News & Events / Blog




ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug. 25, 2014 – After reviewing nearly 300 entries from students at nine of the country’s top art schools, LG Electronics USA today announced that LCAD Design + Digital Media student, Dohee Yang, is a finalists in its new-media art competition, “The Art of the Pixel: Powered by LG Ultra HD 4K and OLED TV.”

All finalists were selected through an extensive judging process that included scoring by renowned digital artist Mark Tribe and LG experts, as well as an online popular vote.

“We knew these talented students would create digital art that demonstrated the exceptional picture quality of our Ultra HD and OLED TV technologies, and our nine finalists really took it to the next level,” said Dave VanderWaal, head of marketing for LG Electronics USA. “Each student’s submission captured the spirit of the competition, and we are excited to celebrate all of them at next month’s LG Art of the Pixel gala”

Yang’s piece titled, “Journey,” will be featured on LG’s Ultra HD and OLED TVs at a gala event in New York next month, when LG, Digital Artist Mark Tribe and art enthusiast and Art of the Pixel Ambassador Neil Patrick Harris will recognize all nine finalists and announce the program winners. The winner of the competition will earn up to $50,000 for their school.

“Dohee’s imaginative work has placed her among the top students from art schools and programs across the nation,” said Catharin Eure, chair of LCAD Design + Digital Media. “We are very proud of her work and that of her fellow LCAD students who also competed. Chris Nguyen gained the highest number of popular votes.”

The finalists were selected through an extensive judging process that included scoring by renowned digital artist Mark Tribe and LG experts, as well as an online popular vote.

Yang, who begins her senior year this fall, is excited about her first visit to New York and felt that the program challenged her skill as an artist.

“I wanted to visualize a journey through a surreal yet familiar landscape that evoked wonder and beauty,” she said. “The competition allowed me to use technology to expand the possibilities with art and express ideas in new and creative ways.”

Yang will receive $5,000 and as a finalist, she has the chance to win $3,000 to $5000. Additionally, LCAD’s students collectively received the highest number of popular votes.

The nine finalists, listed alphabetically by school, are:

  • California Institute of the Arts: Behrouz Rae, “Hide and Seek”
  • Laguna College of Art and Design: Dohee Yang, “Journey”
  • Maryland Institute College of Art: Sara Hill, “Separation”
  • Parsons The New School for Design: An Li, “A Night At the Parkway”
  • Pacific Northwest College of Art: John Summerson, “Painting From Life”
  • Pratt Institute: Joseph Bui, “110 Fathoms”
  • Rhode Island School of Design: Bo Yoon (Christina) Chang, “Link House”
  • San Francisco Art Institute: Maya Smira, “Borderline”
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Daniel Barreto, “Au Courant”

“Seeing how these students exploited the LG TVs’ strengths of contrast, color and detail was inspiring,” said Tribe. “It’s so important to have a medium that is as strong as the artist’s concept and these TVs’ strengths made for a great balance of strong ideas and visual execution.”

LG accepted still and motion artwork from students enrolled in partner schools, submitted June 1 through July 13, and will ultimately award three school grants and 11 student prizes.

“These students applied the latest display technology in a way that shows the whole world a new television application and really showcases the brilliance that today’s most advanced TV displays deliver,” said Tim Alessi, LG’s U.S. director of new product development, who served on the judging committee. “While evaluating each submission, it was clear to me that OLED and UHD 4K technologies are the best way to display the works the way the artists want them to be seen—with vivid colors and stunning clarity and detail.”

For more on The Art of the Pixel and view the finalists art works, please visit

To view “Journey” by LCAD Design + Digital Media student, Dohee Yang, please click the below image: