Biography

Hee Sook Kim is Professor and Chair of Fine Arts at Haverford College, where she has taught since 2002. Kim earned her MFA and BFA in painting and printmaking at Seoul National University and an MA in printmaking at New York University. She has been the recipient of several prizes including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (New York, NY), the Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge Award (Philadelphia, PA),Joyce DeGuatemala /Jason Vourvoulias Award at Brandywine Workshop (Philadelphia, PA), the Special Prize Arte Laguna (Venice, Italy), a Leeway Foundation Grant (Philadelphia, PA), a State Foundation of Culture and Arts Acquisition Award (Hilo, Hawaii), Honorary Mention in the Encyclopedia of Living Artists, and a Merit Award from the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. In 2017 she received the Innovative Teaching Award from Haverford College.

She has been an artist-in-residence at Venezia Fallani (Venice, Italy), Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM), Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art (Gwangju, South Korea), Ascona Centro Incontri Umani (Ascona, Switzerland), Collaborative Press (Los Angeles, CA), Helene Wurlitzer Foundation (Taos, NM), Brandywine Workshop (Philadelphia, PA), Villa Montalvo (Saratoga, CA), Millay Colony (Austerlitz, NY) and a full fellowship award winner at the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT).

Solo Exhibitions include Galerie Böhner (Mannheim, Germany), Causey Contemporary (New York, NY), Colorida Art Gallery (Lisbon, Portugal), Black Box Gallery, Johnson State College (Johnson, VT), Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College (Haverford, PA), Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Norwalk, CT), Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art (Gwangju, South Korea), Artside Gallery, Dam Gallery (Seoul, Korea), Chi Gallery (New York, NY), Abbei Gallery (Cologne, Germany), University of New Mexico Art Museum (Albuquerque, NM), Helene Center for the Visual arts (Lamoni, IA), Kansas City Artists Coalition (Kansas City, MO), Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia, PA), LaGuardia Gallery of Fine Arts (New York, NY), Metrolex Gallery (Lexington, KY), TMCC Main Gallery (Reno, NV), Bleecker Street Gallery (Carrboro, NC), Artsforum Gallery (New York, NY), Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, PA), Marwick-Boyd Fine Arts Center (Clarion, PA), Newspace Gallery (Manchester, CT), Municipal Gallery (Atlanta, GA), Kwanhoon Art Center (Seoul, South Korea), and Yoon Gallery (Seoul, South Korea). She has had two-person shows at Allens Lane Art Center (Philadelphia, PA), Indianapolis Art Center (Indianapolis, IN), Lincoln Center (Fort Collins, CO), and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences (Raleigh, NC). Her work has appeared as part of group exhibitions at Osaka City Museum (Osaka, Japan), the Fukuoka Prefectural Museum (Fukuoka, Japan) and the Doyusha Gallery (Doyusha, Japan), the Bronx Museum of the Arts (Bronx, NY) , the Drawing Center (New York, NY), Asian American Art Center (New York, NY), Bronx River Art Center, the Queens Museum (Queens, NY), Walter Wickiser Gallery, (New York, NY) Art Mora (New York, NY), and the Korean Cultural Center (Washington, D.C.). Additionally, her work has been shown at the National Museum of Modern Art (Seoul, South Korea), Seoul Art Cosmos Center (Seoul, South Korea), Taipei City Museum of Art (Taipei, Taiwan), Le Centre d'Estudis d'Art Contemporani (Barcelona, Spain), Galleria de Marchi (Bologna, Italy), and Ulft, Netherlands.

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

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2020 Philadelphia Airport, Site Specific Installation, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2020 Pennswood Art Gallery, Nirvana, Newtown, PA
  • 2019 Art Mora Seoul, Spiritual Garden, Seoul, Korea
  • 2019 Abington Art Center, Paradise Between, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2018 Kyo Gallery, Reflections, Alexandria, VA
  • 2018 Cantor-Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Invitation to Paradise, Haverford, PA
  • 2018 Art Mora Hannam, My Spiritual Garden, Seoul, Korea
  • 2017 Bom Farmer’s Gallery, Art Park Youmiroung, Spiritual Garden, Yangpyung, Korea
  • 2017 Sangmyung University Art Gallery, Spiritual Garden, Seoul, Korea
  • 2016 Galerie Böhner, Paradise Between, Mannheim, Germany
  • 2016 Causey Contemporary, Paradise Between, New York, NY
  • 2015 Black Box Gallery, Johnson State College, Encounter, VT
  • 2014 Cantor-Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, The Spiritual Garden, Haverford, PA
  • 2014 Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Paradise Between, Norwalk, CT
  • 2013 Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art, Let Flowers Speak, Korea
  • 2012 Cage 100 Symposium, Encounter: Installation by Hee Sook Kim: paintings/prints, video projected images, glass jars with dried herbs, and Christopher Shultis: sounds and poems, Lublin, Poland
  • 2012 Artside Gallery, Let Flowers Speak, Seoul, Korea
  • 2010 Dam Gallery, Devisadero, Seoul, Korea
  • 2010 The Abbei Gallery, International Festival of New Music, Encounter: Installation, Pulheim, Cologne, Germany
  • 2009 Chi (currently Causey) Gallery, Twelve Gates: Encounter with Hildegard von Bingen, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2008 Constance Gallery, Helene Center for the Visual Arts, Graceland University, Spiritual Medicine, Lamoni, IA
  • 2007 Mallin Gallery, Kansas City Artists Coalition, Hee Sook Kim, Kansas City, MO
  • 2007 LaGuardia Gallery of Fine Arts, Spiritual Medicine, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, Long Island City, NY
  • 2007 Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Encounter: Installation, Albuquerque, NM
  • 2007 Hallway Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Spiritual Medicine, Philadelphia
  • 2006 Chi Gallery (currently Causey), Spiritual Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2006 Metrolex Gallery, Spiritual Medicine, Lexington, KY
  • 2005 Middlebrook Gallery, Spiritual Medicine: Paintings & Prints, Staunton, VA
  • 2005 TMCC Main Gallery, Medicine, Meditation, Metaphor, Reno, NV
  • 2005 Bleecker Street Gallery, Spiritual Medicine, Carrboro, NC
  • 2004 Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Medicine, Meditation, Metaphor, Haverford, PA
  • 1999 Chi Gallery, Hee Sook Kim, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1999 Artsforum Gallery, Hee Sook Kim, New York, NY
  • 1996 Sandford Gallery Marwick-Boyd Fine Arts Center, Hee Sook Kim, Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • 1996 Newspace Gallery, Hee Sook Kim, Manchester Community-Technical College, CT
  • 1993 Phillips Museum of Art, Dana Room Gallery, Hee Sook Kim, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
  • 1995 Municipal Gallery at the Arts Exchange, Contemplation, Atlanta, GA
  • 1986 Kwanhoon Art Center, Taoist’s Dream, Seoul, Korea
  • 1984 Yoon Gallery, Taoist’s Dream, Seoul, Korea

Selected Two and Three Person Exhibitions

  • 2018 Fleisher Art Memorial, Wind Challenge 3, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2013 The Carolyn and Howard Alber Gallery, Allens Lane Art Center (Hee Sook Kim, Glynnis Reed), Philadelphia, PA
  • 2009 Oneonta University, Elements of Balance (Hee Sook Kim, Lynn Estomin, Niki Ketchman), Hartwick College, NY
  • 2007 Coffman Art Gallery, Reflections on Texture and Pattern, Twin City Campus, University of Minnesota
  • 2007 Indianapolis Art Center, Images from Nature: Paintings, Prints and Photography by Hee Sook Kim, Catherine Bebout, Zeva Oelbaum, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2007 Art Gallery, Power of Nature: Painter Hee Sook Kim and Photographer Dana Fritz, Yavapai College, Prescott, AZ
  • 2006 Lincoln Center, Walkaway Gallery, Works by Hee Sook Kim & Marjorie Williams-Smith, Fort Collins, CO
  • 2006 Museum of Natural Sciences, Nature Gallery, Medicine, Meditation, Metaphor, Raleigh, NC
  • 2003 Chi Gallery (former Causey), From Korea: Paintings and Monoprints by Hee Sook Kim and Hunju Park, Brooklyn, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 XIIth Florence Biennale, International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Spadolini Pavilion, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy
  • 2019 Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Print Explosion, Cheltenham, PA
  • 2019 Museo de Lamego, 4 Global Print 2019, Douro, Portugal
  • 2019 Philadelphia City Hall Gallery, Visual Democracy, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2019 Art Mora New Jersey, Art on Paper, Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
  • 2018 Spectrum Miami, Art Basel Miami Art Week 2018, Artblend Gallery, Miami
  • 2018 Kyo Gallery, Sunrises Sunsets, Alexandria, VA
  • 2018 WeiBenthurm Town Hall Gallery, 16 times ART, WeiBenthurm, Germany
  • 2018 Armory Art Week, Artbox Project, New York, NY
  • 2017 Art Mora Hannam, Elegance of Paper, Seoul, Korea
  • 2017 Art Mora New Jersey, Beauty on Paper, Ridgefield Park, NJ
  • 2017 Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Expanding Horizons in Printmaking: A Biennial Celebration, Cheltenham, PA
  • 2017 The Artbox Project Basel 1.0, the Basel Artweeks, June 2017, Basel, Switzeraland
  • 2016 The Artbox Project, Spectrum Miami, Miami, FL
  • 2016 Fallani Venezia, Presentation of Serigraphy Works, Venice, Italy
  • 2016 Korean Cultural Center DC Art Gallery, Beyond Hangeul, Washington DC
  • 2016 Fairleigh Dickinson University College Art Gallery, Circular, Teaneck, NJ
  • 2016 Art Mora Gallery NJ, Art Blossom, Ridgefield Park, NJ
  • 2016 Leifneit Cultural Center, Enter Into Art, Nassau, Germany
  • 2016 House Eberhard, Enter Into Art, Diez, Germany
  • 2016 Kulturbunker Cologne, Enter Into Art, Germany
  • 2015 Seoul Art Space, Reflection, Korea
  • 2015 City Hall Print Exhibit, A Print in Time, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2015 Berlin Contemporary Art Fair, Berliner Liste, Germany
  • 2015 Art Mora Gallery, Wow Wow Wow, Chelsea, NY
  • 2015 Cologne Kulturbunker Cultural Center, Enter into Art, Germany
  • 2014 Pelham Art Center, Craft-Tastic, Pelham, NY
  • 2014 Coohaus Gallery, Ink Art: Print Exhibition, Chelsea, NY
  • 2014 Tumen Cultural Center Exhibition Hall, Tumen River International Arts Festival, International Art Exhibition, The Power of Art, Tumen, China
  • 2014 Nikos Kessanlis Exhibition Venue, Athens School of Fine Arts, The Rule of Law and the Right to be Human, Athens, Greece
  • 2013 Berlin Contemporary Art Fair, Berliner Liste, Germany
  • 2012-13 Walter Wickiser Gallery, The Variations of Abstraction, Chelsea, NY
  • 2012-13 Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery, Expressing the Social Conscience: Art Prints and Human Rights, New York, NY
  • 2011 Jindezhen Sanbao Ceramic Art Institute of China, Sanbao International Printmaking Exhibition and Symposium, Jindexhen, China
  • 2010 Gallery Dam, Korea International Art Fair, COEX Hall, Seoul, Korea
  • 2008 Wynwood Art Center, Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL
  • 2008 Wynwood Art Center, International Asian Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
  • 2008 The Waterfront Convention Center, Bridge Art Fair, New York, NY
  • 2007 Art Collective Interferencias Optica Festival, Gijón-Asturias, Spain
  • 2007 Chi Gallery, Contextual, New York, NY
  • 2007 West Mart Center, Chi Gallery, Chicago Bridge Art Fair, Chicago, IL
  • 2007 Independent Art Fair, Chi Gallery, Fountain, New York, NY
  • 2007 Chi Gallery, Six Degrees of Separation, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2006 Bridge Catalina Hotel and Beach Club/Chi Gallery, Art Fair, Miami, FL
  • 2006 Howard County Center for the Arts, Natural Variations & Organic Forms, Ellicott City, MD
  • 2006 Arnold Klein Gallery, Text, Royal Oak, MI
  • 2006 Kentler International Drawing Space, 4th Annual Works on Paper, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2006 Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery, Memory Meditation, CWC, Riverton, WY
  • 2005 Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Affordable Art Fair, Chi Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2005 Robert Miller Gallery, Visual AIDS, New York, NY
  • 2005 BF Annex Gallery, Innovative Walls, Boston, MA
  • 2004 University Galleries, Bradley University, Pigment: Contemporary Painting Invitational National Group Exhibition, Peoria, IL
  • 2004 Gallery Onetwentyeight, Superheroine, New York, NY
  • 2004 1-5 Gallery, Paint/Print, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2004 T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, Spectrum, Montpelier, VT
  • 2004 Museum of Oddities and Large Cats, R/Elation, Oxford, OH
  • 2002 Chi Art Space Gallery, Five Asian Artists, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2000 Artsforum Gallery, Sensual Nature, New York, NY
  • 2000 Bronx Museum of the Arts, Good Business Is the Best Art, NY
  • 2000 Artsforum Gallery, Over Do, New York, NY
  • 1999 Artsforum Gallery, Into the Millenium, New York, NY
  • 1999 GAle GAtes et al., Size Matters, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1998 Gallery 402, Wall-To-Wall, New York, NY
  • 1998 Westbeth Gallery, Media Madness, New York, NY
  • 1998 Rotunda Gallery, Reading Between the Lines, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1998 Campus Center Gallery, National Invitational Works on Paper, University Of Hawaii at Hilo
  • 1996 HUB Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, Images ’96, Penn State, PA
  • 1996 Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Mindscapes, Brooklyn, NY
  • 1996 Doyusha Gallery, Tenri Biennale, Nara, Japan
  • 1996 Osaka City Museum, Tenri Biennale, Japan
  • 1996 Kita Topia Gallery, Tenri Biennale, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1996 Fukuoka Prefectural Museum, Tenri Biennale, Japan
  • 1995 Dahn Gallery, Vulnerability, New York, NY
  • 1995 Sun Gallery, May Art Festival, Seoul, Korea
  • 1995 Lever House, Asian Women Artists, New York, NY
  • 1994 Brooklyn Union Community Gallery, New Visions: Asian-American Artists, NY
  • 1994 Ward-Nasse Gallery, Epiphanies, New York, NY
  • 1993 Ad Lux Gallery, 500 Years of Works of Art on Paper, New York, NY
  • 1993 Fine Arts Center, Korean Culture & Art Foundation, 12th International Exchange Exhibition of Prints, Seoul, Korea
  • 1993 Krasdale Foods Gallery, Art of Discovery, Bronx, NY
  • 1993 Bronx Museum of Art, Artists in the Marketplace XIII, NY
  • 1993 CUNY Graduate Center, New Expressions in Asian American Art, NY
  • 1993 Clayton Eye Center Gallery, Free in Between, Morrow, GA
  • 1993 University of Hawaii at Hilo, Pacific Rim International Print Show, Hillo, HI
  • 1992 Asian American Arts Centre, My Eyes Blur Sometimes At Beauty, New York, NY
  • 1992 Queens Museum of Art, Ten From Queens (presented by Paine Webber Art Gallery), NY 1992 Gallery Korea, Seoul/New York ’92, New York, NY
  • 1991 Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Fifth International Biennial Prints, Taiwan
  • 1991 112 Green Street Gallery, Works on Paper, New York, NY
  • 1991 Upstairs Gallery, Recent Prints, Ithaca, NY
  • 1991 Wetherholt Galleries, Images of Color, Washington, DC
  • 1991 Bronx River Art Center Gallery, Contemporary Printmakers, NY
  • 1991 Harlem School of the Arts, Influence and Manifestations, NY
  • 1990 Dome Gallery, Prints and Drawings, New York, NY
  • 1988 Growrich Gallery, Rèalite Seoul, Seoul, Korea
  • 1988 Hoam Gallery, 70th Anniversary of Suknam Kyung Sung Lee, Seoul, Korea
  • 1988 Hanaro Museum, Exhibition for Auction of 60 Contemporary Artists' Works Seoul, Korea
  • 1988 Fine Arts Center, Print Encounter, Seoul, Korea
  • 1987 Kwanhoon Gallery, Spearhead for Our Generation, Seoul, Korea
  • 1987 National Museum of Modern Art, 87 The Korean Young Artists Biennial, Kwacheon, Korea
  • 1987 Seoul Art Cosmos Center, Rèalite, Korea
  • 1987 Nabis Gallery, New Painterly Assets of Korea, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1987 Duson Gallery, Contemporary Form, Seoul, Korea
  • 1986 Hu Gallery, 88 Deduction and Induction by Expression, Seoul, Korea
  • 1986 Kwanhoon Gallery, Korea: 31Contemporary Women Artists, Seoul, Korea
  • 1986 Capitol Station Exhibition Hall, Movement in Contemporary Painting ’86, Seoul, Kore
  • 1986 National Museum of Modern Art, Korean Art Today: Commemorative Exhibition of the Opening of New Museum, Kwacheon, Korea
  • 1986 Kwanhoon Gallery, Logos and Pathos of 28 Young Artists, Seoul, Korea
  • 1986 Duson Gallery, Contemporary Form, Seoul, Korea
  • 1986 Yoon Gallery, Into Summer ’86, Seoul, Korea
  • 1986 Yoon Gallery, The 3rd Commemorative Exhibition of the Opening, Seoul, Korea
  • 1986 Centre Cultural Corèen, Pastel Contemporain Corèen, Paris, France
  • 1986 Daejeon Cultural Center, The 3rd Contemporary Art, Korea
  • 1986 Kwanhoon Gallery, 79 Artists in Seoul, Seoul, Korea
  • 1986 Q Gallery, Korean Contemporary 6 Printmakers, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1986 The Third Gallery, 1986, Seoul, Korea
  • 1985 Kwanhoon Gallery, Korea: 31 Contemporary Women Artists, Seoul, Korea
  • 1985 Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul ’90, Seoul, Korea
  • 1985 Fine Arts Center, 11th Seoul Contemporary Arts Festival, Seoul, Korea
  • 1985 Taipei City Museum of Fine Arts, 2nd International Biennial Print Exhibit, Taiwan
  • 1984 The Third Gallery, 1984, Seoul, Korea
  • 1984 Dong-In Gallery, The 3rd Contemporary Art, Jaeju, Korea
  • 1984 Chungtap Gallery, Prints by 5 Young Artists, Chungju, Korea
  • 1984 The Third Gallery, 425 Experiments: Water, the Emotional Translation, Seoul, Korea
  • 1984 Kwanhoon Gallery, Korea: 15 Contemporary Women Artists, Seoul, Korea
  • 1984 Fine Arts Center, Expression, Seoul, Korea
  • 1984 Fundació Joan Miró, Centre d'Estudis d'Art Contemporani, New Art, Barcelona, Spain
  • 1984 Fine Arts Center, 10th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, Seoul, Korea
  • 1983 The Third Gallery, 425 Experiments: Light and Object, Seoul, Korea
  • 1983 Yoon Gallery, Prints by 20 Young Artists, Seoul, Korea
  • 1983 Fine Arts Center, 9th Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, Seoul, Korea
  • 1983 National Museum of Modern Art, 10th Independents, Kwacheon, Korea
  • 1983 Kwanhoon Gallery, Korea: 21 Contemporary Women Artists, Seoul, Korea
  • 1983 Scope Gallery, Today Artist Drawing ’83, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1983 Taipei City Museum of Fine Arts, International Prints, Taiwan
  • 1982 Fine Arts Center, 424 Experiments, Seoul, Korea
  • 1982 Fine Arts Center, Seoul Documenta, Seoul, Korea
  • 1981 The National Museum of Modern Art, 9th Independents, Kwacheon, Korea
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