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About Namu Cho

Namu Cho was born in Seoul, Korea in 1955 and immigrated to the USA in 1996. Namu has a BA & MFA from Kook-Min University, Seoul, Korea (1982-1984). He received his second MFA from Bowling Green State University in 1986. Upon graduation, he returned to Seoul Korea, taught at several universities and lectured as well as operating “Namu Art Wear” his own Art Jewelry & Wearable business for ten years before he came back to the US. Since 1999, Namu Cho has been operating his limited edition art jewelry studio, “Studio Namu” in Bethesda, Maryland. He taught as an adjunct professor at Montgomery College and, The Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD.

As a Jewelry Artist, he shows nationally at about five Juried Shows a year. Namu has won numerous awards and honors. Craft shows such as the Smithsonian Craft Show, American Craft Council’s Baltimore Winter Market, American Crafts Exposition, Philadelphia Museum of art Craft Show, & Washington Craft Show are some of the shows at which Namu has been recognized for his work. Among these distinguished awards is the “Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award” in 2003.

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