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Hee Sook Kim is currently Professor of Fine Arts at Haverford College in Philadelphia area. She is a nationally and internationally recognized artists showing her work in USA, Europe, and Asia since 1981 and receiving various awards. She has been represented by Causey Contemporary Gallery (New York) and Art Mora Gallery (New Jersey & Seoul, Korea).

Kim earned her MFA and BFA from Seoul National University and MA from New York University. She received her M.F.A and B.F.A.from Seoul National University and M.A. from New York University. She has received Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge Award (Philadelphia), Special Prize Arte Lauguna (Venice), Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (New York), Leeway Foundation Grant (Philadelphia), State Foundation of Culture and Arts Acquisition Award (Hilo, Hawaii), Honorary Mention in Encyclopedia of Living Artists, and Merit Award of Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.

Her Solo Exhibitions include Galerie Böhner(Mannheim, Germany), Causey Contemporary (New York), Colorida Gallery (Lisbonm, Portugal), Black Box Gallery at Johnson State College (VT), Cantor-Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College (PA), Center for Contemporary Printmaking(Norwalk, CT), Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art (Korea), Artside Gallery, Dam Gallery (Seoul, Korea), Chi Gallery (New York), Abbei Gallery (Cologne,Germany), Art Museum in University of New Mexico, Helene Center for the Visualarts (IA), Kansas City Artists Coalition (Kansas City), Tyler School of Art(Philadelphia), LaGuardia Gallery of Fine Arts (New York), Metrolex gallery(Lexington, KY), TMCC Main Gallery (Reno, NV), Bleecker Street Gallery(Carrboro, NC), Artsforum Gallery (New York), and Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin and MarshallCollege (Lancaster, PA), Marwick-Boyd Fine Arts Center (PA), Newspace Gallery(CT), Municipal Gallery (Atlanta, GA), Kwanhoon Art center (Seoul), Yoon Gallery (Seoul). She also has shown at Allens Lane Art Center(Philadelphia), Indianapolis Art Center, Lincoln Center (Colorado), and Museum of Natural Sciences (North Carolina). Her work appeared at exhibitions at Osaka City Museum, the Fukuoka Prefectural Museum and theDoyusha Gallery (Japan), Bronx Museum, the Drawing Center, Asian American Art Center, Bronx River Art Center, and the Queens Museum (New York), Walter Wickirser Gallery, Art Mora (New York), Korean Cultural Center (Washington DC).  Additionally, her work has been shown at National Museum of Modern Art (Korea), Seoul Art Cosmos Center (Korea), Taipei City Museum of Art (Taiwan), and Le Centre d'Estudis d'Art Centemporari (Barcelona,Spain), Galleria de Marchi (Bologna, Italy), and Ulft, Netherlands.

She was invited as artist-in-residence at Venezia Fallani (Italy), Santa Fe Art Institute, Yongeun Museum (South Korea), Ascona Centro Incontri Umani (Switzerland), Collaborative Press (Los Angeles), Helene Wurlitzer Foundation (Taos, New Mexico), Brandywine Workshop (Philadelphia),Villa Montalvo (Saratoga, California), Millay Colony (New York) and Full Fellowship in the Vermont Studio Center (Vermont). 

Kim’s pieces are in many collections throughout the United States, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan and numerous reviews were published nationally and internationally including Philadelphia Inquirer, Artsy Curatorial, On Verge, Contemporary Art Curator, New York Arts Magazine, Truce Magazine, Korea Times, etc.

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