Virginia Woolf said that women need money and a room of their own to write novels and other literary works. In the case of art, the studio is an essential private room for most artists in their creative activities. For the artist, the studio is not only a place to build the art world, but also a space to prove existence itself. Many women artists struggle to pioneer and continue their studio.
Jeong Jeong-yeop, South Korea’s leading feminist artist, who became the first woman to win the Goam Art Award, leaves a large and meaningful footprint for younger female artists. Jeong graduated from the Department of Western Painting at Ewha Womans University in 1985. ‘The History of My Workshop’ (Lee Sang-won Art Museum, 2018), ‘Bug’ (Galleryscape, 2016), ‘off bean’ (Galleryscape, 2011), ‘Face Landscape’ (Alternative Space Art Forum Lee, 2009), ‘Erase’ She has held 12 solo exhibitions, including ‘(Arko Art Museum, 2006) and ‘Salim encompassing life’ (21st Century Gallery, 1995). The poster work for the 14th Seoul International Women’s Film Festival in 2012 is also her work. The major group exhibitions she participated in include ‘Tender Power’ (Cheongju Museum of Art, 2018), ‘Mother, the first person I loved’ (Jeju Museum of Art, 2016), ‘Through Mother’s Eyes’ (KCCOC, Chicago, 2014), ‘Asia Women’s Art Festival’ (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, 2012), ‘Busan Biennale’ (2004) and ‘Abanggung Jongmyo Occupation Project’ (2000). Major collections of works include Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Museum of Art, and Arko Art Museum.