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(b. Jinju, South Korea) Yae Jee Min is an interdisciplinary artist. She holds a MFA and BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in psychology from Boston University. Using intersected methodologies  of painting and craft, she investigates nostalgia through abstraction and materiality. Through whimsy and childish haphazard zones, she create spaces in which memories, nostalgia and identity both engage and entangle with one another. Whether it is dealing with specific moments of domestic spaces, sleep deprivation, mental illness, and femininity; her work confronts these spaces of familiarity with whimsicality to allow viewers into the moment safely, allowing polemic thoughts to be buffered by notions of blanket warmth. Her work has been exhibited internationally and nationally including Seoul Museum of Arts, Torrance Art Museum, and DfbrL8r Gallery. 




2019    M.F.A in Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

2016     B.F.A Studio Art, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

2012     B.A. Psychology, Boston University, Boston, MA 


Selected Exhibitions:  

2022   Menagerie, Agency, Chicago, IL

             Remix, Shatto Gallery, Los Angeles CA

             Imagined Tensions, Ingress Gallery, Chicago, IL

             Foundation, Korean Cultural Center of Chicago, Wheeling, IL

2021    Mud Puddling, LVL3, Chicago, IL

              The Other Art Fair, Arts of Life, Chicago, IL

              A lullaby touching the ground, Latent Space, Chicago, IL (solo)

              Current cartoons, animals improved commentator scares, psychoanalyst, Buddy, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

              SE SON ROSE, FIORIRANNO, salonLB, Chicago,IL

2020  Chicago Gallery Open (with Julius Caesar),  NADA, Chicago, IL 

             Expo Chicago Exhibition Weekend (with Julius Caesar), Chicago, IL

             sweet rain that fell: through a kaleidoscope, Julius Caesar Gallery, Chicago, IL  (solo exhibition) 

             Box Box Box Sun Sun Sun, Circle Contemporary, Chicago, IL

             Sleeper Cell, Apparatus Projects, Chicago, IL (postponed)

             Drawing Forever, Ralph Arnold Gallery, Chicago, IL (postponed)

2019    Homesick Remedy, Jaw Gallery, Yamaguchi, Japan 

             Voyagers, Korean Cultural Center, Wheeling, IL 

             Pane in the Ass, Jaw Gallery, Chicago, IL

             The Turf, The Research House for Asian Art, Chicago, IL

             Our House, Congruent Space, Chicago, IL

             With a Capital P: Selections by Six Painters (Happier Hours) , Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL

             SAIC MFA Thesis Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

             In My Feelings, Young Chicago Authors, Chicago IL

             GIFC (got it for cheap) The Hole, New York, NY

             GIFC (got it for cheap), Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL 

             GIFC (got it for cheap,) The Costume House, Toronto, Canada

2018    Tee Time, Free Range, Chicago, IL

             GIFC (got it for cheap), Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL

             GIFC (got if for cheap), Fisher Parish Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

             Meaning to Touch, Rover Gallery, Chicago, IL

             What Was Painting? curated by Laura Owens, Club Nutz, Chicago, IL

             Receipt Drawings 2, Total Carbohydrates, Chicago, IL   

2017    No Filter: Snapchat Paintings, Total Carbohydrates, Chicago, IL

             Receipt Drawings, Total Carbohydrates, Chicago, IL  

2016    Out of Order, DfbrL8r Gallery, Chicago, IL

             Fall BFA Thesis Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL

             State of Art: Artist Subscription, McGarry Bowen Agency, Chicago, IL

2015    Hubbard Place Viewing, Chicago, IL

2013    Reflections, Ever Art Gallery, Torrance, CA (solo exhibition)

             50th Mokwoo Art Exhibition Competition, Seoul Museum of Arts (SeMA), Seoul, Korea (solo exhibition) 

             Mokwoohoe International Art Fair, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea  

             South Bay Focus, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA 

             King Has Come, Ever Art Gallery, Torrance, CA

2012    Cold Love, Park View Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2020   "Sweet Rain that Fell: Multidisciplinary Artist" by Joanne Hseih, Chiaoxart 

               "Artist of the Week", with LVL3 Gallery

              "60wrd/min COVID Edition", by Lori Waxman, Newcity Art

              "No Expo, No Problem", by Claire Voon, Chicago Mag



Roving Substitute Teacher for Painting and Drawing Department January 2019- May 2019

Social Fabrics Studio TA with Lisa Vinebaum, January 2018-May 2018

Materials and Technique Painting Studio TA with Frank Piatek, September 2017- December 2017                 

Sullivan Gallery, Gallery Assistant, February 2016- December 2016

Financial Aid Office, Office Assistant, October 2014-May 2015

iD8 Art Studio, Art Teacher and Intern, March 2013- April 2014



2019 :  SAIC Enrichment Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2017-2019)

2018:   George/ Isabel Brown Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago                     

2016:   Beatrice C Mayer Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

             Uretz Merit Scholarship, Ox-Bow School of Art

              Distinguished Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2014-2016)

2013:   Juried Acceptance Award at the 50th Mokwoo Art Exhibition Competition, South Korea 



Microsoft Word/Powerpoint, Photoshop, Textile printmaking, Dying, Embroidery, Sewing, Moldmaking/Casting, Intermediate Carving, Felting, Heatpress, Painting/Drawing

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