Announcement of Death

It is with greatest sadness that we inform you the passing of Jason’s beloved mother.

Mrs. Keum Kim passed away peacefully on Wed May 4th, 2016, after complications from a stroke.

Viewing and service have been scheduled for Saturday May 7 th , 2016 at 5:30pm at Northern NY Korean SDA Church, 573 NY-303, Blauvelt, NY 10913. Burial will be Sunday morning. Services begin at 9:30am.

In memory of Mrs. Keum Kim, the family requests in lieu of flowers, donation be made to Queens Korean SDA Church 147-15 46 th Ave, Flushing, NY 11355. All donations will be allocated for local evangelism and to support the local community in need.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jason and his family at this time of great sorrow.

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A New Art Exhibit Supported By Jason J Kim Oral Design New York

Sungsook Setton: Dancing in Silence

April 13, 2016 – October 3, 2016

Location: BBCN Bank, 16 West 32nd Street, New York NY 10001

Viewing Hours: M-F, 9am-5pm

The AHL Foundation in partnership with BBCN Bank, with support of organizations including Jason J Kim Oral Design, is pleased to present a six-month commission of ink paintings by Sungsook Setton to be on view at the BBCN Bank Manhattan Branch from April 13 – October 3. 

This exhibition is part of AHL Foundation’s Art in the Workplace Program, which exhibits contemporary artwork in a work environment to create greater exposure for talented artists while fostering easier access and support for the arts within the business community. The Art in the Workplace program is presented in collaboration with BBCN Bank with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional support has been provided by KISS Products and Jason J. Kim Oral Design.


Sungsook Setton: Dancing in Silence presents lyrical and vibrant paintings that incorporate Asian ink painting and contemporary subject matter to create modern interpretations ranging from full abstractions to partially abstracted urban and natural environments.

Setton follows a long tradition of East Asian ink painting, a practice that is brutally sensitive to the artist’s state of being. Every breath affects the brush stroke that reveals the artist’s state of body and mind. There is no forgiveness once a mark is made, and the perfect harmony of the mind and body is crucial in producing a satisfactory image for the artist. According to Setton, “[by] enhancing my sensitivity and self-awareness, I am gradually learning how to improve my mind/body coordination and I think that this brings me to a higher plane of spirituality.”

Setton observes and interprets her surroundings, both man-made and natural, using this tradition of mindfulness. She beautifully choreographs elegant and restrained compositions filled with exuberant colors and splatters, gestural swipes and dancing dots to convey a sense of peace and stillness in her work.  Her abstract paintings are reminiscent of action paintings, capturing every spontaneous dynamic movement of the brush as it dances, attacks, and glides over the surface of the mulberry paper. Her more representative works seem to enjoy a slower rhythm that captures the quiet stillness of a timeless moment.

Sungsook Setton is a Korean American artist based in New York. Setton was trained in traditional brush painting and calligraphy under Korean and Chinese masters, and also studied Western art in Germany, the UK and the United States. She holds a BA in Studio Art from Stony Brook University and an MFA in interdisciplinary art from Goddard College. Setton has held over twenty internationally solo projects and her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Queens Museum, Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Islip Art Museum, Long Island Museum, and The Third Taipei International Modern Ink Painting Biennial at the National Museum of History in Taiwan. Sungsook’s multimedia collaboration with musicians have included live painting performances at Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University, Synergy Art Gallery and Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery. She has received numerous awards for her work, including twice Best of Show at the National Juried Exhibition by the Sumi-e Society of America. Currently she serves on the faculty of Westchester Community College, the China Institute and the Art League of Long Island.

For further inquiries about the exhibition or our programs, please contact 212-675-1619 or

Hyong Nam Ahn: The Secret of Peace


Proud to announce another great art exhibit supported by Jason J Kim Oral Design!

I, along with the AHL (Art, Humanity, Love) Foundation are delighted to present The Secret of Peace, Hyong Nam Ahn’s solo exhibition curated by Eun Young Choi. The exhibition will showcase Ahn’s most recent sculptures and wall pieces along with his delicate lyrical drawings from March 10-23, 2016


Opening Reception: Thursday, March 10, 6-8pm

Art Mora Gallery

547 W. 27th St. #307, New York, NY 10001

212. 564. 4079


Ahn uses a variety of materials such as cut out aluminum forms, stainless steel rods, wood, stone, and oil paint as well as environmental factors such as wind as metaphors that allude to the natural environment. Ahn’s sensitivity to equilibrium, light and movement is accentuated by his use of these disparate materials in a fluid dialogue with each other.


In fact, the use of technology and industrial materials such as neon lights in combination with natural materials and motifs are more of a reference to the dichotomy of our environment that encompasses both the manmade and the natural rather than a critique on industrialization or consumerism. The various elements seem fractured yet balanced, engaging the viewer into a sophisticated dialogue about philosophy, nature, progress, technology, and spirituality.


Ahn’s poetic and lyrical sculptures and drawings embody both the artist’s spontaneous gestures as well as the refined technical sophistication of his craftsmanship to capture the vitality of both the physical and the spiritual world. While Ahn’s geometric shapes allude to natural motifs, his expressive linear elements and use of neon lights can be linked to the long history of Asian meditative calligraphic brush strokes. Ahn’s elegantly choreographed lyricism and the raw power of the medium embody the complex balance of nature, harmony and peace.


Hyong Nam Ahn (b 1955, Korea) earned his BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Inspired by Kinetic Art of the 1960s, his sculptures integrate lights, sounds, and movements. Ahn has exhibited extensively including solo and group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Tweed Museum, University of Minnesota; Ohio University Art Museum; Arlington Cultural Art Museum, Columbus, OH; Lake View Museum of Art & Science, Peoria, IL;SoMa Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; and Laciudad Museum, Madrid, Spain among many others. Ahn has received numerous commissions for public sculptures from notable institutions and corporations such as McDonald Corporation in Kirkland, WA; The Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Art & Culture, Baltimore, MD; and McCormick Place Donnelly Hall World Convention Center, Chicago, IL.

Eun Young Choi, Director of Programs at AHL Foundation, is a New York-based curator, artist, museum educator and arts administrator originally from Seoul, Korea. She holds a MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Choi has organized exhibitions and cultural events in collaboration with various organizations including the New Museum's IDEAS CITY Festival, National Academy Museum, United Nations Headquarters, and Asian American Art Centre. Her exhibitions and programming have been featured in the New York Times, New York magazine, VOGUE magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Artcritical and numerous other media outlets.


About the AHL Foundation

AHL (Art, Humanity, Love) Foundation is a 501(c)3 visual arts organization with a mission to support Korean artists living in the United States and is committed to promoting and providing greater exposure of their work. Founded by Sook Nyu Lee Kim in 2003, the AHL Foundation has been committed to seeking and promoting talented Korean and Korean-American artists while building a wider public awareness of the important cultural contributions made by these artists. Other AHL programs include commissions, exhibitions, art history classes, public lectures, museum and gallery tours along with professional development opportunities for artists through studio visits, the AHL Forum, Visual Art Awards and Project Grants.

 This exhibition is organized by the AHL Foundation with the generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs,

Jason J. Kim Oral Design, KISS Products and numerous other donors.