Photo: Brenda Natoli


Mimi O Chun is an artist who seeks to create mirrors in which we are most accurately able to glimpse ourselves and the world in which we live. Her recent work has been less about creating new forms or languages than about recasting or re-contextualizing existing vernacular to reveal beauty — at times irony — and ultimately truth about the cultural mores we collectively adopt, perpetuate, and create. She is both media-agnostic and media-devoted, equally enamored with the possibilities enabled through digital and analog means.

Mimi’s work has been published in Fast Company, Bon Appétit, White Zinfandel, Gather Journal, and Makeshift magazine. In 2016, Princeton Architectural Press selected Mimi for inclusion in Curious Feast, a box of one hundred postcards from ten celebrated artists exploring the subject of food. 

Mimi earned her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and her MFA from Yale School of Art. She has participated as a lecturer and critic at a number of universities including California College of Arts, Parsons The New School for Design, GSAPP Columbia, and Yale School of Art. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.


Instagram: @mimiochun
Twitter: @mimiochun

Press / Interviews

Fast Company: Smart Cultural Criticism, In Sugar Cookie Form
Ignant: Artist Mimi O Chun Creates Hipster Artisan Goods Out Of Plush
Bon Appétit: This Artist Fashions Plushy Toys to Look Like Artisanal Hipster Foods
Eater: Cheeky Artist Turns Hipster Foods Into Adorable Plush Toys
Anthology Magazine: Stuffed Hipster Emblems
The Macro: Employee #1 General Assembly
Dwell: A Miniature Midcentury World Comes to Life in This Kickstarter
Of a Kind: The Insider (interview)
Kern and Burn: A Conversation with Design Entrepreneurs
We are NY Tech (interview)


Curious Feast: 100 Postcards by 10 Artists
Gather Journal F/W 2015: Issue No. 6: Magic
Rec Rec Rec: Recipes for Recreational Reciprocity, Makeshift Dec 2015: Issue No. 14: Harvest
White Zinfandel F/W 2012: Issue No. 3 Food Fights
Kern and Burn: A Conversation with Design Entrepreneurs
The AIGA Guide to Careers in Graphic and Communication Design


IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards)
Communication Arts
Key Art Awards
Art Director Club Awards
Type Director's Club
Print Regional Design Annual
Small Graphics: Design Innovation


Scholastic National Art & Writing Awards
Re-inventing Hackathon
Samsung Smart App Challenge
Cut&Paste Global Champs

Lecturer / Panelist

Maine Startup and Create Week
UC Berkeley School of Information, Infocamp
Design Museum Foundation SF, UNITE Design x Entrepreneurship
AIGA/NY + General Assembly, Introduction to the NYC Design Community
Facebook presents: When _____ Companies _____ Great Designers
TechCrunch Disrupt NYC, Design Office Hours
Morningstar, Designing for Scale
Barnes & Noble, Brand Case Study


Yale School of Art, MFA Graphic Design
Parsons The New School of Design, MFA Graphic Design
Pratt Institute, MPS Design Management
GSAPP Columbia University, M.Arch Information Design
California College of the Arts, BFA Graphic Design (Thesis Committee)
Rutgers University, BFA Graphic Design
The Cooper Union, Continuing Education, Graphic Design

Board Member

Future Now
AIGA New York


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