YANG Sue Yon (b.1988, Seoul, Korea), obtained Bachelor of Fine Arts (2011) and Master of Fine Arts (2014) from Seoul National University, Korea, studied Korean traditional painting. She obtained her second MFA at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2019). While she developed her career as an artist, she also worked as a researcher producing replicas of cultural heritages for national museums in Korea. From this background, she would like to explore new possibilities of the traditional painting by combining and experimenting traditional materials and contemporary expressions.
In her artworks, Sue Yon focuses on humanity, particularly about life and death. The exploration on the spectrum of life and fatality stem from her personal experience and eventually evolves into the questioning of why people fear death even it is inevitable. These questionings translate into the theme of futile desire on eternity, and expose the intrinsic fear in humanity.
Sue Yon held two solo exhibitions and participated in various exhibitions such as ‘ASYAAF (Asian Students and Young Artists Art Festival, Korea)’, ‘Young & Young Artist Project (Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea)’, ‘Fine Art Asia (Hong Kong)’, her works were showcased in Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany. Her works are housed in ‘Seong-nam Art Bank’, ‘Incheon District Court’, ‘Seoul National University Hospital’ in Korea and prized by private collectors.
Sue Yon lives and works in both Seoul and Hong Kong. She is currently a DFA candidate at Seoul National University. Her studio is located in ‘Studio 3.2.1 (L4-05)’ in Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Hong Kong.