Seongmin Ahn received B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Asian traditional painting from Seoul National University in Seoul Korea and then received the second M.F.A from Maryland Institute College of Art. With practical experience and deep understand of tradition, her work takes Asian traditional painting as starting point and transform it into something experimental with her own interpretation bridging tradition and modern, and East and West.
She teaches at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, Korean Cultural Service in New York, Creative Center for Women with Cancer and University Settlement specialized in Asian traditional painting.