Associate Professor of Visual Arts
Phone: ext. 2233
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Academic Accomplishments

  • MBA, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
  • BFA, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
  • Post Graduate Studies
    • National Academy of Design, New York, NY, 1969-1973
      • Oil Painting figure Studies with Robert Phillip, 1969-1973
      • Tiffany foundation, Full tuition Scholarship for 3 years
        (The first recipient of this scholarship as a Non-American citizen)
    • Art Student League, New York, NY:
      • Pastel Painting Technique with Daniel Green, 1975
      • Artistic anatomy and figure Drawing with Robert B. Hale, 1976
      • Two summer Painting Work-shop at Daniel Green’s Studio in North Salem, NY.1978,1979


Hyo-Chong Yoo is currently teaching Fine Arts as an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Centenary University, New Jersey since 1995. Prior to Centenary, I was working at Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey for 17 years, starting as an adjunct of fine Arts,1978, full time instructor of Fine Arts in 1988 until 1995, when the institution closed, at the rank of Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, and Tenured.

At both institutions, my role involved with international affairs. At Upsala, as Korean& Japanese Liaison as well as the founder  and Co-Director of “Summer Culture and Language Program for international students, and at Centenary University, as Assistant director of International programs, 1995-2011, Associate Dean of School of international Programs.

I have B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea and Post Graduate Studies in painting at National Academy of Design in New York with Robert Phillip for four years with Tiffany Foundation Scholarship. Further studies were at New York Art Student League with Daniel Green for pastel technique for 2-years, and with Robert B. Hale for Anatomy and Figure Drawing for one year. Also, became a member of Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club, as the first Asian Woman since the club has founded in 1896.

As a professional painter, I have received numerous distinguished awards, served as judge for selection and awards at numerous New Jersey State wide Art Fairs and Art Shows, and was invited as demonstration artist to New Jersey Water Color Society and Essex County Art Society for Oriental Brush Painting.  In 1994, I served as a consultant to Newark Museum’s “Korea Exhibit”, and painted two wall paintings ( each measures 84” x 160”) for the event. I have, also, participated at an international art show:  “Comparaisons-2011, Art En Capital” which was held at Grand Palais-Champs-Elysee-Paris, France.

Artistic Notations

  1. Water Color painting Show at “ART-Underground” Gallery, Taylor Memorial Library, Centenary University. NJ. 2014
  2. Annual “Nokmee” Group Art Shows,  2005-2014
  3. “Comapraison -2011” Art Show, Grands-Palais, Paris, France
  4. Portrait Painting of Mr. & Mrs, Lackland for the inauguration of David & Carol Lackland Center, 2010
  5. “ART FOR ART SAKE” Art Show, Centenary University Theater Fundraising Group show, Ferry Hall Gallery, 2005
  6. Served as Jury of selection and award at 2nd Korean-American Youth Art Competition, 2001
  7. Newark Museum “ Korean Exhibit: 1994
    • Served as a consultant
    • Painted Wall painting
    • Panelist at open-debate: “Inter-Racial Relations and Arts.”
  8. Merit Award and 2nd Place Award in the category of pastel and watercolor at Catherine Lorillard Wolf Arts Club show, 1981 and 1973
  9. SoloArt show at Upsala College, library Gallery,1984
  10. Solo Art Show at” Chosun –Gallery” in Seoul, Korea, 1987