Born in South Korea in 1979, Hyon Gyon holds a bachelor's degree in western painting from Mokwon University, South Korea, and both a master's degree and doctoral degree in painting from Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan. Hyon Gyon's work has been exhibited internationally at institutions including the Brooklyn Museum, New York; Batu Museum, New York; Museum of Kyoto, Japan; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; Parasol unit, London; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo and is included in many public and private collections such as Takahashi Collection, Japan; Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles; and High Museum of Art, Atlanta. Hyon Gyon currently resides in New York City. She has received several fellowships and awards, including the Asao Kato International Scholarship, the Kyoto Cultural Award, and the Tokyo Wonder Wall Competition Prize.