History of Hong Won (원홍)

Hong graduated from Hanyang University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering. After working in Hanhwa Group’s research division, he was scouted by Honeywell’s American office and moved to the United States at the age of 32. For the next 16 years, he worked in the North American oil and gas sector as a system’s consultant, and spent 3 years running his own start-up company in Canada. He returned to Korea in 2011 as GE Korea’s Sales Director, and currently works at Samsung SDS as a consultant. The majority of his thirties and forties were spent living in North America, and they were a period of deep reflection on the stagnation of Korea’s economic growth. The compilation of works included here share the artist’s contemplation on the direction of our future.

Hong Won's Bookplate
7x13 cm