Undergraduate Fine Arts and Design

Jiwon Woo

Jiwon Woo


M.F.A., University of Pennsylvania

M.Political Science., Yonsei University

B.A., Wellesley College 

Jiwon Woo is a multidisciplinary artist, designer, and researcher based in New York. Woo investigates the role of art, design, life science, and technology (in between their borderlines) in this rapidly transforming society across the generations. She researches new biologically designed materials and fabrication methods derived from the nature and human body. 

Woo won an Honorary Mentions at Ars Electronica Prix 2019 at the Artificial Intelligence & Life Art category and she is also the final winner of Bio Arts and Design Award 2017. Woo’s work has been exhibited on an international scale at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, London Design Festival 2018, Milan Design Week 2018, Ars Electronica Festival 2018, and others. In 2018 she worked as a Design Assistant at the MIT Design Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

  • Mother's Hand Taste (son-mat), 2017 - Living hand yeast and bacteria, Nuruk fermentation starter, synthetic biology, social research, video. Dimensions variables

  • Hand Taste (son-mat), 2016 - 2017, Living bacteria, glasses, Agar, Dimensions Variables

  • Biodesign: Living and Breathing the Future of Performance, 2018 May, PUMA + MIT Design Lab collaboration for Milan Design Week 

  • Stabilimentum, 2015 - 2016, Living spiders, plexi glasses, Silicon, Aluminum, filter.  Dimensions Variables

  • Symbion, 2017, Living spiders, natural spider silk fiber, stainless steel structure. Dimensions Variable, Derived from the project, Stabilimentum 2016