Jiwoong is from Seoul, Korea. He received a BFA in sculpture from Hong-Ik University, and subsequently an MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art. In Korea he taught sculpture and drawing for more than ten years and founded the Joshua Tree Institute of Art. Jiwoong has also received awards from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation and the Alex J. Ettl Grant from the National Sculpture Society among others. His commissions include sculptures for Samsung in Seoul, the Park of Queen Min in Yeoju, and he has private collectors in Korea and the U.S. Jiwoong is currently Senior Sculptor for Studio EIS in Brooklyn, New York.