Kerk Hwang has actively participated in both local and overseas juried exhibitions and his watercolour talent has been recognized by many prestigious competitions over the past 20 years. His latest achievements include winning The Jane Peterson Memorial Award in The Allied Artists of America, Inc. 103rd Annual Juried Exhibition (2016), The Combined Cash Award #2 in National Watercolor Society (USA) 95th Annual International Exhibition (2015), 3rd Place Award in Watercolor, Missouri International Annual Open Exhibition (2015), 2nd Place Award in 37th WAS-H International Exhibition, The Watercolor Art Society – Houston, USA (2014), Honorable Mention in Still Life category of The Artist’s Magazine Annual Competition (2014) and The Artist’s Magazine All Media Online Competition (2014), Creative Catalyst Award in 89th CSPWC Open Water Annual Juried Exhibition (2014). His has been juried into 204th Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (UK) Exhibition (2016), The American Watercolor Society 147th Annual International Exhibition (2014) and The Allied Artists of America, Inc. 101st, 102nd & 103rd Annual Juried Exhibition (2014, 2015 & 2016).
Kerk Hwang has been invited to the following prestigious International Watercolour Exhibitions: 1st International Watercolour Biennale Thailand & World Masters of Watercolor (2016), Taiwan World Watercolor Competition & Exhibition (2016), International Watercolor Masters ASIA & MEXICO (2016), 1st China Suzhou Watercolor Asia Exhibition (2015), World Watercolor Triennale Korea (2015), 70th Anniversary of The Basque Watercolor Association Exhibition, Bilbao, Spain (2015), Masters Of Watercolour Exhibition, Saint Petersburg, Russia (2015), Watercolor International II, Thessaloniki, Greece (2014), The World Watermedia Exposition, Thailand (2014),“I Love Watercolor” Exhibition, Zhujiajiao, Shanghai, China (2013), Across the Water: Cross-Strait Watercolor Exchange Exhibition, Hsin-chu, Taiwan (2013).
His works have been featured on the cover of leading European Watercolour Magazines “The Art of Watercolour” 16th Issue and “l’Art de l’Aquarelle” 22nd Issue September 2014 with a 6-page article story introducing his paintings to worldwide readers. He is also one of the 24 Artists sharing his latest paintings and step-by-step process in the newly launched Russian/English bilingual book “Master of Watercolor: From East to West” published in Saint Petersburg.
Kerk Hwang’s works are in the collections of corporations, governments, schools and many private individuals in Singapore, Malaysia, USA, UK, Canada and China.