b. 1990, Flushing, NY


EDUCATION

2013 B.F.A. Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Ithaca, NY


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016

"Rose Sanctuary" EFA Studio, New York, NY

2015

"Pretty and Clean Rooms" AICAD space, Brooklyn, NY

2012

"Saccharine" Tjaden Atrium, Ithaca, NY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

"Pastel Ruminations & Girly Landscapes" Independent Art Book Fair, Brooklyn, NY (Upcoming)

"Along a River of Sapphire Pools 2" Selena Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

"Soft Bytes: A Feminist Animation Festival" Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, CA

"Crossover: East and West" Korean Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.

2017

"Nightcall" Public Address Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

"Oh! You Pretty Things" feature in Arty zine, Transition Gallery at the Sluice Biennial, London, UK

"Wish You Were Here" A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015

"Indoor Track" AICAD space Brooklyn, NY

"Informal Show" AICAD space Brooklyn, NY

2013

"Alumni Exhibition" curated by Carl Ostendarp, Hartell Gallery, Ithaca, NY

"Standing, Hiding, & Winking" Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca, NY

"Spaghetti Dungeon" A.D. White House, Ithaca, NY

"Identity and the Global Lens" Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca, NY

2012

"Stickers, Pillows, Stuffed Animals Galore" Tjaden Gallery, Ithaca NY

"Art Showcase" Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca NY

2011

"Late Night Studio Party" Experimental Gallery, Ithaca NY


RESIDENCIES / HONORS

2018 NYC Creative Salon, Invited Participant, Brooklyn, NY

2017 AHL Foundation Forum, Selected Speaker, Brooklyn, NY

2015 AICAD Studio Practice Residency, Artist in Residence, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Cornell University studio visits and critiques for BFA Thesis students, Ithaca, NY

2013 Culture Hall featured artist in directory

2013 Hyperallergic featured in Tumblr art feed


PUBLICATIONS

Halabian Layla, “Sapphire Pools makes beach towels that are actual art.” Fader. July 10, 2018.

Ballpit Mag, “@christina_yuna_ko”, June, 2018.

Jenkins, Mark. “In the galleries: Creating a world of her own.” The Washington Post. February 16, 2018.

Taylor, Heather. Hiss Magazine, Issue 2 February, 2018.

Lomax, Cathy. Arty, “Oh! You Pretty Things” September 30, 2017.