9/12 (Sat.) - 10/24 (Sat.), 2009
Opening Salon: 9/12 Sat. 6pm-9pm
Fridays and Saturdays Only.
Yunmee Kyong, will come for the opening salon on Saturday,
9/12, from New York. Please come join us!
the Press Release
whoopie", 2008, Silkscreen print, 24” x 18”
Tokyo, Japan – waitingroom
is pleased to announce the gallery’s forth exhibition,
Where There are Trees – Yunmee
Kyong Solo Exhibition, through September 12th to October 24th.
This would be Kyong’s first solo exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.
The exhibition will be comprised of print works, sculptures,
and several handmade zines and art goodies.
born in Korea, attained BFA at Kingston University (Surrey,
MFA at the School of Visual Arts (NY, NY). She is currently
living and working in Brooklyn, NY. The theme of Kyong’s work
is based on the idea of “World Peace” among different
cultures and ethnics. She creates landscapes with elements
from different ethnics, nationalities, and religions into her
sculptures, silkscreen prints and many different mediams.
am interested in different world cultures – their beliefs
about life and death, customs and folk tales. While looking at
a world of conflict, I imagined gods from different religions
sharing food and music together.” – Yunmee Kyong
creates a universal world of different cultures and religions
in a vivid color and detailed texture. She incorporates
the landscapes of the countries she chooses or has visited
as backgrounds of
her work. Hence, the landscape becomes a place where all
kinds of human could exist and share the moment together. She
interested in the colors and patterns of the clothing and
costume from different countries and combines them into her
element of different cultures meets in a universal landscape
and creates a harmony of life.
is titled “Where
There are Trees”. The tree has been told as a metaphor
of many different things from the past. A solid root could
be the principle of the world peace, branches to be rich
tree for Kyong could reflect the principle of her art making.
Kyong has exhibited at Flux Factory (Queens, NY), Metaphor
(Brooklyn, NY), School of Visual Arts Gallery
(New York, NY), AG Gallery (Brooklyn, NY) and many more. Her
work has been published in American Illustration, D & AD
Annual, Illustration Now, Curvy 3, Society of Illustration.
She also works for wide range of clients such as New York Times,
New Yorker, Los Angels Times, Whole Foods Market Magazine,
21 Design Magazine and many others. She recently finished an
artist in residency program at CAMAC, Centre d'Art Marnay Art
Centre, in France. Kyong lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.