Mia Yoon


  • 2013 Color Elements, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC
    2011 Candiesque, Miriam Block Gallery, Raleigh, NC
    2009 Spectrum, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • 2006 Glance Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • 2003 Bickett Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • 2003 Momus Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2002 Grace Li Wang Art Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • 2001 Contemporary Art Museum exhibition at ManBites Dog Theater, Durham, NC
  • 2000 Signs and Symbols, ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC
  • 2000 Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC
  • 1999 McConnely Design Building Raleigh, NC
  • 2010 Green Frame Project, Raleigh City Museum
  • 2008 Refracted Planes, Flanders Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • 2008 Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2007 Glance Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 2007 Glance Galley, Raleigh, NC 2007
  • 2005 Winter Show, Glance Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • 2005 Glance Gallery, Raleigh, NC
  • 2003 Homegrown, SECCA (Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art)
  • 2003 New Works, SimmonsWright Gallery, Wilmington, NC
  • 2002 Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC
  • 1999 Contemporary Art Museum (99 days), Raleigh, NC
  • 1999 McConnely Design Building Raleigh, NC
  • 1996 Spirituality towards the Twenty-First Century, McConnely Design Building Raleigh, NC
  • 2010 “Teaching the cutting edge” Rebekah Cowell, Independent. January.
  • 2008 Top Ten Artist- Saatchi online Gallery- Nicholas Forrest, artmarketblog.com- April
  • 2004 (Top Ten Artists Exhibited in 2003), Louis St Lewis, Metro Magazine: January
  • 2003 “A frest look at the Last Supper” Catherine Fox, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June
  • 2001 News and Observer, “Arts & Entertainment” – September
  • 2000 “On Going” Spectator– December
  • 1999 “New Art in Raleigh” SUP Magazine. October
  • 1996 “What’s Up” News and Observer. May
  • 1996 Independent, “Best Bets” – May
  • 2010 Regional Artist Project Grant, United Arts Council
  • Hospice, Wake County, NC
  • Hilton Hotel, Raleigh, NC
  • American Institute of Healthcare & fitness, Raleigh, NC
  • Instrotek, Inc
    Capital Broadcasting Company, Raleigh, NC
  • Jones Insurance Agency, Garner, NC
  • Mr. Giovanni Trivella, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Ms. Moni Ring, Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Mr. & Mrs. Jae soo Lee, New York, NY
  • Founder / Director of Raleigh Institute of Contemporary Art (www.ricanc.com)
  • Pratt Institute, New York
  • Art Students of League, New York
  • Seoul, South Korea



  • born in Seoul, South Korea
  • moved to New York, N.Y. in 1972
  • studied at The Arts Students League from 1975 to 1980
  • attended The Pratt Institute, New York in 1979
  • working with free form of expression, using different materials
  • currently residing in Raleigh, North Carolina


The most important elements of my work are incorporating line and geometry, and manipulating the sense of light with colors to the point of creating an optical sensation or illusion. In my recent work I started to experiment with a roller and spray technique on a Mylar surface to enhance these key elements as shown in the  “Vertigo Series” and my large scale installations.

The “Vertigo Series” are overlays of washes of color intended to bring out intense and pure color vibrancy in blurred images, thereby generating a physical sensation.

In all of my installations I play with the idea of our perception of space. I try to create a sense of vibration by using colors and subtle changes to create attraction and repellency. It excites me to work and to conceptualize the space, and to transform it beyond its limitations.

Even though they are two distinctly different bodies of work, they both play with spatial illusionism and physical sensation created by lines and colors.