■ Academic Background
Graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, College of Arts, Dong-A University (Korean Paintings, 1990)
Graduated from Graduate School of Education, Incheon National University (Master’s degree in Arts Education, 1992)
Graduated from the Department of Environmental Fine Arts, Graduate School of Sculpture, Sungshin Women’s University (Master degree in Environmental Arts, 1998)
Graduated from Graduate School of Education, Hanyang University (Doctoral degree in Education, 2007)
■ Solo Exhibition
27 times in Korea (Seoul, Busan, Changwon, and Daegu), Japan, Germany, and France
■ Theses and Books
<Effect of Kimiko’s art teaching-learning method in Korean art education > and 11 more
< Make learning Korean Paintings easy and fun> (Majungmul) and 4 more
■ Exhibition Locations
Gyeongsang National University Hospital ┃ Icheon Mental Sanatorium ┃ Hanaro Gallery ┃ Korean Cultural Center, Korean Embassy in Japan ┃ Embassy of the Republic of Colombia in Japan ┃ Inazawa City Hall ┃ Daesan Museum of Art ┃ Cyan Museum of Art ┃ Ottchil Art Museum in Tongyeong ┃ Chinju National University of Education ┃ Sancheong Sungsimwon ┃ Sonamu Museum of Art┃ and other individuals
Selected in Korea Modern Art Exhibition (5 times)┃ Awarded Special Prize, Excellence Award, Grand Prize, Top Prize in Korea Modern Art Exhibition ┃ Awarded Special Prize, Excellence Award, Grand Prize, International Top Prize in International Competition, Sinwon Exhibition┃
■ Judging Panel & Steering Committee Member
Judging Panel and steering committee member in Korea Modern Art Exhibition ┃ Seongsan Art Exhibition ┃ Korea Art Grand Award Exhibition ┃ Woman Arts Exhibition by National Patriot and Veterans Culture Arts Association ┃ Judging Panel in Fine Arts Exhibition ┃ Judging Panel & Steering committee member in New Art Exhibition ┃ Chairman of Judging Panel in Korea Crafts Art Exhibition
Professor of the Department of Fine Arts Education, Chinju National University of Education ┃ Founder of Jinju Museum of Art ┃ President of Nambu Famous Modern Artists Association ┃ Representative of Korea International Institute of Arts ┃ Member of Korean Fine Arts Association ┃ Member of Jinju Fine Arts Association ┃ Member of Dongmak Association┃ Member of H.M.A, Korea Foundation ┃ Member of Korea-China Artists Exchange Association ┃ Member of Korean Elementary Art Education Association, ┃ Member of Society for Art Education of Korea ┃ Member of Korean Association of Arts Management
■ Artist with Copyright Registration in ADAGP (head office in France)
Although Dr. Yoon’s painting style may look simple at first, there is a deep meaning embedded in each object. The sun is the most powerful symbol, a faithful replication (in color, size, and placement) of the Chosun-era symbol of power and authority that only the King was allowed to display. The moon is the corresponding symbol for the Queen, usually reflecting fertility and serenity. The red and green pine tree is a faithful repllication of Chosun-era style in wall and architecture painting, representing longevity and good health. The crane is the Chosun embodiment of the Mountain Spirit (산신령), the most important diety in traditional Korean shamanism. I think we need not say that Dr. Yoon is a master in Chosun symbolism, using his art to span the border of time and space. His art is particularly popular among politicians in Korea, who wish no doubt to tap into the mythical powers of their ancestors.
The materials used in Dr. Yoon’s art are perhaps the most unique feature of his work. Dr. Yoon’s art is based on a long series of experiments using traditional Korean handmade paper, called Hanji. Dr. Yoon’s unique style of Hanji is not a flat paper but retains the winding texture of tree rings, adding a strong impression of nature and life to a canvas adorned with many images. Dr. Yoon’s unique paper is made in a painstaking process that involves only handmade steps. Dr. Yoon retains a patent for this process and is the world’s only master of it.
Most of Dr. Yoon’s sculptures involve painting his images and pasting his patented Hanji onto ancient traditional Korean ceramic roof tiles. All of these tiles are over 200 years old and collected from famous Buddhist temples throughout the country, temples such as SunWoonSa (선운사) in GoChang province and SsangKeSa (쌍계사). In traditional Korean shamanism, it is believed that old intact roof tiles collect good energy over time, bringing good health and prosperity to those who collect them. Dr. Yoon’s art allows for a very direct participation in this practice.