Yong Sin 

Yong Sin was born in Seoul, Korea and is a graduate of Otis College of Art and Design. Her works are in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Harbor–UCLA Medical Center, Microsoft Corporation among others. Her works are in numerous corporate and international private collections.

 

She has been exhibited at several museums and galleries nationally and internationally including Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Torrance Art Museum; Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art; Southern Utah Museum of Art, CSULA; Daejeon Museum of Art in Daejeon, Korea, and Los Angeles International Airport at Terminal 1 both Gate 1 & 2 and a year later at Terminal 2.  She had thirty solo exhibitions including two forthcomings in September in 2019. 

 

Her works are reviewed by magazines and newspapers including Daily Breeze, Press-Telegram, Los Angeles Times, Artnet, Korea times, Korea Daily, The Aesthetic, and LA Weekly.

 

Her works are featured in a set for numerous production companies most notably The Steve Jobs Film/Desperate Housewives/Rules of Engagement/Suburgatory/Tonight Show with Jay Leno and commercials such as Heineken/Samsung/Mitubishi/Are you there Vodka/ Microsoft/AT&T/Taco Bell and many more.

 

She has participated in International art fairs such as Art Cologne, The Armory, Chicago Art Fair, Miami Art Fair, KIAF, Seoul International Contemporary Art Fair, Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, and Los Angeles Art Show.

 

Yong Sin lives and works in San Pedro, California.

 

Education

1995      Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, B.F.A

 

Fellowships/Awards

2010      Los Angeles World Airports Project/Terminal 2

2009      Los Angeles World Airports Project/Terminal 1/ Gate 2

2008      Los Angeles World Airports Project/Terminal 1/ Gate 1

               Los Angeles County MTA Neighborhood Poster Project, Finalist

2003      Leah Middlebrook and Norio Sugano Fellowship

               Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA  

2002      KAFA Award, Finalist    Jurors/Howard Fox, Henry Hopkins, David Pagel

1999      Art/Omi Foundation, International Artists’ Residency, Ghent, NY

 

Solo Exhibitions

2019      Yong Sin    Gallery 478, San Pedro, CA (Upcoming)

2019      More Than This    Proxy Place Gallery, Chatsworth, CA (Upcoming)

2017      Yong Sin  Antai Gallery at Scoops, Los Angeles, CA

2017      Yong Sin  Antai Gallery at Scoops, Highland Park, CA

2016      Metaphysics, ANDLAB Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2016      Whispers & Echoes  CMay Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Two-Person)

2015      Yong Sin   Antai Gallery at Scoops, Los Angeles, CA

2015      Yong Sin   Antai Gallery at Scoops II, Los Angeles, CA

2014      De/Form: Singular Forms Repeated   CMay Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014      Yong Sin   Antai Gallery at Scoops, Los Angeles, CA

2013      Happy Day   Los Angeles World Airport Project/Terminal 2, LAWA, CA 

2012      Happy Day   Los Angeles World Airport Project/Terminal 2, LAWA, CA 

2012      Yong Sin   Antai Gallery at Scoops II, Los Angeles, CA

2010      De/Form   George Billis Gallery, Culver City, CA 

2010      Op Collage II   Los Angeles World Airport Project/Terminal 1, Gate 2/US Airways, LAWA, CA  

2010      Red Swirls & Ochre Stations   Scoops, Los Angeles, CA (Two-Person)

2009      Op Collage Los Angeles World Airport Project/Terminal 1 West, Gate 1/SouthWest, LAWA, CA  

2009      Rollover Boardroom, Chamber of Commerce, San Pedro, CA

2009      This Is The Same, But Different, Part II   AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2009      Plain And Simple  Curator/Marshall Astor, Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA  (Two-Person) 

2007      Rule Out   Curator/Kristina Newhouse, South Bay Focus, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

2007      This Is The Same, But Different  AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2004      Pattern Recognition  Sarah Lee Artworks and Projects, Santa Monica, CA

2004      Squares and Zits  Antai Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2003      Relatively the Same  Lendrum Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA

2002      Kent & Sin   Curator/Carl F.Berg,  Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA (Two-Person)

2000      Yong Sin   Remba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1999      Being and Nothingness  Remba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1998      Being and Nothingness  Sunyata Gallery, San Pedro, CA

 

 

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019      Index: Painting, Curator/Ron Linden, TransVagrant/South Bay Contemporary, SoLA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

               Ancient Future: Contemporary Korean Artist and the Past, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, 

               Curator/Eva Kirsch & Heeseon Choi, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA                

               Absolutely Abstract, Curator/Michael McCall, Yucca Valley Arts Center, Yucca Valley, CA

2018      Encounter Korea, Curator/Heeseon Choi, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, UT

               First Encounter, Curator/Heeseon Choi, Korean Cultural Center Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2017      Salon d’ANDLAB, ANDLAB Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

               LA Art Show (CMay Gallery), Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

2015      Sextet   Curator/Ron Linden,  TransVagrant @ Warschaw Gallery, San Pedro, CA

               Surface to Edge  Curator/Carl F. Berg,  Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA

               Palm Springs Fine Art Fair  (CMay Gallery)

2014      Memories of Nature   Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea

               Warschaw/Winter  Curator/Ron Linden,  TransVagrant @ Warschaw Gallery, San Pedro, CA

               KIAF Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea (CMay Gallery)

2013      14 Featuring  Curator/Ron Linden,  TransVagrant @ Warschaw Gallery, San Pedro, CA

2012      Group Show  Pyo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

               Los Angeles Art Fair   Pyo Gallery, Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

2011      5: On Paper    Curator/Ron Linden, TransVagrant @ Warschaw Gallery, San Pedro, CA

               Chain Letter   Curator/Christian Cummings & Doug Harvey

               Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

               Ahn-Nyung/Hello   Curator/ Jae Yang, LeBasse Projects, Culver City, CA

               Red Dots Art Fair    George Billis Gallery, Miami, FL

               Los Angeles Art Fair   George Billis Gallery, Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

2010      Soft   Curator/ Edith Abeyta, Future Studio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

               To Live and Draw in L.A  Curator/ Marshall Astor, AGCC, San Pedro, CA

               Paper Trail II   Curator/ Paul Evans, Happy, Los Angeles, CA

2009      Los Angeles Art Fair   AndrewShire Gallery, Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

2008      KIAF-Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, Korea

               2008 SICAF-Seoul International Contemporary Art Festival, Seoul, Korea        

2007      Edith Abeyta’s Cry Me a River, Blue Drawings El Camino College, Torrance, CA                

               Los Angeles Five Asian Contemporary Art Curator/Sugar Brown/George Billis Gallery,

               Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, CA

               PlayitGround   Curated  Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, CA  

2006      Group Show   Back Room, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA

               Chromaluxe   Fine Arts Department Gallery, CSULA, Los Angeles, CA   Curator/Kristina Newhouse

               Surface: Southern California Painters   L Street Fine Art, San Diego, CA   Curator/ Tiffiny Lendrum

2005      Portraits   L Street Fine Art, San Diego, CA, Curator/ Tiffiny Lendrum

               Mix & Match   Curator/June Lee, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea                                                       

               Fresh stART ‘05   Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA,

               Curators/Nancy Baker-Cahill, Tiffiny Lendrum, Ben Barnz, Cris McCall, Ashley Mclean Emenegger

2004      Open Call L.A.2004    Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

               Group Show   Artlab, San Pedro, CA

2003      So/Cal: Artists out of Southern California Frederick Spratt Gallery, San Jose, CA                                                                                             

               Djerassi Award Show   International Resident Artists’ program   Woodside, CA

               2002 KAFA Award Show  Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA    

               Group Show    Artlab, San Pedro, CA

2002      Kent & Sin   Two-Person Show   Curator/Carl F. Berg   Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

               Fresh stART   Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA  

               Curators/Tiffiny Lendrum & Nancy Baker-Cahill

2001      99.99    Curator/Carl F. Berg   Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

               Fractals   Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA, Curator/Carl F. Berg

 

Selected Group Exhibitions                     

2000      Charm Offensive    Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA   Curator/Yong Soon Min  

               Art Cologne   Germany  (Remba Gallery)

               The Armory Show   New York  (Remba Gallery)             

               The Spurgeon Experience II/ Raid Projects, Curators/Carl F. Berg & Max Presneill

               100 rooms/100 artists Spurgeon Building, Santa Ana, CA

1999      Chicago Art Fair  (Remba Gallery)

               International ART/OMI Art/Omi Foundation, Ghent, NY

               Miami International Art Fair  (Remba Gallery)

1998      LA Artists   Mirren Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA, Curator/ Fred Spratt     

               The Group Show   Art Works Gallery, San Diego, CA

1997      Exhibitions No.3   Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Leo S. Bing Center, Los Angeles, CA

               Second Annual National Competition Exhibition  SITE, Los Angeles, CA   Juror/Henry Hopkins

               The Gate’s Own    Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

               100 Dollar Show   POST, Los Angeles, CA

1996      Third Annual National Juried Exhibition   St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY   Juror/Ross Barbera

               The Gate’s Own    Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

               Alexandria Museum of Art’s 15th Annual Competition  Alexandria, LA  

               Alexandria Museum of Art, Juror/Eleanor Heartney

               On Site at the Gate ‘96   Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA    Juror/Suzanne Muchnic

               Healing Works   Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, Juror/Hollis Sigler

1995      Music Without Words   Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA   Curator/Betsy Lohrer

               The Gate’s Own   Angels Gate Cultural Center, San Pedro, CA

               Works on Paper   Jose Drudis-Biada Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA   Curator/Jody Baral

 

Selected Bibliography

Soo Yeon Oh, “Culture + Re-Act,” The Korea Daily, June 7, 2019

Kyungmin Lee, “Metaphysics,” The Korea Daily, October 20, 2016

Eunseon Ha, “Matters of Being,” The Korea Times, Oct 19, 2016

Evan Senn, “The Obsessive Aesthetic: Yong Sin’s Pursuit of Perfection”, Essay for CMay Gallery, Aug 2014

Sookhee Jung, “Through Repetition & Reiteration of Work, The Forms Recreated”, The Korea Times

            Section A24, August 29, 2014                                   

Nathan Solis, “Exploring Space at the George Billis Gallery                                                                                                                                                                                  

              http://culvercity.patch.com/articles/exploring-space-at-the-george-billis-gallery, Sept 20, 2010

Tim McGowen, “Drawn to Form”  http://www.lawa.aero/welcome_LAX.aspx?id=1610

               Los Angeles World Airport Project, March 3, 2010

Vy Pham, “More Than This” The Revealing Complexities of ‘Plain and Simple’

               The Long Beach District Weekly, November 11, 2009

Annie Buckley, “Yong Sin and Barry Markowitz at AndrewShire Gallery”

               Artweek, Volume 38, Issue 5, June 2007

Mat Gleason,   “The Mat Gleason Seven” March/April, 2007, “Gallery; Yong Sin and Barry Markowitz at

               AndrewShire” Artscene Visual Radio Podcasts - Mat Gleason Shows

Suvan Geer, “Yong Sin”  April 2007, e-news, Southern California Women’s Caucus For Art

John Souza, “This Is The Same But Different” Press Release, andrewshiregallery.com, March, 2007

Sookhee Jung, “This Is The Same But Different” The Korea Times, Section D 10, March 10, 2007

Yena Yoo, “This Is The Same But Different” The Korea Central Daily, Section A-16, March 9, 2007

June Lee, “Mix & Match”  Daejeon Museum of Art, Exhibition Catalogue, April/May 2005

Tae Gi Moon, “LACMA’s Permanent Collection” The Korea Times, Section A20, January 13, 2005

Yoo Hoi Ahn, “LACMA’s Permanent Collection” The Korea Central Daily, Section A-18, January 7, 2005

Tae Gi Moon, “LACMA’s Permanent Collection” The Korea Times, Section A20, December 30, 2004 

Peter Frank, “Art Pick of the Week” LA Weekly, October 2004

Eve Wood, “Happy Day” Artnet.com, August 6, 2003  

Changwook Jin/Sohyun Chang, “KAFA Show” The Korea Central Daily, Section A-9, April 12,2003

Selected Bibliography

TaeGi Moon, “KAFA Show” The Korea Times, Section A17, March 20, 2003

Hyun Ah Lim, “KAFA Award” The Korea Central Daily, Section A15, May 15, 2002

Jae Jin Rhee, “Fractals” The Korea Times, Section A17, September 13, 2001

Charlene Roth, “Charm Offensive”  Artweek, Volume 31, Issue 11, November 2000

Jerome B. Block, “Yong Sin’s Peopled Landscapes” The Aesthetic, July-September 2000

Leah Ollman, “The Power of Identity” Los Angeles Times, Section F22, March 24, 2000

Jerome B. Block, “Zits”   Exhibition Catalogue, March 2000

Hae Jung Lee, “Contemporary Art in Los Angeles” Wolganmisool, p.94-p.95, September 1999

Yoo Hoi Ahn, “Being and Nothingness” The Korea Central Daily, Section C2, January 6, 1999

Yoo Hoi Ahn, “Existentialism: Being & Nothingness in Visual Expression” The Korea Central Daily

              Section C2, July 1, 1998

Shirle Gottlieb, “Exploring Being and Nothingness” Press-Telegram, Section C1, June 30, 1998

Jasmine Lee, “Life and Art...Being and Nothingness” South Bay Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Front & p.8             

               February 27, 1997

Peter Frank, “Music to the Eyes: In Tune with Art” Press-Telegram, Section D3, June 1, 1996

Eleanor Heartney, “15th Annual Alexandria Museum of Art” Exhibition Catalogue, September 1996

 

Dealers

CMay Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2014 – Present)

AndrewShire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2007 – 2013)

Simon Breitbard Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA (2016-2017)

Remba Gallery, West Hollywood, CA (1998 – 2001)

DAC Art Consulting, Atlanta, GA (2014 – Present)

 

Curatorial Projects

2019   Re-Act, 443 Gallery, San Pedro, CA

2007   Group Show, Sabina Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2007   PlayitGround, Don O’ Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006   Group Show, Studio 414, San Pedro, CA 

 

Presentations

Public Art Display, Library & Learning Resource Center, Cypress College, CA (2015 – 2017)

Scoops, Mural/Permanent, Highland Park, CA (2015- Present)

AAP, Artwork on Clothing, Montreal, Canada (2015 – Present)

www.yongsinarts.com

http://www.saatchionline.com/yongsin

Drawing Center, Viewing Program, Artist’s Registry, New York, NY

Art Here and Now, (2002, 1999, 1998) Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

 

Selected Collections

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Permanent Collection)

Microsoft Corporation

Art/Omi Foundation

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Elite Educational Institute, Headquarter, Irvine, CA

Hotel Figueroa

Pacific Design Center

341 Gallery

Mirren Gallery

Dr. Taylor’s Wellness Center, Inc.

Private collections (Germany, Italy, Korea, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco)

 

Selected Commercials/Productions

NBC/Tonight Show with Jay Leno, MMG Ventures/The Steve Jobs Film, Touchstone/Desperate Housewives, Warner Bros./Suburgatory, Montrose Production/Rules of Engagement, Bonanza Prods/Are you there Vodka, RSA USA/Taco Bell, CBS Inc./Scorpion S1, CBS Studios/N.C.I.S Los Angeles, Park Pictures/Murphy Brown, ABC Studios/Brothers & Sisters, Traktor Films/Heineken, The Group/Suzuki, Smuggler/Old Navy, ABC/Criminal Minds, Smuggler/Verizon, CBS/CSI Miami, ParanoidUS/Microsoft, Biscuit Films/GE, 20th Century Fox/My Little Brother,

Backyard Production/AT&T, Moxie Picture/eHarmony, Epoch Films/AT&T, Universal/House, Inspired Design/Sony, Smuggler/Mitubishi, Smuggler/M&Ms, Paqu Films/Savages, Universal/House, Hungryman/Microsoft, Logan Media

Inc/Comcast, MJZ/Samsung, Epoch/Samsung, Warner Bros./Partners, Open 4 Business/The Mindy Project, Director’s Bureau/Old Navy, HUNGRYMAN/Mastercard, Skunk/Fiat, FTP/The Neighbors, Eye/90210 

FTP/Mistresses, Anonymous Content/Cocoa, Prodco/Switched at Birth S1, Green Dot Prods/Beard, Reset/Martini, Proof Films, Cute Dogs/Cake, Screen Gems/Perfect Guy, Open 4 Business/Parenthood, Hangman/Hung

Radical Media/Fifth Third Bank, Remote Broadcasting/ Nathan vs. Nurture, Open 4 Business/Up All Night, Ritz-Carlton Residences @LA Live, Open 4 Business/100 Questions, Open 4 Business/Untitled Louis CK Project, Tool of North America/Water Cooler, Turner North Prods/Murder in the First S3, 20th Century Fox Film Corp./Untitled Chris Case, ABC Studio/The Catch, Blue Blue Prods, LLC/Big Little Lies,  Supply and demand/Chevy Cruze, Park Pictures/ATT, Cavier LA, LLC/Best BuyJCVD, LLC/JCVJ 

 

Teaching Experiences

1995-1997     South Bay Conservatory, Torrance, CA

                        Drawing/Painting

1997-1999     Advanced Education, Lomita, CA

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