About Inja Cho

Inja Cho is a Korean-American artist who has been working in Kalamazoo, Michigan, since 2008. She moved to Michigan from South Korea to attend school in 1990 and lived in Ann Arbor working as a teacher in a private schools and graphic artist in a major pharmaceutical company. She studied fine art in painting at Western Michigan University graduating magna cum laude.

She also studied painting and art history at the Studio Art Center International (SACI) in Florence, Italy – a study abroad program through Western Michigan University as well as painting and drawing at the Art Students League in New York, NY. She accepted a residency at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Solomons, Maryland, in 2012. She is an active member of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo and the College Art Association.

Her creativity and enthusiasm is not limited to her painting. Inja is a passionate teacher of children, singing and playing piano and guitar to inspire and elicit their inner worlds.

Inja’s art is in corporate and private collections including Western Michigan University’s President’s office, Michigan Dentists Office, Crescendo Music Academy, Hi-Tech Dental Laboratories, Inc. and Liberty Steel Company. Her works can also be found in overseas collections including Sam-Yook Kindergarten, South Korea, Chung-Won Chinese Language Institute, South Korea, and Jo-Jo inc., Tokyo, Japan, and private collections.

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