yeohyun ahn
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  • Munster, IN
  • United States
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Art Interests
Arts Ministry, Calligraphy, Digital Imagery, Education
Artist / Personal Statement
Yeohyun Ahn is an award winning typographer, interactive visual designer, and educator in pursuit of visual innovation throughout the collaboration between art, design, technology and journalism. Her works have been featured through Washington Post, PRINT, New York Times Magazine, Letter Arts Review, the Creator’s Project,,,,,,, etc. Her works have been published through Data-Driven Graphic Design, in 2016, and Graphic Design: New Basics, in 2015, and Type on Screen, in 2014. She is chosen as Design Incubation Fellow in 2017. She has received the Juror's Choice Award at 2015 International Digital Media and Arts' annual conference, 3rd Prize at a national jured exhibition, art + science, at Indiana University East, Honorable Mention in the 2011 National Juried Exhibition: Digital Work and Graduate Fellowship from the Master of Fine Arts Program at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2009. She worked as a freelancer graphic artist in the New York Times magazine. She taught at the School of Art Institute of Chicago and Chicago State University. Now she is an assistant professor at Valparaiso University
Accomplishments / CV
2017 “Creative Code”, Design Incubation Fellow, Design Incubation, NYC, NY “The Bible + CODE”, Solo Exhibition, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA
2016 “Creative Code” presented at AIGA Educators’ Conference, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
“Being Ignored” and “Creative Code” presented at ISEA (International Symposium on Electronic Arts), Hong Kong, China “TYPE + CODE II” published in “Leonardo”(a top jounral for art and technology) published by the MIT Press, Boston, MA “a”, “g” and “Y” published in “Data-Driven Graphic Design” by Andrew Richardson, London, England
“Tree 2.0” awarded Third Prize at a national jured exhibition, Art + Science, at Indiana University East, Richomond, IN
2015 “Y 4.0” awarded the Juror’s Choice Award at Internatonal Digital Media and Arts’s Annual Conference, Johnson City, TN “Classroom for Processing by Yeohyun Ahn” published in Type on the Screen, edited by Ellen Lupton, NYC, NY
2014 “TYPE + CODE II” presented and exhibited at IEEE VIS 2013 Arts Program, Atlanta, GA
“B: death” selected for “Alphabet Of The Future: 26 Experimental And Innovative Typographies” by the Creators Project
2013 “Erotica A to Z” awarded Honorable Mention(5th out of 765 entries) in National Juried Competition 2012: Digital Works Juried by Christiane Paul, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Science, Loveladies, NJ
2012 Interviewed, ”Creating A New Species Of Letters And Words: Q&A With Yeohyun Ahn” by the Creator’s Project, NYC,, NY Featured the article, ”Code-Driven Typography by Yeohyun Ahn,”, Milan, Italy
“TYPE+CODE II” invited to the solo show, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 “Generation What?” invited to the exhibition, “WORDPLAY”, New York Times Magazine Gallery, NYC, NY

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