Heeseop Yoon was born in Seoul, South Korea, and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. In 1999, Yoon received her BFA at Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea. In 2004, Yoon got her MFA at the City College of New York, City University of New York, NY. And in 2005, Yoon graduated from the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME. Yoon creates massive pieces that usually span across entire walls. Her inspiration is derived from real life spaces that are extremely cluttered and messy. She says that she tries to find places where there are items from all different time periods, and no humans, so it is hard to guess what time the work takes place in. In order to create her giant wall drawings, Yoon uses black tape, she says that it is her way of “freehand drawing.” Yoon uses the additive method to create her installations. One problem that arises is that when Yoon has made a mistake, in the final installation, it is quite apparent. When creating these massive installations, Yoon is testing both the perception of herself and the viewer and the adjustments that take place. She finds it interesting that the more fixes she makes on her installation, the less understandable her piece becomes.
Still life with Electric Cords, Black masking tape on Mylar, Dimension Vary,2013