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Myung Urso

Myung Urso was born in South Korea. Her studies include a BA degree in Biology, an MFA degree in fiber arts from Hongik University, Seoul, Korea in 1986 and an MA degree for Museum & Gallery Management from the City University in London, England in 1995.

Professionally Myung Urso began her artistic career as a fiber artist, from 1988 to 1993 she worked as an editor and reporter at the Monthly Art & Craft magazine (Design-House Ltd.), Seoul Korea. Myung spent five years in London England where she studied Museum and Gallery Management at the City University and worked for the Visiting Arts division in British Council Headquarters in London. In 1997 she returned to South Korea where she began to work as a curator. In 1998 she opened 'Hand and Mind' contemporary craft gallery/store and a craft store located in Seoul, which operated through 2005.

As a curator and art director Myung Urso organized more than 50 contemporary crafts exhibitions throughout South Korea and in the countries of France, the United Kingdom and the United States. Myung has served as a juror for numerous crafts competitions and as an advisor for the Korean Ministry of Culture & Tourism, the Korea National Museum Foundation, and the Korea Craft Promotion Foundation, etc. In addition Myung Urso was a lecturer at several universities such as Duksung Univ., Kookmin University and Sookmyung Univ. within South Korea.

Currently Myung works as an art jeweler creating unique one of kind fashion art forms.

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Myung Urso, Brooch: Away, Natural sea coral, pink natural sea coral beads, 2014

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