Pictured above with one of her students, hanging up the "Melting Earthcone" at Graffiti Alley in the Summer of 2018. Photo taken by Amro Arida.

Artist, designer & educator.

Jiyoo Jye is a design coach at NuVu Innovation School an award-winning learning space for middle and high school students- whose pedagogy is based on the architectural studio model and geared around multidisciplinary, collaborative projects. She was previously an Editor at Area9 Learning, a physician-led software company specializing in adaptive learning technology.

Ji has a Master's in Design Studies from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, with a concentration in Art, Design and the Public Domain. She co-curated several exhibitions at the Kirkland Gallery from 2014-2016, supporting the design community and its emerging artists. She also worked as a graduate researcher for the Harvard Fogg Museum's Division of Modern and Contemporary Art to build a virtual archive for the American sculptor, Christopher Wilmarth. She has also been an editor & co-author for the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure and a Communications fellow for the MIT Office of Sustainability. She has a Bachelor's of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University, School of Art.

Ji was born in Seoul, S. Korea and is fluent in her native language. She is a certified open water scuba diver and an avid snorkler who loves the sea. In fact, a lot of her paintings are inspired by the movement of water. She enjoys letterpress and bookbinding projects as well as silkscreening, film photography and other darkroom processes. She has aspirations to become a better cook and admires Chefs like Jacque Pépin.

For more, listen to a recent podcast interview from Getting Simple. To get in touch, contact: ji@nuvustudio.org

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