Sam Chung was born in Minneapolis and received his BA from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and his MFA from Arizona State University. He taught at Northern Michigan University from 1998-2007 and is currently an associate professor of ceramics at Arizona State University. Chung explains that his "most recent work draws influence from Korean art and design.” His pottery reframes historical ceramics from a cross-cultural perspective. His work intersects the areas of art and design and explores the functional and metaphorical role of the ceramic vessel. He has exhibited his work at Harvey Meadows, Duane Reed, Ann Linnemann Gallery (Denmark), AKAR, Greenwich House Pottery, Gallery IMA and Tansey Contemporary. Sam’s work is included in the collections of The Crocker Art Museum (CA), Icheon World Ceramic Center (Korea), Guldagergaard (Denmark) and San Angelo Museum (TX).