Yuh was born in 1960 in South Korea, immigrated to the U.S. in 1988 and now resides in Athens, GA, where he is a professor of art at the University of Georgia. He received his BFA degree from Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea and his MFA degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred, NY.
“The process of my work is a means of transformation from interior images to tangible sculptures. First, I draw images intuitively and spontaneously with ink and brush. I believe that these two dimensional images contain not only an unconscious concern of my life but also come from my heart. Then, I closely study my drawings and select a few images from which to make three-dimensional clay sculptures. I want my work to express my inner emotions as well as to communicate to others.”