Dorothy M. Yoon
Dorothy M. Yoon was born in Busan, South Korea. She studied Fine Art and Sculpture at Ewha Women's University, before coming to London to study Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. Having graduated in 2007 Dorothy's work has been displayed at galleries around the world. Dorothy's work includes photography, video instillation and mixed media visual art. She lives and works in London and Seoul.
2007 MFA in Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK. 2001 MFA(Sculpture), Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea. 1999 BFA (Sculpture), Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, Korea.
The pink color and girls are very essential components of my art works. To me, they stand an in-between state (ambiguity); between white and red, girl and woman, the mundane and the exceptional, fantasy and reality, and East culture and Western culture. Also, those two factors are reflecting my deep desire and fantasy for the beauty which I have dreamt since I had played with my Barbie doll having blonde hair, blue eyes and plastic pink shoes. My photographic work series, 13 of Blondes including the key components of my works are showing the in-between-ness and, at the same time, my personal narratives intermingled with Western and Eastern idealism.