Ran Hwang, a Korean sculptural artist, is best-known for creating intricate, large-scale wall installations with exquisite materials from the fashion industry such as beads, buttons, pins and thread. She took Fine Arts in New York and finished her Master’s degree in Seoul. She currently resides in both New York and Seoul. She has had a lot of solo exhibitions internationally in France, Switzerland, and Dubai, among others. She has also joined several group exhibitions in New York, Paris, Canada, Abu Dhabi, and many other major cities.
Hwang was originally trained as a realist painter but certain national occurrence eventually shifted her into making those installations using her signature buttons and pins. Her process of producing large installations is time-consuming and repetitive, requiring intense manual labor performed in a meditative state, hammering thousands of pins into a wall, not unlike a monk engaged in Zen practice. To see more of her art, visit her website.