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Hee Sook Kim is currently Professor of Fine Arts at Haverford College in Philadelphia area. She is represented by Causey Contemporary Gallery in New York and Art Mora Gallery in New Jersey & Seoul.

Hee Sook Kimearned her MFA and BFA from Seoul National University and MA from New YorkUniversity. She received her M.F.A and B.F.A.from Seoul National University and M.A. from New York University. She hasreceived Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge Award (Philadelphia), SpecialPrize Arte Lauguna (Venice), Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (New York), LeewayFoundation Grant (Philadelphia), State Foundation of Culture and ArtsAcquisition Award (Hilo, Hawaii), Honorary Mention in Encyclopedia of LivingArtists, and Merit Award of Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.

She was an artist-in-residence at VeneziaFallani (Italy), Santa Fe Art Institute, Yongeun Museum (South Korea), AsconaCentro Incontri Umani (Switzerland), Collaborative Press (Los Angeles), HeleneWurlitzer Foundation (Taos, New Mexico), Brandywine Workshop (Philadelphia),Villa Montalvo (Saratoga, California), Millay Colony (New York) and Fullfellowship in the Vermont Studio Center (Vermont).  Her Solo Exhibitions include Galerie Böhner(Mannheim, Germany), Causey Contemporary (New York), Colorida Gallery (LisbonmPortugal), Black Box Gallery at Johnson State College (VT), Cantor-FitzgeraldGallery at Haverford College (PA), Center for Contemporary Printmaking(Norwalk, CT), Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art (Korea), Artside Gallery, DamGallery (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 (Atlantta, GA), Kwanhoon Art center (Seoul), YoonGallery (Seoul). She had two person shows at Allens Lane Art Center(Philadelphia), Indiana Polis Art Center, LincolnCenter (Colorado), and Museum of Natural Sciences (North Carolina). Her work appearedat exhibitions at Osaka City Museum, the Fukuoka Prefectural Museum and theDoyusha Gallery (Japan), Bronx Museum, the Drawing Center, Asian American ArtCenter, Bronx River Art Center, and the Queens Museum (New York), WalterWickirser Gallery, Art Mora (New York), Korean Cultural Center (Washington DC).  Additionally, her work has been shown at NationalMuseum of Modern Art (Korea), Seoul Art Cosmos Center (Korea), Taipei CityMuseum of Art (Taiwan), and Le Centre d'Estudis d'Art Centemporari (Barcelona,Spain), Galleria de Marchi (Bologna, Italy), and Ulft, Netherlands. Ms. Kim’spieces are in many collections throughout the United States, Korea, Japan, andTaiwan and numerous reviews were published nationally and internationallyincluding Philadelphia Inquirer.

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