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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.
In 2006 she moved to the USA, settling in Rochester NY. Myung is a self-trained contemporary jewelry artist and creates unique one-of-a-kind pieces using mainly fiber, paper and mixed media with precious metals.
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 art forms.