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Koree-An Gilbert was born Chong-Ok in Seoul, South Korea, and was immediately abandoned to an orphanage. There she formed a special bond with another child, a bond that would ultimately save her life. When she was four, her best friend was adopted and taken to America by an English mother and Irish father, and it wasn’t until she was eight that, at the insistence of this best friend, they came back to look for and find Koree on the streets of Seoul. She then began her new, fresh life in the diminutive township of Gerry, New York. At first, unable to speak English, Koree-An doodled during class and drew the attention of her teacher, who soon made a visit to her mother. They both saw a future artist.
Koree-An’s first painting commission came when she was in sixth grade. Once she graduated, her artwork took off and garnered attention from the local community, and then expanded beyond her little town to larger cities, where she began a successful freelance career. Her paintings include works on canvas, furniture and glass. She is as noted for her portraits of buildings as for her portraits of people and animals. She became involved in community charities that included “Herd about Buffalo,” where she decorated one of the most noteworthy of the fiberglass buffaloes shown around Buffalo in 2000, and “Art on Wheels,” where she painted an automobile for a 2003 Buffalo festival.
Along the way Koree-An received many honors, among them the St Bonaventure award, five summer scholarships to SUNY Fredonia and the Chautauqua School of Art, and a range of one-woman exhibitions, notably at the University at Buffalo SUNY. She has also shown in Australia and England.
Koree-An recently broadened her creative interests to include fashion design and in 2008 received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree magna cum laude from the International Academy of Design and Technology, Chicago. While there she won several awards, among them a GM Student Design Competition scholarship and an invitat

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diverse skilled painter and designer Chicago, IL
illustration and rendering Chicago, IL
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theater, jazz, art, dogs
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441 West Belden Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60614-3815
Tel: 773 899-0782

International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT), Chicago, IL
• 2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts magna cum laude
• “Delbusto” under the direction of Nora Delbusto
Internship (2008)
• “Seams,” Chicago, under the direction of Colleen Brennan
Wegmans, Buffalo, NY (2000–2005)
• Resident artist and floral designer
Freelance Artist — Koree-An Studio (1996–2005)
• Taught privately all aspects of painting and decorating including painting, sculpting, drawing, and furniture painting
• Commissioned as artist and decorator for projects in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Connecticut as well as Australia and England
• IADT Bachelor of Fine Arts magna cum laude, December 2008
• Portfolio Scholarship Recipient IADT
• Member of The National Scholars Honor Society
• Grand prize winner of Fashion Group International, Inc. (Chicago), 2008 competition
• Winner of internship with Ann Klein in New York (cancelled because of economy)
• GM Student Design Competition winner for Imagine 2008
• Finalist in Seventh Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence (2008)
• One-woman show at the University at Buffalo SUNY
• Invitational show at Sydney Festival, Sydney, Australia
• Two-time summer scholarship recipient at Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua Institution, NY
• Three-time summer scholarship recipient at SUNY Fredonia
• Accomplished artist and illustrator
• Intermediate knowledge in draping, pattern drafting, grading, merchandising, and apparel design on computer-generated design on Illustrator and Photoshop

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International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago
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koree g is located in Chicago, IL and has the following skills: diverse skilled painter and designer, illustration and rendering
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diverse skilled painter and designer

Category: Art / Creative
drawing, sketching, acrylic, canvas art includes: resident/commercial portraits, animal portraits, furniture painting, illustration for magazines-adds-newspaper
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BFA for art and fashion
Years Experience: 30

illustration and rendering

Category: Beauty / Style
creating figures and developing a garment then rendering the garment
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Years Experience: 4