Rhode Island School of Design
Sunhwa Arts Middle School
Role Models —
Lee Jae Hyo
Designer Bio —
Soo Joo is an artist from Seoul and New Jersey with a background in furniture, fine art, and biology. She is working on creating applicable methods to re-design our built environment. The goal is to satisfy biophilia, the innate human need to feel visually connected to the natural world.
She is completing her BFA in furniture design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). In 2016, she had her first solo exhibition at Orange Bada Gallery in Busan City, South Korea, and participated in a seminar on Scandinavian lighting and design in Copenhagen.
She interned for sculptor Lee Jae Hyo in Seoul in 2018, and for Hutker Architects in Cape Cod in 2017. In 2018, she was also a presenter at Better World by Design, a conference about the intersection of art and technology at Brown University.
She combines her education in biology and physics with her design and dance practices to make objects that capture the essence of the human-nature connection.