Joomi Chung was born in Kimchun, South Korea and partially grew up in Argentina. She received her B.F.A. in Painting (1999) and M.F.A. Research Fellowship (2000) at Hong Ik University in Seoul, South Korea. She earned an M.F.A. degree in Studio Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2004. Currently she is an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
Her work has been exhibited at national and international venues including Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI; Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH; Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH; Urban Arts Space, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; Cloyde Snook & Hatfield Gallery, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO; The Carnegie Gallery, Covington, KY; Herter Art Gallery, UMASS Amherst, MA; First Street Gallery, NY; Site: Brooklyn Gallery, NY; Seoul Art Center Hangaram Museum, Seoul, South Korea; SOMA Drawing Center, Seoul, South Korea; University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic; and SÍM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland.