Forest Path II
19 inches x 28 inches
40 inches x 16 inches
Mikyung Yee was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She moved to Honolulu, Hawaii with her husband in 2018. Mikyung started her career in drawing and watercolor painting in 1995 during which time she learned from several prominent artists in Seoul. Her oil painting career began in 2004 under the artist Piao Xue Cheng, a portrait and landscape painter from China/South Korea.
Mikyung has had two solo oil painting exhibitions in Seoul. The first exhibition was in 2011 and the other in 2015 in Insa-dong, South Korea’s artistic life and cultural center. Mikyung has participated in numerous group exhibitions from 2002 till 2020 in Honolulu, Hawaii; Seoul, South Korea; Albuquerque, New Mexico; San Francisco, California and Harbin, China.
She is a member of the following organizations:
Korean Artists Association of Hawaii
Oil Painters of Korea, Seoul, South Korea
The subjects of my painting are from nature and portraits of peoples life. I especially love to paint subjects which not only catch my eye but touch my heart. When the colors and textures of the paint travel from my brush to the canvas, I express harmony in the dualities of stillness and movement, indifference and passion, sleeping and awakening, the warmth of sensitivity and coolness of apathy.