Hyojung “Joomi” Lee is a second-year PhD student in the Department of Art History and a participant in the Visual Studies Graduate Certificate. She studies Buddhist art and material culture from the fifth to tenth century in East Asia, focusing on replication practice and copies, vernacular Buddhist narratives and forms of expressions, and trans-regional network. Prior to joining USC, she has held internships at FotoFest Biennial, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and Ewha Womans University Museum. She recently co-curated an online exhibition Artistic Exchange between Korea and Japan, a collaborative project of Ewha Womans University and Kyushu University. Joomi completed the coursework for her MA in Art History at Ewha Womans University in South Korea and received her BA in Art History with an interdisciplinary studies certificate in Digital Arts and Media at the University of Texas at Austin where she graduated with honors.


  • BA Univ Texas Austin, 5/2015