I was born and grew up in South Korea. Growing up in the southeastern part of Korea I found art quite naturally. I was more like a quiet kid and rather enjoyed spending time by doing things that did not need too much physical movement such as calligraphy and drawing. From the time I can remember I was always a kind of kid who liked to think, draw, and read. As long as I had the tools I need to draw, I always had such a pleasure expressing what I was doing. And, that led me to think about art for my future. After graduating from Seoul Women’s University with a BFA I pursued an international education, completing an MA at Nottingham Trent University in the UK, then an MFA at New York’s Pratt Institute. Each place and experience has informed my creative process. My painting reflects a line-based language, defined by layers and color combinations. Through the lines, I make on canvas, I feel more poised and more myself; my painting helps to find myself, even more, every day. My work has been shown in cities like New York, Chicago, Miami, and Seoul.
Abstract oil painting
2009 MFA Pratt Institute NY, USA 2007 MA Nottingham Trent University, UK 2003 BFA Seoul Women’s University, South Korea
Solo Exhibitions 2017 Vantage Point / Lobby Gallery at 1133 Ave of Americas Presented by ChaShaMa & Durst Organization – New York, NY Before Mind / ChaShaMa space at 55 Broadway – New York, NY 2015 IN BETWEEN / Gallery Pirang - Heyri, South Korea IN BETWEEN / Gallery Space Sun Plus - Seoul, South Korea 2014 IN BETWEEN / Gallery IMAZOO - Seoul, South Korea 2012 Dialogue of Silence / Yashar Gallery - Brooklyn, NY 2011 Dialogue of Silence / Gallery M - Vienna, Austria Dialogue of Silence / Amos Eno Gallery - Brooklyn, NY 2010 Dialogue of Silence / Pop Art Factory - Seoul, South Korea 2009 MFA Thesis Show / Steuben South Gallery - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 2005 Seeking / Galerie Gaia– Seoul, South Korea Selected Group Exhibitions 2019 Shim Invitational 7 / Odetta Gallery – Brooklyn, NY LIC Open Studios - Group Exhibition / Gallery Studio 34 – LIC, NY 2018 Holiday Small Works / Limner Gallery – Hudson, NY 63nd Changjak group show / Seoul Art Center – Seoul, South Korea Bushwick Open Studio 2018 / Space 776 Gallery – Brooklyn, NY I DREAM in Blue and Green / LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory – Long Island City, NY Summer Exhibition 2018 / LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory – Long Island City, NY 2017 Bushwick Invitational / Art Helix, organized by Shim (part of Bushwick Open Studios)- Brooklyn, NY 62nd Changjak group show / Seoul Art Center – Seoul, South Korea Making Connections / The Plaxall Gallery – Long Island City, NY The Other Art Fair / Brooklyn EXPO Center – Brooklyn, NY Design Art Fair / Seoul Art Center – Seoul, South Korea 2016 Wish You Were Here 15 / A.I.R Gallery – Brooklyn, NY 61st Changjak group show / Seoul Art Center – Seoul, South Korea 2015 Art Canvas Project / Gallery41 - Seoul, South Korea Art Canvas Project / Gallerie Kunst Direkt - Regensburg, Germany Sewol Ferry First Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition / Ansan Cultural Art Center, South Korea Objects standing in between (The Gift) / Gallery Space Sun Plus - Seoul, South Korea 2012 Movement of Passion / Peter Louis Space - New York, NY 2011 You Can Have Your Void And Eat It Too / Space Two Moon - Brooklyn, NY AHL Foundation’s 2nd Silent Auction / The Space on White - New York, NY Lucid Dreaming / Tompkins Square Gallery - New York, NY Pop Up Art Show / Intermix Gallery The Chelsea Room in Hotel Chelsea – New York, NY Art Beijing-Art Fair / Gallery M (Vienna, Austria) – Beijing, China Better by The Dozen / Beacon Artist Union - Beacon, NY In Vivid color / Euro Asian Art Center - Vienna, Austria 2010 Crossroads - Seven Acts / Amos Eno Gallery - Brooklyn, NY Unwind / Lana Santorelli Gallery - New York, NY National Juried Show Media Mix / Bancroft Gallery South Shore Art Center - MA National Juried Show Image Attitude Impression / Union Street Gallery - Chicago, IL 2009 Generations7 / A.I.R Gallery - Brooklyn, NY National Juried Show Not Big / Logsdon 1909 Gallery - Chicago, IL National Juried Show Unbound / The Art Center - Highland Park, IL National Juried Show 20/20 / Artspace MAGQ - Miami, FL 25th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition New Directions / Juried by Joan Young, Curator: Guggenheim Museum of Art / Barrett Art Center - Poughkeepsie, NY 6thAnnual International Juried Exhibition / Juried by Kate McNamara, Curator: PS1 MoMA / The Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts - Long Branch, NJ 2008 MFA Show/ Steuben South Gallery Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY 2006 100+ / Bonington Building - Nottingham, UK Itemised / Surface Gallery - Nottingham, UK 2005 ANDARMJEON / Yemun Gallery - Seoul, South Korea 2004 White_Black / Gallery Ant Square - Seoul, South Korea 2003 Images of Small quotation marks / Gallery Al - Seoul, South Korea Publications 2018 Featured Artist in VoyageChicago.com (June) 2016 Featured Artist in Studio Visit Magazine (July) 2014 Artist of The Day (May 10th) / Saatchi Art Featured in Saatchi Art’s Abstract Collection (Feb) 2012 AF Project Online Magazine: Featured Artist (June 18th) Artist of The Week at Visual Overture online Magazine (April) Collections One Medical Group (Brooklyn Location), Seoul Eastern District Court, and Private Collections Selected Press Aug. 2017 'Meet The Others' - Lacey Kim / The Other Art Fair www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILtjkF8yJ8 Apr. 2015 ‘Lines Following The Unconscious Flow – Today’s Gallery – Lacey Kim’s Reaching The End’ / Asia Today http://www.asiatoday.co.kr/view.php?key=20150413010007699 Apr. 2015 ‘Only Don’t Know: Where Consciousness and Unconsciousness Meet – Lacey Kim Solo Exhibition IN BE-TWEEN’ / Beopbo Ilbo http://www.beopbo.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=86408 Apr. 2015 ‘The Balance Between Consciousness and Unconsciousness – Lacey Kim Solo Exhibition IN BETWEEN’ / Korea News Times http://www.kntimes.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=9167 Apr. 2015 ‘Emerging Artist Lacey Kim Solo Exhibition IN BETWEEN At Space Sun+’ / Voice of People http://www.vop.co.kr/A00000866430.html Sep. 2014 ‘Recommended Show by ART IN – Lacey Kim Solo Exhibition IN BETWEEN’ / Culture and Business Journal http://weekly.cnbnews.com/news/article.html?no=114046 Aug. 2014 ‘Today Gallery – Lacey Kim’s Four Point’s Of Clarity’ / Asia Today http://www.asiatoday.co.kr/view.php?key=20140827010014216 Aug. 2014 ‘Lacey Kim Solo Exhibition IN Between’ / Art News http://artnews.me/?p=29355 Aug. 2014 ‘Lacey Kim Solo Exhibition IN BETWEEN’ / Notefolio http://artnews.me/?p=29355 Jan. 2012 ‘Lacey Kim Solo Exhibition Dialogue of Silence’ / NY Art Beat http://www.nyartbeat.com/event/2012/4460 Nov.26.2010 ‘Lacey Kim Solo Exhibition Dialogue of Silence’ / Sports Hankook http://sports.hankooki.com/lpage/culture/201011/sp2010112611334794530.htm Nov.25.2010 ‘Lacey Kim Solo Exhibition Dialogue of Silence’ / Newsis press http://www.newsis.com/ar_detail/view.html?ar_id=NISX20101125_0006803274&cid=10204&pid=10200 Nov.19.2010 ‘Lacey Kim Solo Exhibition Dialogue of Silence’ / Kyunghyang press http://news.khan.co.kr/kh_news/khan_art_view.html?artid=201011191634101&code=960202 Aug.20.2010 ‘Lacey Kim Solo Exhibition Dialogue of Silence’ / NY Koreatimes http://ny.koreatimes.com/article/611835 Jul.01.2010 ‘Lacey Kim in Santorelli Group exhibition’ / NY Koreadaily http://www.koreadaily.com/news/read.asp?page=1&branch=NEWS&source=&category=lifenleisure.culture&art_id=1053718 May.17.2010 ‘Lacey Kim’ / Artist A Day Archives http://www.artistaday.com/?p=6320 Mar.15.2010 ‘Media Mix in the South Shore’ / Boston Examiner http://www.examiner.com/x-1370-Boston-Arts-Examiner~y2010m3d15-Media-Mix-in-the-South-Shore?cid=exrss-Boston-Arts-Examiner Mar.11.2010 ‘Union Street Gallery hosts juried exhibit’ / Sun Times Media http://www.southtownstar.com/neighborhoodstar/chicagoheights/2124488.032810CHdontmiss.article Dec.10.2009 ‘A Small Works Competition’ / Chicago Arts District http://chicagoartsdistrict.org/event detail.asp?eventid=640 Not Big Oct.16.2009 ‘The Arts ‘Barrett: Center hosts New Directions’09 exhibit’ / Poughkeepsie Journal Jun.04.2006 ‘Itemised’ / Nottingham Metro