About

Artist Bio
My name is Jun Yang. I was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, but San Francisco has been my home for the past 10 years. The city inspires me and my art with its amazing cultural diversity, its celebrated urban landscape and natural beauty, and the support and protection it provides me as a gay artist. I am a self-taught, versatile artist with a broad range of skill sets. I use a wide variety of tools and materials to create art pieces in a variety of sizes and locations,including large and small scale murals. I have shown work in numerous national and international exhibitions. Recent exhibits include San Francisco City Hall, Kunsthaus Graz(Austria), and galleries in Seoul, Korea. My work evokes emotions and refracts them through my use of space and colors. My art speaks to viewers in a universal way, transcending the need fora common language. Each piece is incomplete until the viewer contributes their own context to the conversation.

Artist Statement

Bright colors have been one of the most crucial elements of my art. For me mixing colors references my life experience and also refracts my feelings. Recently, I have been obsessed with combining neon colors and new shapes and layers. This allows me to go deeper than just creating a beautiful painting. It allows me to express the way I see the world. I mainly paint with acrylic, acrylic inks and oil.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions
2019 San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco,CA
2019 Maitri Compassionate Care, San Francisco, CA
2019 Starbucks Noe Valley, San Francisco, CA
2019 Philz Coffee SF, San Francisco, CA
2019 Chai Bar SF by Rio, San Francisco, CA
2019 Play Bow Dog Day Care, San Francisco, CA
2018 ROPG Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2018 Flod Perfume Studio Gallery, Seoul, Korea
2012 La Braserade (Lignes), Annecy, France

Museums / Art Centers

2019 Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA
2018 Art For Aids, San Francisco, CA
2018 Kid Art Foundation, Art Attack SF, San Francisco, CA
2018 Art Attack SF, Into The Wild, San Francisco, CA
2018 Art Attack SF, Feb Group Exhibition, San Francisco, CA
2018 Wonderland SF, San Francisco, CA
2018 Windows For Harvey, San Francisco, CA
2018 111 Minna Gallery, Art With Different Lights, San Francisco, CA
2017 DADA Gallery, Dadaism Inspired Portrait Series, San Francisco, CA, USA
2017 DADA Gallery, Summer of Love, San Francisco, CA
2017 Spark Arts, Windows For Harvey, San Francisco, CA,
2017 Publicworks, Connected , San Francisco, CA
2017 111 Minna Gallery, Summer of Love, San Francisco, CA
2017 Artly Owl, Pop Up Exhibit, San Francisco, CA
2016 Space Gallery, The Wall Off, San Francisco, CA

Art Events/ Projects

2019 Sanchez Contemporary, Live painting, Oakland, CA
2018 Art Battle San Francisco, First Place Winner of San Francisco, CA
2018 Art Battle International, Regional Final, San Francisco, CA
2018 Smart Group, Collaboration Live Painting event, San Francisco, CA

Press

2018 Bay Area Reporter Local News Paper, Artist Homage to Harvey, San Francisco, CA
2018 San Francisco Bay Times, San Francisco, CA
2018 Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco, CA
2018 Voyage LA, Creative Individuals, Los Angeles, CA
Visual Design, Ho Seo University in South Korea
Tourism, Abbey College, Dublin, Ireland
Fine Art, City College, San Francisco