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Mina Cheon

Mina Cheon

Mina Cheon (Korean-American) is a media artist, writer, and educator who works between United States and South Korea.

She resides in Baltimore, New York, and Seoul and is a faculty member at MICA, teaching in the departments of Foundation; Art History; Language, Literature, and Culture; and Interactive Media. She was also the founder and director of the summer study abroad program MICA Korea that was held each summer in Seoul, Korea between 2004-7.

Cheon is a Doctor in philosophy of media and communications from the European Graduate School (EGS) of European University for Interdisciplinary Studies (EUFIS). She has two MFAs; one from the Hoffberger School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art and another in Imaging Digital Arts (IMDA) from University of Maryland. She has a BFA in Painting from Ewha Woman's University of Seoul, Korea.

Cheon's artwork range from interactive media, video, installation, and performance and merges her artistic practice with theoretical interests. Cheon has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally with invitational solo exhibitions at the C.Grimaldis Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland in 2008; Insa Art Space, Arts Council, Seoul, Korea in 2005; and the Lance Fung Gallery, New York in 2002.

She is currently working on a book on shamanism and cyberspace read through a postcolonial, performance studies, and gender theory perspectives. Her current artistic research includes looking at racism in Asian nations found in images of hatred and popular culture.

Teaching

2004 - present
  • Interdisciplinary Professor, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
2004 - 2007
  • Founder and Director of MICA KOREA, Summer Abroad Program in South Korea, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, USA and in collaboration with Hong-ik University and the Korean National University of Arts (KNUA), Seoul, Korea.

Degrees

2006 - 2008
  • Ph.D., European Graduate School (EGS) of European University for Interdisciplinary Studies (EUFIS), Doctorial studies in media and communications, Switzerland, and New York.
2003 - 2006
  • Studied in Ph.D. program, University of Maryland, College Park, Theatre and Performance Studies of the Theatre Department, College Park, Maryland, USA.
1999 - 2002
  • M.F.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Imaging & Digital Arts Graduate Program of the Visual Arts Department, Baltimore County, Maryland, USA.
1997 - 1999
  • M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art, Hoffberger School of Painting of the Graduate School, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
1992 - 1996
  • B.F.A., Ehwa Woman's University, Painting Department of the School of Art and Design, Seoul, Korea.