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EDUCATION:
2011        MFA, Columbia College, Chicago Center for Book & Paper: Book Arts
2007        BFA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign: Painting

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:
Asheville Bookworks, Asheville, NC
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Cleveland Institute College of Art, Cleveland, Ohio (Gund Library collection)
Columbia University in New York, New York (Rare Book and Manuscript Library collection)
Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Emory University, (Woodruff Library, Special Collections)
Lafayette College, (Skillman Library, Special Collections)
Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California (Research Library and Archive collection)
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, Georgia
St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota (Alcuin Library Special Collections)
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (Library, Special Collections)
University of Denver, Denver, Colorado (Penrose Library Special Collection)
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (George A. Smathers Libraries),
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (Artists Book Collection, Rare Book and Manuscript Library)
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska (Love Library Collection)
University of North Carolina, North Carolina (Artist book Collections)
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (Architecture and Allied Arts Library)
University of Washington (Library, Special Collections)
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richimond, Virginia (Library, Special Collections)
Yale University,New Haven, Connecticut (Fine Arts library)

AWARDS&PRIZE:
2011    1st Purchase Award and Honorable mention, Art bound, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2011    Weisman Award Grant, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2010    Purchase Award, BookOPolis : Memory Places, Asheville BookWorks, Asheville, NC
2010    Caxton Club Scholarship Awards, Caxton Club, Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
2010    2nd Purchase Award, Art bound, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2010    Weisman Award Grant, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2010     3rd Prize, notBig, Logsdon 1909 Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009     Purchase Award, Heart & Hand, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
2002     Korea Fashion Illustration Award. 1st place, Seoul, Korea

JURIED AND CURATED EXHIBITIONS:
2012   BiblioTech : CBAA 2012 Juried Exhibition, Skylight Gallery, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
2011   BookOpolis 2011,Juried by Eileen Wallace, Asheville BookWorks, Asheville, NC
2011   Art Bound 2011, Juried by Bea Nettles, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2011   Artists Book Cornucopia II, Juried by Brea Black, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
2011   BookOPolis : Memory Places, Juried by Alice Sebrell, Asheville BookWorks, Asheville, NC
2010   ART Bound 2010, Juried by University of Florida faculty, Gainesville, FL
2010   THE BOOK as ART: Hand2Hand, Curated by MelPina Chan, Seattle’s Columbia City Gallery, Olympia, WA
2010   Rock, Paper, and Scissors, Juried by Nancy Haselbacher, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
2010   San Diego Book Arts Third National Juried Exhibition, Juried by Kitty Maryatt, San Diego, CA
2010   Intensive Structures: Books Beyond The Codex, Juried by Hedi Kyle, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
2010   Artists Book Cornucopia, Juried by Michael Levine-Clark, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
2010   RE:(rebound, recycled, repurposed, reused), Juried by Barbara Hale, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
2009   notBig, Juried by Doug Stapleton, Logsdon 1909 Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009   The Assignment, Juried by Macy Chadwick and Clifton Meador, 23Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
2009   The Beautiful Book: Exploring the Allure of Artists Books , Curated by Laura Russell, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
2009   Bind-O-Rama, Curated by Karen Hanmer and Peter Verheyen, Online exhibition
2009   Boxy Books, Curated by Alicia Bailey, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
2009   The Beautiful Book: Exploring the Allure of Artists Books , Curated by Laura Russell,23Sandy Gallery, Portland, OR
2009   Heart & Hand: Third National Juried Book Art Exhibition, Love Library, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
2009   Handmade Paper and Artist Books Exhibit, Curated by Jane Ping, The Ice House, Berkeley Springs, WV
2009   Student Book Works, Curated by Alicia Bailey, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO
2008   5th International Book & Paper Triennial, Juried by International Exhibition at Columbia College Chicago, IL

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2011    Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition 2011, The Arcade Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010    Albert P. Weisman Award Exhibition 2010, The Arcade Gallery, Chicago, IL
2009    BookOpolis 2009; Artist` books and prints, BookWorks, Ashevile, NC
2009     Exchange Exhibition of Book art with Hongik University , Sono factory, Seoul, Korea
2009     Seoul International Book Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
2007     P.S, Link Gallery, University of Illinois Department of Art & Design, Urbana-Champaign, IL
2007     Reconstructing Korean Memory, Asian American Cultural Center, Urbana-Champaign, IL
2006      Artists Book Exhibition, Main Library at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

SOLO EXHIBITION:
2007    Reconstructing Korean Memory, BFA Show, Asian American Cultural Center, Urbana-Champaign, IL

PUBLICATION:
2011    ArtBound 2011, Catalogue, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2011    BookOPolis 2011, Catalogue, Asheville BookWorks, Asheville, NC
2011    Thinking Outside the Wall Part One: Dynamic Domesticity, Portland Art Dealers Association
2011    University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries, Digital Collection
2011    Artists Book Cornucopia II, Catalogue, Abecedarian Gallery
2010    Caxtonian, the Journal of the Caxton Club, August 2010, The Caxton Club of Chicago
2010    BookOPolis : Memory Places 2010 Catalogue, Asheville BookWorks
2010    ArtBound 2010, Catalogue, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
2010    Intensive Structures: Books Beyond The Codex, Catalogue, Creative Arts Workshop
2010    Seoul International Book Art Fair, Catalogue, Seoul, Korea
2010    Artists Book Cornucopia, Catalogue, Abecedarian Gallery
2010    Boxy Books, Catalogue, Abecedarian Gallery
2010    RE:Rebound, recycled, repurposed, reused, Catalogue, Abecedarian Gallery
2009    The Bonefolder, Vol. 6, No. 1, Fall 2009, e-journal for bookbinding and the book arts
2009    The Beautiful Book, Catalogue, Abecedarian Gallery
2009    The Beautiful Book, Catalogue, 23 Sandy Gallery
2009    Student Works; Prints & Book exhibition, Catalogue, Abecedarian Gallery
2008    5th International Book & Paper Arts Triennial, Catalogue, Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts

WORK EXPERIENCE:
2009. 11-12  Teaching Assistant, Bookbinding, Columbia College Chicago MFA Book&Paper, Visiting Lecture Miriam Schaer
2009. 8 - 12  Graduate Assistant for Bindery at Columbia College Chicago MFA Book&Paper
2008. 4 – 7  Studio Assistant for University of Illinois Professor Bea Nettles
2008. 3       Teaching Assistant, Box workshop, School of Library & Information Science, University of Illinois with Bea Nettles
2006. 1 – 9  Conservation Lab, University of Illinois Library: basic book repair