(b.1993)  in Shenyang, China

Lives and works in New York City


Sally J. Han’s acrylic paintings on paper, mounted on panel, are both a confession and a secret. The answer to what they might reveal or conceal through the figurative rests in a space between the surreal and the earthly. The intimaticy of solitary moments like gazing at the sky or daydreaming, sleeping and resting, eating, bathing, fighting or playing are familiar rituals, but what lies beyond the confines of these scenes? The less familiar backgrounds, landscapes, objects, and architecture that she incorporates in her narratives hint at the cultural. But in the end, Han wishes to wash away those cultural differences and focus on the poetic. Jingmei "Sally" Han was born in China and raised in South Korea, she then moved to New York, received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts with a Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship, and received her MFA with an emphasis on drawing at the New York Academy of Art. She has participated in selected group shows at Flowers Gallery, Sotheby's, YUI Gallery NYC, Site Brooklyn and more. Her first solo exhibition in NYC was at Fortnight Institute in January, 2020.



2019: Master of Fine Arts, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY 

2016: Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


SOLO Exhibitions

2020: Foreplay at Fortnight Institute, NYC 



2021: Forthcoming: group exhibition, the FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

2021: The Loney Ones, curated by Kateylyn Eichwald, Fortnight Institute, NY

2021: Hunters in the Snow, curated by Fortnight Institute, 303 Gallery, NY

2019: Spaced Out , Two person exxhibition with Henry Chang, YUI Gallery, curated by Qiaoyi Shi, NYC

2019: Take Home A Nude 2019,  Sotheby's, Manhattan, New York

2019: New York Academy of Art Alumni: Summer Exhibition Online Exhibition, curated by Mariano Cinat, Organized by SHIM Art Network

2019: Paddle8 Storefront Exhibition, Paddle8, Online Exhibition, curated by Lolita Crocs

2019: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Wilkinson Gallery, NYC

2019: Tribeca Ball 2019, New York Academy of Art, NYC

2018: New York Academy Annual Summer Exhibition, Flowers Gallery, NYC,  curated by Brent Beamon, Nicole Berry Matthew Flowers, Alice Gray Stites, Ambre Kelly and Richard Vine

2018: Fun House 2018, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY, curated by Danijela Purssey and Istvan Banyai



2019: Gamblin Paint Award
2019: Patricia & Scott Moger Research Grant
2019: Nomination to the Chubb Fellowship Award

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