Ran Hwang is a Korean installation artist who studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York, USA, and attended the Graduate School of Fine Arts at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea.

She is best known for her mesmerising, large-scale wall installations constructed from thousands of meticulously placed buttons, beads, pins and threads on wooden panels. Hwang hammers thousands of man-made elements into a support with an almost Zen-like meditative process. Hwang’s works suggest, metaphorically and paradoxically, the resilience and persistence of nature in the face of mass commercial production, ironically including materials such as those she uses in her works.

Ran Hwang has held exhibitions notably in the USA at the International Museum of Art & Science in McAllen, Texas, as its first artist-in-residence, as well as at MASS MoCA in Massachusetts, The Queens Museum of Art in New York, The Hudson Valley Centre for the Arts in New York, the Chelsea Art Museum in New York and the Seoul Arts Centre in Korea. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Hammond Museum, the Hermès Singapore Collection, The North Salem Museum in New York and the Des Moines Art Centre in Iowa.


 Ran Hwang, Healing Blossoms-V, 2016
 Ran Hwang, Healing Blossoms_AR2, 2017
 Ran Hwang, Ode to Second Love B/W, 2016
 Ran Hwang, Secret Obsession MA, 2015
 Ran Hwang, Soaring again H1, 2014