Sunyoung Cheong was born in Seoul, Korea. She attended the University of Kansas, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. She has been teaching CAD/CAM at the University of Kansas since 2012. She also works as a studio artist and a custom jewelry designer.
From large scale wearable to small object, she uses various materials including precious metals, paper, plastics, fiber and wood to create meaningful and personal wearable art. Her interest is focused on wearer’s experience in space, object and emotion, occasionally with other people. At her MFA thesis show, Wearable Play in 2014, she created an interactive installation where she attempted to generate human interaction and to create a platform where people can engage in art by assembling their own wearable objects.
Sunyoung’s work has been appeared in numerous Lark Books including 500 Silver Jewelry, 1000 Beads, 30-minute Necklaces and 30-minute Bracelets as well as JCK magazine. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally including Canada and Japan.
She lives and works in Topeka, Kansas.