ABOUT THE ARTIST
Mi Jung was born in South Korea and lives and works in Oakland, California.
She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts at the California College of Arts. Her art has shown in various group and solo exhibitions across the United States.
Mi Jung is a graduate jewelry designer from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). She has received various awards and her work has exhibited in numerous juried art and craft shows nationally as well as international jewelry shows.
“My art is an expression of my essence. It is a process of putting my own spirit/soul - into physical form.”
There is a unity in Mi Jung’s work:
Art of Western painting which consists of layering colors, scratching, and erasing is all in harmony with characteristic features of Oriental painting, such as spreading, abbreviating, spacing and brushing calligraphic stokes.
While her work is categorized as Abstract, there is a traditional spirit woven throughout each piece the holds both an enduring timelessness and a feeling of contemporary sentiment that lives in the moment.
“As a result of a completely intuitive art-making process, my art challenges the viewer to reflect on the relationship of our shared and common human experience and the very nature of our Authentic Self.”
“My passion for jewelry making blends sculptural and organic forms into works of wearable art.”
The clean lines and pure forms of her sculptural pieces
reflect her appreciation for the richness of simplicity
and for a self expression empowered with confidence, strength.
The nature inspired pieces explore and embody feminine spirit.
Their shapes are rounded, gentle and full to bursting
with some elemental essence of life.
Like dear friends, they are nurturing and peaceful.
“Each piece wears my personal voice:
It is about love, balance, Yin/Yang…. a constant, as it should be, as it must be.”