Born in Seoul, Korea, Sung Ho Choi has lived and worked in New York City and Bergen County of New Jersey since 1981. He completed BFA at Hong IK University in Seoul in 1980 and received MFA from Pratt Institute, New York in 1984. Nearly 40 years, His works have been shown at the many exhibitions in the northern and central America and Asia. He completed numerous permanent and temporary public art projects including “Quiltroad” for the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Seattle, WA in 2004, “Morning Calm” for the Magnuson Park in Seattle, WA in 1999, “My America” and “American Pie” for IS-5, Elmhurst, NY in 1993. He is currently working on an outdoor installation titled “Aeon”, the first public art project in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. Awards that he has received include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 1995, the Artists’ Project Grant from The National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. in 1996, the Award from AHL Foundation in 2005 and New Jersey Artist Fellowship in 2019.
Beyond his creative endeavor, He has restlessly worked as a cultural activist, an art educator and data collector in New York City and the various communities of Bergen County since 1988. He co-founded Seoro Korean Cultural Network in 1990 and organized many cultural events including the traveling exhibition, “Across the Pacific: Contemporary Korean and Korean American Art” at Queens Museum of Art, NY in 1993.