Bae Yoon Hwan received a B.F.A. in fine arts from Seowon University, Korea, and M.F.A. from the Department of Painting from Kyungwon University, Korea. Bae is interested in dealing with inherent problems in society and history, while weaving a narrative through drawings and paintings based on his personal life. The artist first held his solo exhibition 《WAS IT A CAT I SAW?》 at Insa Art Space in Seoul, Korea, and was selected one of the ten finalists awarded by the 36th JoongAng FineArts Prize organized by JoongAng Ilbo.