Born in Seoul, South Korea, Yoomi Yoon received a fine-arts degree in 1964 from Ewha Women's University in Seoul, South Korea. In 1988, she and her husband, Hogil Yoon, immigrated to Annapolis with their two children. She has exhibited her work in both galleries and public spaces and is now represented by the The Annapolis Collection Gallery.
In 1991, Yoomi took up paper-cutting, an art form with its origins in China. A special collection of her paper cuttings on display at the Gallery include "Solitude in City", depicting a crowd of men in hats and trenchcoats and "Living," Yoomi's artwork of a spider creating a web. With a trim knife and tiny scisssors, Yoomi cut a spider spinning a web, thread by thread. Then she used ten separate cuttings to depict the progression from thread to web, as the spider zig-zagged from one corner to another, until the web was finally woven.
Her works also include traditional sumi art on rice paper and beautiful hand-painted wood fans.