Mi-Sook Hur is a metalsmith, enamellist, and educator teaching at the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University. She received a BFA in Metalwork and Jewelry from Seoul National University in Korea and an MFA in Metals from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mi-Sook Hur has exhibited her work at the Museum of Arts and Design, SOFA Chicago, Itami Museum of Arts and Crafts in Japan, and Vicenza Oro II in Italy. Her work has been included in The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration by Linda Darty, 500 Enameled, and Metalsmith. Hur has received prize awards from the Enamelist Society, Niche Awards, the Purchase Award from Arkansas Arts Center, and the European Design-an Asian Renaissance Evoked in Gold Award from the World Gold Council. She is a former artist-in-residence at John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and the Jentel Foundation. She published a book chapter on Limoges enamels in The Art of Fine Enameling by Karen L. Cohen. Additionally, she has taught workshops at Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, John C. Campbell Folk School, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Crafts, Metalwerx, EGNE, Pullen Art Center, Seoul National University, and Kookmin University.
Her work is included in the collections of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts (Little Rock, AR); Enamel Arts Foundations (Los Angeles, CA); Crocker Art Museum, (Sacramento, CA); John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan, WI); Philadelphia Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA); Racine Art Museum (Racine, WI);