Artist Statement


My work is a reflection of thoughts, philosophy, and an ongoing interpretation of personal engagement with the world. I employ natural curiosity and continue to explore the abstract world with forms, shapes, rhythms and lines. My 3D work through sculptures, wall pieces and jewelry as creative forms is based on hand drawn sketches and designs. I make them with hand fabrication and craftsmanship.


                                                                                                                                                                               Yu Jean Choi 

s easy.

About Yu Jean Choi


Yu Jean Choi is a South Korean-born artist who lives and works in San Francisco, California. She has received various awards and recognition such as the Niche Awards (winner 2011, finalist 2013). Her work has been exhibited through national/international Juried / curated shows in South Korea, Japan and the US. In 2010, her public art has been permanently installed at the entrance of the Insect Zoo of San Francisco Zoo. She earned three master’s degrees - MFA in Metal Design from South Korea, and MFA in Sculpture and MA in Art therapy in the United States.                                                                                          



Finishing up wax working


working progress of ' Redwoods'

working process of the 'Redwoods'-burying in the sawdust + chemicals


Rendering of one of my sculptures


Working progress of  jewelry pieces


Open studio