Yoo Hee-Young was born in 1940 in Hansan, Chungcheongnam-do. He graduated from Seoul National University’s College of Fine Arts with a major in painting and served as the dean of Ewha Womans University’s College of Art & Design from 1995 to 1999. From 2007 to 2012, he was the director of Seoul Museum of Art. Yoo made his debut at the 9th National Art Exhibition of The Republic of Korea(1960) and went on to receive notable awards such as Ministry of Culture and Information Award(1968, 1971), Presidential Award(1973) and Recommended Artist’s Award(1979) at the National Art Exhibition of The Republic of Korea, as well as Korea Artist’s Day Award(2009) and 5.16 National Award(2013). Now, his works are part of collections at eminent art organizations in Korea and abroad including MMCA, SeMA, Ho-Am Art Museum, MoCA Beijing and more.