Workbook & Foundation
Planning & Coordination
Kyounggun Kim is represented by the Royal Blue Art & Design, RBART Educational Corporation in Seoul, Korea. He grew up a small town in Korea, moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1999 and managed a branch of ‘Hyundai Graphics’ Co., Ltd. He left Vancouver and move to Boston, MA to study Illustration in the Art Institute of Boston, where he received another BFA degree in 2005(He earned bachelor degrees in Fine Art and Illustration.).
He had worked in new york as a freelance illustrator and as a senior designer at the ‘Zeroman Studio’ for the past 2 years. He was an illustrator involved in the issues of form, light, space, design, and process. His illustration work is typically sculptural and has recently turned toward short film to bring his artwork to life. His creative interests are in Fine Art (Painting and Installation), illustration (Digital & Traditional style), Graphic design (He specializes in publication/editorial design, branding/ identity and information visualization.) His works has been exhibited in group and solo shows nationally and abroad.
He has had taught art and design more than 20 years. For the past ten years, he has managed ‘RBART’ Educational Corporation. He is very aware of the needs of the student, and is able to bring a fresh approach to teaching and guiding up and coming artists in training. The corresponding disciplines of his studio practice and career as an educator form a symbiotic relationship within his artistic practice. His unique and diverse artistic approach makes his teaching methods adaptable and wide ranging.
Gaseul Kim’s childhood flourished with creativity since both of her parents were artist. She grew up making art under her parents in an artistic environment and decide to go to an art school for a further education. However she faced hardships during the process and was accepted to college at her third attempt. This experience became an opportunity for her to understand students better. Therefore she started to teach students art and help them with their art school application process since her freshmen year in college.
She earned both of her MFA and BFA in Printmaking and is continuously making prints as an artist. Her college education helped her to understand visual elements and medium characteristics of print-making, which became a huge influence to her when making art. She uses art as a medium to approach the world and let the audience see through her. For her, the process of making art is similar to how children communicate through playing. Her goal is to verify her identity through art as she understands and develops herself during the process. Therefore, when teaching, she hopes to help students to find their potential as artists that can be applied to the society. She is willing to fully support students and provide helpful advice to them.
Gami Park is a graphic designer and educator. She holds an BFA(Bachelor of Fine Art) in fine art from School of the Arts Institute of Chicago in 2007 and M.S(Master of Science) in communication design from Pratt Institute in 2010. Now she is studying Ph.D. in the department of human environment and design focus on visual communication and brand design of Yonsei university. During her studies she taught design education in Baekseok Arts university for undergraduate students. She is a graphic designer practice focusing on visual identity, branding, editorial designs web-design and typos. Her personal work investigates where graphic design and sustainability overlap, seeks where slowness may still exist in our culture and explores how to make content and visual styling more medium agnostic.
Since 2012, she has taught many students in ‘Royal Blue’ art classes. As a design educator, she is interested in students to develop a design practice that values the relationship between content and context, and how these come together to resolve information through meaningful visual forms. She encourages her students to become designers aware of their unique perspectives and discover what is important them within the culture of contemporary design. The heart of her work and teaching is a passion for design innovation and formal rigor.
Seonmin Hur earned both of her BFA and MFA in Metalwork from Kookmin University located in Seoul, Korea. Her interest is in making various jewelry and goods for daily needs using metal. Her work is known for achieving both simple aesthetics and functionality through geometrical designs. One of her works that received most attention are handmade radios which were recognized for their unique designs and functional aspects.
These characteristics in her works awarded her "The Artist of the Year' at the Craft Trend Fair held in Korea. She is not only working in Korea but also in France and Hong Kong.
Due to her major, her strength is in understanding characteristics of various materials. This makes her a teacher who can help students approach materials in diverse ways when making 3D works.
She has been a teaching since 2004, mainly helping high school students to apply to art schools. Her teaching priority is in communication with students. Therefore, she teaches students ways they can express themselves as an artist and discuss their work with others in most effective ways.
Consulting / Essay
Foundation & Major
Fine Arts, Art Center College of Design, MFA
Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, BFA
SOLO EXHIBITIONS Gallery Start, Seoul Kyung-In Museum of Fine Art, Seoul Kyung-In Museum of Fine Art, Seoul
The Opening Ceremony Show, Gallery Sky Yeon, Seoul
New Face Artist, Gallery Sin Sang, Seoul
The 100 Korean Young Artist’s Exhibition, Gallery Sin Sang, Seoul
Young Start, Gallery Young, Seoul
The Chorus Project, Korus House, Washington D.C., Hun Gallery, New York
So Close Yet So Far Away, Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale
Art is T Collaboration with JBROS
She’s been teaching drawing and painting as a faculty at Royal Blue Art and Design since 2010.
Consulting / Essay
Foundation & Major
Jiyoung Moon is a teacher’s assistant and writing instructor at Royal Blue Art Institute. She earned a BFA in painting Rhode Island School of Design and graduated as an honors student in 2021. Currently, she is pursuing an MFA in Painting at Hongik University. Over the years, Jiyoung has actively participated in numerous group exhibitions in Providence and showcased her artistic talents through her first solo exhibition at Yeonnam Gallery in Seoul.
Her primary goal as a painter is to explore innovative methods of delineating figures and employ them to discuss discrimination, inequality, and prejudice. Her works prominently feature figures, serving as both her alter-egos and a means of effectively conveying her beliefs and frustrations. She distorts the bodies and uses unearthly colors to produce an uncanny ambiance so that the audience is overwhelmed by the figures' presence rather than objectifying them. She also often adapts genres of Asian mass culture, such as Japanese and Korean animation and the K-pop industry, to reverse gender roles and satirize sexism in media.
As an instructor, Jiyoung quickly grasps the students' weaknesses and provides adequate solutions. She also is very receptive to students' ideas and advice and tries her best to build a supportive environment. Her vast knowledge of art history and the industry has helped students produce compelling writing and artist statements.
Consulting / Essay
Foundation & Major
Hayoun Noh is a consultant and writer for Consulting and Essay at the Royal Blue Art Institute. She earned a BSc in Information and Interaction Design from Yonsei University and an MSc in Human-Computer Interaction from University College London. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate in Computer Science at the University of Oxford.
While she has been dedicated to her academic pursuits, her love for art has remained a constant passion in her life. Hayoun's artwork has been displayed in multiple exhibitions across Seoul, Hong Kong, Paris, and London, showcasing her talent and dedication to the arts. Hayoun has been affiliated with the Royal Blue Institute since her high school years, initially pursuing art. As a long-standing member, she has assisted in consultancy and essay writing to help aspiring students achieve their academic and artistic goals.
Her experience of living in both the US and Europe for many years has given her a unique perspective, making her an excellent consultant for students seeking higher education opportunities outside of Korea. She approaches each student's needs and interests with care, providing them with the best possible guidance throughout the college application process. With her proficiency in consultancy and writing, she assists students in creating personal and artistic statements that genuinely reflect their personalities, enabling them to present themselves effectively during the application process.
Foundation & Major
Seo young Jeon earned a BFA in illustration from the School Of Visual Arts in New York.She is currently in the MFA program for visual communication at Seoul National University.
She collaborates with various industries and fields as an illustrator.
Award & Recognition
• Longlisted Artist / World Illustration Award 2020
• American Illustration 38 Chosen Online Winner 2019
• SOI Student Competition Winner 2019
• Highly Commended World Illustration Award 2019
• I See Me / IUK Art Gallery 2020
• Dog Days. Art to the Rescue / Kenektid x Gallery
• Society Of Illustrators Student Show / SOI 2019
• World Of Illustration Awards / London 2019
• The Haves And Have Nots / Sva Chelsea Gallery 2018