Welcome to the Missouri State University’s Art+Design blog! Starting in March, there will be an instructor/professor featured on the website at the beginning of every month.
These instructor features are to give a little more in-depth information about the wonderful people that teach students here at Missouri State University.
The Instructor of the Month feature for March goes out to Jina Seo, assistant professor in Metal+Jewelry. Jina is an artist and educator in the field of Metal and Jewelry. Her practice explores the relationships between body, garment, desire, fetish, and space. Through the processes of transforming materials into symbolic wearable objects, she creates a visual dialogue that uncovers the hidden intimate and sensual power.
She earned her MFA at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and BFA from the Kookmin University at Seoul, South Korea. She was a recipient of the Fountainhead Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University 2016-2017. She was chosen as one of the SNAG Emerging Artists 2016 at SOFA Chicago and received a Gold Award for the ITAMI International Craft Exhibition in 2010. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Munich Jewellery Week 2017, Craft Council of British Columbia Gallery; Vancouver, Canada, Brooklyn Metal works, Brooklyn, NY; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Sung-Gock Gallery, Seoul, Korea, and (AV17) Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Below are some photos of Jina’s work:
For more information about Jina, check out her website here.