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Semi Ryu

Virginia Commonwealth University

Portrait of Semi Ryu of VCU

Current University
Virginia Commonwealth University

Research Area
The psychological relationship between physical and virtual bodies


Ryu is a professor, in VCU’s Department of Kinetic Imaging’s School of the Arts, an associate professor in VCU’s Department of Internal Medicine’s  School of Medicine (affiliate), and affiliated faculty at VCU’s College of Humanities and Sciences’ MATX (Media, Art and Text PhD program).

Ryu’s 3D animations, VR interactive artworks and papers have been presented at international venues of screenings, exhibitions, performances and publications in 23 countries.

She is a recipient of VCU arts faculty award of distinguished achievement in research, winner of Hamilton International Arts in Health award 2020 (Arts for Innovation), and has been featured at TEDxRVA, with her talk “Virtual Reality for Han.”

Alma Mater

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Carnegie Mellon University

Korean National University of Arts