Michael Namkung is an artist, multiple world champion athlete and transformational coach. He has received awards from the San Francisco Arts Commission, The Center for Cultural Innovation, and the Tanne Foundation for his pioneering work Drawing Gym, a hybrid art form that combines drawing with rigorous physical exercise.

 He has exhibited and performed his work in galleries, museums, universities and public spaces worldwide, including SFMOMA, Museu de Arte Contemporaneo Niteroi, Stanford University, Locust Projects, and Grace Cathedral San Francisco.

He holds a Master of Education degree from the University of California Santa Barbara, a Master of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco State University, and recently served as Assistant Professor of Art at Florida International University.