About Me

I was born in Seoul, Korea and studied fine arts and media design at the University of California at Los Angeles.  During graduate studies in architecture at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, I was introduced to the world of book arts from a visit to Daniel Kelm’s book bindery.  The new medium was a revelation to me, as it encompassed all my training in fine arts, design, and architecture.  I immediately started training under Kelm, and it was under his tutelage that I also completed my master thesis, “Space :: Book, An Exploration of Book-like Qualities in Architecture.  Since then, my interest has been focusing on investigating and experimenting with spatial, narrative, and sequential qualities, within the medias such as artist books, collages and installations.  

Currently I am an artist resident at RedLine at RiNo Art District in Denver.  In addition to creating  art works, I serve as Board of Directors for Asian Art Association at Denver Art Museum and a member of Rocky Mountain Chapter for the Guild of Book Workers.

Contact: sammy@studiosmlk.com or on Facebook