Namu Cho was born in Seoul, Korea and immigrated to the USA in 1996. Namu has a BA & MFA from Kook-Min University, Seoul, and received his second MFA from Bowling Green State University in 1986. Upon graduating Namu returned to Seoul, where he taught at several universities and lectured. He operated “Namu Art Wear”, his own art jewelry & wearable business, for ten years before returning to the US.
Since 1999, Namu Cho has been operating his limited edition art jewelry studio, “Studio Namu” in Bethesda, Maryland. He was an adjunct professor at Montgomery College and the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He shows nationally and has won numerous awards and honors for his work.