Tae Hwang

Course Title: Borderland Reporters: An Investigation & Book Publication with Actual Hot Air Balloon Construction

Tae Hwang is a graduate of UC San Diego’s Visual Arts MFA Program. She is a co-artist and co-founder of the international art entity, Collective Magpie. “Magpie” has produced synergistic public art works and events in a broad range of integrated media, aimed at inspiring interaction and wonder in galleries and public spaces throughout North America. Tae received her BFA in Painting and Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has over 10 years experience as a freelance designer and illustrator.

  • Co-Owner/Director, Magpie Studio Arts, New York/California
  • Artist Assistant/Archivist, Lawrence Weiner Studio
  • Artist Assistant/Archivist, Stephen Talasnik Studio
  • Freelance Designer and Illustrator, Field Museum, et al.
  • BFA in Painting/Art & Technology from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • MFA in Visual Arts, UC San Diego
  • Introduction to Art Making: Two Dimensional Practices, UC San Diego
  • Green Light course, High Tech High, San Diego, CA
  • Crystal course, New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY
  • Flight course, Mesa School for the Arts, Mesa, AZ
  • Block Grant, UC San Diego
  • Teaching Assistant Grant, UC San Diego
  • Editor's Choice Award, International Maker Faire, New York
  • Vermont Studio Center Partial Scholarship
  • First Year Scholarship Nomination, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Merit Scholarship, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago