Sol Jung

Sol is a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University specializing in Japanese art history, with particular focus on its transnational impact during the premodern period. Sol’s dissertation, “Assembling “Korea:” Peninsular Arts in Sixteenth-Century Japan,” supervised by Professor Andrew M. Watsky, explores the sixteenth-century inception and reception of Korean tea bowls called kōrai jawan in Japan, through period tea documents, literary texts, and archaeological remains. Fieldwork at several maritime kiln and settlement sites in Korea and Japan informs her research. Her project has been supported by the Metropolitan Center for Far Eastern Art Studies and the Kyujanggak International Center for Korean Studies. Sol received her B.A. with distinction at the University of Pennsylvania, with minors in Philosophy and Chinese Studies. Prior to beginning her graduate program at Princeton, Sol co-founded the Kilburn Art Space, the first contemporary art gallery in a traditional Korean vernacular structure within the Bukchon Hanok Preservation District in Seoul, South Korea.