Hiejin Yoo was born in 1987 in Munster, Germany. Her work has exhibited at Half Gallery, NY and LA; Paul Kasmin Gallery, NY; Blum and Poe, LA; Almine Rech, London, UK and Brussels, BEL; König Galerie, Berlin, DE Fredric Snitzer Gallery, FL; Woaw Gallery in HK. Her work is recently included in High Museum of Art in Atlanta Georgia, Pérez Collection in Florida, Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection(The Bunker) in Florida and Hort Family Collection in New York. Yoo earned an M.F.A. at University of California Los Angeles (2018) and a B.A from Seoul Women’s University, and a Post Baccalaureate/B.F.A from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
My paintings are an intimate journal and meditations on self-discovery. They grow from journal entries and the world around me. I keep a brief diary of daily life, and it is the everyday, mundane things that inspire me most. Each painting contains things that remind me of my personal experience and has a story that I want to tell, so I zoom in to the focal point and crop the parts that I don’t need. The traces of my memories show that I have enjoyed a remarkable life. I strive to make each of my paintings a reflection of my perception of the moment. Since these ordinary moments have been so strongly etched on my consciousness, each moment of my life becomes an event and a personal history as soon as I express my daily life as a painting. The memories are telling me something about what I remember in my life when I work and interact with them.
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