Jeong Im Herbert(Yi) describes her painting as the intersection of time and space, small histories of passing time and invitations into an emotional experience that is personal yet universal. The results are a translation of past into present and the expression of complex emotions presented in elegant and eloquent simplicity with true technical virtuosity.
Herbert(Yi) has exhibited 12 solo exhibitions in the US, S.Korea and Japan, including the commemorational solo show for 2012 Korea & Japan World Cup. She exhibits extensively in group exhibitions internationally and nationally. Among her numerous groups exhibitions and exhibition venues are ArtLink@Sotheby’s International Young Art, Chicago, Vienna, Tel-Aviv; "Realism, Really?" , Sonoma Valley Art Museum, Sonoma; Introductions at Paule Anglim Gallery, SF; Asian Art Museum, SF; Seoul Municipal Art Museum; Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul. Yi has received many awards, including the prestigious “Tomorrow’s Artist Award” from the Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul; Diplome D’honneur in the Biennale Des Artistes Haute-Marnais, Chaumont, France; the Bronze Medal from Salon Violet, Paris; Artistic Selection Award from 16th Korean Cultural Center Annual Juried Exhibition, LA and nominated for SECA Award from the SFMOMA. Her work is included in public collections such as Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Heerim Architecture & Planners, Seoul. A selection of her important collectors is Tal Danai, Founder and CEO of Artlink, Inc., Idan Ofer, Chariman of The Israel Corporation, Steven Lopez, owner of ArtZone 461 Gallery, JiEun Kim, journalist and TV personality and Maestro Riccardo Muti among many other private collectors.
JeongIm Herbert(Yi) was born in Seoul in 1971. She received her MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004, prior to obtaining an MFA and BFA from the Painting Department at Hong Ik University, Seoul. Yi lives and works in Chicago.