Haelyn Y

Haelyn Y

Lake Oswego, OR, United States

About Haelyn Y

Haelyn Y is an emerging artist, working primarily in oils and charcoal. She originally trained in the traditional way but often employs bold colors and impasto in an expressionistic manner.

Haelyn Y explores issues related to memory and feeling through the process of painting. Her work often reflects a deep fascination with memory and interpretation of shapes and forms, representing her own attempt to examine the dichotomy between the present and the past.

In her view, memories have their own lives - some remain still while some change because we, who do the recalling, change. So her works are representations of them, expressed wholly and realistically or in fragments and abstractly.


Portland Comunity College, Portland, OR 2016
Atelier Program - Kāne‘ohe, HI 2007
Kapiolani Comunity College - Honolulu, HI 2006
Bachelor of Science - Kyunghee University, Seoul Korea 1997


Lake Oswego Reads 2019, 2020 Art Exhibition

Open Show Ribbon Award at the 2019 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, June 27-July 23 2019

Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts - Lake Oswego, Oregon, June 2017


Group Exhibition: Lakewood Center of Arts January - February

Solo Exhibition: Lakewood Center of the Arts December 2018 - January 2019

Group Exhibition: Carré d'artistes - Paris Saint Germain, France, February 2018 - present

Group Exhibition: EcoPDX Art Gallery - Portland, Oregon, March 2017 - November 2018

Group Exhibition: Gallery 'Iolani - Kāne‘ohe, Hawaii, August 2007

Group Exhibition: North View Gallery at PCC, Portland, Oregon, June 2016