Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Eunjung Hwang, born in 1971, lives and works in New York City, USA. She received her degree in arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She has had her animations and character-based works featured and awarded at various events in Germany and the USA, among others.
At KulttuuriKauppila, Hwang continued developing her characters. She thinks that the project presented at the Ii library showed her continuous interest in character-based art and was influenced by the locale around KulttuuriKauppila. At the end of her residency, her work including a wall-drawing and animation based on featuring her animated characters was published in the youth section of the public library in Ii.