Ryan Cho

Happy Tears, Ryan Cho, Crystal on Ceramic and Acrylic Board

Artist Statement

My goal is to create artwork that symbolizes unification. 

A style that displays the juxtaposition and yet harmonization of the inherent cultural identity of the East alongside the life experiences from the West. Through the merging of 3D space and 2D planes, in order to create an unobstructed, yet balanced, dialogue between tradition and modernity. 

All these pieces are representative of the array of media that I work with such as ceramics, sculpture, paintings and photography. 

The tools and structure in which I work are integral, for turning what I perceive in my imagination into reality. 

 My greatest desire is to express the story of life through artwork that is not limited by traditional formats and techniques, but rather freely uses all forms of media as a metaphor for the limitless potential of my space and creative voice.

Artist Timeline

Ryan S. Cho (조상연)

Graduated at Dankook University- Ceramic art Major/BA
'09~'11 Owned and managed DOJA Gallery at Beverly Hills, California (Ceramic art specialty)
Currently Member of Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA)
Currently Member of Korean Artist Association  Southern California (KAASC)
Association of Korea Industrial Art Completion Prize: '85/'86/'90/'91 
Excellence Award of Excellence Winner at Republic of Korea Government Art Completion 
Seoul Newspaper Art Completion Prize: '86/'89/'90 
Grand Winner at the National Completion of 'Pottery Wheel' Korea )
Grand Prize and Award winner at the Association of Industrial Art Completion: '85/'86/'90/'91 
Grand Prize Award of DongAh- Arts & Craft Completion: '90/'91
2nd Prize Award of The Beverly hills art show (The field of mixed media 2D) : 2016
Group Exhibition - 52 Shows
Solo Exhibition- 16 Shows

Exhibited for the last 3 years
2019. 12. Seoul Art Show, COEX, Seoul, Korea
2019. 12. Group Exhibition: NYA Gallery, New York, USA
2019. 10. KIAF, COEX, Seoul, Korea
2019. 6. Plastic Art Seoul: COEX, Korea
2019. 4. BAMA Art Fair : BEXCO, Busan, Korea
2019. 2. Solo Exhibition: K&P Gallery, New York, USA
2018. 10. Art rooms Seoul, Seoul, Korea
2018. 10. KIAF, COEX, Seoul, Korea
2018. 6. Solo Exhibition: Gallery DamDa, Seoul, Korea
2018. 5. Solo Exhibition: Gallery La;ppland, Seoul, Korea
2018. 4. Solo Exhibition: Gallery ArtCelsi, Seoul, Korea
2018. 1. LA Art Show: Los Angeles, USA
2017. 9. Solo Exhibition: Gallery GooHa, Seoul, Korea
2017. 7. Marbella Art Show: Malaga, Spain
2017. 6. Art Busan: BEXCO, Busan, Korea
2017. 6. Plastic Art Seoul: COEX, Korea
2017. 5. Beverly Hills art show: Beverly Hills park, USA
2017. 4. KAASC Group Exhibition: C-Art Museum, Korea
2017. 3. Solo Exhibition: Gallery CLU, USA

Selected Collection
LA Korean Cultural Center : Los Angeles, USA
The Korean Consulate General in Los Angeles, USA
Jones Day Law Firm Worldwide : Los Angeles, USA
Jones Day Law Firm Worldwide : New york, USA
USC (University of Southern California) : Los Angeles, USA