ALEX  KANG
(b. 1989, Busan, South Korea)
Lives and works in Houston, Texas
www.alex-kang.com
e: contact@alex-kang.com

EDUCATION
           
2018         Master of Fine Arts in Photomedia
                  University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

2016         Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, Summa Cum Laude
                  University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

AWARDS AND HONORS

2018          Gonzales Graduate Recognition Award
                   University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2017          Graduate Recruitment Award
                   University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2016          Graduate Recruitment Award
                   University of Washington, Seattle, WA
                   Outstanding Senior Award
                   University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
                   Barnett Photography Award, Spring of 2016,
                   University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
                   University of Texas at Arlington's Highest Honors Award
                   University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
                   Finalist, 2016 Regents' Outstanding Student Awards in the Arts & Humanities: Visual Arts
                   University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

2015          Barnett Photography Award, Fall of 2015
                   University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
                   Barnett Photography Award, Spring of 2015
                   University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
                   Dean’s List, Spring of 2015
                   University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX
                   Dean’s List, Fall of 2015
                   University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

EXPERIENCE

2018          Instructor of Record, Intermediate Photography II
                   University of Washington, Seattle, WA

                   Event Coordinator and Curator, 206Q
                   Fred Wildlife Refuge Center, Seattle, WA

2017          Assistant Curator
                   Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA

                   Instructor of Record, Beginning Photography
                   University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2016          Teaching Assistant, History of Photography + American Art History
                   University of Washington, Seattle, WA

                   Teaching Assistant, Intermediate Photomedia I
                   University of Washington, Seattle, WA

2015          Studio Assistant to artist, Stephen Lapthisophon
                   Dallas, TX

                   Exhibitions Intern
                   CYDONIA Gallery, Dallas, TX

2013          Photographer, 5th Annual Delta Mouth Literary Festival
                   Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

2011           Photojournalist, The Collegian
                   Fort Worth, Texas

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018           See Also
                    SPEC, Specialist Gallery, Seattle, WA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018           2018 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
                    Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    206 Q
                    Fred Wildlife Refuge Center, Seattle, WA    
 
2017           Everyone’s In
                    The Alice Gallery, Seattle, WA

                    Meany Center for the Performing Arts
                    University of Washington, Seattle, WA

                    Material Performance
                    Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA
                   
                    PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT, In Conjunction with Doug Aitken: Electric Earth
                   
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX

                     Finalist, Spring Art Walk Awards: City Arts Magazine
                     Sole Repair Shop, Seattle, WA

                     UW + WeWork Art Walk: Emerging Artists from the University of Washington School of Art
                     WeWork Holyoke Building, Seattle, WA

2016            Utopia Neighborhood Club: A Student Response 
                     Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA      
         
                   
  897 Square Annual Juried Exhibition, 2016
                     Gallery 76102, Fort Worth, TX
                   
                     Barnett Photography Award Exhibition: Spring of 2016
                     Gallery West, Arlington, TX

                     Raw Talent: 500X College Expo
                     500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

2015            Barnett Photography Award Exhibition: Spring of 2015
                    
Gallery West, Arlington, TX

                     Second Annual Regional Juried Exhibition
                     
Artspace 111 Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
                   
                     TABLEAUX VIVANT
                     
Gallery West, Arlington, TX
                   
                     ATPI Invitational Showcase,
                     
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

                     897 Square Annual Juried Exhibition 2015
                    
Gallery 76102, Forth Worth, TX
 
                     Barnett Photography Award Exhibition: Fall of 2015
                    
Gallery West, Arlington, TX

                     Writing with Light
                    
Lillian Bradshaw Gallery, Dallas, TX

2014            3rd Place, M.A.C.H.I.N.E: Consciousness International Juried Exhibition
                    
Gallery West, Arlington, TX

                     Pop Up Show: CPR, curated by Stephen Lapthisophon and Justin Ginsberg
                     Arlington, TX

2013            The Roving Museum of Photography
                    
Dallas, TX
                   
                     Point of View, 2013
                    
Gallery Northeast, Fort Worth, TX

PUBLICATIONS

2013            Radioactive Moat Press
                     Online Publication, Inaugural Issue No. 1
                     http://www.radioactivemoat.com/deluge-issue-one.html

                     Keep This Bag Away From Children
                     Online Publication
                     
                     The Collegian
                     November Issue, Print

NEWS

2018       The Stranger, 2018 University of Washington MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition

                UW News, Graduate Show at the Henry Art Gallery

                The Stranger, (206) Q

2017       The Stranger, Everyone’s In

                CityArts Magazine, Announcing the Spring 2017 Art Walk Awards Finalists  

                
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Portable Document Format, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

2016       Fort Worth Weekly, Untiled: 897 Square

               The Shorthorn, Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition Displays Students' Work