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Catalogue Essays


Gregg Hertzlieb, Su Kwak: The Cosmic Light Series

Jungsil Jenny Lee,Synthesis of Visions in Su Kwak’s Abstract Painting,”
Brauer Museum of Art Exhibition, Valparaiso University


Lilly Wei, Fiat Lux:  the Works of Su Kwak

Sandy Kita, Shared Heritage:  Su Kwak and the University of Chicago

Jungsil Jenny Lee, “Su Kwak: Light Journey - An Odyssey in Paint”
Brauer Museum of Art Exhibition, Valparaiso University


Sandy Kita, Making Faith Real:  Su Kwak’s Light and Time Series, June Kelly Gallery, New York

Rhai Kyoung Park, "Weaving Light and Time", Sun Gallery, Exhibition Catalog



Jae Ean Lee, “Su Kwak: Healing Light, Healing Painting,” Sun Art Center, Sun Gallery Exhibition

Elisabeth Sussman, "Su Kwak: Healing Light, June Kelly Gallery," New York City


Bok Young Kim, "Conversation with Light: A New Series of Paintings by Su Kwak," Jean Art Gallery


Eleanor Heartney, “Su Kwak: Beyond Light and Into Spirit,” Ellen Kim Murphy Gallery

Young Taek Park, “Su Kwak: Paintings Soaked with Light,” Ellen Kim Murphy Gallery


Ku Yeol Lee, “Light Series: Hope and Peace,” Sun Gallery

Ronny Cohen, "Su Kwak," Sun Gallery


Marge Goldwater, “Jurors' Statements,” 29th Three Rivers Arts Festival June


April Kingsley, “Introduction,” Annual Juried Exhibition '82, The Queens Museum


Su Kwak (Hae Suk Kwak). "Synthesis Of Opposites In Painting" 
Thesis for MFA Degree at the University of Chicago, 1979

Reviews and Publications


Young Hee Chong, “Kwak Su paints ‘Time of Peace’”, New York City, HK Art Gallery, The Korea Times, DC, September 3


Gregg Hertzlieb, “Cover Art Commentary: Gregg Hertzlieb on Su Kwak,” Valparaiso Poetry Review, December 16

JaeYeon Chung, “Su Kwak: Light Circle,” Public Art Magazine, November, Seoul, Korea

J.S. Doh “Kwak Su Paints for 40 Years: Light of Life and Hope,” The Korea Times Washington DC, September 10

Christina Chong, “Su Kwak, Cosmic Light: Beyond Life Cycle, “ Brauer Museum of Art, The Korea Times Washington DC, August, 14


Heeun Choi, “Su Kwak: Cosmic Light Series at June Kelly Gallery New York,” The Korea Times, New York, March 16


“New York artist has retrospective show, ” The Register-Guard, Oregon Life, May 30

“Expressing Spirit with Color and Light,” Korea Daily Seattle, July 3

Christina Chong, “Su Kwak Published a book, ‘Healing Words’”, The Korea Times Washington, DC, July 10

J.S. Doh “Light Journey: An Odyssey in Paint, Su Kwak Retrospective,” The Korea Times Washington, DC, July 16

“Light Journey: Su Kwak’s Retrospective Exhibition,” Korea Daily Chicago, January 2

Kwak, Su, “Healing Words,” Pauline Press, Seoul, Korea


Stephen May, “20 Years, 20 Artists,” Art News, Summer 2011

S.L You, “Ralls Collection 20 Years Exhibition,” The Korea Daily, March 17


Tae Man Choi, “Su Kwak’s Exhibition,” Art in Culture, December, p.175

Sung Rok Suh, “Su Kwak’s New Paintings,” Monthly Art Magazine, December

Cathy Rose Garcia, “Light, Hope Fill Su Kwak’s Paintings,” The Korea Times:Arts & Living, October 27

Rhai Kyoung Park, “Weaving Light and Time,” Public Art, October

Mi-Seok Koh, “With Light Singing Comfort,” Dong-A Ilbo,, October 23

Min Young Kang, “Cut and Sutured Canvas Presents Healing and Hope,” The Sae Gae Times, October 19

Youngran Lee, “Korean American Artist, Su Kwak’s Exhibition,”The Herald Business, October 24

Young-Tae Kim, “Su Kwak: Abstract Painting Leading to the World of Light,” KBS Nightly News, November 4

Sang Woo Ryu, “Su Kwak: Artist Who Heals With Light,” Newsis, October 8

“Su Kwak’s Recent Work: Weaving Light and Time,” Public Art Magazine,

“Korean American Artist Su Kwak’s Exhibition at Sun Gallery,”Yonhap News: Culture News,
October 20

“Su Kwak – Light and Time,” Weekly Hankooki Magazine,
October 20

“Healing with Painting: Su Kwak’s Light and Time Exhibition,” 24 Hour News Channel,
October 31

Arirang, Korea’s Global TV, “Heart to Heart: 25minute documentary interview by JH Ahn,” November 2

Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), “Culture News: Su Kwak’s Exhibition by SD Hahn,” November 1

YTN TV, “Su Kwak’s Exhibition interview by JA Kim,” October 31


Mi-Seok Koh, “Suffering Blooms into Art,” Dong-A Ilbo, July 3

Kyung-Kab Kim, “Healing Light, Living Light,” Korean Economic News, July 3

Lee, Young Ran, “Color, Hope and Peace,” Herald Economic News, July 7

June Mo Jung, “Peace giving light,” Wolgan Misool Art Magazine, August

“Su Kwak: Healing Light,” essay by Jae Ean Lee, 
Sun Art Center, Sun Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Sukie Park, “Su Kwak,” The Korea Daily, July 1

Bok Young Kim, “Conversation with Light, Art In Culture, May

SBS Production, “Night Line: Art News,” July 5

Kim’s Arts Network International, “Interview with Su Kwak,” dibart (digital broadcasting of art), July


"Su Kwak Exhibition in "Goings on About Town"

The New Yorker, August 2, 2004


June Mo Jung, “Song of Light, Singing of Light,” Su Kwak Exhibition, Jean Art Gallery, Art in Culture, October

Kwang Jin Choi, “Su Kwak Exhibition,” Jean Art Gallery, Wolgan Misool, October

Jin Sup Yoon, “Joy and Suffering in Life, Light as Revelation,” Art in Culture

Hyung Doo Lym, “Kwak Su, Jean Art Gallery," Yonhapnews, August 30

Churl In Suh, “Kwak Su: My Life in Korea and America,” Jubu Sangwhal, June

SBS Production, “Su Kwak Exhibition, News and Daily Economics,” September 11

SBS Production, “Light in the Heart by Su Kwak, New Books,” April 16


Jin Sup Yoon, “Joy and Suffering in Life,” Light as Revelation,“ Art in Culture, March

Hye Sun Lee, “Interview with Su Kwak,” Wolgan Misool, February

Sung Koo Lee, “Materialization of Spiritual World,” Hankook Economics News, January 12

Sun Ae Park, “Gift of Peace through Painting,” Korea Times, January 13

Jung Kook Yoon, “Light: Symbol of Redemption,” Dong Ah Daily, January 10

MBC production, “Powerful colors in current Exhibitions,” Morning News, January 17

SBS production, “Culture News, “January 17

A&C TV, “Su Kwak,” Art and Culture News, January 16


Jung Sook Do, “Invitation to Light,” Feel Section, Chosun Daily, Washington, DC, January 18

V.O.L.M –TV, “Su Kwak: Artist of Light, interview by Sarah Lee,” May 21

KBN News Line, “Su Kwak’s Exhibition at the Korean Cultural Center, Washington, DC” May 14

Korean Broadcasting Network (KBN) “Su Kwak’s Exhibition,” KBN News Line January 30


Chung Gul Lee, “Invitation to Light,” Vogue Korea, April


Jin Sup Yoon, “Visualization of Inner World,” Wolgan Misool, Korea

Chan Sik Hong, “Interview with Su Kwak,” Dong-a Ilbo, Seoul, South Korea, April 5

Yong Lee, “Abstract Landscape Painted with Light,” Kyung Hyang Daily News, Seoul, Korea, April 5

Gung Hyun Chung, “Korean American Artist: Su Kwak Exhibition,” Chosun Daily News, Seoul, Korea, March 27

Jung Hee Shin, “Korean American Artist: Kwak Su Exhibition,” Daily Economics News, Seoul, Korea, April 1

Young Lan Lee “Expression of Inner World,” International Economic News, Seoul, Korea, April 4

Chang Hyun Pack, “Sublimination of Painting: Expression of Hope and Peace,“ Korean Economic News, Seoul, Korea, April 2

Korea Broadcasting Service (KBS), News Forum, “Su Kwan’s New Works at the Sun Gallery, April 3

A & C Kolon (A&C), News, “Su Kwak’s new works at the Sun Gallery, “April 4

Korea Broadcasting Service (KBS), “A Cultural Outing,” Presentation of Su Kwak’s new Works by Critic Ku Yeol Lee, April 10


“Korean Artists at Two N.Y. Galleries,” Manhattan Spirit, April 7

Ok Kee Kim, “Expression of Life Force,” The Sae Gae Times, March 8


Terrington Calas, “East Meets West in Compelling Landscapes,” The New Orleans Times-Picayune, March 27

Sarah Grusin, “Sight Scenes,” Washington Flyer, May-June