HACKENSACK, NJ – In honor of Asian Pacific American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Bergen County is hosting an art exhibit will be on display on the 5th floor of One Bergen County Plaza through May 30th.
The exhibit features two notable and celebrated artists with a long history of compelling work, Mann-Lih Huang and Bon-Jeong Koo.
Haung is a master artist of the ancient Chinese art Zhong Guo Jie, or traditional Chinese knot tying. Sh has taken part in the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Folk Art Apprenticeship Grant in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Her role has been as a master of an old traditional art form, teaching a single student an art form each year.
Huang’s Zhong Guo Jie has also been exhibited at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton and the Newark Museum in Newark.
Bon-Jeong Koo, is a Seoul-born artist and current Fort Lee resident who exhibits internationally and makes time to teach students locally at his Fort Lee studio. As seen in his works, the Bon-Jeong uses mediums including charcoal, acrylic paint and watercolor win great control and sensitivity.
Bon-Jeong’s solo exhibits include: 2017 Welcome to the Jungle, Serene Space, Busan, Korea; 2015 Gold Horn, Elga Wimmer- Hyun Contemporary, NY, NY; 2014 Bonjeong Koo Solo Show, Serene Space Korea; 2013 Arrogance & Predudice, Opsis Art, Seoul, Korea; 2013 Bonjeong Koo Solo Show, Namchon Country Club, Gwang Ju, Gyoenggi-do; 2006 Sacred and Profane, Zone: Chelsea Center for the Arts, New York, NY; 2006 Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, Drew University, Madison, NJ. His work has also been shown in many group exhibitions in Korea, China, NYC, and NJ.
The work of Huang and Bon-Jeong will be on display on the 5th floor at One Bergen County Plaza every weekday through the end of May, and a special ceremony will be held to commemorate the artists and this gallery on Tuesday, May 22nd at 5:30 p.m. in the Board of Chosen Freeholders public meeting room.