Hana Hong was born in Seoul, Korea and moved to the United States. This geographic change made a large impact on her language, life and style of works. The evolution of her work directly correlates with her life experiences. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Metals and Jewelry at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 2011 and is attending a Master of Fine Arts program in Metals and Jewelry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She exhibited her work at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in 2011 in Alexandria, VA and is going to have another exhibition at the Society of North American Goldsmiths conference in Phoenix, AZ. She currently lives and makes her work in Champaign, IL.
1. What is your favorite piece of k2o by Karen Ko jewelry?
- H: k20 Spike Ankle II Cuffs
2. What is your current favorite summer color?
- H: Yellow
3. Who is your current favorite fashion designer for the summer?
- H: Karen Ko!