Curriculum Vitae

Sun Sook Kim is a Korean artist currently working and living in Pennsylvania, the United States. In her paintings and drawings, she expresses her personal stories about her painful childhood of living with domestic violence and her current battle with breast cancer. Contrary to her stories, the images and colors she creates in her work are very warm and bright referring to “Hope” in life. She uses a variety of materials from conventional drawing paper to different basic materials such as instant coffee, strings, packing paper, and fabrics that she can easily find around her in daily life. She received both her BFA and MFA from Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Korea. She was a participant in the 2016 Singapore International Art Fair, the 2016 Busan International Gallery Art Fair, and the 2015 Art n Life Show. One of her recent solo shows was at the Able Fine Art New York Gallery in February 2017, which allowed her to have a successful debut in the US. Her 11th solo show was last May at Pagus Gallery in Pennsylvania in the US. Her work has been included in numerous group shows and solo exhibitions at venues including the McLean Project for the Arts and Eilandarts in the US, The Street Gallery, Gallery Grimson, Hello Museum, and Kimi Gallery in Korea. Her work has also been included in the Art Skalatium permanent collection as well as many private collections. 

Education

Master of Fine Art, Hong Ik University Graduate School, Seoul, Korea

Bachelor of Fine Art, Hong Ik University, Seoul, Korea

 

Solo exhibition

2017        Dreaming Stranger, Pagus Gallery, Pennsylvania

2017        Dreaming Stranger, Able Fine Art NY Gallery, New York

2016        Red Roof, Able Fine Art NY Gallery, Seoul

2015        Spring, GS tower The Street Gallery, Seoul

2014        Red Roof 2, Gallery Grimson, Seoul

2014        Red Roof 2, Art Skalatium, Seoul

2014       Red Roof, Alternative space, Chung Jeong Gak, Seoul

2014        Landscape inside the Box, Shakerart gallery, Seoul

2013        Come home, Lodem Gallery, Gyeonggi-do

2012       Come home, Alternative space, Chung Jeong Gak, Seoul

2012       Red Roof, Gana Art Space, Seoul

 

Selected Group Exhibition

2017       Color Informs (Two person show), Eilandarts Center, New Jersey

2017       Strictly Painting 11, McLean Project for the Arts, Virginia

2017       Communication, Korea Press Center Gallery, New Jersey

2017      Spring Art Show, Palisades Park Library Multimedia Center, New Jersey

2017      10th Annual Invitational Art Exhibition, City Hall Gallery, New Jersey

2015       KIMI for you, Kimi art, Seoul

2012       Picture Diary/Read Picture, Kumho gallery, Kwang Gyu

2012       The Flow of Communication, Gongpyeong Gallery, Seoul

2012        Picture Diary/Read Picture, Naru art center, Seoul

2011        Picture Diary/Read Picture, Hello museum, Seoul

2010        GPS11, Hong Ik University Modern Museum, Seoul

 

Art Fair

2017        AAF Hong Kong Art Fair, Hong Kong

2016        AFA Singapore, Singapore

2016        BAMA Busan International Gallery Art Fair, Busan

2015        Art n Life show, AT Center, Seoul

2015        ASYAAF hidden Artist 100, Seoul

2010        JAM(Jang Heung Art Market), Jang Heung Art Park, Jang Heung

Charity Art Auction

2017        11th Without Safe of Net, Weill Cornell community clinic, New York

 

Award

2015        ‘Kimi For you’ ‘Artist of the Year’, Kimi Gallery

2015        ASYAAF ‘Artist’, Seoul

2014        ‘Artist of the Year’, Art Scalatium, Seoul

 

Residency

2017 Norristown Arts Building