Artist Statement

" My work deals with memory and perception within cluttered spaces. I begin by photographing interiors such as basements, workshops, and storage spaces, places where everything is jumbled and time becomes ambiguous without the presence of people. From these photographs I construct a view and then I draw freehand without erasing. As I correct "mistakes" the work results in double or multiple lines, which reflect how my perception has changed over time and makes me question my initial perception. Paradoxically, greater concentration and more lines make the drawn objects less clear. The more I see, the less I believe in the accuracy or reality of the images I draw."


Skowhegan School  of  Painting and Sculpture, ME
MFA City College of New York, City University of New York, NY
BFA Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea
Agglomeration, Solo exhibition at The Korea Society, NYC
Immersion Black and White, Two person show at Sapar Contemporary, NYC 
Cultural Ecologies of Asia, Crow Museum of Asian Art, TX
Parallelsand Peripheries - Migration and Mobility, Visarts, MD
Decade, SFA Project, NYC 
Betweenthe Walls, Tillou Fine Art, NYC 
Solitaire: Heeseop Yoon and Sara Berman, Sapar Contemporary, NYC
Drawing in Space, Des Moines Art Center, IA
CrossingBorders, Periphery Space Gallery, RI
Heeseop Yoon- Still Life, Cityway Gallery, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, IN 
HomeAs An Irrevocable Condition, Sapar Contemporary, NY
Hideand Seek, OZ Arts, Nashville, TN
TRAVERS,William Holman Gallery, NY,NY
Nuanced,Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Curated by Judith Tolnick Champa, Westport, MA
OpenSource, City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Curated by Pedro Alonzo, Philadelphia, PA
Weaving Time: An Exhibition from the Archive of Korean Artists in America, Part Three 2001-2013,Gallery Korea, NY, NY
Domicile,Ernest Newman Contemporary, Brooklyn,NY
HeeseopYoon, Solo Exhibition, Ice House Gallery, Monmouth University, NJ
Distrust that particular flavor, Curated By Dexter Wimberly, Bitforms Gallery, NY
MaterialWorld, Solo Exhibition, University of North Carolina, NC
ALTEREDTERRAIN, Active Space, Brooklyn, NY
BrooklynArtists Ball, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Still Life, Outlet gallery, NYC
Heeseop Yoon, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
DesaturatedRainbow, Bicoastal exhibition, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, CA 
Crossing the Line: Contemporary Drawing and Artistic Process, Mixed Greens, NYC (Forthcoming)
DesaturatedRainbow, Bicoastal exhibition, Field Projects, NYC
Space Invaders, LehmanCollege Art Gallery, Bronx,
Nothing sound in it and nothing truth – Heeseop Yoon & Ira Eduardovna,  Art Gate Gallery, NYC
Parlour- No. 22 Archival Matters, Amagerbrogade 190,Copenhagen, Denmark
LineUnleashed, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin
HeeseopYoon-Still-Life #11, Solo Exhibition, Smack Mellon, NY
Colliding Island-Traveling exhibition curated by Louise Rollman Artspace Mackay, Australia
LivingRoom, Field Project, NY
Collapse, RH Gallery, NY
Colliding Island-Traveling exhibition curated by Louise Rollman, Latrobe Regional Gallery, Australia
Extravegant Drawing, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY
Observed, Imagined and Re/created, longwood Arts Project,Bronx, NY
ParAvin, Daisuke Endo, Siena, Italy
DRAW, Solo exhibition, Arario Seoul, Seoul, Korea
Colliding Island-Traveling exhibition curated by Louise Rollman, Wangaratta exhibitions Gallery, Australia
Linear Obscurity-M.Pravat & Heeseop Yoon, Bose Pacia, NYC
Two’s Company, Parlour, NYC
Two Degrees of Separation, Satory Gallery, NYC
New York 9+1, Cais gallery, Seoul, Korea
Do Up!, Auction Star, Seoul, Korea
5 Cubed: Multiplicity of Contemporary Art from Korea, Mary Ryan Gallery, NYC
Simple Goodness- Two person show, 33 Bond, NYC  
Art Track 42, Daily Project, Seoul, Korea
Colliding Island, Contemporary Art Space Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
Lower East Side Printshop Special Edition (Reserve)
The Labyrinth Wall, Exit Art, NYC
The Bridge: Intersection, Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea
Work Space 08, Cuchifritos, NYC 
White on White, Number 35 Gallery, NYC
Unreal City, Gallery Satori, NYC
Blank 08, Median Art Center, Beijing, China
World of Expression-Korean Art Today, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
Thank you for Coming, Triple Candie, NYC
Contemporary Korean Art in the world I – New York. Seoul Arts Center, Korea
Junkshop, Massachusetts Museum of contemporary Art, Project room, MA
On the Mark! , The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, NC
Caught on Tape, Solo Exhibition, MARCH, NYC
Intersections, Abrons Arts Center, NYC
Autumn Line, The Front room Project, NYC
Pipelines, NARS Foundation Studio Space, Brooklyn, NY
Stolen Time, Dam, Stuhltrager, Brooklyn, NY
Heeseop Yoon: New works, Solo Exhibition, Triple Candie, NYC
International Globus Dislocator, Roebling Hall, Brooklyn, NY 
Art for Healing, Flushing, NY
Site 92, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
On the Mark, University ofRhode Island, RI
16 Rooms, Hall Street Studio, Brooklyn, NY
A.I.M.25, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
Vanilla Boxing, Site-Specific Window Installation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC
Isomorphosis, Mushroom Arts-Open Center for New Arts, NYC
Fresh Perspectives II, Concepto Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
Green Light, Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Council, NYC
TheLast Picture Show?, Silk Mill Arts Building, NJ 
Adheringto Lines, Solo Exhibition, Comton-Goethals Gallery, NYC
Tales & Visions, Cork Gallery , Lincoln Center, NYC
Different Perception, Poet’s Den Theater, NYC
Documentary Others, Mushroom Gallery, NYC
TheChanging Same, Triple Candie, NYC
NYFA Fellowship, NY, NY
Lower East Side Printshop, Keyholder Residency, NYC
Stiftung Kunstlerdorf Schoppingen, Artists-in-Residence, Schoppingen, Germany
Urban Artist Initiative Grant, Urban Artist Initiative, NY
Artists Alliance Inc. studio program, NYC
Atlantic Center for the Arts, Artists-in-Residence Program, FL
Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation studio program, NYC
Henry Street Settlement Artist-in-Residence Workspace Program, NYC
Skowhegan School of  Painting and Sculpture, ME
Vanilla Boxing Project, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC
A.I.M., The Bronx Museum, NY
Eggers Award, City College of New York
New American Paintings: M.F.A Annual 2003, juried competition by Lawrence Rinder, New AmericanPaintings, NY
Connor Award, City College of New York