Hwang Seontae was born in South Korea in 1972. He studied fine art at Kyunghee University in South Korea and went on to train in Sculpture at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle in Germany, where he completed his postgraduate study, specialising in Glass Art. He has exhibited in South Korea, the USA and Europe, showing numerous times in the UK, where he is exclusively represented by Pontone Gallery.
His work takes the form of the 'light box', constructed from layers of printed and etched glass, depicting cooly delineated, contemporary interiors. The box has a self-contained light source which articulates the imagined scene. Sunlight enters through windows, casting pools and patterns of illumination and projecting shadowed forms across the silent spaces. In this mostly monochromatic world, there are hints of subtle colour in the exterior glimpses of landscape and foliage. The sun's rays energise and bring life to the scene.


2006 AUFBAUSTUDIUM in Glass Art, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
2004 DIPLOMA in Glass Art and Skulptur, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle (Prof. A. Köker & Prof. C. Triebsch)
1997 BFA in Fine Arts Education, College of Fine Arts, Kyunghee University

2018 Light, Time and Space, Pontone Gallery, London
2017 Light-Time-Space, Artside Gallery, Seoul
2016 Between Light and Space, Pontone Gallery, London
2015 Hwang Seontae, Gallery Jeon, Daegu
The light, which has become the image, 63 Art Museum, Seoul
2014 Sunlight, Shine Artists, London
2013 Transparent, Pyo Gallery, Seoul
2011 Familiar Unfamiliar, Gallery Lee & Bae, Busan
Line and Light - The Shadow of the Essence & The Trap of the Sense, Dr Park Gallery, Yangpyeong The Sunny Room, White8 Gallery, Villach
2010 Frozen Story, Dr Park Gallery, Yangpyeong
Frozen History, White8 Gallery, Vienna