Yvette Wohn

Yvette Wohn

Newark, NJ, United States

About Yvette Wohn

Yvette is a self-taught artist from South Korea, drawing inspiration from her rich multicultural background. Much of her work is characterized by bold colors and black outlines, reflecting influence form both Western and Eastern art. She signs her her work with the pseudonym "kiru" (lower case intended) in her artistic work, following ancient tradition of Northeast Asian artists, who had a two-syllable nickname to represent their artistic identity.

Yvette began publicly exhibiting her work in 2009. Most of her work is privately owned and not available for public viewing except for her portrait of Harvard Law Professor Charles Nesson, which is housed at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

When not painting, Yvette studies new media, focusing on prosocial outcomes of social media.


2013 PhD in Media and Information Studies, Michigan State University
2009 ALM in Journalism, Harvard University
2002 BA in Journalism, BA in Film and Television, Ewha Womans University


Solo shows

2009: "Women in Hanbok". Invited exhibit at Network Health in Medford, MA
2013: "Coalescence". Invited exhibit at Gallery1212 in Lansing, MI

Group shows

2009: Harvard Art Show (juried): Cambridge, MA
2009: Beacon Hill Art Walk (juried): Boston, MA
2015: Saatchi Art curated show on fashion