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.
In 1997 she began to work as a curator and in 1998 she opened ‘Hand and Mind’ contemporary craft gallery in Seoul.
Currently Myung works as an art jeweler creating unique one of kind fashion art forms.
“My imagination transforms itself from memories and personal stories. Painterly surfaces and sculptural forms influence my contemporary jewelry aesthetic.
Calligraphy and sewing serve as my fundamental techniques, which I have practiced throughout my lifetime. Calligraphy has always fascinated me in how the brush stroke touches and enlivens the surface of a paper or fabric. Black ink lines and patterns often reveal meaningful symbols, letters or poetic landscapes.
The collaboration between metal and various fiber materials enhance my ability to create”.