Color is primary material for Yunhee Min. In these paintings, it operates as compositional fields, creating seemingly stable foregrounds while also generating movement through contrasting hues or subtle changes in tonal value. In combination with artist’s use of geometric form, the paintings develop tension between their overall surface and the edges of the canvas. In Min’s hands, painting becomes a dynamic chess game between color and form.
In 2007, Min received a Masters degree from the prestigious Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, which followed upon her earlier studies at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf. Min’s work has been shown nationally, with solo exhibitions at Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. Her work has also been featured in notable group exhibitions at the Seattle Art Museum, UCLA’s Hammer Museum, and the New Museum in New York.