Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Hwang immigrated with her family to Maryland. After she graduated from Pratt Institute with a MFA degree in 2009, Hwang has actively participated in many shows in New York, including her first solo show A.I.R gallery as a 2009-2010 A.I.R. Emma Bee Bernstein Fellowship Award recipient. In her work, Hwang explore figurative images and objects from everyday life reflecting desire and relationship of people and inner self.