Sunyoung Cheong was born in Seoul, South Korea. She attended the University of Kansas , where she earned her Bachelor in Fine Arts and Masters in Fine Arts in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. She began lecturing at KU in 2017, teaching CAD/CAM and Casting for jewelry. She also works as a studio artist and a custom jewelry designer.
Her works have appeared in numerous Lark Books including 500 Silver Jewelry, 1000 Beads, 30-minute Necklaces and 30-minute Bracelets, as well as JCK magazine and Metalsmith magazine. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally, including Canada and Japan.
She lives and works in Topeka, Kansas.