Myungtaek Jung

born in 1971



Art Furniture

The archetype in creativity serves as the essence and core focus. In this instance, we aspire to approach it metaphorically. Two different materials, metal, and glass, converge to comprehend each other through the interplay of light and mass within the allocated space. Untouched, unconscious, and undefined encapsulate the three keywords defining Myungtaek Jung's creative concept. He endeavors to discern the opportune moment to halt his creative process, ensuring the work exudes appropriateness and naturalness.


*Photography by Art Chosun

Collections

Seoul Museum of Craft Art (Korea)

LOEWE Foundation (Spain)

Mayplace Magok (Korea)

Pereom Tower_Daeyang Ship Co. (Korea)

Sun Hill Golf Club (Korea)

Omni Design Co. (Korea)

Awards

2022 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize Finalist, Spain

2018 Best Artist Award, KSDBA, Korea

2016 Academic Award, Korea Furniture Society, Korea

2014 Best Artwork Award, KSDBA International Spring Exhibition, Korea

2009 Selected, Korea's Next Generation Design Leader, Korea Institute of Design Promotion, Korea

Exhibitions

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

Dumbung-jucho: the orbit of objects / Jiwoohun Gallery, Korea

2021 

Reinterpretations of Muwi: Resurgence of hermitic objects, The Page Gallery, Korea

2019 

A Sense of Serenity / Museum of Saad Zaghloul, Egypt 

2018 

More Than a Utilitarian Objects / 52 Gallery, Korea

2014 

Furniture & Path of Nature / The Page Gallery, Korea 

2012 

Jung Myung Taek Art Furniture / Bongsan Cultural Center, Korea

2008 

Jung Myung Taek Art Furniture / Gana Art Forum Space, Korea

2006 

Jung Myung Taek Art Furniture / NTID Dyer Arts Center, USA


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023 

Contemporary K design ‘Jeong’, The Future Perfect Gallery, USA

Space Art Fair, Coex, Korea

2022 

Loewe Foundation Craft Prize, Seoul Museum of Craft Art, Korea

Furniture Designers 8, Seoul Living Design Fair, Coex, Korea

2021 

Everything n Arts, The Page Gallery, Korea

Art Busan, BEXCO, Korea

KIAF Art Seoul, Coex, Korea

2020 

The Ideal Object, Gallery O-neul, Korea

House of Craft, Cheongju Korean Craft Museum, Korea

The Chair, The Page Gallery, Korea

KIAF Art Seoul, Coex, Korea

Art Busan & Design, BEXCO, Korea 

2019 

39th Honglim Association Exhibition, Korea Craft & Design Foundation, Korea

2018 

A to P (A letter from the new Page), The Page Gallery, Korea

Constancy and Change in Korean Craft, Triennale di Milano Design Museum, Italy 

Design Art Busan, F1963, Korea

Timelessness - 3 artists, Gallery Rae, Korea

2017 

Art Busan, BEXCO, Korea

Design Art Busan (F1963), BEXCO, Korea

2016 

Sky A&C Atelier Story Exhibiton, Hangaram Art Museum in Seoul Arts Center, Korea

SOAF(Seoul Open Art Fair), Coex, Seoul 

2015 

Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth, Chatsworth House, UK

Art & Design, The Page Gallery, Korea

2014 

Art Busan, BEXCO, Korea

Faculty Exchange Exhibition of ‘Yokohama College of Art & Design’ and ‘College of Design & Arts - Yeungnam University’, Yokohama College, Japan 

2013 

Korean Craft Council Exhibition, Art Center of Korea Electric Power Cooperation, Korea

Furniture Design Exhibition of Korea Furniture Society, Kintex, Korea

2012 

Mirror, Gana Art Busan, Korea

Invited Exhibition of Korea Crafts Competition-‘Dignity of Craftsman’, Coex, Korea

2011 

Cheongju International Craft Biennale-invitational exhibition, Korea

Tent London, Truman Brewery, London UK 

2010 

Design Miami Basel, Basel, Switzerland 

Change from Material into Art, Busan Museum of Art, Korea

Free Style: A Dialogue between Art and Design, Hongik Museum of Art, Korea

Tent London, Truman Brewery, London UK 

2009 

Tent London, Truman Brewery, London UK 

Outdoor Furniture in The Circle, Gallery Lio, Korea

2008 

Accidental constellation, Gallery Korea of Korean Cultural Service NY, USA

Korean Craft of 100 invited Young-Adult Artists, Somri Cultural Art Center, Korea

2007 

Student & Teacher, Silo Gallery, USA

A Mode of Life, Cheongju International Craft Biennale, Korea

2006 

Craft Art Western New York, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Korea

Be Open, WCO Open Center, Korea

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

2005 

60th Rochester Finger Lakes Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, Korea

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