Joomi Chung was born in South Korea and partially grew up in Argentina. She earned her 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; Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI; Urban Arts Space, Ohio State University,Columbus, OH; Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery,Cincinnati, OH; the Manifest Gallery and Creative Research Center, Cincinnati, OH; Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; Herter Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; First Street Gallery, NYC, NY; and the Carnegie Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Covington, KY, OH. Her most recent animated short film, Soundscape II was premiered at Five Durations, a multimedia concert event co-organized by concert:nova and the Response Project. Currently she is an Associate Professor of Art at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.