Sang-ah Choi lives and works in Mountain View, California. She was originally from Seoul, Korea and earned a B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Ewha Women's University(Seoul Korea) received M.F.A. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her works have been featured in solo and group shows nationally and internationally, such as Doosan Gallery(NY), Sarubia Dabang(Seoul Korea), Arario Gallery(NY), Sandra Gering Gallery(NY), Portland Art Museum(Portland OR), Today Art Museum(Beijing CN), White Box(Portland OR), Art Gym( Portland OR), Schneider Museum of Art(Ashland OR). She received a Hallie Ford Fellowship in 2011. Her works have been included in a number of public collections including Museum of Modern Art(NY), Whitney Museum of American Art(NY), New York Public Library, Maier Museum of Art(Lynchburg, VA) and Portland Art Museum(Portland OR). 



One-person Exhibition

2019   Landscape: about space and time, North View Gallery, PCC Sylvania, Portland, Oregon

2015   Humming in the ubiquitous beauty, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon

2014   (in)Tangible Being, Fairbanks gallery, Corvallis, Oregon

2013   Sang-ah Choi, Apex Series (essay by Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson), Portland Art Museum

2012   American Beauty: Art in the Governor’s Office, Salem, Oregon

2011   Fab:topia, Chambers @916 gallery, Portland, Oregon 

2010    Insatiable Appetite (essay by Miriam Kienle), Doosan Gallery, New York

2009   “Kyu”-Layering (curated by Shin-won Hwang), Seoul, Sarubia Dabang, Seoul

            Sang-ah Choi, Arario Gallery, New York 

2005   Moremoremore,(essay by Buzz Spector) Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois 

2004   Ultra Immortality, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York

2003   Mutation-Immortality (essay by Tim van Laar), I Space, Chicago

           Blowing Bubbles (essay by Jonathan Fineberg), Sandra Gering Gallery, New York

Selected Group Exhibition

2018    Book Conversations: Part 1, LMAK Gallery/Books and Design, New York, New York

2017    Hold on Tight (organized by Maria TD Inocencia), Nine Gallery, Portland 

2014    Uncanny spaces, Usdan gallery, Bennington college, Vermont

2013    We tells ourselves stories in order to live, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland

2012    Art on Paper 2012: the 42nd Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina 

            Central Booking in Berlin, K-Salon, Berlin

            Future Pass, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

            On Temporal Being, Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

            Portland 2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art, White Box, Portland

2011    Connecting, Chambers@916, Portland

            Future Pass, la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, traveled to Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam;Today Art Museum, Beijing.

            Perimeter: We live here now, Art Gym gallery, Portland

2010    Four American Landscapes:Sang-ah Choi, Jeffrey Jones, Andrew Lenaghan and Joel Ross, Randolf College Museum, Virginia and Traveled to George Adams Gallery, New York

            Narrative Sequences, Center for the book art, New York

            Cut, Shuffle and Draw, Columbus state University, Columbus, Georgia

2009    Animamix Biennial, MoCA, Shanghai, China 

            Anthropology, Central booking, Dumbo, NY   

            Lunar's Walking, Ewha Art Center, Seoul

2008    Ithaca Collects, Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

            Ehwa Artists, Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul

2007    Meet Cute, Heskin Contemporary, New York

2006    Young Seeks, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul

            Behind the Image, Cais Gallery, Seoul 

2005    Echo beyond time, Ewha Womans University Museum, Seoul 

2004    Approaches, Gallery 555, Ann Arbor, Michigan

            Fiction.Love, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

2003    Painting!, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan

2002    Mixer 02, Monique Meloche, Chicago

            Luscious Too, Zolla/Lieberman, Chicago

            Ballpoint Inklings, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 

            Social Landscape, P.P.O.W, New York

            MFA Exhibition, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois

            Nubo Wave Map (Space) Bubble, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

2001    Right on the Wall, Wesleyan University, Bloomington

            Today in 8 Parts, I Space, Chicago

            College Art Association Regional MFA Exhibition, I Space, Chicago

2000     Amuse, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

             MFA Annual 2000, New American Paintings

Public Collections


New York Public Library, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Portland Art Museum, Portland

Progressive Corporation, Ohio

The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia

Baylor University (Couch Library), Waco, Texas

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, Virginia

UNEEC Culture and Education Foundation, Taipei

Awards & Nominations:

2013   Center for the Visual Arts' artist-in residency through Ford family foundation, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon

2013   Visual arts @Temenggong residency program, Singapore

2012   Contemporary Northwest Art Award Finalist, Portland Art Museum, Portland

2012   VCCA residency fellowship (credit: Columbus School for Girls Endowment)

2011   Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Art for 2011

2001-2011 Elizabeth Foundation for the arts studio program

    © 2019 by sang-ah choi