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Painting (MA)

Miyeon Yi

B.1995, Seoul South Korea, currently lives and works in London


2021 — 2023 Master of Arts Painting, Royal College of Art, London

2019 —2020 Master of Fine Arts, Leroy E Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore

2015 Ox Bow School of Arts and Artists Residency, Michigan

2013 —2017 Bachelor of Fine Arts, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago


2022 Batsford Art Prize- Runner up

2019 Merit Scholarship, Leroy E Hoffberger School of Painting

2015 Merit Scholarship, Ox Bow School of Arts and Artists Residency

2013 — 2017 Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago


2022 Create Magazine-Issue 32, Philadelphia, USA



2022 July 7- 29th Ojiri Projects, Her Home is in a Tea Ceremony Box, London, UK

2022 May 12-June 12th Era Gallery, Sunday that only had an afternoon Milan, Italy


2023 July 12-16th CAN Art fair, Ojiri Gallery, Ibiza, Spain

2023 April 14-16th Era Gallery, MIART-International Modern and Contemporary Art Fair in Milan, Milan, Italy

2023 Jan 5th-28th Pi Artworks London, Friends and Family Part II

2022 November 8-15th Bomb Factory Covent Garden Art on Post Card Winter Auction

2022 20-28th October Delphian Gallery Opencall Winner Exhibition, Unit 1 Gallery Workshop, London, UK 

2022 October 8-28th Angel with dirty faces Ojiri Gallery

2022 September 7-29th Omer Trioche Gallery Fragments

2022 August 1-6th, No Place Like Home, Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK

Degree Details

School of Arts & HumanitiesPainting (MA)RCA2023 at Truman Brewery

Truman Brewery, F Block, Ground, first and second floors


Miyeon Yi is an artist currently living and studying in London. Her works often depicts groupings and isolations of figures within the framing of interior structure. If not squeezed into one object or space, these figures form a community by implementing common actions, such as playing card games or preparing for a family rituals. They show individuality as well as generality as a member of a group. She is attracted to the communication and recognition of coexistence within between the figures that are separated into different quality of spaces or the moments of the narrative. Figures are often in their own living space filling in the void of life with meaningless tasks while turning away from the weight of the drama, experiencing freedom as well as ennui. The animals in her works have similar presence to that of exiting and entering of actors of the Nō theatre, crossing the hashigakari (suspension) bridge.

Korean talismanic pattern
Grandmother’s BlanketEgg tempera on birch wood panel 30 x 21cm 2022
Korean talismanic pattern
A fight between the flowersEgg tempera on wood 40 x 61 cm 2022
commuting to school through the park muybridge collage
Are you coming to school today?Egg tempera and acrylic transfer on birch wood panel 60 x 80cm 2022
recorder players
Recorder Players and the ListenerGouache on paper 30 x 22 cm 2022
fake nature projected on the wall for a cat
The world I offer youEgg tempera on wood 60 x 25.5 x 2.5 cm 2023
knocked over plant, watering can, cat and people, smart phone
Oil on linen 90 x 120 cm 2023
screen futon wall paper old woman
egg tempera on wood 25 x 60cm 2022
family ritual of feeding dead ancestors
Egg tempera on wood 115 x 60 cm 2022
family ritual of feeding dead ancestors
family ritual of feeding dead ancestors
family ritual of feeding dead ancestors
family ritual
Egg tempera on wood 30 x 60cm 2022
hair braided, family ritual, lights
Oil on linen 120 x 180 x 4 cm 2023