Lives and works in Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Born 1978, South Korea, arrived Australia 1979

Gallery owner Gallery 139
Writer – Newcastle art and artists Newcastle Herald

Art Education

2002- July 2003 Bachelor of Fine Art, Honours (Class 1), University of Newcastle
2000 Bachelor of Fine Art, University of Newcastle
1997-1999 Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts, Newcastle Art School, TAFE, Newcastle

Awards / Prizes/Grants

2004 The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship for Emerging Artists administered through National Association of Visual Arts (NAVA)
2003 University Medal, University of Newcastle
2002 Overall winner, Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize (NEAP), Newcastle Art Space
Judge: Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

Art Fairs

2018  SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY with Hunter Prints & Paper (Paper Contemporary)

2021 More Abstracts and other Stuff, SMAC, Newcastle (solo)
2021 Mistress 2, Blackstone Gallery, Newcastle (group)
2020 Lake Art Prize (finalist), Museum of Art and Culture, Lake Macquarie (group)
2020 Abstracts and Other Stuff, Duckrabbit, Sydney (solo)
2020 Mosman Art Prize 2020 (finalist), Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney (group)
2019 Interstice Factory 49, Marrickville, Sydney (Alison Smith & Caelli-Jo Brooker)
2018 EMBEDDED Gallery 139, Newcastle (Alison Smith & Caelli-Jo Brooker)
2017 CONDITIONAL Acrux Art Gallery, Newcastle (Alison Smith & Caelli-Jo Brooker)
2017 Visible Light curated by Julia Flanagan, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney (group)
2017 BOOK CLUB curated by Meryl Ryan, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (group)
2017 HERE + THERE, Sheffer Gallery, Sydney (Julia Flanagan)
2016 Turning Over ASW gallery, Newcastle (Alison Smith & Caelli-Jo Brooker)
2015 subTRACTION ASW gallery, Newcastle (Alison Smith)
2015 Your Collection: The Extended Version curated by Rob Cleworth, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (group)
2014 ON PAPER, Timeless Textiles, Hamilton (solo)
2014 Crossing Boundaries, Chinese New Year Festival exhibition
curated by Catherine Croll, Sydney Town Hall, Sydney (group)
2012 Auraflox, ASW gallery, Newcastle (Peter Speight)
2011 Point of Entry, Front Room Gallery, Newcastle Art School (group)
2010 On the run, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle (group)
2009 20:20, Watt Space Gallery curated by Penny Finnigan, Newcastle (group)
2008 Chain, Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle (solo)
2007 Here + Beyond curated by Lisa Slade, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle (group)
2006 The Freedman Foundation Awards Exhibition 2006, Danks St,Sydney (group)
2004 Quiet Divide, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland (solo)
2004 The Freedman Foundation Awards Exhibition, 2004 winners announced,
Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney (group)
2003 Falling, The Lock-Up Art Space formally John Paynter Gallery, Newcastle (solo)
2002 Making Ground: Emerging Artists working in the Hunter Region
curated by Izabela Pluta, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery (group)

Curatorial Project

2021 gatherED, Watt Space Gallery, Newcastle
2017 CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER (re-contextualised), University of Newcastle Gallery, Newcastle
2016 CONSALVO | LANKAS | MAHER The Depot Gallery, Sydney
2014 Abstraction NOW Newcastle Art Space, Newcastle
2012 Surface Seeking, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery


MAC, Lake Macquarie; Maitland Regional Art Gallery; Newcastle Art Gallery; University of Newcastle University; private collections Australia, UK, USA.


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