2010-2012     University of Iowa, Iowa City,IA             

                         MFA in Jewelry and Metal Arts

2007-2009    University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA            

                         MA in Jewelry and Metal Arts

2002-2006    Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea

                         BFA,Metal art and Design




2019               Award of merit:jewelry,Art on the square,madison,WI 

2017               Award of distinction:jewelry ,Winter park art festival,winter park,FL 

                        Award of distinction:jewelry,Downtown festival & Art show,gainesville,FL 

2016               Honorable mention:6th Annual Third Ward Art Festival,Milwaukee,WI

2015               Third Place:Coconut Grove Art Festival,Coconut Grove,FL

2014               Award of merit:Art on the square in madison,Madison,WI

                        Third Place:Boad Ripple Art Fair,Indianapolis,IN

2013               Award of Excellence :Woodland Art Fair,Lexington,KY

                        Award of merit :North Shore Festival of Art​​,Skokie,IL

                        Award of merit :New buffalo artigras​​,​New buffalo,MI

                        Award of merit :32nd Annual Art Birmingham,Birmingham,MI

2012               Award of merit :Uptown Art Fair,Minneapolis,MN

                        Second place: MJSA Future of the Industry

2011                Niche award winner: fine jewelry      

                        Niche award finalist category: metal, non-wearable

                        Wilhelm and Jane Bodine Fellowship

                        University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2009              First place in S&AM Smithing and art competition

                        University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

                        First place in Lois Jecklin competition,

                        University of Iowa ,Iowa City, IA

2008              Second place in Small work show competition,

                        Chait gallery Iowa City, IA

                        Honorable Mention Lois Jecklin Competition

​                        University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

2007-2009    The Virgil M. Beall fellowship

                        University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

                        Material Scholarship from Louise Osten Fund, Iowa City, IA




2015              Spring Niche magazine

2013              Daily iowan newepaper

2012              Ornament magazine

                       Art jewelry magazine

2012              500 Rings Lark book

2011              Spring Niche magazine  

                       Korea jewelry newspaper

                       Catalogue Academy of fine art Annual National Juried Art in VA

2010              Published Iowan press citizen (newspaper)-necklace

2008             Catalogue Craftform2008 -Tea pot, tea strainer

                       Iowan press citizen (newspaper)-tea pot

2007              ‘Cup’ International craft trend book

2006              Trend newspaper art book


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I am greatly interested in the geometric platonic solid. But the work with geometric forms also may give a cold feeling to spectator for the inanimate images included in it.

To mitigate this feeling, I often integrate the inanimate images with animated ones such as flowers, trees, and other live objects in nature,

in order to endow the work with the warm feeling.





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