최남원은 미주에서 활동을 하면서 자신은 한국과 미국 두 사회에서의 지위와 관념이 중간에 끼인자, 즉 소속된자와 소외된 자의 중간 위치에 있음을 인식하고, 시간과 공간을 초월하는 이동성을 가진 이주를 작품의 주 소재로 다루었다. 그녀의 설치 작품 속에 나타나는 타이어와 고속도로, 그리고 그림에서 보여주는 다양한 매체들은 떠나는자와 머무는자를 연결하는 그 '사이'를 이야기 한다. Namwon Choi is an artist based in Savannah, GA. Choi acquired both my BFA and MFA in Traditional Korean Painting from Hongik University in Seoul, Korea in 2001, and MFA in Drawing and Painting at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2014. In January 2023, Choi was be one of five artists included in New Worlds: Georgia Women to Watch, co-curated by Melissa Messina and Sierra King, at the Atlanta Contemporary, in Atlanta GA, organized by the Georgia Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. In 2022 Choi had a solo exhibition titled En Route at Laney Contemporary in Savannah, GA and a solo exhibition The Shape of Distance at Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. In 2021, Choi’s solo exhibition Dot Dot Dot at THE END Project Space in Atlanta, GA was reviewed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Choi’s work has been exhibited at the New York City Korean Culture Center, the Los Angeles Korean Culture Center, Aqua Art Miami, at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia in Atlanta and, B20 Wiregrass Biennial at the Wiregrass Museum in Dothan, Alabama. Her work in the “New Connections” exhibition at the Korean Cultural Center in Washington D.C. was reviewed in the Washington Post. In 2020, she was one of three finalists selected for the most recent 1858 Prize Contemporary Southern Art Award at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. She is currently a professor of Foundation Studies at Savannah College of Art and Design.