The visual artist yeesookyung was born in Seoul, Korea, in 1963. In 1987, she received a BFA in Painting from Seoul National University, and in 1989 was awarded an MFA from the same academy. Since 1992, she has had solo as well as group exhibitions in Korea and abroad. Her solo exhibitions include Paradise Hormone (Mongin Art Center, Seoul); Yee Sookyung (Artemesia Gallery, Chicago) and Getting Married to Myself (Indeco Gallery, Seoul / K Gallery, Tokyo). Her group exhibitions include micro-narratives (Saint-Étienne Métropole, Saint-Étienne, France); Shanghai E-arts Festival, (Doll House, Shanghai, China); and the Gwangju Biennale 2006: Fever Variations (Biennale Hall, Gwangju, Korea). In 2012, she was awarded the Korea Artist Prize by the National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea. yeesookyung lives and works in Seoul.