UnKyung Hur was born in Seoul in 1964. After she graduated from the Department of Painting in Seoul National University, she attained her Bachelor and Masters Degrees from The Art Center in Pasadena, California in The United States. With her first solo exhibition After Myth held in Pasadena in 1992 she presented After Myth 2, a continued series, in Los Angeles in 1994, as well as three solo exhibitions that were held in South Korea. She has also participated in many group exhibitions that were held in the United States, South Korea, Germany and China.
Late in 2013 Unkyung explored the relationship between vitality and energy through forms of geometrical structures in Under Cosmos at the Leeahn Gallery, Seoul. She also showed at Art Basel Hong Kong in 2014.