BYUNG HOON CHOI
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Traditional Korean lacquer on red oak and natural stone
16.25 x 47.25 x 23.25 inches
41 x 120 x 59 cm

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Byung Hoon Choi was born in Gangwon-do, Korea in 1952. In 1974, he graduated from the Hong-ik University with a degree in Applied Fine Arts. He later completed a Masters of Fine Art from Hong-ik in 1979. In 1977, he founded an association of young artists, 'The Society for the Creation of Decorative and Applied Arts' which had a profound effect on defining the future of applied arts in Korea. He travelled around the world during the 1970's soaking up inspiration from the Mayan, Incan, African and Indian cultures. He has exhibited his work throughout Korea and the world, while concurrently working as a professor at a number of schools. Choi has also developed extensive research in the field of furniture design and crafts, working as a research professor, throughout his career. He is currently a professor of woodworking and furniture design at Hong-ik University, in Seoul, Korea.

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May 4 - June 10, 2017
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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November 9 - December 17, 2016
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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February 27 - March 29, 2014
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
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A beautiful bridge of thought
Asia Times
December 6, 2016
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Salt of the Earth
Cultured
Winter 2016
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interview with byung hoon choi on his 'water meditation' at friedman benda
designboom
November 11, 2016
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The Imaginary and the Mystical
Asian Art News
October 2016
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First came carbon fiber, then basalt...
Interior Design
October 2016
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Korean Craftworks Spotlighted in Munich
Korea.net
February 24, 2016
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Paris Calling
Morning Calm
November 2015
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Byung Hoon Choi to exhibit cultural basalt benches at Design
June 13, 2015.
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Basalt benches by Byung Hoon Choi for Design Miami/Basel 2015
June 12, 2015.
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Byung Hoon Choi
Daniella on Design
May 27, 2015
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Onward and Upward
Interior Design
December 2014
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Gallery Walk
Modern Magazine
Summer 2014
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Byung Hoon Choi
Art News
May 2014
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Eye On: Byung Hoon Choi
Avant/Garde Diaries
March 18, 2014
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First solo exhibition in the United States for Korean artist Byung Hoon Choi opens at Friedman Benda
artdaily.org,
March 5, 2014
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Everything You Need to Know This Week On New York’s Art Scene
Guest of a Guest
March 2014
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byung hoon choi exhibits 11 basalt benches at friedman benda
designboom,
February 14, 2014
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Between Art and Furniture
Beyond
February 2014
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Designwire; A Fine Balance
Interior Design,
January 2014
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Byung Hoon Choi
Whitewall Magazine
Summer 2014
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Eclectic Avenue
Wall Street Journal,
October 11, 2013
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Forging a New Craft Aesthetic: Ten Inspiring South Korean Designers
The Culture Trip,
August 1, 2013
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Deyan Sudjic, Kengo Kuma in 5th Gwangju Design Biennale
ARTINFO,
May 8, 2013
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East Meets West
Cultured,
Winter 2012
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Beyond the kimchi jar
South China Morning Post,
July 23, 2010
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Pushing Korean Design into the Future
The New York Times,
February 24, 2010
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Byung Hoon Choi
Designboom,
December 17, 2007
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Byung Hoon Choi
Ottagono,
November 2005