게 인생을 건 사진작가.” The Herald Business [Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 17 Aug. 2015: 24. Print. Web.
                      Lucchesi, Nick. “June and the Real Girl: A Photographer Explains His ‘Relationship’ with a Sex Doll.” The Village Voice [New York, United States]. 9 July 2015. Web.
                      Stirling, Dana. “June Korea, ‘Still Lives: As I Slept, I Left My Camera over There.’” Float Photo Magazine [New York, United States]. 2 May 2015: 41–60. Web.
2014              “Emerging Artist: June Korea.” The Artist Catalogue [New York, United States]. 1 Aug. 2014: 34–39. Web.
2013              Yim, Yijo. “June Korea Shooting His Dream.” Magazine Joy-Route [Minneapolis, United States]. 7 Nov. 2013: Cover, 38–76. Web.
                      Roh, Eunyoung. “잃어버린 기억을 찾아서, 사진작가 June Korea.” Intermission [Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 24 Oct. 2013. Web.
                      Choi, Yebin. “생각이 좋은 작가, 매일 두근거리는 삶을 사는 행복한 포토그래퍼 - June Korea.” Visumé [Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 27 Sept. 2013. Web.
                      “5월의 아티스트.” Coupist [Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 1 May 2013: Cover, 24–50. Web.
                      Lee, Hyerin. “사진을 통해 소통을 배우다.” Artview [Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 28 Jan. 2013: 22–24. Print. Web.
2012              “Life in Focus.” The Picture Professional [New York, United States]. 28 Dec. 2012: 64. Print. Web.
                      Lee, Gwangjae. “내 손으로 만드는 기적, 재능기부 이야기.” uniK [Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 29 June 2012. Web.
                      “Featured Artist: June Korea.” Resource Magazine [Brooklyn, United States]. 17 Apr. 2012: 104. Print.
2006              “Featured Artist: June Korea.” The Womens News [Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 15 Apr. 2006. Print.
2005              “기적을 꿈꾸는 사람들.” Make-A-Wish 소원· 별· 이야기 [Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 22 June 2005: 23. Print.
2004              “눈이 큰 아이.” Sports Seoul EPN [Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 3 Jan. 2004. Web.
2003              “Paper's Dream Gallery.” Paper Magazine [Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 1 Nov. 2003: 20. Print.


Artist’s Talks & Lectures & Workshops

2015              Artist’s Talk. Rusted Iron in DUMBO [Seongdong, Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 31 July 2015.
2008              Lecture. Cooperation and Participation in Overseas NGOs [Yongsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 17 Jan. 2008.
2007              Lecture. Make-A-Wish Foundation [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 2 Nov. 2007.
                      Lecture. Kangnam University [Yongin, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea]. 2007.
2006              Lecture. Korea NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation [Mapo, Seoul, Republic of Korea]. 6 June 2006.
2005              Workshop. Ilsan Child Care Center [Ilsan, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea]. 5 May 2005.
2004              Lecture. Naejung Middle School [Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea]. 2004.


Collections

2016              Jennifer Jooah Kim [Yongsan, Seoul, Republic of Korea].
                      Alfred Peter Olivera [Mount Vernon, NY, United States].
2015              One Alloy [Incheon, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea].
2014              School of Visual Arts M.F.A. Photography, Video and Related Media [New York, NY, United States].
2013              Junwon Sohn [Incheon, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea].
2012              Ophelia Chong [Los Angeles, CA, United States].
                      Dennis Keeley [Pasadena, CA, United States].
                      Roderick Smith & Linda Miller [Los Angeles, CA, United States].
2011              Lorne M. Buchman [Pasadena, CA, United States].
2010              Fullcity Coffee [Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea].
                      Oolee Institute of Photography [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea].


Affiliations

2017–Now    President. +arts Institute of Arts [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea].
2016–Now    Judge. CA it Awards [New York, NY, United States].
2005–Now    Volunteer Photographer. Make-A-Wish Foundation [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea].
2001–Now    Photographer. June Korea Photography [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea].
2016–2017    Cofounder. MayJune Pictures [New York, NY, United States].
2015–2017    Columnist. NYCultureBeat [New York, NY, United States].
2011–13        Volunteer Photographer. SOHO Project [Los Angeles, CA, United States].
2012              Documentarian. TEDx ArtCenter College of Design [Pasadena, CA, United States].
2010–12        Volunteer Photographer. YWCA [Pasadena, CA, United States].
2008–09        Columnist. Hyundai Emille TV Magazine [Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea].
2004              Photojournalist. Artian News [Jongno, Seoul, Republic of Korea].


Commissions

Belif [New York, NY, United States].
Educhora [New York, NY, United States].
Ehwa Trade [Yongin, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea].
Cine Cube [Jongno, Seoul, Republic of Korea].
Daekyo Co., Ltd. [Gwanak, Seoul, Republic of Korea].
The Dong-A Ilbo [Seodaemun, Seoul, Republic of Korea].
Glow Recipe [New York, NY, United States].
Hotel Gallery [Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea].
KISS Products, Inc. [Port Washington, NY, United States].
Kyunghee B&B Medical Clinic [Seongnam, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea].
LOEN Entertainment [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea].
Modl Theatre [Gwacheon, Gyeonggi, Republic of Korea].
Oakwood Premier [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea].
PAVO, Inc. [Glendale, CA, United States].
Seoul Roll [Singapore].
S.M. Entertainment [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea].
Wiz Island [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea].
Ye Dental Clinic [Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea].

Valtinho Anastacio [Brazil].
Youngchan Kwon [Republic of Korea].
Eunice Olsen [Singapore].