About Us

Established in 1999, our organization known as Korean American Contemporary Arts, Ltd. (KACAL) started off as a non-profit organization, under the leadership of Daniel Daesik Choi. 

Today, after eighteen years, we are still that non-profit organization with more than 70 active members that has been involved in more than 50 gallery exhibitions in the U.S.A., as well as South Korea, Japan, China, Germany and France.

We exhibit not only western painting, Korean painting, sculpture and photography but also perform a traditional Korean folk dance. 

한미현대미술협회는 1999년, 최대식 초대 회장님을 중심으로 예술의 중심지인 뉴욕에서 비영리 단체로 시작되었습니다. 오늘까지 17년동안 50회 이상의 전시회를 뉴욕과 미주 여러 곳 뿐만 아니라 한국, 일본, 중국, 독일과 프랑스 등지에서 개최한 70여명의 회원들이 활발히 활동하는 비영리 예술단체입니다.  전시회에서 서양화, 한국화, 조각, 사진뿐만 아니라 한국무용공연도 있습니다. 

 

 

 

HISTORY & EXHIBITIONS

  • 2014 "PASSION 15" Exhibition, Riverside Gallery, NJ
  • 2013 "HAPPY TOGETHER" Exhibition, Elga Wimmer Gallery, Chelsea, NY
  • "ARIRANG" Exhibition, Riverside Gallery, NJ
  • 2012 "A&C Art Fair Seoul 2012" SETEC Seoul, Korea
  • 2012 "Spring Up" Mew Year Show, The International Center in New York, NY
  • 2011 " A STRETCH" Exhibition, Gallery 1&9, NJ
  • "Spreading Outward" New Year Show, The International Center In New York, NY
  • 2010 "As One" Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, NY
  • "And now..." New Year Show, The International Center In New York, NY
  • 2009 10th Anniversary commemoration exhibition, Korean Cultural Service, NY
  • 2008 "Snow Flaskes" Exhibition for Aid of UNICEF, Hun Gallery, NY "Private View Quindao" Exhibition, China
  • "Autumn Art & Chorus" Rutherford United Methodist Church, Rutherford, NJ
  • Lunar New Year KACAL Group Exhibition, Word Cultural Open Center, NY
  • 2007 Exhibition, World Cultural Open Center, NY Exhibition, Word Cultural Open Cente, NY New Year Show, CPS 32 Gallery, NY
  • 2006 Exhibition, the Philip Jaisohn Memorial Center, PA New Year Show, CPS 32 Gallery, NY
  • 2005 "Invitation to Morning Calm" -Geroge Mason University, Professional Center Art, VA, Exhibition for Tsunami Aid Contribution, Gallery 32, NY
  • 2004 Happy New Year Fine Arts Show, Fleet Bank Empire State Building, NY Exhibition, Gallery Scent, Chicago, IL
  • 2003 The Extraordinary within Fine Arts Exhibition, Gallery 32, NY Centennial Korean-American 200, Artists, the Puffin Room Gallery, Soho, NY
  • 2002 Korean Visions, Cork Gallery Lincoln Center, NY Scent of Spring, Community Center Gallery, IL
  • United Colors, Greeley Square Gallery, NY Kim Jaesuk Ceramic Exhibition Sponsored by KACAL
  • 2001 Official name changed Korean American Fine Art to Korean American Contemporary Art, Ltd.Exhibition, Chicago, IL
  • Exhibition, Seoul Arts Center, South Korea Exhibition, Korea Daily Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Visual Voices, Cork Gallery Lincoln Center, NY Exhibition, Saitama Modern Museum, Japan
  • Exhibition, Greeley Square Gallery, NY
  • 2000 "Wind from the East" a Contemporary Vision, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law Gallery, NY
  • Exhibition, Gallery West at Court Plaza County of Bergen, NJ Exhibition, Hanyang Cultural Center, NY
  • Exhibition, Center Cultural Coree, Paris, France Exhibition, Cork Gallery Avery Fisher Hall Lincoln Center, NY
  • 1999 Korean American Fine Art Approved nonprofit organization from NY State [JUNE 11] Exhibition, 525, Broom ST Gallery [2nd], Soho, NY
  • Exhibition, Hanyang Cultural Center, [3rd], NY Kyung Sung Lee's Solo Show sponsored by KACAL, Gallery Korea, NY
  • Challenge Exhibition for the New Millennium, Seoul Art Center, South Korea
  • 1998 KACAL Foundation & Exhibition, Nov 24
  • 2014 "PASSION 15" Exhibition, Riverside Gallery, NJ
  • 2013 "HAPPY TOGETHER" Exhibition, Elga Wimmer Gallery, Chelsea, NY
  • "ARIRANG" Exhibition, Riverside Gallery, NJ
  • 2012 "A&C Art Fair Seoul 2012" SETEC Seoul, Korea
  • 2012 "Spring Up" Mew Year Show, The International Center in New York, NY
  • 2011 " A STRETCH" Exhibition, Gallery 1&9, NJ
  • "Spreading Outward" New Year Show, The International Center In New York, NY
  • 2010 "As One" Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, NY
  • "And now..." New Year Show, The International Center In New York, NY
  • 2009 10th Anniversary commemoration exhibition, Korean Cultural Service, NY
  • 2008 "Snow Flaskes" Exhibition for Aid of UNICEF, Hun Gallery, NY "Private View Quindao" Exhibition, China
  • "Autumn Art & Chorus" Rutherford United Methodist Church, Rutherford, NJ
  • Lunar New Year KACAL Group Exhibition, Word Cultural Open Center, NY
  • 2007 Exhibition, World Cultural Open Center, NY Exhibition, Word Cultural Open Cente, NY New Year Show, CPS 32 Gallery, NY
  • 2006 Exhibition, the Philip Jaisohn Memorial Center, PA New Year Show, CPS 32 Gallery, NY
  • 2005 "Invitation to Morning Calm" -Geroge Mason University, Professional Center Art, VA, Exhibition for Tsunami Aid Contribution, Gallery 32, NY
  • 2004 Happy New Year Fine Arts Show, Fleet Bank Empire State Building, NY Exhibition, Gallery Scent, Chicago, IL
  • 2003 The Extraordinary within Fine Arts Exhibition, Gallery 32, NY Centennial Korean-American 200, Artists, the Puffin Room Gallery, Soho, NY
  • 2002 Korean Visions, Cork Gallery Lincoln Center, NY Scent of Spring, Community Center Gallery, IL
  • United Colors, Greeley Square Gallery, NY Kim Jaesuk Ceramic Exhibition Sponsored by KACAL
  • 2001 Official name changed Korean American Fine Art to Korean American Contemporary Art, Ltd.Exhibition, Chicago, IL
  • Exhibition, Seoul Arts Center, South Korea Exhibition, Korea Daily Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Visual Voices, Cork Gallery Lincoln Center, NY Exhibition, Saitama Modern Museum, Japan
  • Exhibition, Greeley Square Gallery, NY
  • 2000 "Wind from the East" a Contemporary Vision, Benjamin Cardozo School of Law Gallery, NY
  • Exhibition, Gallery West at Court Plaza County of Bergen, NJ Exhibition, Hanyang Cultural Center, NY
  • Exhibition, Center Cultural Coree, Paris, France Exhibition, Cork Gallery Avery Fisher Hall Lincoln Center, NY
  • 1999 Korean American Fine Art Approved nonprofit organization from NY State [JUNE 11] Exhibition, 525, Broom ST Gallery [2nd], Soho, NY
  • Exhibition, Hanyang Cultural Center, [3rd], NY Kyung Sung Lee's Solo Show sponsored by KACAL, Gallery Korea, NY
  • Challenge Exhibition for the New Millennium, Seoul Art Center, South Korea
  • 1998 KACAL Foundation & Exhibition, Nov 24