Kyan Bishop was born in South Korea and was raised in Duluth, Minnesota. She is an artist and musician whose work has been included in numerous galleries and alternative exhibition spaces. Her commissioned work is a part of several private collections in the U.S. and abroad.
Kyan's sculpture and installation work is often built by creating accumulations of simple yet expressive forms, while her photography assists in documenting the hundreds of miles in nature she has walked. Both seek to provide an enriched understanding of the human experience and our surroundings. Repetition is an important aspect of her work and her interest in constructive processes often creates a visual language that is unified by a sense of order and stability. While at times highly referential, Bishop views her work as an intimate exploration of space, time, and reflection upon our rapidly changing landscape.
Kyan attended Denison University double majoring in Economics and Spanish and minoring in music. She also has a Studio Art degree from Montgomery College. Kyan has experience teaching ceramics and sculpture and has been invited to participate in several artist residencies in the U.S and Asia. She currently is serving as an artist in residence at Studio Tenjin-yama in Sapporo, Japan where she is working on a multi-disciplinary installation project combining her interests in photography, music, and immersive spaces. In her free time Kyan enjoys participating in endurance sports, namely running, cycling, and swimming.