Kyoung Ae Cho Headshot

Kyoung Ae Cho

  • Professor, Fibers
  • Area Head, Fibers

MFA, Fibers, Cranbrook Academy of Art
BFA, Textile Design, Duksung Women's University, Seoul, South Korea


Kyoung Ae Cho is engaged in a conversation with nature. Nature, she asserts, has been conducting experiments into processes and metamorphosing natural materials for millions of years. But because Cho wants to explore nature's rhythm in our culture and our interaction with nature, her natural world encompasses civilization and technologies – the full array of human interventions – and her fascination with recycling extends to man-made material.

She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Lillian Elliott Award, the Quilt National Award of Excellence and the Pollock-Krasner Grant, the UWM Foundation and Graduate School Research Award, and Wisconsin Arts Board Award Fellowship.

Cho's work has been exhibited in national and international venues including Lynden Sculpture Garden, Milwaukee, WI; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Raleigh, NC; Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE; Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ; San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA; Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA; Cheongju Craft Museum, Cheongju, South Korea; Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CO; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI; National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan; The Gallery at Montalvo, Saratoga, CA; University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu; Madison Art Center, WI; Textilemuseum, Tilburg, The Netherlands; Wisconsin Academy, Madison, WI; Reed Whipple Cultural Center Gallery, Las Vegas, NV; South Band Regional Museum of Art, IL; Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Sheehan Gallery, Walla Walla, WA; Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH; Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; Evanston Art Center, IL; Carnegie Art Museum of Oxnard, CA; National Museum of Modern Art, Kwachon, Korea.