Yeon Choi received a B.F.A. and an M.A. in Painting from Ewha University in Seoul, Korea. She also had received an M.F.A. in Computer Arts from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in USA. Currently Yeon Choi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at UL Lafayette.
She was awarded the Artist Fellowship from the State of Louisiana in 2003. Other awards include Best Animation Prize from Rome International Film Festival, Atlanta, GA (2008), Best Animation Award from Blue Plum Animation Festival, Johnson City, TN (2006), Best Advocacy Award from San Francisco's Women's Film Festival, San Francisco, CA (2006), Second Prize from Beecher Center Digital Animation Competition at Youngstown, Ohio (2003), and more.
Her films includes Confessions (1997), Media, Metaphor, Non-locality (2001), Objects of my obsessions (2002), The Labyrinth (2002), The Fly (2003), Sandstorm (2003), The Thief (2004), The Destroyed Room (2005), Ever After (2006), Learning to Play How High the Moon (2006) and After Swann (2012).