Chong-a has had an eye for color and style from a young age. Growing up in a family of artists, her inspiration came from all corners of her household. She could often be found following her father with a paintbrush in hand trying to imitate his talented abilities. Her formal training and distinguished career as an artist began with the Bachelor of Arts degree she earned from Sook Myung University in Seoul, South Korea. Chong-a calls Manhattan’s contemporary and artsy neighborhood of Chelsea home. She loves to spend her free time with her two children, as well as cooking and exploring the plethora of galleries and shops in Chelsea.