ALEX YE KANG
(b. 1989, Busan, South Korea)
Seattle, Washington
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

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

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

EXPERIENCE

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

2017          • Assistant Curator (2017 - ongoing '18)
                    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, Texas
                  • Exhibitions Intern
                    CYDONIA Gallery, Dallas, Texas

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           • 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
                     4 photographs, Inaugural Issue, Online Publication
                   • Keep This Bag Away From Children
                     2 photographs, Online Publication
                   • The Collegian
                     2 photographs, November Issue, Print

NEWS

2018       (206) Q

2017       Everyone’s In

               Announcing the Spring 2017 Art Walk Awards Finalists  

               
Portable Document Format, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

2016       Untiled: 897 Square

               Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition Displays Students' Work