Jin Seo

Jim Seo
Assistant Professor
Art and Design

Academic Interests

  • Contemporary art and craft
  • Art jewelry
  • Metalsmithing
  • Material culture 

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • 2017 Under the Layers, Solo Exhibition, Sediment Gallery, Richmond, VA.
  • 2017 The Room of Desires, invited, Raumwerk, Munich
  • Jewelry Week 2017, Munich, Germany
  • 2016 Fountainhead Fellowship, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2016 SNAG Emerging Artist - public lecture during SOFA Chicago

Previous Experience

  • 2016–2017 Adjunct Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
  • 2014–2016 Instructor of Record, University of Illinois—Urbana, Champaign, IL


Seoul, South Korea


  • Listening to music
  • Traveling
  • Teasing cats

Future Goals and Aspirations

  • Receiving awards in major competitions
  • Participating in workshops and residencies internationally
  • Having solo exhibitions

Life Outside the University

I live with my partner and two cats.