Bio

Education

 

2007                       GIA Graduate Jeweler Program, Carlsbad, CA

2003                       MFA, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

1999                       BA, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

1997                       AA, Pasadena City College, CA

 

 

Work Experience

 

2012-current         Studio Artist

2010-11                   Bench jeweler at Abbey Jewelry Studio, Placentia, CA

2010 March           Microfabrication technician (short-term independent contractor) at Replenish, Inc.

2007-08                 Production manager/Bench jeweler at Chris Aire Fine Jewelry and Time Pieces, Los Angeles, CA

2004-05                 Teacher, Metals program, California State University Long Beach

                                Teacher, Jewelry/metals program, Pasadena City College

2001-02                  Graduate Assistant for Jewelry/Metalsmithing program and University Gallery, San Diego State University

1998-99                  Lab Assistant, Jewelry/Metalsmithing program, San Diego State University

 

 

Craft Shows

 

2019                       Paradise City Arts Festivals Spring Show, Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough, MA

2018                       Paradise City Arts Festivals November Show, Royal Plaza Trade Center, Marlborough, MA

                               Art Providence Holiday Show, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

                               Craft Boston Holiday Show, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

2017                       Art Providence Holiday Show, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI

                               Craft Boston Holiday Show, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

2016                       Distinction in Jewelry award winner at Craft Boston Holiday Show, The Society of Arts and Crafts, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

Exhibitions

 

2018                       Durango Arts Center’s 42ndAnnual Juried Exhibit, Juried Exhibtion, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

                               KCSB(Korean Cultural Society of Boston) Exhibition, Lexington, MA

2017                       Finalist, Silver/Vermeil Jewelry, 2017 NICHE Awards

2016                       KCSB(Korean Cultural Society of Boston) Exhibition, Lexington, MA

                               /kyoob/ Exhibition,  Juried Exhibition, Annex Gallery at Iindiana University of PA, Jodee Harris Gallery

                               at Seton Hill University, BNY Mellon Satellite Gallery of  Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

                               Jewelry + Objects Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Bloomfield, MI

2015                       CraftForms 2015, 21st Annual International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft, Wayne, PA

                               WE ARE SNAG: Contemporary Smiths, Juried Online Exhibition

                               The Power and the Beauty, Juried Exhibition, Alchemy 9.2.5, Belmont, MA

2014                       WE ARE SNAG: Identity, Juried Online Exhibition

                               Exploring Pieces from Korea, Soo Rye Gallery, Rye, NH

                               KCSB(Korean Cultural Society of Boston) Exhibition, Lexington, MA

                               TOP Jewels National Jewelry Design Exhibition, Durango Arts Center, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO

2013                       CrarftFroms 2013, 19th Annual International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft, Wayne, PA

                               KCSB(Korean Cultural Society of Boston) Exhibition, Lexington, MA

2010                       Points of Departure, Helen Shirk’s retirement exhibition, invited artist, Jackson Gallery, San Diego, CA

2009                      Studio Jewelry Show, The Altered Space Gallery, Venice, CA

                               del Mano Gallery, LA, CA

                                Annual KCAA(Korean Catholic Artists Association) group exhibition, Lee & Lee Gallery, LA, CA

                                State-of-the-Art, a group exhibition, Taboo Gallery, San Diego, CA

2008                       Annual KCAA(Korean Catholic Artists Association) group exhibition, Lee & Lee Gallery, LA, CA

2007                       Annual KCAA(Korean Catholic Artists Association) group exhibition, Lee & Lee Gallery, LA, CA

2006                       Annual KCAA(Korean Catholic Artists Association) group exhibition, Lee & Lee Gallery and

                                Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, LA, CA

2005                       Nouvelle Nuptials, an invitational group exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, SF, CA

                                Fresh Air from Korea, a traveling group exhibition, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

                                Facere Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA   The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

                                Candlestick Show, an invitational group exhibition, YAW Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2004                       Elements of 5, an invitational group exhibition, Sculpture to Wear, Santa Monica, CA

                                Holiday  Show, a group exhibition, Gallery Mathes, Terre Haute, IN

                                Fresh Air from Korea, a traveling group exhibition, SOFA New York, New York, NY

                                The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA   Sam Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor, ME

                                Sculpture to Wear, Santa Monica, CA  Andora Gallery, Carefree, AZ

2003                        The Holiday Show, a group exhibition, Taboo Gallery, San Diego, CA

                                 Teapot Redefined, a group exhibition presented by Mobilia Gallery, SOFA Chicago 2003, Chicago, NE

                                 Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2003, Cheongju Arts Center, Cheongju, South Korea

                                 Memphis in May: Contemporary Korean Metalwork, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

                                The Bracelet, a group exhibition by YAW Gallery, SOFA NYC 2003, Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI

                                 SNAG National Student Juried Exhibition, San Francisco campus of CCAC, San Francisco, CA

                                 bigLITTLE, Craft & Cultural Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2002                         Textile Techniques in Metal, a group exhibition, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

                                 Enchantment, solo MFA exhibition, Flor y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA

                                 Innovative Tools for Personal Use, 3M and SNAG Competition, The Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO

                                 Future Prospects, SNAG National Student Juried Exhibition, The Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO

                                 Craftforms 2001, a National Juried Exhibition of Fine Contemporary Crafts, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2001                         SNAG National Student Juried Exhibition, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

                                 Tiara Will Be Worn, juried group exhibition, James Center Atrium, Richmond, VA

2000                        Metalicious: SDSU Metals Graduate Student Exhibition, Flor y Canto Gallery, San Diego, CA

                                 Chain Reaction, Textile Art Center and McHenry County College, Chicago, IL

1999                         SNAG National Student Juried Exhibition, Maryville University of St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

                                 Fashion Fetish: The Wearable Arts, Escondido Municipal Gallery, Escondido, CA

1998                         SNAG National Student Juried Exhibition, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

1997                         Pasadena City College Jewelers... No.2, The Folk Tree Collection, Pasadena, CA

 

 

Honors & Awards

 

2017                          Finalist, Silver/Vermeil Jewelry, 2017 NICHE Awards

2016                          Distinction Jewelry award winner at CraftBoston Holiday Show, The society of Arts and Crafts, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA

2003                         Honorable Mention, Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2003

                                  Finalist, Jewelry: Fine with Stones, NICHE 2003 Student Awards Competition

                                  Finalist, Wood, NICHE 2003 Student Awards Competition

2002                          Women’s Jewelry Association Scholarship

                                  Paul A. Lingren Family Memorial Scholarship

2001                          Women’s Jewelry Association Scholarship

                                  Paul A. Lingren Family Memorial Scholarship

                                  Winner, Jewelry: Fine, NICHE 2001 Student Awards Competition

                                  Finalist, Fashion Accessories, NICHE 2001 Student Awards Competition

2000                         Honorable Mention, 2000 Student Silversmiths Competition

                                  Finalist, Non-wearable, Sculptural Metal, NICHE 2000 Student Awards Competition

1999                          SNAG Educational Endowment Scholarship for Minority Students

                                  California Federation of Mineralogical Societies’ Scholarship

                                  Second place, Fashion Fetish: The Wearable Arts

                                  San Diego State University scholarship, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Island, MN

1997-99                     Dean’s Honors, San Diego State University

1994-96                     Dean’s Honors, Pasadena City College

 

Publications

 

2018                          JAMS (Jewelry And Metalsmithing Survey), SNAG (Society of North Anerican Goldsmiths),

                                  Eugene, OR

2006                         500 Necklaces, Lark Books Publications, New York, NY

2003                         Art Jewelry Today, Dona Z. Meilach, Schiffer Publications

2002                         Exhibition in Print 2002, Metalsmith Magazine, August 2002

2001                         Textile Techniques in Metal, Arline M. Fisch, Lark Books, New York, NY

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