Born in Seoul, Korea, in 1986, Yuni Kim Lang received a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from Parsons School of Design. Lang is a Michigan-based visual artist who creates sculptures, photographs and wearable art that explores themes of weight, mass, accumulation, hair and cultural identity. She creates sculptures out of rope and synthetic materials where it transcends its materiality and become bodily. She is fascinated by what people give power and meaning to, along with our obsession with adornment. 

  In 2020, Lang took a year off in Korea to revisit her Motherland. She attended a Traditional Knotting Master of Skills School to study about Korean traditional knots. Lang had a two-person show at the Curfman gallery at the Colorado State University. She has had solo exhibitions at the Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida and with Sienna Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts. She has shown at the Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, Collective 2 Design Art Fair in New York, NY, and internationally as well. Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Lang will be at John Michael Kohler Arts Center for the Arts/Industry Residency in 2018. She has done a residency at Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China and received a Merit-based Scholarship for her Residency at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont. 


Cranbrook Academy of Art; Bloomfield Hills, Michigan – Master of Fine Arts, 2013

Parsons The New School for Design; New York, New York – Bachelor of Fine Arts, 2009

Parsons BFA Scholarship 2004–2009

Dean’s Scholarship 2004–2009


2018-19      Two Person Exhibition, Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

2016           Yuni Kim Lang: Comfort Hair, Frost Art Museum, Miami, Florida

                   Sparkly Plenty: Surface, Invitational two persons show, Quirk Gallery, Richmond, Virginia

2014           Yuni Kim Lang, Sienna Gallery, Lenox, Massachusetts

                   Yuni Kim Lang, Detroit Museum of New Art, Armada, Michigan


2017          (under)REPRESENT(ed), Arnold and Sheila Aronson Galleries, Sheila C. Johnson Center, New York, New York

                   Juried Group Exhibition, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland

                   Tacit Recollection, Blindside Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

                   Shifting Landscapes, form & concept, Santa Fe, New Mexico

                   Sentimental Ornamentation, The Fed Galleries, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan

                   Masked, Curated by Lauren Kalman, Holding House, Detroit, Michigan

2016           Positive/Negative 31 National Juried Art Exhibition, Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, Tennessee

2015           Towards Textile: Material Fix, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

2014           on the horizon, {x} collaborations at Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, New York

                   Collective 2 Design Fair, Sienna Gallery, New York City, New York

                   Baggage - Tea & Coffee, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

2013           Parsons Alumni Juried Exhibition, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New York, New York

                   Graduate Show, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

                   Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

                   Metals 2013, Walter B Ford Gallery, Detroit, Michigan

                   26th Annual Women's Works, Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, Illinois 

                   Anti-anesthesia: The Body is Present, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 

                   Nothing New, Kingswood Lower Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2012           Experiencing Perspectives Art Exhibition, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Farmington Hills, Michigan

2011           Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design, Monomater, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Chicago, Illinois

                   Quid Pro Quo, Forum Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2009           Parsons Bachelor of Fine Art Thesis Exhibition, New York, New York


2023       Visiting Artists and Scholar Lecture Series, New Mexico State University, New Mexico

2021         Korean Traditional Knotting Master of Skills School

2018         Arts/Industry Program, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin 

2014          Vermont Studio Center Residency, Merit-based Grant, Johnson, Vermont

2013          Red Gate Gallery Residency, Beijing, China

                   Studio Assistant, for Anne Wilson (, Chicago, Illinois

2012           Studio Intern, for Anne Wilson

                   Second Year Presentation, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

                   Jewelry Designer, Nadri Jewelry Group, New York, New York

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