David Hwang was born in Pyung Yang, Korea.
His birth name " Myung Duk " means, Bright-Myung, Giant-Duk.
As a youngman, his mother told him that his grandfather wanted
him to live with those meaning in his heart. His family moved to
Seoul Korea in 1951, the year Korea civil war began. He continued
to live there until 1981.
His father was a businessman and his mother was an Asian homemaker
who loved to embroider. He felt, his mothers influence that encouraged
him to become an artist. As a young boy, age about 10 through as a
student in the middle school, he loved to draw. He began taking art
classes and won many national competitions while he was in a middle
and high school. Once completed grace school, he continued his
secondary education at the University studying fine art.
The mediums he is always working on is Oil, Watercolor, Pastel,
Acrylic and Oriental painting. His other medium is print making
and those mediums are Wood Block Printing, Etching and Silk Screen.
He also loves to take photos as well and the photography has been
his long time fond of hobby.
He has affinity for landscape painting as he has a great love for
mountain. He enjoyed rock climbing and ice climbing at his twenties
and thirties. After graduating from University, he entered an army.
Once he completed his service, he opened a professional sporting gear
store and should paint in his spare time not as an occupation but to feed
his soul. At that time in Korea, due to the economy, it was impossible
for him to support himself as an artist.
In 1981, he moved to United States and he was hired as an art director
and a manager of a company and promoted to a vice president soon.
In the art field, he immersing himself in the American style paintings
to the art market and galleries, working closely with CEO's, Designers
and Sales teams from all over the states, Consultants on many
In 1989, He opened his own art studio / wholesale business and run
business until 2004. Now, here in Lake Tahoe, he has his own art
gallery. Art collectors and art lovers can always meet him in person
and also watch him painting in the studio.
Exhibitions : High Point International Show since 1989 through 2004
Art Expo : Los Angeles Convention Center in 1998
Art Caravan Show : Long Beach Convention Center in 1996
World Wide Publishing : Bruce McGaw Publishing Company
Grand Image Ltd
New York Graphic Society