Choi, Hoi Kwon
• Specializing in wood sculpting
• Over 40 years of experience in furniture design, specializing in upholstery
1963 BFA at the College of Fine Arts, Seoul National University
ARTWORK AND AWARDS
2010 Solo Exhibition of Sculptures, Toronto
2009 Received Korean Canadian Heritage Award
2005 – 2007 Canadian Home Furnishings Award winner, Upholstered Leather category.
1997 – Present Featured in the Korean Central Daily and The Korea Times newspapers
1995 – 2009 Interviews about Leather Furniture, and Harp Making at City TV,
“All” Korean TV Station, and The Korea Times Daily Multi Media
1992 – Present Member and exhibitionist of Korean Artists’ Society of Canada (KASC)
1980 – 2004 Consistent winner of the Trillium Award for twenty five years
1970 Winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Commercial and Industrial Design, held by the Government of the Republic of Korea
1969 Silver medal at Dong-A Traditional Handicraft Works Competition in Korea
1960 – 1970 Selected and honoured for the Korean National Arts Exhibition for over 10 years
CAREER AND ACHIEVEMENTS
2008 – 2009 President of KASC
1996 – Present Design and Merchandising Consultant for Leather Craft Inc.
1996 – 2008 Design and Merchandising Consultant for Decor-Rest Furniture Ltd, Jaymar Furniture Co, Distinctive Designs Furniture Inc.
1994 – 1995 Vice President of Flair Furniture
1991 – 1994 Head of Design and Marketing for Flair Furniture
1990 Received a place in the Baron’s Who’s Who of Interior Design
Since 1988 was an active member of the American Society of Furniture Designers for many years.
1973 – 1991 Design and Product Development Director of Sklar-Peppler Inc.
1971 – 1972 Instructor at Sheridan College School of Design
1967 – 1970 Assistant Professor Sorabul Arts College of Korea (merged into Choong Ang University)
1965 – 1967 Instructor at Duck Sung Women’s University of Korea