Kelly Han

Kelly Han is a photographer based in New York City. Han was born in South Korea and immigrated to the United States when she was 10 years old. After overcoming a language barrier, Han was admitted to the Bronx High School of Science. Han studied art in New York and Florence, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Her exposure to the artist community in Florence shaped her desire to become a photographer and also instilled in her a love of travel. 

Han has traveled extensively, earning her an international outlook on life, which her photographs reflect. She captures the unexpected in her travels. The streets become her studio as she photographs life unfold with the excitement of endless possibilities. She challenges our perceptions of different cultures with her art. Her photographs have been exhibited at the Fountain House Gallery, Salmagundi Club, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jay Hawkins Gallery, Local Project, Silks Building, Josephine Herrick Project/NAMI, Too Tired Project, and the Mayor’s Office in New York City. She received Queens Arts Fund Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts, City Artist Corps Grant, RMEG grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and Barbara and Carl Zydney Grant. She has earned recognition from the Photo District News, American Society of Media Photographers, The Nippon Foundation, International Photography Awards, and Chromatic Awards. She is completing her residency at Fountain House Studio.

 

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