Mimi Jung (b. 1981, Seoul) studied fine art at Cooper Union in New York and interactive design at HGK Basel in Switzerland. Her works combine elements of furniture and tapestry, proposing futuristic hammocks, delicate woven canvases, and fuzzy space partitions. Her ethereal screens, particularly, propose an intermediate state between introversion and the stimuli of the external world; through them, Jung explores “the tension between the desire for isolation—to be alone within one’s mental universe—and the need to participate with surroundings.” Through careful attention to form and materials, and by remaining engaged with contemporary art and design practices, Jung’s works push beyond traditional craft-making. Jung cites LA artist Peter Alexander and Japanese designer Issey Miyake as strong influences. She lives and works in LA.