So Young Park is originally from South Korea. She attended Kon-Kuk University in Seoul and earned a BFA and a MFA in metal and jewelry. In 1999, she opened her own studio called DuDuRim in Seoul. She participated in solo and group exhibitions as a metalsmith and jewelry artist throughout Korea from 1997 to 2000.
So Young graduated with a second MFA in metal and jewelry design from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003. Upon completion of her studies at RIT, she taught metalsmithing both at Syracuse University and RIT as an adjunct professor from 2003 to 2007. In 2006, So Young decided to start her career as a jewelry artist. She has also taught at many workshops throughout the United States and South Korea. Currently she is running her own jewelry and metals studio called So Young Park Studio. She is actively participating in shows and exhibitions, nationally and internationally, as a jewelry and metalsmithing artist.
Her works are publicized in the Lark Book series: 1000 Rings, 500 Brooches, 500 Wedding Rings, 500Gemstone Jewelry, and Showcase 500 Art Necklaces by Linda Darty. She also has work shown in Art Jewelry Today 2 by Jeffery B. Snyder, The Art and Crafts of Making Jewelry by Joanna Gollberg, and her works were shown on the cover several other magazines and catalogs, including the SOFA New York and ChicagoCatalogs, MJSA Journal, Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist and In-Design Magazine. She was also invited as a juror for the final round 2020 Saul Bell Design Award.