Education

1996 MFA Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
1993 BA Scripps, College, Claremont, CA
1964 Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea

Awards

2012 Young-mae Sang, Kyunggi Girls High School Alumni Association, Seoul, Korea
1995 Fellowship, The Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
1993 Scripps College Art Foundation Award, Claremont, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Hope/Thousand Origami Cranes, East Gallery of Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA
2015 Return to Roots, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2015 Survey, Mt. San Antonio Gardens Gallery, Claremont, CA
2013 Pollen Fields, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011 Reflections, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2009 Flight, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Nongak, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica
2007 The Art of Bach, WAC Gallery, La Canada Presbyterian Church, La Canada, CA
2006 Mind’s Eye, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Passacaglia, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2003 3-6-12 Vines, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2002 Rhyme or Reason, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2000 Four Seasons, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998 Permutations, Pasadena Art Space, Pasadena, CA
1997 At The Vineyard, Garland Gallery, Polytechnic School, Pasadena, CA
1996 Apple Sensibilities, East Gallery, The Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
1995 Tribute to Muchi’s Six Persimmons, Dillingham Caples Gallery, Claremont, CA

Group EXHIBITIONS

2017 Tree Speak, Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
2016 Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2016 Small Works/Holiday Group Show, Groundspace Project, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Spring into Art, Vision Art Consulting Popup Gallery, Georgetown D. C.
2015 Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2015 The Second Annual Claremont Art Showcase, the Alexander Hughes Community Center, Claremont, CA
2015 Group Show, Groundspace Project, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2012 True Blue, Sangria Fine Arts, Encino, California
Four Seasons: Flora & Spices, The Loft, Los Angeles, CA
2011 Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Smorgasbord, Sangria Fine Arts, Encino, California
2010 Plunge, Jules Place, Boston, MASS.
For Roland, Bunny Gunner Gallery, Pomona, CA
2008 The Rite of Spring, Circa Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2006 Out of Line, Parks Exhibition Center, Idyllwild Arts Campus, Idyllwild, CA
2005 Art in Windows, Pasadena Art Alliance, Pasadena, CA
Out of Line, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
California Abstract, University of Louisiana, Ruston, LA

2004 Luster: Los Angeles Abstraction, Gensler Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Abstract Los Angeles, Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
2003 9th Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Art Auction X, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Matter & Matrix, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Claremont, CA [Catalogue]
Drawing The Line – Asian Calligraphy’s Contemporary Faces, Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena, CA
New Testament Theology, The Clark Museum, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
2002 8th Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
California Dream, Museum Forno Fusoria, Tavernole [Brescia], ITALY 2001 7th Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Art Auction 9, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
2000 6th Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Similarities & Differences, Taejon Contemporary Art Association, Taejon, KOREA
1999 5th Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Art & Issues, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
Small Works, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Art Auction 8, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA

1998 4th Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Paintings and Works on Paper, Faculty & Alumni Show from the Claremont Graduate University, Shasta College Art Gallery, Redding, CA
Contemporary Art Works from the Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Art Gallery, Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA

1997 3rd Annual Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Convergent Abstractions, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Art Auction 6, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Mixed Media, Gensler, Inc., Santa Monica, CA
Generational Abstractions, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Primary Colors [Yellow], Juror: Roy Dowell, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA
Primary Colors (Blue), Watts Towers Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA
Primary Colors (Red), Site, Los Angeles, CA
Eye Site – Small Works, Site Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
97 National Juried Exhibition, Juror: William Zimmer, The Art Center of Northern New Jersey, New Milford, NJ

1996 Holiday Group Show, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
144 Sq. Inches, International Small Painting Competition, Juror: Robert Reed, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
From Claremont to Bergamont Station, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
O Man, Group Show at the Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA

1995 Personal Information, East & West Gallery, Claremont, CA
Variations in Forms, Dillingham/Caples Gallery, Claremont, CA
First International Art Exhibition, ADR Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

1994 New Cats, East Gallery, The Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, CA
LA Rhythms, Spring Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Ark: A Spiritual Place, The Ark of Rufuge Church, Los Angeles, CA

1993 Senior Art Major Exhibition, Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College, Claremont, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Exhibit Shows What ‘Making Up for Lost Time’ Looks Like, August 30, 2017 View Article
Meher McArthur, “Stripping off the Mask:  Jane Park Wells and the Ascent of Korean Women,” KCET Artbound, Los Angeles, February 22, 2013 
Gleason, Mat, “Top 11 L.A. Art Shows of 2011”, Huffington Post, December 20, 2011 VIEW ARTICLE
Kugelman, Kerry, “Luster: A Los Angeles Abstraction.” Art Circles Mag. #3 Winter 2005
Cullum, Jerry, “Extrasensory pleasures step just outside box,” Sensuous abstracts full of energy, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 29, 2004
New American Paintings Number 49, 2004,
Juror: Anne Ellegood; Curator: The Norton Family Foundation, New York, NY, The Eighth Open Studios Pacific Coast Competition, a catalog of the winners works. MacNaughton, Mary Davis, “Matter and Matrix” Exhibition catalogue, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, Scripps College, Claremont, CA, November – December 2003
Chattopadhyay, Collette, Review “Jimi Gleason & Jane Park Wells at Ruth Bachofner Gallery,” Artweek, November 2003 
Corman, Joanna, “Putting Faith in Boxes,” Los Angeles Times, Inland Valley Voice, March 21, 2003
Gleason, Mat, “Jane Park Wells,” Artscene, June 2002 VIEW ARTICLE

Public Collections

American Consulate General, Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM
American Embassy, Tblisi, GEORGIA
Banana Republic, Pasadena, CA
Bank of the West, Los Angeles, CA
Bank Julius Baer, Los Angeles, CA
Biogen Idec, Cambridge, MA
Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Deloitte & Touche, Santa Ana, CA & Minneapolis, MN
Four Seasons Hotel, Hollywood, FL
El Conquistador Resort, Puerto Rico
Hewlett-Packard, Inc., Cupertino, CA
Linquist & Vennum PLLP, Minneapolis, MN
Neiman Marcus, Topanga Canyon, California
Nishiumeda, Tokyo, JAPAN
PG&E Energy Services, San Francisco, CA
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Burbank, CA
Regatta Seaside Residences, Marina Del Rey, CA
Ritz Carlton, White Plains, New York
Rockwell International, Los Angeles, CA
Sanders Armrstrong Management Co., Santa Monica, CA
Samella Lewis Contemporary Art Collection, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
St. Regis Hotel, Century City, CA
Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles, CA
TPG Credit, Minneapolis, MN
THL Credit, Los Angeles, CA
Morgan Stanley, New York, NY
Xenogen Corporation, Alameda, CA

Bio

Born and raised in Korea, works and lives in Claremont, California