M.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
M.F.A & B.F.A Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Wheel Throwing, Handbuilding, Molds Making & Slip Casting, Surface Development, Installation, Portfolio Development, Graduate Seminar, Korean Traditional Surface Techniques, Onggis, Three Dimensional Design
Choi has been faculty member at JMU since 2007. Prior to that she taught at Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, Ewha Womans University and Kangwon National University, Korea.
Choi is a member of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Art, College Art Association, and Ewha Artists Association of Greater Washington. She is currently a board member of Cub Creek Foundation.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Choi was awarded the Visual Arts Fellowships at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA). She was also awarded the CVPA Faculty Summer Research Grant at JMU. She was selected for artist in residence awards at European Ceramic Workcentre (EKWC), Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, c.r.e.t.a.rome, Rome, Italy, Madelta International Artists in Residence (MIAIR), Medicine Hat, Canada, Cowwarr Art Space, Cowwarr, Australia, A.I.R.Vallauris, Vallauris, France.
Choi’s selected solo exhibitions include “Recollection 6,” Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA, “Recollection 5,” Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL, “Recollection 4,” The 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL, “Wheels,” Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave , VA, “Soda Fired Onggis,” Medalta in the Historic Clay District, Medicine Hat, Canada, “Onggis and Accumulation,” MK Gallery, McLean, VA, “Recollection 3,” Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX. Her work has also been exhibited in groups shows in venues such as Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A Museum), London, England, Aqui Siam Ben Gallery, Vallauris, France, Gyeonggi Ceramic Museum, Gwangju-si, Korea, Museo Nacional de la Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias González Martí, Valencia, Spain, Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny, Ireland, Taller Escuela de Cerámica de Muel, Zaragoza, Spain, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, UK, Daimler Chrysler Financial Services AG, Berlin, Germany, Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, Art Gallery, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS, Asian Art Museum, Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture, San Francisco, CA, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, HI, Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA, Montgomery College, Rockville, MD, and Denison University, Granville, OH. Choi installed the permanent tile project “Morning Calm Korea,” in the Sculpture Garden at Art Council of the Valley, Harrisonburg, VA. Choi is also a prolific commentator on the field of Ceramics, publishing over one hundred twenty articles for the Korea Times in Washington DC and Monthly Ceramic Art in Korea.
Choi has served as Ceramic Area Head since 2007 and on the Graduate Faculty since 2008. She served on the Honors and Award Committee, Faculty Search Committees, and Galleries Committee and chaired PAC. She has also organized the lectures and workshops of many visiting professionals, as well as student trips. She has been involved as a board member of Cub Creek Foundation since 2010. Choi has served as an American Correspondent for Monthly Ceramic Art, Seoul, Korea since 2008 and as columnist for The Korea Times, Washington, DC since 2005.