Chung Eun-Mo

(Seoul, Korea, 1946)

Chung Eun-Mo moved to New York in the mid-1960s. In 1980 she obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree at the Pratt Institute in New York, after which she went on to perfect her geometric painting style. At the end of the 1980s, she lived between Ireland and Torre Orsina, in Umbria, Italy. Chung Eun-Mo’s work is based on her profound knowledge of Modernism, in particular the work of the early Abstractionists. Like Malevich and Albers, she is fascinated by mathematical and chromatic harmonies and the changing effects of light on them. Over the past two decades, Chung Eun-Mo has embarked on a wealth of exhibition activity, including solo exhibitions in New York, Rome, Munich, and Seoul, and an acclaimed site-specific installation at the IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin in 2003. Her work is present in many major public and private collections.