Ruri Yi S. Korean/American, b. 1969

Ruri Yi is a visual artist. Her paintings portray static, abstracted images reinterpreting elements of urban landscapes and in-between spaces through hard-edged lines, minimalist compositions, symbolic figures, and balanced colors. Her visual language manifests the serene by way of abstraction, color, and composition. Balance, weight, and time are associated with a universal visual language that reflects an autonomous state.
Her work has been exhibited in a number of solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including Departure as a Domestic, The Reinstitute (Baltimore, MD); The Necessity of Tomorrow, Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD); 'sindikit project @ Foyer Arts Gallery, USQ (Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia); Abstract Non/Binaries, Guest Spot (Baltimore, MD); WPA (Washington, DC); Transmitter (Brooklyn, NY); Strictural Structures of Radical ReductionTSA (Brooklyn, NY); Main Art Gallery, University of Maryland UC (College Park, MD); Bromo-Seltzer Art Tower (Baltimore, MD); Institute of Contemporary Art (Baltimore, MD); School 33 Art Center (Baltimore, MD); Main Line Art Center (Haverford, PA). 
Ruri Yi is originally from Seoul, South Korea, and now works and lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA). Yi is currently a founder/director and curator of MONO PRACTICE (c. 2018) in the Station North Art District in Baltimore City, Maryland.