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 and gallery management from the city university in london, england in 1995.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 and craft magazine (design house ltd.), seoul, korea. myung spent five years in london, england where she studied museum and gallery management at the city university and worked for the visiting arts division in british council headquarters in london. in 1997 she returned to south korea where she began to work as a curator. in 1998 she opened "hand and mind" contemporary craft gallery/store and a craft store located in seoul, which operated through 2005.as a curator and art director, myung urso organized more than 50 contemporary craft exhibitions throughout south korea and in the countries of france, the united kingdom aand the united states.currently myung works as an art jeweler creating unique fashion art forms, working our of her studio in rochester, ny.