Ava An is a visual artist currently based in New York and born and raised in South Korea. Ava grew up with manga and animation which led her to create her own world. Ava captures her thoughts and emotions of her experience through re-imagination. She merges her dreamy fantasy with pessimistic perspective, creating visual tension as well as internal dialogue between the painting and the audience. 

 Now, She moved back to Korea and runs the risograph studio.


2016-2018 M.F.A The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2010-2015 B.F.A The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


2020 "Unnamed", Pado, Seoul


2020 "하늘과 바다", Insadong Ssamjigil, Korea

2020 “Power In Numbers 5”, Nucleus Portland Gallery, Portland

2019 “Office Museum : Public Art”, Art Kyunggi Campaign, Kyunggi, Korea

2018 "SALUT! Ill Show", Nucleus Portland Gallery, Portland

2018 "American Gods", Star Gallery, New York

2018 M.F.A Illustration as Visual Essay Thesis Show, New York

2018 M.F.A Illustration book show, New York

2017 "A Report to An Academy", SVA M.F.A show, New York

2016 Society of Illustrators Student Competition, The Museum of American Illustration at SOI, New York    

2016 "One Place Around The World", Brooklyn New York

2015 "Open Call" Lorimoto, Queens, New York

2015 "People choice show", Greenpoint Gallery, New York

2015 "Blick Summer Blockbusters Art show", Blick Art supply, New York  

2015 "BFA Illustration/Cartooning Senior Open Studios", New York

2015 "One", Stage 48, New York

2014 "Harmony Festival", Seoul, Korea

2014 "Art Story Festival", Galleria Soonsoo, Seoul, Korea

2014 "Asyaaf", Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea

2012 "Gyo-Gam", Art Space H Gallery, Seoul, Korea


2020 청춘플리앤토크 , Seoul, Korea

2020 INCHEON ARTBOOK FAIR "싱얼롱페이퍼, Incheon, Korea

2020 환상동양마법상점, Seoul, Korea

2020 책보부상, Seoul, Korea

2020 ART PRINT FAIR, Seoul, Korea

2019 THE SEOUL ILLUSTRATION FAIR Vol.8, Seoul, Korea  

2019 TAIPEI ART BOOK FAIR, Taipei, Taiwan

2018 PRINT SLAM 10, Risolab, SVA, New York

2018 Nov. SVA MARKET/Renegade Fair, New York

2018 PRINT SLAM 9, Risolab, SVA, New York


2016 "Norman Rockwell Museum Award", Society of Illustrators Student Competition Scholarship


2019 3X3 Illustration Annual No. 16, Honorable Mention

2016 3X3 Illustration Annual No. 13, Honorable Mention

2016 2016 Society of Illustrators Student Competition

2014 Asyaaf 2014