Youngsuk Suh is on fire this summer! Ba rum bum. But seriously, not only are his photos impressive, but so are his achievements the past couple months.

Sunset I by Youngsuk Suh. From

It started with an exhibition of his photography series, Wildfires, at the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento from May to June. The show went directly to Haines Gallery in San Francisco where it is currently installed until August 20. Just last week, Michele Carlson reviewed Wildfires for Art in America describing Youngsuk’s work as, “…emotive, an invocation of the sublime in the American landscape and the Shakespearean gravity of the artist’s dramatic irony.” And in the middle all that, Youngsuk found the time to apply to Kala where Jens Hoffmann, Executive Director Archana Horsting, and Artistic Director Yuzo Nakano chose him as a recipient of the prestigious Kala Art Institute 2010 Fellowship Award. As one of nine artists to win a fellowship, he receives a prize of $3,000, free use of the Kala studios for six months, and more.

Haines Gallery is located at 49 Geary Street, 5th floor, San Francisco, CA 94108.  The opening reception for Wildfires is Thursday, August 5, 2010 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Check out Wildfires for yourself. You might even be able to get a picture with Youngsuk like one lucky assemblywoman did.

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma with Youngsuk Suh. From