Born in Cologne, Germany, Surya Gied spent her early childhood in South Korea and her adolescence and adult life in Germany. She completed her MFA from the University of the Arts Berlin, Germany. Working predominantly in the medium of painting and drawing, Surya Gied has also completed site-specific installations and works. Since 2008, she has exhibited in many project spaces, art institutes and galleries in Berlin, Seoul, Sidney and Los Angeles. Her work has been awarded with grants from the German Academic Exchange Service, the Goethe Institute Seoul and the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association. Surya Gied lives and works in Berlin and Cologne, Germany.