Chunghi Choo (b. 1938 in Inchon, Korea, retired) is a metalworker. She creates jewelry, hollowware, flatware, sculptures, mixed media objects, and textile art works.
She received a BFA from Ewha Womans University in Korea and an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is professor emerita in the Jewelry and Metal Arts Program at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Her work can be found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Cooper-Hewitt, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Long House Reserve, among others.
Chunghi Choo and Her Students: Contemporary Art and New Forms in Metal was recently published by Arnoldsche Art Publishers. This volume reviews Choo’s remarkable career, showing selected pieces from the last six decades of extraordinary craftsmanship that earned her status as Elected Fellow of the American Craft Council. Works by 30 former students reveal Choo’s influence on a subsequent generation. With works by Leslie Hollis, Mary Merkel-Hess, Jon Ryan, Chieko Arai, Jacquelyn Chateauvert, Monica Correia, Meiing Hsu, Lonna Keller and Eun-Kyung Suh among others. With essays by Kate Bonansinga, Lois Jecklin, Jack Lenor Larson, Jane Milosch and Paul J. Smith.