Born in Seoul, Korea, she received her M.F.A at Pratt Institute, has exhibited all over the US and internationally, and has collected a National Museum of Contemporary Art’s North Korean Art Competition Award and a Pratt Institute Art Grant. Her work has been exhibited at the Toronto Art Fair, GLAAD Art Auction, DUMBO Arts Festival, the Gwangju Biennale and has been reviewed in multiple publications including The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post and the Arts Observer.
Kim has described her work as “meticulous, labor-intensive watercolor paintings/drawings (that) are at once abstract, anatomical, spiritual and sensual.” Influenced by her spiritual belief in reincarnation, there is a meditative, “wheel of life” aspect to her creative process. According to an interview with The Hawk, Kim is quoted as saying, “After I understood reincarnation, my art changed. I started using repetition, a lot of circles, wiggly lines; a lot of layers overlapping. That’s how I see life.” It seems that Kim’s efforts have not gone unnoticed. In a review published on the website Arte Fuse, author Daniel Gauss observes, “the ever-repeating patterns are a type of surrogate for the eternal. They become a type of idealized concept we can superimpose on a universe of decay and decomposition.”
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