Rina Yoon is a Korean-born print artist and a professor of printmaking at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Wisconsin where she has been teaching printmaking since 1999. Yoon received B.F.A in studio art from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and M.F.A in printmaking from the Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Over the past 20 years, Yoon has focused on non-traditional printmaking methods in her work including large scale prints, installations, combining video and sculptural elements with printmaking. Rina Yoon’s work has been exhibited widely in the United States, South Korea, Poland, India and Italy. Her recent exhibitions includes: Mulgil: Waterway, Greymatter Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Transplant Eyes, Instinct Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Between In and Yeon, James Watrous Gallery, Madison, WI, The New Hanji: Traditional Korean Paper Re-Imagined, The Villa Terrace Decorative Art Museum, Milwaukee, A Survey: Contemporary Printmaking and Book Art, The Rouse Company Foundation Gallery, Columbia, MD, Confluence, Nehru Art Gallery, Hyderabad, India, Between In and Yeon, Apteka Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland, Harnett Biennial of American Prints, Joel and Lila Harnett Museums, Richmond, VA, Six American Artists. Gyodong Art Museum and Gyodong Studio Gallery, Jeonju, Korea, Next 2014: Print Houston, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, Texas., Re-imagining Paper and Fiber International Invitational, Wailoa Arts and Cultural Center, Hilo, HI , Layers of Identity, Arena One Gallery, Santa Monica, CA and Jerusalem Print Workshop, Israel.
Yoon is the recipient of residencies, publications and awards, including Cite Internationale Universitaire in Paris, Tamarind Lithography Summer Institute in New Mexico, Mary L. Nohl Fund Suitcase Export Fund for Visual Art award, Merit Award, Janet Turner Print Exhibition, Sacagawea Artist Award. In 2013 She served as a co-chair of the annual SGCI conference, the nation’s largest association of professional printmakers. Yoon plans to participate in one month residency at the Guanlan Print Base in China in 2017.