Joomi Chung was born in South Korea and partially grew up in Argentina. She obtained B.F.A. degree in Painting (1999) and M.F.A. Research Certificate (2000) at Hong Ik University in Seoul, South Korea; and M.F.A. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (2004). Currently she is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Her work has been exhibited at national and international venues including SOMA Drawing Center, Seoul, South Korea; Hangaram Museum at Seoul Art Center, Seoul, South Korea; Institute of Art and Design, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic; UICA, Grand Rapids, MI; Urban Arts Space, Ohio State University,Columbus, OH; Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Center in Cincinnati; the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati; Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; First Street Gallery in NYC; and the Carnegie Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Covington, KY; and Ohio.
Awards and grants include UICA Artist Honorarium from Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapid, MI; Fondation Ténot Artist Grant, CAMAC, France; Roger Visiting Artist Grant, Colorado University Boulder, CO; Alpan International Best in Show Award; Elise Strouse Merit Award; Vermont Studio Center Artist Grant; The 22nd International Juried Show Honorable Mention Award, juried by Carter Foster, Curator of Drawings, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The 17th National Juried Show High Achievement Award, juried by Stacey Goergen, Curatorial Department, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; The 16th National Juried Show Honorable Mention Award, juried by Ted Mann, Curator-Collections, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY; and The 28th Joong Ang Fine Arts Artist Grant, Hangaram Museum-Seoul Art Center, Seoul, South Korea.