Born in Seoul, Korea in 1981, Seung Yul Oh moved to New Zealand 15 years ago and completed an MFA at Auckland University’s Elam School of Fine Arts. He now divides his time between Auckland and Seoul.
Oh has completed a number of public art works in New Zealand including the iconic OnDo, a larger-than-life sculpture of noodles held up by chopsticks in the Asian foodie mecca of Auckland’s Dominion Road. Other notable art works in the public realm include Form in Formation (2018), commissioned by the Nelson Sculpture Trust, Conduct Cumulus (2017) commissioned by SCAPE Public Art, Upon a Pond and Drop a Loop (2017) commissioned by Auckland Council, Beat Connection (2012) commissioned by MESH Sculpture Hamilton, and Globgob (2010) commissioned by Newmarket Arts Trust and Auckland Council.
Seung Yul Oh was the second recipient of the Harriet Friedlander Residency which, with support from the Arts Foundation, allowed him to undertake an artist residency in New York in 2011. Born in Korea, Seung Yul moved to New Zealand to study at the University of Auckland’s Elam School of Fine Arts, where he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts. He is now permanently based in New Zealand and continues to show internationally.