Professor BG Muhn is a visual artist and teaches paintings in the Department of Art and Art History at Georgetown University. He has also achieved substantial and noteworthy professional recognition through solo exhibitions in venues such as Stux Gallery in Chelsea in New York City, Ilmin Museum of Art in Seoul and the American University Museum in Washington, DC. Through his professional endeavors, Professor Muhn has been awarded numerous times for his artistic merits including the Maryland State Arts Council’s Individual Artist Award and the 1st place award in the Bethesda Painting Awards Competition. His artwork has been collected in numerous museums and galleries including the National Museum of Modern Art in Korea. He also has received acclaim in reviews and interviews in The New York Times, Art in America and CNN.
In addition to actively showing his artworks, Professor Muhn has also taken an interest in and studied relatively unknown North Korean art. He has made numerous research trips to Pyongyang, North Korea during the past six years and conducted interviews of artists, art historians, and museum staff by visiting the Choson National Art Museum and other national art exhibitions as well as Mansudae Art Studio. He has been giving lectures on North Korean art at numerous academic venues including Georgetown, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, and Harvard universities. His research on North Korean art will culminate in a book which will be published in the winter of 2017. Professor Muhn was recently chosen as the curator of the special exhibition at Gwangju Biennale of Korea in 2018.