Ava An is a visual artist currently based in New York and born and raised in South Korea. Ava grew up with manga and animation which led her to create her own world.

Ava captures her thoughts and emotions of her experience through re-imagination. She merges her dreamy fantasy with pessimistic perspective, creating visual tension as well as internal dialogue between the painting and the audience.

Now, She moved back to Korea and runs the risograph studio, PIOONG STUDIO.


2010-2015 B.F.A The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2016-2018 M.F.A The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY


2018 "SALUT! Ill Show", Nucleus Portland Gallery, Portland

2018 "American Gods", Star Gallery, New York.

2018 M.F.A Illustration as Visual Essay Thesis Show, New York

2018 M.F.A Illustration book show, New York

2017 "A Report to An Academy", SVA M.F.A show, New York

2016 2016 Society of Illustrators Student Competition, 

        The Museum of American Illustration at SOI, New York

2016 "One Place Around The World", Brooklyn New York

2015 "Open Call" Lorimoto, Queens, New York

2015 "People choice show", Greenpoint Gallery, New York

2015 "Blick Summer Blockbusters Art show"

          Blick Art supply, New york

2015 "BFA Illustration/Cartooning Senior Open Studios"

         School of Visual Arts, New York

2015 "One", Stage 48, New York

2014 "Harmony Festival", Seoul, Korea

2014 "Art Story Festival", Galleria Soonsoo, Seoul, Korea

2014 "Asyaaf", Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul, Korea

2012 "Gyo-Gam", Art Space H Gallery, Seoul, Korea


2018 PRINT SLAM 10, Risolab, SVA, New York

2018 Nov. SVA MARKET/Renegade Fair, New York

2018 PRINT SLAM 9, Risolab, SVA, New York


2016 Society of Illustratiors Student Competition Scholarship

         "Norman Rockwell Museum Award"


2019 3X3 Illustration Annual No. 16, Honorable Mention

2016 3X3 Illustration Annual No. 13, Honorable Mention

2016 2016 Society of Illustrators Student Competition

2014 Asyaaf 2014