SOHYUN BAE is an American contemporary visual artist who was born in Korea in 1967. She lives and works in New York City.

In 1990 she graduated from the European Honours Program in Rome followed by her Bachelor of Arts at Rhode Island School of Design. After receiving her Master of Fine Arts from Boston University in 1994, she studied religious philosophy at Harvard University where she received a Master of Theological Studies, having worked with the Nobel Laureate, Elie Wiesel.

Since her move to New York City in 1997, Her works have been exhibited widely throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Her works are in permanent collections and in numerous private collections throughout the world.



2015 Sohyun Bae at RH Contemporary Art, New York City
2011 Subliminal Icons: SoHyun Bae and Traditional Korean Art IN CONTEXT, Curated by Mario Diacono, Kang Contemporary, New York
2009 Adorned/Unadorned: SoHyun Bae/Fathi Hassan, Skoto Gallery, New York City (two-person)
2008 Persimmons and Birds: SoHyun Bae, Philip Kang Gallery, Seoul
2005 Wrapped Shards, Skoto Gallery, New York City
2004 An Ode to the Women of Josun Dynasty, Nikola Rukai Gallery, Toronto
2000 SoHyun Bae, Skoto Gallery, New York City
1998 Kore, Mario Diacono Gallery, Boston
1997 Painting as Prayer, Harvard University Center for World Religions, Cambridge
1997 An Ode to the Women of Josun Dynasty, Harvard University Yenching Institute, Cambridge
1994 SoHyun Bae, Harvard University Hilles Library Art Gallery, Cambridge


2007 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in Fine Art
2002 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting
2000 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. Grant
2000 Artist Residency, The Corporation of Yaddo
1996 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in conjunction with Virginia Center for Creative Arts
1993 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Full Scholarship
1991 Vermont Studio Center Critic's Scholarship
1986 Chautauqua Summer Institute Jenning's Scholarship


The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
The Peabody Archaeological Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The Museum of Modern Art, Finland
Gana Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Kang Collection, New York City
Woods Collection, Lincoln, NE
Mario Diacono, Boston, MA
Neal, Gerber and Eisenberg, Chicago, IL
The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Dubai
Numerous Private Collections