YON YI SOHN
Yon Yi explores systematic and geometric abstract, patterns, grids, forms and colour arrangements, expressed mainly in the medium of drawing, painting, printmaking, embroidery and installation.
Originally from Seoul, Yon Yi studied art and design at Hong Kong University and RMIT University before moving to New Zealand in the mid 2000s. She holds a Certificate of Art and Design from Hong Kong University and a BFA from Massey University, and a MA Painting from the Royal College of Art in London.
During her final year at Massey, Yon Yi won the 2013 Europe Day art competition sponsored by the European Union in Wellington. Her drawing was selected as one of the finalists for the 2013 Parkin Drawing Competition.
Yon Yi has participated in several New Zealand Art Shows in Wellington as well as a few group shows in London. Her works are now in private collections throughout New Zealand and the United States.