Oh Jhin Ryung, born in Seoul, 1980. She lives and works in Seoul. She majored in Photography at Seoul Institute of the Arts, Sculpture at Kook Min University and has a M.F.A. in Photography at San Francisco Art Institutue. Among main exhibitions are Laugh: Mute Speech, Gallery Ryugaheon, Seoul(2014), C’est l’ete, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris(2012), Interactive Action, De Santos Gallery, Houston(2010), Free Transformation, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco(2008), Dream of the Spider Woman, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul(2006), Falling in Love with a Clown, Gallery LUX, Seoul(2003), She published books, Circus People(Noonbit, 2015), Zi-it(IAAN, 2014), Dream of the Spider Woman(Kumho Museum of Art, 2006), Photo Essay Circus People(Homi, 2014). Since 2015 she manages Comtemporary Art Space OBSCURA and Portrait Lab Oh.



Hong Ik University, Ph. D, Photography, Seoul, 2013 (Completed a  year of study) 

San Francisco Art Institute, M.F.A., Photography, San Francisco, 2007 (Graduate with Honors) 

Kook Min University, B.F.A., Sculpture, Seoul, 2001

Seoul Institute of the Arts, B.F.A., Photography, Seoul, 1999 (Graduate with Honors)

Kumho Young Artist: The 69 times of Sunrise ,Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, 2019 

Body Gestures, Sunbuk Art Space, Sungbuk Cultural Foundation, Seoul, 2016 

[Solo Exhibition] Laugh, Seohakdong Gallery, Jeonju, 2015  

[Solo Exhibition] Laugh, Ryugaheon Gallery, Seoul, 2014 

[Solo Exhibition] Jhin R. Oh's Studies, Ryugaheon Gallery, Seoul, 2014 

Long Lives Humanity!, Bukjung Museum of Art, Seoul, 2014 

The Story of the Creative, NYC Gallery, Long Island, New York, 2013 

Discoveries Artists FotoFest 2012, University Art Museum at Colorado State University, Colorado, 2013  
PAFS, International Pink Art Fair, Inter Continental COEX Hotel, Seoul, 2013 

C’est l’ete, Galerie CAMERA OBSCURA, Paris, 2012 

Discoveries of the Meeting Place, Elected 10 Artists, Director of Wendy Watriss, FotoFest2012, Houston, Texas, 2012 

Cozy Winter II, Pink Gallery, Seoul, 2012 

Design Complexicon, Invited International Exhibition, Ansan Danwon Museum, Gyeonggi, 2012 

Northern Gyeonggi Young Artists, Han Gwa Cultural Museum, Gyeonggi, 2012 

No.45 Kumho Young Artists, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, 2011 

Daejin University Faculty Show in Painting, Gallery Topo House, Seoul, 2011 

[Solo Exhibition] Interaction, DeSantos Gallery, Houston, Texas, 2010  

Woman’s International Juried Photography, Juried by Margaret Salisbury, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2010 

National Juried Photography Exhibition 2009, Juried by Julian Cox, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2009 

Fresh Young Things: New Talent from Northern California, JayJay Gallery, Sacramento, California, 2009 

M.F.A Vernissage & Thesis Exhibition, Herbst Pavillion at Fort Mason, San Francisco, California, 2009 

Developed Work, 2009 National Fellowship Competition, Center Gallery, Wichita, Kansas, 2009 

Faces of Women, Las Vegas Arts Council, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 2009  

Depth of Perception, Juried by Linda Connor, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, California, 2009 

The Mark Maker, Still Light Gallery, San Francisco, California, 2009  

Physical Unconsciousness, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, California, 2008  

5(1+1)+6>>16, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, California, 2008  

Inspiration, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California, 2008  

Play with Puppets, Film Screening, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, 2008  

Human Activities and Presence, Still Light Gallery, San Francisco, California, 2008  

Friends of Kumho, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, 2007  

Gwangju Biennale , Gwangju, 2007 
[Solo Exhibition] Dream of the Spider Woman, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, 2006 

Weird Invitation, Gallery Skepe, Seoul, 2006 

Image & Text, Gallery Jinsun, Seoul, 2006 

Des rencontre d'Arles, Art Festival, Arles, France, 2004 

White Skirted with Golden Belts, Kookmin Art Gallery, Seoul, 2004 

Lost Memories, Kookmin Art Gallery, Seoul, 2004  

[Solo Exhibition] Acrobats I met, Hallway Exhibition, Kyobo Book Center, Seoul, 2004 

[Solo Exhibition] A Circus Troupe, Munhwa Event Hall Gallery, Seoul, 2004  

[Solo Exhibition] Falling in Love with a Clown, Lux Gallery, Seoul, 2003  


Circus People, Noonbit Collection of Korean Photographer's Work, Noonbit, 2015 

Zi-it, Photographic Works, IANN, 2014 

Dream of the Spider Woman, Photographic Works, Kumho Museum of Art, 2006 

A Circus People, Photo Essay, Homi Publication, 2004 


Discoveries of the Meeting Place, FotoFest2012, Houston, Texas, 2012 
19th Annual Faces of Woman National Juried Art Exhibition Winner, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 2009 

Depth of Perception, Honorable Mention, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Novato, California, 2009 
Inspiration, SPE West Contest Winner, Award Prize, San Francisco, California, 2008  

Elected 2006 Young Artist at Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul, 2006 


Art Management 

SPACE IKKI, Director, 2015-2018 

OBSCURA, Director, 2019- 

OBSCURA BOOKS, Publisher, 2019-