Jinny Yu’s work grows out of an inquiry into the medium of painting, as a means of trying to understand the world around us. Denaturalizing the medium and questioning its authority, her recent project Don’t They Ever Stop Migrating? was exhibited at Nuova Icona – Oratorio di San Ludovico during the 56th Venice Biennale in Italy. This project started to tour in Canada at The Rooms in St. John’s Newfoundland in 2016. Her previous work has been shown widely, including exhibitions in Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, Portugal, South Korea, UK and USA. She was an artist in residence at the International Studios and Curatorial Program in New York, Nanji Art Studios in Seoul, Banff Centre for the Arts.
Yu, an Associate Professor of Painting at the University of Ottawa, was awarded the Mid-Career Artist Award by Council for the Arts in Ottawa in 2013; Laura Ciruls Painting Award from Ontario Arts Foundation in 2012; and was a finalist for the Pulse Prize New York Prize 2011 and 2014.