Mimi Jung redefines the traditional practice of weaving, experimenting with intricate new techniques while exploring her own resonant personal experiences. Jung breaks from the conventions of weaving to create her own visual language.


Through the spectrum of works originating from the loom, Jung investigates the way people continuously negotiate space within and between themselves. Her work examines multiple dimensions of identity and self-preservation, particularly relating to private and public self-representation and the ways these depictions are manifested through social and cultural mores. Her works play with the expansion or narrowing of space, placing great emphasis on the space existing between the warp and the weft. Her limning of space is reflexive, visible to those who are predisposed to see it.


Jung tests the limitations of the traditional grid format, breaking the conventions of the loom by giving the works an almost kinetic potential. The synthesis of the three-dimensional organic forms with the linearity of the latticed background, in combination with the tonal variations in the natural fibres used, creates the impression of motion. Although fixed, Jung’s forms are never static as their voids and translucencies encourage optical movement through and around them. The Pareidolia series, cued by their titles, invites viewers to impose their perceptions onto the works. And in doing so, investigate why and how we perceive what is in front of us.

Studio shots

 Mimi Jung (b. Seoul, Korea; lives and works in Montana) received a BFA from Cooper Union and attended HGK Basel and Städelschule for postgraduate studies. Most recently, she was the resident artist at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. She has mounted exhibitions throughout

the United States, including Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Nina Johnson, Miami, FL; and Helen J Gallery, Los Angeles, LA. Her work has also been exhibited at Les Gens Heureux, Copenhagen, Denmark; Korea International Art Fair, Seoul, South Korea; Collectible, Brussels, Belgium; Somerset House, London, UK; and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.



2005       Postgraduate Fine Art, Städelschule. Frankfurt, Germany
2004   Postgraduate Communication Design, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst. Basel, Switzerland
2003   BFA Fine Art, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. New York, USA



EXHIBITIONs and art fairs



'Just Between Us', Missoula Art Museum, Montana, USA




'Through The Walls', Cadogan Gallery, London, UK




KIAF Art Seoul, Gallery Mark, Seoul, South Korea




'Summer Exhibition: Mimi Jung & Perla Krauze', Cadogan Gallery, London, UK




Art Busan, Gallery Mark, Seoul, South Korea




‘Shields’, Helen J Gallery, Los Angeles, USA




KIAF Art Seoul, Gallery Mark, Seoul, South Korea




'Today's Weather', Space MAK + factory 2 gallery, Seoul, South Korea




'Illusions and Other Protective Spells', Pentimenti, Philadelphia, USA




'Complexity & Beauty Sewn Up', Female Design Council, Sculpture Objects Furniture Art and Design Fair, Chicago, USA




'Eleven Minutes from Home', Augusto & Remington, Los Angeles, USA

2019   'History Lessons: Delphine Hennelly & Mimi Jung', Carvalho Park Gallery, New York, USA  
2018   'Design Storytellers, Broached Commissions', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia  
2018   'The Astray Show', Fisher Parrish Gallery, New York, USA  
2018   'Designing Women II', Egg Collective, New York, USA  
2018   'A New Breed', Piazza San Sepolcro 2, Milan, Italy  
2018   Palau de Casavells, Girona, Spain  
2018   Collectible Design Fair, Brussels, Belgium  
2018   Minnesota Street Project & Special Editions, San Francisco, USA  
2017   Somerset House, London, UK  
2017   'Room With Its Own Rules', Chamber Gallery, New York, USA  
2017   'The Paperweight Show', Fisher Parrish Gallery, New York, USA  
2016   Design Miami/, Chamber Gallery, Miami, USA  
2016   'Progressland', Chamber Gallery, New York, USA  
2015   'Wall Hangings', Les Gens Heureux Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark  
2015   'Trees in Oolite', Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami, USA  
2015   Collective Design Fair, New York, USA  




FOCA, Los Angeles, California, 2022
California College of Arts, San Francisco, California, 2021
The ARC Theater, Saint Kate, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2019
Pennsylvania State College of Arts and Architecture, University Park, PA, 2019



Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Residency, Bethany, CT, 2021
Arts/Industry Residency, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, WI, 2020


Public Collections

The Grand LA, Los Angeles (Opening in July 2022)
UPlanet, Gwangmyeong, Korea
505w19 Collection, New York, New York
The Ludlow NYC, New York, New York
Pioneer Building, Brooklyn, New York
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler, WI