Jay Sae Jung Oh was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea.
Educated in the arts of sculpture, she pursued a Bachelors of Arts and holds a Master’s Degree in Sculpture from Kookmin University, South Korea. During her practice in the fine arts, Oh became focused on the ability of design to communicate in a much more familiar manner. The importance of design as a vehicle for communicate compelled her to join the 3D Design Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, MI. At Cranbrook, Oh was able to transcend the boundaries of art and design, culminating the two entities into one.
The work Oh produced in her body of work at Cranbrook, the second of her Master’s degree, she received the Design Quest award as well as a nomination to Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Emerging Artist Award.
Since Cranbrook, Ms. Oh has worked alongside NYC based, Italian designer, Gaetano Pesce on a multitude of projects from furniture, installations and product design. Currently a visiting professor at Industrial Design, The University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, Ms. Oh continues to build her body of work, creating striking pieces that explore the multiple intersections of art and design.
Her prior work has been received publicly at numerous exhibitions including Design Miami, ICFF, the Daimler Chrysler Headquarters, Johnson Trading Gallery NY, Chicago Cultural Center, Lotte Hotel as well as earning a permanent space at the Cranbrook Art Museum collection and Kookmin University.