Myung Urso

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Myung Urso


1960, South Korea

Training / Education:

  • 1995 MA degree, Museum & Gallery Management, the City University, London, UK
  • 1986 MFA degree, Fiber Arts, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
  • 1982 BA degree, Biology, Soongun University, Daejeon, Korea

Work Experience:

  • 2006-1998 Owner/Curator, Hand and Mind Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • 2006-1997 Instructor - Kookmin University, Sookmyung University, Seoul, Korea
  • 1997 Curator, Craft House, Seoul, Korea
  • 1997-1995 Asian Art Consultant, British Council Headquarter, Visiting Arts, London, UK
  • 1993 - 1988 Editor and Reporter, Monthly Art & Craft magazine (Design-House Ltd.), Seoul, Korea

Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):

  • 2010 'New Artists for the New Decade, New Artists', Patina Gallery, NM
  • 2010 SOFA Expo-New York, Charon Kransen Arts, NY
  • 2010 Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington DC
    -Awarded 'New Direction - Excellence in Design of the Future', Washington DC
  • 2010 ACC Baltimore Craft Show, whole/retail show, Baltimore, MD
  • 2009 SOFA Expo, New York, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2009 'Cut, Fold & Stitch - Metal/Paper', Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2008 'The Philadelphia Museum Craft Show' Philadelphia, PA
  • 2008, 2007 'Fine Craft Show' The Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
  • 2008 'The American Craft Exposition' Evanston, Chicago, IL
    – Awarded Honorable Mention
  • 2008 'Craft Boston' Boston, MA
  • 2007 'Contemporary Jewelry show for Christmas' Okhee Gallery, Honeoye Falls, NY
  • 2007 'Crafts at the Castle', Boston, MA
  • 2007 'From Minimal to Bling: Contemporary Studio Jewelry',
    The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA


  • 2009 'Jewellery Using Textile Techniques' , A & C Black Publishers, London, UK
  • 2009 SOFA New York 2009 Catalogue
  • 2008 'Stitched Jewels' , Lark Books, USA
  • 2008 'Forging a Reputation', Democratic & Chronicles, News Paper, Rochester, NY

Artist Statement:

My artistic imagination transforms itself from life and nature. Painterly and sculptural jewelry forms convey personal stories and memories from life. The forms rendered through collaboration between metal and fiber reflects my interest for abstracting from nature. I challenge myself to emphasize the special characteristics and beauty of materials while expanding the boundaries in creating an original identity for my jewelry art forms.