Haein is an artist working primarily with books as her medium. She uses traditional bookbinding techniques to create unique or limited edition books, while employing a variety of printmaking methods (including linocut, drypoint, photopolymer etching, cyanotype and monoprint) for the endpapers of the books and for artist’s books.
Haein was born in Seoul and studied BA Graphic Design at Seoul National University, South Korea. She moved to London in 2005 and graduated in MA Communication Design at Central Saint Martins. She began studying bookbinding at Studio 5 during her MA and continued since then. She worked for various binderies in London including Book Works, and now mainly focuses on fine binding commissions and her own artist’s books.
Her fine bindings and artist’s books are held in many private collections in the UK and USA, and in public collections including The British Library (UK), Wellcome Collection (UK), Library of Congress (USA), Stanford University (USA), Yale University (USA), Harvard University (USA), Amherst College (USA) and Morgan Library (USA).