A photo image of five people of different races and ages siting or lying down in front of the audience

Kyoung eun Kang, Care Package VI (2023). Performance. Photo Credit: Julian Cimoca.

Kyoung eun Kang is a New York-based artist born in South Korea. Kang works in a wide range of media, including performance, video, painting, photography, installation, text, and sound pieces. She explores geographical and cultural identities, as well as universal human themes such as affection and attachment in order to raise questions about how we foster and maintain relationships in an ever-changing world. Kang's work has been exhibited internationally and across the United States in galleries and museums, including: A.I.R. Gallery, Collar Works, NURTUREart, BRIC Project Room, and the ISCP project space in New York; the Korean Cultural Center in Washington, D.C.; the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in Australia; and the National Museum of Modern Art in Korea. Kang has received residences and fellowships at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, Ground Floor Residency at ISCP, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts, among others. She received a BFA and MFA in painting from Hong-ik University in South Korea, as well as an MFA from Parsons School of Design. During the open studio, Kang will share a new body of work including drawings, text, video, and photographs.

About Smack Mellon

Smack Mellon is a nonprofit arts organization located in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Smack Mellon’s mission is to nurture and support emerging, under-recognized mid-career and women artists in the creation and exhibition of new work, by providing exhibition opportunities, studio workspace, and access to equipment and technical assistance for the realization of ambitious projects. We see ourselves as a vehicle whereby under-represented artists can create, explore and exhibit their creative ideas outside the concerns of the commercial art world, offering many artists the exposure and recognition they deserve.