Jungil Hong is NAMU’s founder and the project’s primary designer. She is the conduit that connects every NAMU edition, meeting collaborators across long standing friendships and excited new encounters both. She compares her practice to the work of a spider that weaves many webs, moving flexibly between projects she connects the disparate threads to find the story in the jumps
Hong is a multidisciplinary artist with formal backgrounds in ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, and fiber arts. Across mediums, her work is characterized by focused attention to the natural world and the energetic patterns of both human and ecological creation.
After receiving an MFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design, she worked for several years in the technical textiles industry as a materials designer. NAMU marks an expansion and fusion of both her fine art and applied design experiences, moving art into life at the scale of relationships.