Yong Soon Min is an artist based in Los Angeles. She was born near Seoul in 1953, the year the Korean War was ended in Armistice. Min immigrated with her mother and brother to the U.S. in 1960 to join their father and grew up in Monterey, CA. She received MFA degree from UC Berkeley in 1979 and a postdoc at the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program in 1981. After three years as a visiting faculty at Ohio University, she lived in New York City for nine years before relocating in Los Angeles where she is now Professor at UC Irvine.
Min’s art practice, inclusive of curatorial projects, engages interdisciplinary sources and processes in the examination of issues of representation and cultural identities and the intersection of history and memory. Among her numerous grants and awards, she received Fulbright Senior Research Grant, COLA Individual Artist Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Korea Foundation Grant, Anonymous Was a Woman Award and NEA Visual Artist Award in New Genre. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has curated numerous exhibitions.