Chanee Choi is a transdisciplinary artist and educator. She has developed a ritualistic craft-based art practice that transcends the conservative and isolationist roots of traditional East Asian craftwork by focusing on a celebration of feminist theory and modern tech. Within this hybrid genre, she produces both embodied and virtual immersive experiences exploring the effect of immigration on issues of identity, and the synesthetic processes of corporeal-cognitive space.
Originally from South Korea, Chanee now lives, works, and studies in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She holds positions as an assistant professor at the University of New Mexico in The Department of Film & Digital Arts. Alongside her academic role, Chanee has earned degrees including a BFA in Craft Design from Dongduk Women's University in 2013, an MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the Art Institute of Chicago in 2016, and a Ph.D. in Art and Technology from DXARTS at the University of Washington in 2022.
Her artistic endeavors have been featured in publications including UW News, UW College of Arts & Sciences, GeekWire, International Examiner, Seattle Times, KUOW National Public Radio, KING-TV, ISEA2022, SIGGRAPH Asia 2022, and WIRED magazine.
Chanee Choi’s UNM website page (Link)