NYC Art Portfolio | Wook Choi

Wook Choi

Wook is an accomplished artist, educator, author, art portfolio consultant, and art dealer.

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In 2012, Wook published her first book, Art College Admissions: An Insider's Guide for Art Portfolio Preparation, Selecting the Right College, and Gaining Admission with Scholarships. Only a limited number of copies were printed, so get your copy soon.

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During her 28-year teaching career, Wook has helped hundreds of students gain admission to and win scholarships from top programs at Harvard, Brown, Stanford, Columbia, Princeton, Dartmouth, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, RISD, and the Cooper Union.

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Art Dealer

Wook also founded her own art gallery, W+L, currently located in Manhattan and Milan, which houses 124 pieces of Futurist works (the largest collection in the world) and exhibits internationally established and emerging contemporary artists each year.

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  • Her Global Art Initiatives

    Every year, Wook designs innovative art programs that work to effect positive social change.
  • Art & Technology

    In August 2013, she introduced her students to design executives and lead designers at tech startups and design firms in San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Students got to see first-hand how intersections between art and technology are creating new and highly-in-demand career paths for art college graduates. Stops included Speck Design, Elemental8, Liquid Agency, Wagic, and Donna by Incredible Labs, which was recently acquired by Yahoo. Other notable stops include visits to the campuses of Stanford, SFAI, UC Berkeley and tours of the Intel Museum, the Tech Museum of Innovation, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and the DeYoung Museum.

  • London Olympics Leadership Program

    In August 2012, she took her students to London during the Summer Olympics so that they could gain extraordinary leadership experience abroad. She coordinated with the International Migration Arts Festival and the Italian Ministry of Culture to connect our students to contemporary artists and gallerists in London for this program. Students expanded their professional networks, received for college official certificates of honor - presented jointly by herself and the founding organizers of IMAF, and they visited the Saatchi Gallery, the Tate Museum, the Design Museum, and the London Eye.

  • Art in America

    In August 2011, she took her students to 10 different cities, 14 colleges and over 25 Museums in 11 days. This program took her over an entire year to design. Students visited colleges such as Brown, Harvard and Yale; and museums such as the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Andy Warhol Museum and the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh.

  • London & Wiltshire, UK

    In July 2010, she flew to London with her students to expose them to the YBA, the Royal Academy of Arts, the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum, the Design Museum, the Courtault Institute’s Galleries, the White Chapel Art Gallery, the South Bank Centre, the Hayward Gallery, and the architecture of Norman Foster.

  • Ipoh & Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    In late March 2010, she flew to Malaysia with students to award laptops, art supplies and scholarships for higher learning to the children of the Rumah Wawasan and Vision Homes in Ipoh, Malaysia. She painted three, large wall murals with her students in the mornings and taught art with her students to the children in the afternoons.

  • New York, New York

    In early March 2010, she hosted a charity fashion show, titled "Fashion for a Cause" at her Art Gallery in Manhattan. The event was sponsored by eight different corporations – BoConcept, Balance Water, DJ Pro Audio, among others – and featured twenty student-made fashion designs modeled by over fifty student volunteers. All proceeds from the event went towards purchasing laptops and funding scholarships for abused, orphaned and abandoned children living abroad.

  • Barcelona & Figueres, Spain

    In August 2009, she brought her students to Spain to expose them to the architecture of Antonio Gaudi, Fundacio Joan Miro, Musee de Picasso, and the Dali Museum in Figueres. Though not shown on the map, she flew with her students to Venice soon after to attend the 53rd Venice Biennale and to visit the private artist studio of Angiola Churchill.

  • Incheon & Seoul, South Korea

    In July 2009, Wook brought her students to the 2009 Incheon Women Artists' Biennale to assist Angiola Churchill, the former Chair of NYU's Art Department, in the installation of one of her seminal pieces, "Pandora's Box II," which reworks the original greek myth to include that women also released virtues, such as compassion, patience and devotion into the world.

  • Paris, Auvers-sur-Oise & Giverny, France

    In July 2008, she brought her students to more than twenty sites of art historical importance in and around Paris, depicted by some of the world’s most famous artists in what have become some of the world’s most important paintings. Together, they also visited Monet's garden, Picasso's mansion, and Van Gogh's grave.

  • Bangkok, Chiang Mai & Fang, Thailand

    In June 2008, she brought her students to work with the Rong Rien Kong Noo and Tanya Foundations in Thailand to help them paint murals in a newly-constructed 3-classroom school in the village of Fang, located 200 km north of Chiang Mai. Together, they helped to distribute clothes, uniforms and school supplies.

  • Rome, Florence & Venice, Italy

    In July 2007, she took her students around Rome and Florence to examine and discuss the art and architecture of the Renaissance. Soon after, she brought her students to the 52nd Venice Biennale, to compare, contrast, and draw new ideas from more contemporary modes of expression.

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Events Calendar

  • "How to Gain Admission to The Ivies Through Art"

  • 1:00-2:00 PM
  • 03/30/2014
  • Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
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  • "Art College Admissions"

  • 4:00-6:00 PM
  • 11/17/2013 This event has passed.
  • 727 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421
  • "How to Gain Admission to The Ivies Through Art"

  • 4:00-6:00 PM
  • 05/19/2013 This event has passed.
  • 1 Boston Road, 2 Floor, Cambridge, MA 11222
  • "Art College Admissions"

  • 3:00-6:00 PM
  • 06/02/2012 This event has passed.
  • 1 Boston Road, 2 Floor, Cambridge, MA 11222
  • "Art College Admissions"

  • 12:00-1:00 PM
  • 06/09/2012 This event has passed.
  • 1300 Northern Blvd. Manhasset, LI 10111
  • "Art College Admissions"

  • 6:00-7:00 PM
  • 06/09/2012 This event has passed.
  • 10 E. 33 St. 3 Floor, New York, NY 10016
  • "Art College Admissions"

  • 5:00-6:00 PM
  • 06/03/2012 This event has passed.
  • 11 Jay Street, Tenafly, NJ 07670