Hyangsook Yun was born in Seoul, South Korea and graduated from Hong Ik University in 1985. She held her first solo exhibition in 1989 with varied planar and three dimensional art, a harbinger of work that was to come.
Throughout the 1990's, she recycled abandoned objects, incorporating them into art as an expression of hopefulness over adversity. In the 2000's, Hyang Sook experimented with dot matrix's as a transformative medium, super-imposing them over silhouette-like iconic images (bottles, books, jazz musicians, roads, her workshop, etc.), employing both bright and water color-like tints layered on acrylic plates.
The interplay of the layers creates a three dimensional quality within the two dimensional frame of her pieces and heightens the ephemeral nature of the depicted subjects.