Dr. Shizico Yi
2014-2017 the University of East London, Professional Doctorate in Fine Art, Doctor of Philosophy: Professional Doctorate in Fine Art
2013-2014 University of East London, Master in Fine Art
2011-2013 University of the Arts London, B.A. (Hons) Fashion Design Technology: Womenswear
2010-2011 University of the Arts London, B.A. Fashion Design Technology:
Surface Textiles, Distinction.
2009-2010 University of the Arts London, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Level 4 Distinction.
Selected latest Studio work:
2022 Nov GSY Studio Gallery on-line Shop grand opening
2022-2023. Judge at the 14th and 15th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival
2022-2023 Two films in production
Picturing No 19. Release date Nov 2023 (United Kingdom); Director and Editor.
Lady and Her Dog, a hand-drawn animation in production; Director, screenplay, and illustrator.
2020-2021 Director, Shizico On Art: A Documentary, Premiere Screening in cinema, New York City Independent Film Festival, Official Selection- Best Short Documentary Category, Screening dates: 7-13 June 2021. New York, USA.
2024 coming-up in Central London.
2018 loss, repetition + the everyday, Without Compromise iii curated by Freeny Yianni of Close ltd.
Without Compromise iii is The 3rd in a series of annual exhibitions in Brewhouse Theatre, May to July, Taunton, UK.
2017 Loss, Repetition and the Everyday, Doctoral Research Exhibition presents my Doctorate Thesis with a physical exhibition of a collection of drawings and many large-scale installations and films telling stories of an imaginative world inspired by the research paper. Fine Art Building, UEL, London.
2016 as I lay in 1000 ways: a Documemory. Gallery 11, Truman Brewery, London.
2015 Lady in No. 5, Gallery 12, Truman Brewery, London.
2013 Winner of Women Film Makers: Best Shorts Competition 2013, Face: short film, Los Angeles, USA. 2013.
2012 Saatchi's Young Master collection: Curated by Rebecca Wilson, Screen-mono
print From Matisse to Hokusai No. 5
2012 July Finalists: Bite, artist making prints, The Mall Gallery, London. From Matisse to Hokusai series-two works selected.
2010 Longlisted in London Life, Network Rail-Guardian News- Media, and Bankside Gallery, London. Liverpool Street Station, oil on canvas.
Selected Curatorial Works:
2023 no barking aRt Decennary Exhibition Sep-Oct 2023 in Central London
2020-2022 no baring aRt Summer Exhibition, A World without End, an Exhibition in 7 parts, showcasing 54 artists, giving support throughout the pandemic years; together with Artists in Residence, both last for a year from 15 May 2020 to 30 April 2021; its Studio Sale Room runs till Spring 2022.
2016 2nd no barking aRt Biennale: Potato Eaters, Espacio Gallery, London.
2015 Educating Picasso, Espacio Gallery, London.
2014 Summer Material World part II, Espacio Gallery. London
2014 Spring 1st no barking aRt biennale, Material World part I, Truman Brewery, London
Selected Publication and Papers
2020 Sunday Features, presents no barking aRt Feature Artist 2020, Four Features on four Sundays in June, published writings on artists Guilherme Bergamini, Laura Grimm, Andrew Mcleay, and Adam Isfendiyar
2017 Loss, Repetition and the Everyday ( Note 1 )
2015-2017 Editor of no barking aRt Magazine
-2017 issues 4 From Cities with Love
-2014 issue 3 Senses and Desires
-2014 issue 2 She
-2014 issue 1 oNe
2011 Zaman Z. New Fashion Designers' Sketchbooks, London, Bloomsbury Publishing ISBN 978-1-4081-4062-8 (Note 2)
Selected Joint exhibitions:
2018 International Fine Art Exchange Association for Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea.
2016 The 28th IFAEA, International Fine Art Exchange
Association, Curator: Han (한 봉 호 국 내 원 로 작 가 ), H. Maru Gallery, Seoul, Korea (
Sponsored by the Seoul district Prosecutor, Korea, my work The Boy. 2016 was first exhibited in this group show and then toured to an exhibition also curated by Mr. Han for the Paralympic Winter Games in South Korea, 2018
2015 Flashback: Eve, a video installation, Morning Archive, and selected Sculptures, Curator Ana Cockerill, Espacio Gallery, London.
2015 A part of White Chapel Gallery-First Thursdays "Across Boundaries": The Doors installation. Curator Ana Cockerill, Espacio Gallery, London.
2014 M.A. Fine Art Showcase: Five installations: sculptures, immersive space, etchings, film, and photography. AVA building, UEL London.
2013 -Gaze: Morning Archive series, 11 sculptures, and photography work. Espacio Gallery, London.
-Contrast: Two portraiture oil paintings, Espacio Gallery, London.
-2nd annual contemporary portraiture: "A Family Album painting Series" and installation art
film "Face" 10:24, digital film, Espacio, London.
-Gazing Around: 7 drawings and paintings. Espacio Gallery. London.
2012 -Designers' Runway Show: Collection-The disappearance of a garden, a collection by Shizico Yi (my artist name), Latitude Festival Waterfront Stage, Henham Park, UK.
- NO NOW: Self-portrait, mix medium and oil on canvas. Space Station 65, South Bank, London.
2010 Bling: "Emotional," head jewellery design piece, mix-media, and metal. Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, London. The work is now in the Collection.
-Selected Film Festivals
2021-2020 Shizico On Art: A Documentary - Premiere Screening in cinema, New York City Independent Film Festival, Official Selection- Best Short Documentary Category
-Honorable Mention, Best Female Director (Short) ADIFF, Actor&Director Awards, Saint-Petersburg, 31 May 2021
-Honorable Mention, Best Documentary Short Film Onyko Films Awards, Ukraine, 20 Dec 2021
-Finalist Rotterdam Independent Film Festival, Best Documentary Short, 30 April 2021
-Finalist Tokyo International Short Film Festival, Best Female Directors,
-Finalist New York International Women Festival, Best Short Film Directed by a Women, 30 May 2021
-Semi-Finalist, ARFF Paris International Awards, Best Documentary, 24 June 2021
Selected Official Selection in:
-London Indie Short Festival of 24 Frames, Official Selected-Documentary Shorts, 19 March 2021
-ISAFF, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Official Selection-BEST Director, Best Documentary & Best Poster, 27 March 2021
-Toronto Independent Film Festival of Clif , Best International Documentary & Best Female Director. Dec 2021
-Venice Short Film Awards, Best U.S. and International Documentary, 15 Nov 2021
-Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival, Short Documentaries, 30 May 2021
-Sydney Lift-Off Film Festival 2020, Live streamed on Sydney lift-off film Festival 16th November - 23rd November 2020, note- Festival 2020 was live, available via a program on their website due to Covid -19; the film 'Shizico on aRt' is under -Trendsetter Shorts 2 category.
2014 International Film Festival of Wales, pre-selection. Face: short film, 10 minutes
2014-2013 Face, a Short Film, Winner of Women Film Makers: Best Shorts Competition 2013 Los Angeles. USA
Note 1: Loss, Repetition and the Everyday is Yi's doctoral thesis, exploring artistic obsession through repetitive documentation of the domestic and the everyday. Drawing upon the resources of my cultural heritage, Yi experiments with synthesizing cross-cultural and cross historical forms. With further research into historical painting and printmaking traditions and contemporary visual artist like On Kawara, the thesis explore the tensions and exchanges between the aesthetic concerns of 'east' and 'west.'
Note 2: Zarida Zaman, the curator, included Yi's fine art sketchbook in this collection. The sketchbook is about my original research process and how I develop the research through drawings, watercolours, collages, and mark-makings. Find e-book version through the Bloomsbury website. Zaman Z. New Fashion Designers' Sketchbooks, London, Bloomsbury Publishing ISBN 978-1-4081-4062-8
Gloria Shizico Yi is a London based artist, working on installations, films and paintings; her work aims to explore artistic obsession through repetitive documentation of the domestic and the everyday. Dr. Yi uses photography, films, large-scale installations and 2D images (paintings, drawings and prints) to articulate her relationship to time and memories.
GSY Studio Gallery Shop
Latest Curatorial Project 2023
no barking aRt 10th Decennary Exhibition
SEP-OCT 2023. LONDON
Supporting Independent Artists from Worldwide , watch the space!
Elsewhere on Yi's projects
[ As I lay in 1000 ways ]
[ Favor Cottage Garden Project ]
2017, Shizu lost her beloved dog-son Favor, to Wobbler Syndrome after 4 years battle with this neurology disease.
Constant Gardener is an ongoing project in memory of Favor, this garden project started in 2015, a project of making a garden for then 14 years old ill Favor to recover from. 2017, after Favor died, this garden project give birth to Favor Memorial Garden (2018-2020 on going)
GSY Studio is the brain child of Shizico's creative energy, it runs a design studio [ Gloria Shizico Yi ] and an art-charity project [ no barking aRt ] since 2013