Ik-Joong Kang (Fine Arts, Alumnus)
Things I Know, (2010), aluminum tiles and prints
Photo: Jungyu Lee
Kang covered the entire Korean Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo with the Korean alphabet in 40,000 art panels painted in the country's traditional colors. The artist's mosaic-like installations, which are often colossal, explore community, culture, and human interrelation through the complementary lenses of personal experience and global unity. Winner of the Special Merit Award at the 1997 Venice Biennale, Kang has exhibited in museums and public spaces around the world.