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Los Angeles-based sculptor. Known for inventive kinetic installations employing hacked consumer electronics and subverted household appliances. David Jang was born in Seoul, Korea, He received a BFA from College of Visual Arts, St Paul, Minnesota.

Consumer materials and electronics, with their life’s instructions literally coded into their mother boards, are the building blocks of Jang’s practice. He examines and remixes these codes to discover the hidden subtexts and hierarchies they uphold. By deconstruct, re-program and re-constitute industrial and commercial cast-offs to reveal new relationships, as described by critic Peter Frank, “at once hilarious, frightening, charming and strangely reassuring.”

Solo Exhibitions
(Selected 2008-2017)

2017 LAX airport, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Art and History (MOAH), Lancaster, CA
2016 Gallery 825 (LAAA), Los Angeles, CA
Gallery on Wade, Toronto, Canada
2015 The Huntley Gallery, Pomona, CA
TUB Gallery, Miami, FL
2014 Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Gallery 825 (LAAA), Los Angeles, CA
Fullerton College Art Gallery (Three Person), Fullerton, CA
Downtown Art Center Gallery (DAC), Los Angeles, CA
2012 Gallery 825 (LAAA), Los Angeles, CA
Palos Verdes Art Center (Three Person), Rolling Hills Estates, CA
2011 Art Platform, Los Angeles, CA
Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Lois Lambert Gallery (Three Person), Santa Monica, CA
Downtown Art Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery OMS, Fort Lee, NJ
2010 Gallery 825 (LAAA), Los Angeles, CA
Brand Library & Art Center, Glendale, CA
2009 Sandra Lee Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Downtown Art Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
IT Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2008 FT Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Group Exhibitions
(Selected 2008-2016)

2016 Context, New York, NY
BG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Paju kyoha art center, Paju, Korea
2015 Paju Kumchon central library, Paju, Korea
Gimpo city hall, Gimpo, Korea
SCOPE, Miami Beach, FL
NADA, Miami Beach, FL
Shane-show Gallery, Beijing, China
Seongbuk Cultural Foundation, Seoul, Korea
Glendale Central Library, Glendale, CA
Cheryl Hazan Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
Palm Spring Art Fair, Palm Spring, CA
Space in Arts, New York, NY
Los Angeles Art Show, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Affordable Art Fair, Hamburg, Germany
Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam, Netherlands
TUB Gallery, Miami, FL
Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto, Canada
Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), Los Angeles, CA
2013 Boston Court, Pasadena, CA
Beverly Hills artSHOW, Beverly Hills, CA
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Gallery Y, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
Locust Projects, Miami, FL
Lois Lambert Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Gallery 825 (LAAA), Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, CA
ZASK Gallery, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
2011 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), Los Angeles, CA
Coastline Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
Gallery 825 (LAAA), Los Angeles, CA
Coastline Art Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA
2010 Gallerie Rheeway, Los Angeles, CA
Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe, NM
H. Kazan Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, CA
2009 Heritage Art Center, Cubao Quezon, Manila, Philippines
Nagasaki Museum of fine art, Nagasaki, Japan
Pleiades Gallery, New York, NY
West Los Angeles College Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
AD.C Art International, New York, NY
!iT Jeans INC, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery Western, Los Angeles, CA
2008 !iT Jeans INC, Los Angeles, CA
FT Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Downtown Art Center Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Downtown Gallery Row, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 825 (LAAA), Los Angeles, CA

Collection | Special Project

2016 LAX airport, Los Angeles, CA
2015 Cal Poly University, Pomona, CA
2014 Los Angeles County Museum of Art trustees, Los Angeles, CA
Locust Projects trustees, Miami, FL
BROWN | DAVIS Interiors Inc, Miami Beach, FL
Fendi Casa, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG), Los Angeles, CA
2012 Home Shopping Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art trustees, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Commerce Studio, Commerce, CA
2009 Cham Restaurant, Pasadena, CA
!iT Shoppe, Los Angeles, CA

Media and Reviews
(Selected 2008-2016)

2016 WorkUntitled Magazine, Interview, Miami, FL
2015 ARTPULSE Magazine, Interview and front cover, Miami, FL
ARIRANG news, going global, Los Angeles, CA
YTN news, work documentation, Korea
Pipeline art magazine, Interview, Hong Kong
Beijing Railway Station, Review, Beijing, China
American Craft Magazine, Minneapolis, MN
Television Korea 24, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
ArtPulse magazine, “Proportional Relationship”, Review, Miami, FL
Heyevent, Pomona, CA
2014 Wall Street International, “Performative Intimacy”, Review, NY, NY
WUM, “Performative Intimacy”, Review, Miami, FL
Life Basics Magazine, Interview, Los Angeles, CA
I am Johnny Boy, “La Dolce Vita”, Miami, FL
LA Art Show 2014, “Exercising Value”, Catalog, Los Angeles, CA
Examiner, “Bright new look at LA Art Show”, Review, Los Angeles, CA
USC Annenberg, “The L.A. Art Show: Modern & Contemporary”, Los Angeles, CA
2013 KCET Artbound, “Reconstituting the Commonplace”, Review, Los Angeles, CA
Art Ltd. Magazine, “Annual Benefit Auction”, Los Angeles, CA
Beverly Hills artSHOW, Press , Beverly Hills, CA
Daily Bruin, “Shifting the Everyday”, Interview , Los Angeles, CA
College of Visual Arts iPad app, Minneapolis, MN
Korea Daily, “Collaboration of Circles and Lines”, Review, Los Angeles, CA
Korea Times, “Collaboration of Circles and Lines”, Review, Los Angeles, CA
2012 Art Book Guy (contemporary art magazine), Interview, NY, NY
Artillery Magazine, “Lost but Profound” Review, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Easy Reader, “Lost but Profound” Interview, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
ARGOT & OCHRE, “Studio Visit” Interview, Los Angeles, CA
Palos Verdes Art Center, “Artifacts” Exhibition Review, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Los Angeles Art Show, “The 17th Annual LA Art Exhibition” Catalog, Los Angeles, CA
2011 HUFFPOST ARTS, by Peter Frank, Review, San Francisco, CA
Art Ltd. Magazine, by Cherie Louise Turner, Review, Francisco, CA
LELA, “The 19th International Art Exhibition” Catalog, Los Angeles, CA
HUFFPOST ARTS, by Mat Gleason “Art Platform Top Ten Artists”, Review, Los Angeles, CA
ARGOT & OCHRE, “Art Platform Los Angeles”, RECAP, Los Angeles, CA
LAAA, “Art Platform Los Angeles”, Press, Los Angeles, CA
Art Business, “Perception, Consciousness, Balance”, Review, San Francisco, CA
Diablo Magazine, San Francisco, CA
Cutting Edge, “Art of Art”, Exhibition blog, Japan
Audrey Magazine, Review, Los Angeles, CA
Artillery Magazine, “Jang Kang Woo”, Santa Monica, CA
Korea Times, Review, Los Angeles, CA
KoreAm Magazine, “Chang & Jang”, Interview, Santa Monica, CA
HUFFPOST ARTS, “Bill Bush | Between Death and Reincarnation”, Review, Los Angeles, CA
Coagula Art Magazine, “ Beer and Tall Buildings”, Interview, Los Angeles, CA
California Contemporary Art Magazine, “Feature Exhibition”, Los Angeles, CA
Art Week LA, “Feature Exhibition”, Los Angeles, CA
DAC Gallery, “New Works”, press, Los Angeles, CA
Daily News, Art Ltd “David B. Jang; New Works”, Exhibition Details, Los Angeles, CA
Art Beat Bay Area “Perception, Consciousness, Balance”, Review, San Francisco, CA
Pasadena Star News, “Feature Exhibition”, Pasadena, CA
Orange County, “David B. Jang; New Works”, Orange County, CA
Gallery 825 (LAAA), “C.A.R. (Contemporary Art Ruhr)”, Poster, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Art Show, “The 16th Annual LA Art Exhibition” Catalog, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Korea Daily, “Now & Then”, Review, Los Angeles, CA
Korea Daily, “Zest for art”, Los Angeles, CA
Glendale News Press, “Pondering what can’t be touched”, Review, Los Angeles, CA
!IT Jeans Inc, “Artist of the Year Calendar”, Vernon, CA
2009 LELA, “The 18th International Art Exhibition” Catalog, Cubao Quezon, Manila, Philippines
Korea Times, Interview, San Francisco, CA
Korea Times, Review, Los Angeles, CA
Gallery 825, “Los Angeles Art Association” Volume 1 Book, Los Angeles, CA
AD.C Art International, Best of Show Awards, review, New York, NY
Korean Cultural Center, “The 40th Annual KAASC”, Catalog, Los Angeles, CA
California Apparel News, “Corporate Company Space” Los Angeles, CA
Sports Seoul USA, Interview, Los Angeles, CA
2008 Korea Daily, “International Artist”, Los Angeles, CA
Korea Times, Review, Los Angeles, CA
Downtown Gallery Row, “Artseen”, Catalog, Los Angeles, CA
Korean Cultural Center, “The 39th Annual KAASC”, Catalog, Los Angeles, CA

Education
BFA, College of Visual Arts, St. Paul, MN

Professional Organizations & Affiliations
Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA), Los Angeles, CA 2008-Present
Palm Desert Artist Registry, Palm Desert, CA 2010-Present
Department of Cultural Affairs Slide Registry (DCA), Los Angeles, CA 2012-Present
International Sculpture Center (ISC), Hamilton, NJ 2013-Present