Somin Ahn
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+82 (0)10 6829 5808


Somin Ahn is a picturebook maker and freelance illustrator.

Her first picture book 'One Minute' is published by Corraini Edizioni in Italy.
It is published by BIR in Korea and Chronicle books in the USA.
It is one of her graduation works for MA Sequential Design and Illustration course at the University of Brighton.
During the course, she has researched about relative thinking between people or in different situations because she is interested in the theme of empathy and wants to make books about it.
She made three picture books about different thinking -You Are Right!, One Minute, One Day- and they are a way to understand people in different points of view and learn about empathy. She tries to show her insight and communicate with others through her works. Other two books -You Are Right!, One Day- will be published by Corraini Edizioni as well.

She is selected one of the NEW ILLUSTRATION TALENT 30 on Uppercase Magazine and is a member of Fabula which is a multi-disciplinary collective originating from her MA course. Fabula stages exhibition, event and workshops all over the world. Currently, Fabula attended a illustrator’s festival called Hifest in Hastings and held a group exhibition in UK, Korea and China.

She is inspired by people behavior and everyday life. Sometimes she refreshes herself by travelling, surrounded by new circumstances and new people.

그림책 작가이자 일러스트레이터인 안소민입니다.
2015년 영국 University of Brighton에서 MA Sequential Design and Illustration 학과를 졸업하였습니다.

서로의 시각에서 바라보면 상대방의 생각을 이해하고 공감할 수 있다는 '상대성 Relativity'에 대한 MA 프로젝트를 진행하였고, 이에 대한 세 권의 그림책, 'You Are Right!', 'One Minute', 'One Day'를 작업하였습니다.

첫번째 그림책인 'One Minute'은 2016년 3월 이탈리아 Corraini Edizioni에서 출간되었고,
한국 비룡소, 미국 Chronicle books, 네덜란드, 터키에서도 출간되어 5개국에서 독자들을 만날 수 있게 되었습니다.
두번째 그림책 'One Day'가 곧 출간 예정이며 'You Are Right!', 'The Three Little Pigs' 그리고 'A Square' 역시 Corraini Edizioni에서 출판할 예정입니다.

'상대성'을 주제로 한 그림책을 계속해서 작업할 계획이며,
옛이야기 및 전래동요의 해학과 리듬감을 좋아해서 말놀이, 운율을 이용해 읽는 맛을 느낄 수 있는 그림책도 작업 중에 있습니다.

2015년 캐나다 그래픽 잡지 UPPERCASE magazine의 NEW ILLUSTRATION TALENT 30인에 선정되었으며, 영국 브라이튼을 기반으로 한 예술가 그룹인 Fabula Collective에 소속되어 영국, 한국, 중국 등 여러 나라에서 다양한 전시 및 작품 활동을 하고 있습니다.

Publication

ONE MINUTE by Corraini Edizioni (Mar. 2016)
이탈리아, 한국, 미국, 네덜란드, 터키 5개국 출간


Education

Oct.2013~Feb.2015 University of Brighton, MA Sequential Design and Illustration, Brighton, UK.
Sep.2004~Feb.2007 Hongik University, Master of Fine Arts (Visual Communication Design), Seoul, Korea.
Mar.2000~Feb.2004 Ewha Womans University, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Major: Visual Information Design / Minor: Fashion Design), Seoul, Korea.


Experience

01.May.2016~31.Oct.2106 한국예술인복지재단 파견예술인 - 현대어린이책미술관 (Part-time)
01.May.2015~31.Oct.2105 한국예술인복지재단 파견예술인 - 동물자유연대 (Part-time)
01.Apr.2010~30.Sep.2012 Korea Craft and Design Foundation (Full-time)
10.July.2008~19.Nov.2009 Expo Design Branding (Part-time)
17.Mar.2008~16.Apr.2008 Basel Communication (Full-time)
14.May.2007~19. Sep.2007 Art recipe (Full-time)


Exhibition

04.Apr.2017~30.Apr.2017 "Alla faccia!", 121+, Milan, Italy
Dec.2016~Apr.2016 "Many Ways to Tell a Story", Hove museum, Hove, UK
04.Apr.2016~24.Apr.2016 "Time and Whales", MAMbo museum, Bologna, Italy
06.Jan.2016~12.Jan.2016 "Head in the Clouds", Gwang Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea
11.Oct.2015~10.Nov.2015 "Wake Up Your Life with Illustrations", Zheng Zhou, China
11.Aug.2015~26.Aug.2015 "Awaken Life with Illustrations", Guangzhou, China
07.Aug.2015~09.Aug.2015 "Seoul Illustration Fair", Coex, Seoul, Korea
02.May.2015~31.May.2015 "Brighton & Hove Artists Open Houses", The Blue House, Brighton, UK
10.Jan.2015~18.Jan.2015 "Fabula", Jubilee Library, Brighton, UK
12.Sep.2014~19.Sep.2014 "MA Degree Show", University of Brighton Gallery, Brighton, UK
08.Aug.2014~21.Aug.2014 "Camping Book", Gallery I Am, Paju, Korea
09.May.2014~15.May.2014 "Kidult", Art Space Arden, Seoul, Korea

Workshop

16.Oct.2016 'One Minute' workshop, Hyundai Museum of Kids' books & Art, Korea
11~21.Aug.2016 'Incredible Veggies' Character workshop, Hyundai Museum of Kids' books & Art, Bundang, Korea
03.Apr.2016 "One Minute" workshop, MAMbo museum, Bologna, Italy

Lecture
7.Nov.2016 'Understanding Picturebooks', Korea University, Seoul, Korea

Event

01/15. Oct.2016 "SOSO Market", Seoul, Korea
07/21. May.2016 "SOSO Market", Seoul, Korea
06.Feb.2016~13.Mar.2016 "About Books", Sangsangmadang, Seoul, Korea
05.Dec.2015 "Hifest", The Atrium, Station Plaza, Hastings, UK
06.Dec.2014 "Hifest", The Atrium, Station Plaza, Hastings, UK
29.Nov.2014~30.Nov.2014 "Art Junky", Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK