Sungsook Hong Setton is a Korean-American artist and calligrapher. Besides her training in brush painting and calligraphy under Chinese and Korean masters, she has also studied Western art in Germany, England and the United States, obtaining her BFA at Stony Brook University in New York and her MFA in interdisciplinary art at Goddard College. The theme of her research is the spirit of Asian brush painting.
Setton’s work has been widely exhibited in Canada, England, Taiwan and the United States and has received more than a dozen awards, including twice Best of Show at the National Juried Exhibition by the Sumi-e Society of America.
This year she represented one of four America artists for the 2010 Third Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennial, National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan. This show will continue in six other galleries throughout Taiwan till next summer. Her work can also be found in various public and private collections, including Stony Brook University and the Natural History Museum in Oxford, England.
Sungsook Hong Setton currently serves on the faculty of Westchester Community College and China Institute in New York. She has also been an active curator, recently curating the exhibition of Living Ink at Gallery Korea in New York, a show exploring contemporary interpretations of the traditional Asian medium.
At Center she teaches Chinese Watercolor 1, 2 and 3.
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