Born in Singapore 1976, Shih Yun began her artistic career after graduating from San Francisco Art Institute. In 2004, she founded INSTINC, an art space in Singapore that runs exhibitions, artists' talks, workshops, international artists' residencies program and champions collaborations with different artists/groups.
Apart from paintings and drawings, Shih Yun works with diverse mediums including silk-screen, video and painting directly on 16mm films. Influenced by Abstract Expressionists, she is known for her strong energetic use of black ink and a passionate obsession with capturing the elusive moment that exists between chaos and order. Shih Yun has exhibited at numerous leading art spaces in Singapore and Europe in the past ten years. Her recent exhibitions include “New Readings” at Esplanade Jendela Visual Arts Space, Stiftelsen 3,14 gallery, Norway and 'Hello World', Ito Folk Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan.