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Minjung Kim

Korea, Republic of

7 Works exhibited on Kooness

Works by Minjung Kim

Minjung Kim is a contemporary Korean artist best known for her subtle formal compositions on layered paper. Committed to re-interpreting traditional Korean aesthetics, Kim employs a process-based organization of her thoughts, problems, and whims in each of her artworks. Often colorful and staccato, The artist describes her calligraphic work in emotional terms: “The movement, the colors, they are so calm and peaceful,” she says. “They are my state of mind.” Born in 1962 in Gwangju, Republic of Korea, Kim was encouraged by her family to pursue her artistic inclination from an early age, studying under famed water colorist Yeongun Kang. She later enrolled at the Hong Ik University in Seoul from 1980 until 1985 and later graduated from the Brera Academy in Milan in 1991, where she developed an interest in the abstract works of Paul Klee and Franz Kline. Kim has received numerous honors and high critical acclaim throughout her career, such as her inclusion among important collections like the Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio in Torino and the Museum Sbygningen in Copenhagen. She currently lives and works in between France and the United States.


Selected exhibitions

2020 Hill Art Foundation, New York, USA
2019 Solo Exhibition at Langen Foundation, Neuss, Germany
2019 "Pushing paper: contemporary drawing from 1970 to now", British Museum, London,
Great Britain
2018 "The Memory of Process", White Cube, London, Great Britain
Solo Exhibition: Minjung Kim Making the void, filling the void, Gwangju Museum of
Art, Gwangju, Korea;
art Karlsruhe, Galerie Commeter
2017 "Phasing", Patrick Heide Contemporary Art, London, Great Britain
Cendre & Lumière: Œuvres de Minjung Kim, Musee des Arts asiatiques,
Conseil Départemental 06, Nizza;
"Oneness", Hermès Foundation, Singapur;
"Paper, Ink and Fire: After the Process", Gallery HYUNDAI, Seoul, Korea
2016 "Phasing", Galerie Volker Diehl, Berlin;
Minjung Kim, Leslie Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, Los Angeles
2015 "Traces", OCI Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea;
"The Light, The Shade, The Depth", Luxembourg & Dayan, Palazzo
Caboto,Venedig, Italien (kuratiert von Jean-Christophe Ammann)
2014 Oko, New York, USA (curated by Alison Gingeras);
Galerie Commeter, Hamburg;
Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy (catalogue with a text of Gerardo Mosquera);
Luxembourg & Dayan, Artgèneve Salon d’Art, Genf
2013 Partick Heide Contemporary Art | London, Great Britain
2012 Macro – Mueseo d ́Arte Contemporanea | Rom
Leslie Sacks Gallery | Los Angeles
Galleria Sahrai | Mailand
2010 Galleria Sant`Angelo | Biella, Italien
Galerie B15 | Kopenhagen, Denmark
2009 Galleria Ermano Tedesschi | Ro, Italy
Partick Heide Contemporary Art | London, Great Britain
Galleria Valerie Bella Stampe | Mailand, Italy
2008 Robiliant + Voena Fine Art | London, Great Britain
Galleria Ermano Tedesschi | Ro, Italy
Mudimadrie Galerie | Antwerpen, Belgium
2007 Guidecca795 Galleria d ́Arte | Venedig, Italy
Partick Heide Contemporary Art | London, Great Britain
Leslie Sacks Gallery | Los Angeles, USA
Guanshanyue Art Museum | Shenzhen, China