Suejin Jo is a Korean-born abstract painter based in New York. She studied with Stamos and Vytlacil at the Art Students League, winning a McDowell Award juried by Richard Pousette D'art and Romare Bearden which sent her to Europe for a year. Over the years, Jo has painted with a unique medium of oil and dry pigment using the process of "inlay" like Korean potters of the eleventh century. Helen Harrison of The New York Times described Jo's painting as having "the character of an ancient wall painting". She is the recipient of a number of awards and has exhibited nationally and internationally. In addition, her work is held in many public and private collections, including the Library of Congress, the WTC Memorial Museum. Recently, the State Department selected Jo’s painting “Pontchartrain” to be included in its 2012 desk calendar “Homage to American Women Artists.” Jo continues to work and live in New York City.