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The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art recently acquired a work by Chunghi Choo

Image: Chunghi Choo, Untitled, 2000. Screen mesh, wood, 12 x 15 x 15 in. Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Gift of Dr. Charles Read. 2015.034

Chunghi Choo  is a jewelry designer who was born in Incheon, Korea in 1938. She received a BFA degree from Ewha Womans Universty Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea, where she majored in Oriental painting. She moved to the United States in 1961 to study metalsmithing, weaving, and ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where she received an MFA in 1965.[1]

She has taught jewelry and metal arts at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History since 1968 and is currently the F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of Art.[2]

Her works have been exhibited world wide and are found in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris; Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, Germany; the Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and American Craft Museum, New York; Art Institute of Chicago; and other museums and public places. Her students are frequent winners of national and international competitions and awards

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