Born in Taejon, South Korea in 1979 and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Education
University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A, Fine Arts, May 2001
Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina
Attended August 2001-May 2002
Studied woodworking and blacksmithing
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois
B.F.A, Ceramics, May 2003
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Ceramics May 2004
University of California at Los Angeles
M.F.A in Ceramics, June 2007
University of California at Los Angeles
M.A in Asian American Studies, Fall 2016

Awards
National Scholastic Art Award in Ceramics, 1997
D’Arcy Hayman Award, 2005
Laura Andreson Scholarship, 2006
Elizabeth Heller Mandell Memorial Scholarship, 2006
Laura Andreson Scholarship, 2007
Finalist in Artist Runway.com, 2008

Exhibitions
National Scholastic Art Exhibition, Corcoran Museum, Washington DC, June 1997
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Post-Baccalaureate Exhibition, Chicago, May 2004
Greater LA MFA show at CSU Long Beach, August 2006
3 x 5 at Paul Kopeiken Gallery, Los Angeles, January 2007
UCLA MFA #3, White Gallery, Los Angeles, May 2007
Art Gathering 2007, Our Adoptee, Our Alien, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea, August 2007
The Chef's Theory, 533 Gallery, Los Angeles, June 2009
Inaugural Show, Kaycee Olsen Gallery, Culver City, May 2010
Wall-to-Wall, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, June 2010
Born Into Identity: The Asian Pacific American Adoptees Experience, Wing Luke Museum, Seattle, November 2010
Who Are You?!?, solo exhibition, Burnet Gallery, Minneapolis, September 2011
MasAttack, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance 2013
Freeway Studies #2, Inside the Quad, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles 2014
Cross Fade, group exhibition, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles 2014
Solo Exhibition, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles, January 2016

Private Collections
Beautiful Decay Offices, Culver City, CA
Brian and Melissa Tarsky, Santa Monica, CA
Chuck and Candice Nadler, Minneapolis, MN
Donald and Jasper Hight Kushner, Malibu, CA
Private Collection, Iowa
Private Collection, Minneapolis, MN
Private Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Ralph and Peggy Burnet, Minneapolis, MN
RBC Collection, Minneapolis, MN
Robert and Sharon Ryan, Minneapolis, MN
Rob and Susan White, Minneapolis, MN
Temple Israel, Minneapolis, MN

Publications
"UCLA MFA 2005-2006" Catalogue, June 2005
"Artquake" By Bruce Hainley, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, October 1, 2006
“Adoptee & Alien: Visions from the Periphery” Catalogue, August 2007
"UCLA MFA 2006-2007" Catalogue, June 2006
“UCLA MFA 2007-2008” Catalogue, June 2007
www.thisisrollarcoaster.com, August 2010
O.K. Periodicals #5, The Body Issue, 2010
Protein Journal, Issue #02, 2010

Visiting Artist
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Ceramics Department, October 2011
Corcoran College of Art and Design, April 2012
Corcoran College of Art and Design, May 2014