Seongmin Ahn received B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Asian traditional painting from Seoul National University in Seoul Korea and then received the second M.F.A from Maryland Institute College of Art. With practical experience and deep understand of tradition, her work takes Asian traditional painting as starting point and transform it into something experimental with her own interpretation bridging tradition and modern, and East and West.
She is a recipient of a grant from Pollock Krasner Foundation and the first prize from AHL foundation. She has been also reviewed on Washington Post (Washington D.C.), the Philadelphia Inquirer, NY Arts magazine, Baltimore Sun (Baltimore), Plain Dealer (Cleveland) and others. She had exhibited nationally and internationally including solo shows including but not limited to Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (Wilmington, DE), Queens College Art Center (Flushing, NY), Gallery Ho (New York, NY), White Wall Gallery (Seoul, Korea) and Gomez Gallery (Baltimore, MD). She also has taught Asian traditional painting at different institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, Art Students League and Korean Cultural Service.