Sunyoung Cheong

Link I Necklace

Materials:  3D printed nylon, sterling silver, dye

Dimensions: 9.5 x 6 x 1 inches

From large scale wearable to small object, I explore various materials such as precious metal, paper, plastic, fiber and wood to create contemporary jewelry. My recent interest is focused on wearer/viewer’s interaction with toy-like artwork in gallery space. Interactive installation/work generate human interaction and construct a platform where people can engage with the work by building their own wearable objects. Over the years, I have been experimenting digital fabrications including 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling and wood turning technics to create jewelry and object.

About the Artist:

Sunyoung Cheong was born in Seoul, Korea. She attended the University of Kansas, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. She has been teaching CAD/CAM at the University of Kansas from 2012 to 2015. She also works as a studio artist and a custom jewelry designer. 

Sunyoung’s work has appeared in numerous Lark Books including 500 Silver Jewelry, 1000 Beads, 30-minute Necklaces and 30-minute Bracelets as well as JCK magazine. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally including Canada, Japan and Korea. She lives and works in Topeka, Kansas.

Sunyoung is also the designer of the saw frame pin also available through SNAG's Fall Appeal Indiegogo Campaign.

To view more work by this artist, visit her SNAG Maker Page