Yvette is a self-taught artist, drawing inspiration from her rich multicultural background. Much of her work is characterized by bold colors and black outlines, reflecting influence form both Western and Eastern art. She prefers to use the pseudonym “kiru” (lower case intended) in her artistic work, following ancient tradition of Northeast Asian artists.
Yvette began publicly exhibiting her work in 2009. Most of her work is privately owned and not available for public viewing except for her portrait of Harvard Law Professor Charles Nesson, which is housed at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Some of her originals and prints are available for sale through Saatchi Online: http://www.saatchionline.com/kiru
2009: Harvard Art Show (juried): Cambridge, MA
2009: Beacon Hill Art Walk (juried): Boston, MA
2009: Network Health Solo Exhibit (invited): Medford, MA
2013: Gallery1212 Solo Exhibit (invited): Lansing, MI
2014: Saatchi Gallery: online curated collection “Fashionistas”
Women in Korean Dresses
This series is my homage to Korean culture, which started in 2008. I love the beautiful traditional Korean dresses and how diverse they are in design and color. As always, the women in these paintings do not have a face. This represents how women in Korea were (and sometimes still are) discouraged to be an individual and that they dress beautifully to please others rather themselves. The style largely differs depending on where I am living and my life at the time.