b. 1978 Seoul, Korea


Water Street Atelier, New York, MFA-Equivalent

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ph.D. Studies in Philosophy (2003-2004)

Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, J.D. Studies (2002-2003)

Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Elmer Adler Book Collecting Prize and Publication, Martyn Warbeke Class of 1903 Prize


2011-2013 Adjunct Professor, Maryland Institute College of Arts


2017 "Blue: Selections from Vermont Studio Center," Vermont Studio Center Wolf Kahn Gallery, Johnson, Vermont

2014 "Pay It Forward," Principle Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina

2013 "Small Works," Principle Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia

2013 "Lumière Fantastique: Brittany Shines in Baltimore," Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

2013 "Hudson Valley Art Association 81st Annual Exhibition," Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, Connecticut

2012 "Art Maryland," Howard County Center for the Arts, Ellicott City, Maryland

2012 "The Figure in American Art 2012," Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York

2011 "Paintworks," Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, New York

2011 "Selected Works from the Klots Residency Program" Abbaye Saint-Magloire de Léhon Gallery, Léhon, France

2011 "School 33 Art Center Studio Artist Biennial,” School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland

2011"The Figure in American Art 2011," Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York

2010 "Hudson Valley Art Association 79th Annual Exhibition," National Arts Club, New York

2010 "Thirteenth Annual International Summer Salon," Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York

2010 "Princeton University Alumni and Student Show," Clark Muñoz Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey

2010 "The Figure in American Art 2010," Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York

2009 “The Bosque Art Classic,” Bosque Conservatory Art Council, Clifton, Texas

2009 “The Collection of Lisa Sawlit,” Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

2008 “Jacob Collins and the Water Street Atelier,” Atlanta Art Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2008 “Jacob Collins and the Hudson River School for Landscape,” Kaaterskill Fine Arts Gallery, Hunter, New York

2008 “Works by Selected Artists of the Hudson River School for Landscape: Silent Auction to Benefit the Thomas Moran Trust," Hirschl & Adler, New York

2008 “Artists of the Water Street Atelier,” Bendann Gallery, Lutherville, Maryland

2008 “The Water Street Atelier, 2002-2007,” Meredith Long and Company, Houston, Texas


2015 TedX Princeton: “Why Art Should Engage the Inner Life.”


Baltimore Magazine "40 Under 40"

Vermont Studio Center Residency and Scholarship

Vermont Studio Center Residency and the Civil Institute Fellowship and Stipend

Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists Residency

Elizabeth Greenshields Foundations Grant (two-time award winner)

School 33 Fellowship

Finalist, Art Renewal Center 2010 Salon

Honorable Mention, Art Renewal Center 2009 Salon

Third Place, Art Renewal Center 2008 Student Scholarship Competition


2011 Associate Curator of “Paint Works,” The Gowanus Ballroom, Brooklyn, New York.


Works & Days Quarterly. Number 3, Summer 2012.

Los Angeles Review of Books

Baltimore Fishbowl

Princeton University Library Chronicle. Volume LXI, Number 2, Winter 2000. pp. 277-290.