57-1, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea

In July 2015, Gallery MEI opened in Hapjeong-dong, in front of Hongik University, the symbolic district of youth and culture. We have been organizing a variety of exhibitions, comprising of young and energetic artists in Korea to represent the contemporary culture. Gallery MEI holds exhibitions with various genres such as drawing, painting, sculpture, media art, and installation art. Unlike conventional galleries that exhibit artworks which are easy to sell, Gallery MEI puts effort into protect the value of exhibitions while communicating with the public.

Past Exhibition

Absence of Relationship, Being for Relationship

2017.5.27. – 6.15.
Many People living in the modern society feel empty. There is no clear answer to the question of ‘what is life and what do we have to do?’ although high technology and culture have developed. Emptiness is always connected to loneliness, and both of them are just two expressions about experience of anxiety that people commonly have. Where did the unknown anxiety come from, and since when it has started?
In June 2017, Gallery MEI organized the exhibition Absence of Relations, Being for a Relationship. Gallery MEI saw emptiness and anxiety as absence of relationship and noticed ‘human being who makes a relationship’ as he/she can overtake and connect the anxiety.
There were three different artists’ artworks being exhibited. One of the artists was Jae-Chul Jung, who painted different emotions he felt through various human relations. Another artist was Hyun-Ji Cho who connected oneself to another and to others by web that the artist had created. Lastly, the other artist was Yun-A Shim, working with a subject in regards to running away from anxiety and having fear created by relationships.

Jae-Chul Jung

2007 B.F.A in painting, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 Unfamiliar Face, Gallery Mei, Seoul, Korea
2015 Unfamiliar, JJ Joong Jung Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2013 Double Face, Atelier Turning, Seoul, Korea
2013 Contradiction, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017 Color Your Space, Ceres Home, Seoul, Korea
2016 Variety Categories for Spread, Space ALT, Paju, Korea
2015 Exhibition of Rising Blood Artists, Gallery Toon, Chuncheon, Korea
2015 The Visiting museum -Hwacheon Exhibition, Hwacheon gallery, Hwacheon, Korea
2013 Drawing Write and Write, Artspace Hue, Paju, Korea
2013 Drawing Write and Write, Borim Gallery, Paju, Korea
2009 Korea Sports Art Festival, Sejong Center for Performing Arts, Seoul, Korea
2009 Contemporary Art Korea & Japan Exhibition; Korea-Interview-Japan, Kepco Art Center Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2009 ASYAAF-We Meet The Future,
National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea

Yun-A Shim

2015 Meisterschuelerin, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, Germany
2014 Dioloma, Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle, Germany
2005 B.F.A in painting, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 Ins Treppenhaus, Gallery Mei, Seoul, Korea
2017 Invitation Exhibition, Gallery Artcelsi, Seoul, Korea
2016 Doll’s House, Ilnyeonman-Misoolgwan, Seoul, Korea
2016 Stair, Drawing, Jangsu Museum, Seoul, Korea
2016 On the Way, Michuholl Library, Michuhollteo Gallery, Incheon, Korea
2015 Wandering, Seoul Art Space Seongbuk, Gallery Maejeum, Seoul, Korea
2015 Climbingstairs…,Namsan public library, NamsanGallery, Seoul, Korea
2014 Irrweg, Space Darisangja, Seoul, Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Nichts als die Wahrheit-Malerei Klasse Pleuger, Kunststiftung&Volkspark, Halle, Germany
2016 Viewfinder, Namsan Public Library, Namsan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2015 Malerei&Bildhauerei, Toeplitz Gallery, Töplitz, Germany
2013 Medium Wird Geändert, Ostkreuz, Berlin, Germany
2013 Consulere Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Halle, Germany
2013 Scheinbar, K29, Essen, Germany
2013 20/20, K29, Essen, Germany
2011 Consulere Steuerberatungsgesellschaft, Halle, Germany
2010 Klasse Malerei von Ute Pleuger, Bayer Kultur, Erholungshaus, Leverkusen, Germany
2010 Jo Alter, Franziskushaus, Bruchsal, Germany
2009 10 Jahre Klasse Ute Pleuger, Galerie im Volkspark, Halle (Saale), Germany

Hyun-Ji Cho

2013 M.F.A in Painting, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
2010 B.F.A in Printmaking & Painting, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 ON, Gallery Mei, Seoul, Korea
2016 Emotional Web, HUMAX Art Room, Seoul, Korea
2015 Floating, Scalatium Art Space, Seoul, Korea
2014 FRAGIL, Gallery Grida, Seoul, Korea
2013 Flow in the Breeze, SPACE UM, Seoul, Korea