Hyo-In Kim was born and raised in Korea and received her Bachelor and Master of Fine Arts degrees from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. She moved to the United States in 2001 to earn a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work focuses on expressing her cultural identity within the context of a larger globalized culture. Hyo-in represents the cultural clash between Western modernization and traditional Korean fashion by including porcelain casts of mass-produced objects on her industrial metal-screen representations of clothing. Hyo-in’s work has been featured in numerous exhibitions across the United States and Korea.