‌“Like a fish arriving at a realization of water by first touching the air.”

‌YeRin was born and raised in South Korea and  earned a BFA at Maryland Institute College of Art and later an MFA at California College of the Arts, United States. For the past decade, YeRin has worked with the themes of coexistence and interdependence. Her work often uses tactical installations that are interactive to viewers. YeRin co-founded Nomad Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland, which brought art to less privileged areas and presented non-commercial artists, as well as CTRL+SHFT, an all female identifying artists collective in Oakland, California.



‌2018 Tucson Museum of Arts, Arizona Biennial, Tucson, AZ
2018 Tucson Sculpture Center, Erotica, Tucson, AZ
2017 Boan 1942, MokCha, Seoul, South Korea,
2017 Galerie Bipolar, Comma, Leipzig, Germany
2016 Agora Affect, Ecology of Attention, Berlin, Germany
2016 quality gallery, 40$ec, Oakland, CA
2016 Parking lot art fair, San Francisco, CA
2016 CTRL+SHFT Collective member’s show, SoftServe, San Francisco, CA
2015 California College of Arts, MFA Thesis Show, San Francisco, CA
2014 Kearny Street Workshop, APAture, San Francisco,CA
2014 Heron Arts, Angry Wall Flowers, San Francisco,CA
2014 Will Brown, Get on This, San Francisco, CA
2012 Creative Alliance, Body as Monument, Baltimore,MD
2012 (e)MERGE DC art fair, Washington DC


2016 Cranium Corporation, On view at Quality Gallery in Oakland
2016 artsy.net, The Bay Area Artist-Run (and Artist-Centered) Galleries You Need to Know
2016, eastbayexpress, West Oakland's New All-Female Art Collective
2015, salemartworks.org, MEET THE ARTISTS


CTRL+SHFT Collective, Oakland, CA
The Nomad Gallery, Baltimore, MD


2015 California College of Art, MFA in Interdisciplinary study
2012 Maryland Institution College of Art, BFA in Fine Art, concentration in Ceramics


26th annual Barclay Simpson Award: CCA Best in Show (juried nomination) 2015
Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship(juried nomination) 2015
International Sculpture Center: Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award (juried nomination) 2015
Mentioned honor student: California College of Art 2014
Juried emerging artist:  (e)MERGE DC art fair, Washington DC 2012
American Art Award: Second Place, Painting Category, 2009
C.V. Starr Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art 2008 


2020 Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ
2017 Pilotenkuche. Leipzig, Germany
2016 Agora Collective, Berlin, Germany
2015 Salem Art Works, Salem, NY
2014 International women's house, Marfa, TX