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Show RCA 2019

Min Jeong Cho

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Major project:

Organic Space that Body Creates

Min draws inspiration from Spanish Architecture, Gaudi's architectural philosophy of naturalism. Gaudi designed the door handles for Casa Mila, Barcelona, from the shape of each house owner holding hands. 

The British artist, Rachael Whiteread, captures the space inside objects and buildings, turning this space into sculpture. Through her work, Whiteread emphasises the importance of space to exist. Gaudi and Whiteread support the idea of the study of negative space. When we consider the outer form of the body, the organic shape of negative space is made around the body. The other way is when the body goes inside the knitted fabric; the volume is made and the fabric will naturally create a shape around the body. 

Min has expanded on the positive and negative space the body makes. She wants to incorporate these ideas into her knitted fabric for her final collection; creating fashion fabrics that eventually the body will weave through within the beautiful organic volume of the body.


  • Min's design philosophy is to respect quality, material value and heritage. Satisfaction with quality is her highest priority. It is her intention to create beautiful knitted fabric that evidences an understanding of heritage.
  • Previous degrees

  • BA Textile Design, University of the Arts London, 2017; Foundation Diploma, University of the Arts London, 2013
  • Experiences

  • Intern, Playwool, Seoul, 2017; Intern, Zut Korea, Seoul, 2014; Art museum docent, Yangpyeong Art Museum, Yangpyeong, South Korea, 2014; Artist assistant, Hwang Ryan Studio, Seoul, 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2019; Work in Progress Show, RCA, London, 2018; Chelsea Graduate Show, London, 2017; Premiere Vision, Paris, 2016; The Scholastic Art&Writing Awards, Carnegie Hall, New York, 2011
  • Publications

  • Drawing, The Scholastic Art&Writing Awards, 2011
  • Awards

  • Portfolio Silver Medal, Art, The Scholastic Art&Writing Awards, 2012; Gold Key for excellence presented to Art Portfolio, The Scholastic Art&Writing Awards, 2012; Gold Medal, Drawing, The Scholastic Art&Writing Awards, 2011; American Vision Award, The Scholastic Art&Writing Awards, 2011; Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, Dave Camp Member of Congress, Washington D.C., USA, 2011; United States Department of Education Certificate of Accomplishment, U.S. Secretary of Education, 2011
  • Sponsors

  • UPW yarn
Royal College of Art