Joo Yeon Woo has been exploring the theme of cultural displacement and identity, and social psychological and cross-cultural studies that are heavily influenced by immigrant experiences. She has exhibited works nationally and internationally at institutions including the A.I.R. Gallery in Brooklyn, the Korean Cultural Center in NYC, the Sejong Art Museum in Korea, the Vargas Museum at the University of the Philippines, the Mahmoud Darwish Museum in Palestine, the Center for Global Justice in Mexico, and the University of the Andes in Colombia. She has participated in international artist-in-residence programs, including Ami Art Museum in Korea, the VCCA in Virginia, the Red Gate Residency in Beijing, and the Contemporary Yunnan in China. Woo also received the AHL Contemporary Art Award in NYC, the Korean National Art Festival Award at the National Museum of Contemporary Art and was selected for the Korea Young Artists Biennale. Woo received a BFA from Kyungpook National University in Korea, a MFA from Hongik University in Korea, and a MFA from the Pennsylvania State University.