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Place of birth: SEOUL
Date of birth: 10/09/1990
works and lives at Bristol

Hyunmo YANG was born and grew up in Seoul, South Korea, and she moved to Europe when she was 24 years old. She’ve lived and worked in Barcelona, London, Paris, and Bristol. Currently, She received her MA in Painting from Royal College of Art in London and participated in Artist-in-residence program in Cité international des arts in Paris and Artestudio Ginestrelle in Assisi, Italy. She have been exhibited internationally in London, Dubai, and Seoul. Comparing different cultures of Asia and Europe and express this mixture of culture in one painting is her main interest.


Collecting drawings and making new images from the drawing are an integral part of her work. Drawing, which also involves calligraphic handwriting, shows her daily practices and gives Hyunmo inspiration to bigger paintings. Source of imagery for drawing can come from anywhere in her daily life, and She is hooked on Taoistic perspectives for seeing. As Taoists believed that nature is spiritual and living, nature should be appreciated in multiple perspectives. She drew several objects as seen from multiple eyes. These drawings become significant elements for paintings and pollinate on big canvases and space.


She likes meditating through culture. The way she make her works reflects the way she experience the world as an immigrant from Asia. Her paintings have a fictive space, an invented abstract space, which holds all the cultural contents together. She uses different types of paint in one painting, from Korean traditional powder pigments to Acrylics and Oils. Each type of paint has a different quality and texture, and She believes it adds to the visual richness to using different paint media.


Hyunmo Yang

양현모 梁 賢 模


1990, born in Seoul, South Korea

lives and works in London, UK



2016 MA Painting, Royal College of Art, UK

2014 BFA Oriental Painting and BA Art History, Ewha Woman's University, Seoul, Korea

2014 Salzburg Sommerakademie, Salzburg, Austria

2012 Exchange student ESARQ – Universitat International de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain



2016 Ginestrelle 2016, Art gallery Le Logge, Assisi, Italy

2016 Show RCA 2016, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2016 RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2015 OPEN STUDIO E8005, Cite international des arts, Paris, France

2015 Off Print London, Tate Modern, London, UK

2015 RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2015 WIP Show, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2014 There is so much still to be learned at Saturn, Hohensalzburg Fortress, Salzburg,


2014 Skinner Box, Gallery Hash, Paju, Korea

2013 Vision Artist 2013, Ewha Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2013 Graduate Exhibition, Ewha Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2013 My Sketchbook, Kiehl’s ULTRA CREATIVE STUDIO, UCS Samcheong, Seoul, Korea

2013 Mayday Exhibition, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

2012 TETSUSON 2012, Bank Art Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan

2011 Mayday Exhibition, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea



2016 Artestudio Ginestrelle, Assisi, Italy

2015 Cité International des arts, Paris, France

         Funding from Royal College of Art



2016 Shortlisted, Chadwell Award, London, UK

2015 Shortlisted, Winsor and Newton Award, London, UK

2014 Winner, Ewha Alumni prize ‘Ewha Vision Artist’, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea



2016 Princess frederica primary school, London, UK

2012 Art teacher of Ewha Global Volunteering, Ho-Chi-Min City, Vietnam




  • ORA International
  • 2013