Fresh out of her MFA program in ceramic art, Gunyoung Kim has been creating mischievous and magical beings, embracing both the glittering and dark of her mind. She says, “I am interested in looking at a side of humanity that is subtle and spiritual.”
Kim’s focus is on the inner psychological aspects of her characters, forming subtle expressions on their faces—which read more like stylistic illustrations than accurate anatomy. Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the United States for graduate school.
– via Juxtaposed Magazine
Gunyoung Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. She received her Bachelors of Fine Art in Ceramics from Kook-Min University in Korea in 2010 and came to the United States to pursue an MFA in Ceramic art. Kim received her degree from The Ohio State University in 2014 where she developed her studio practice and gained teaching experience. After leaving graduate school, she moved to Kansas to participate Ceramic artist in residence program at the Lawrence Art Center in Lawrence. She is currently a short-term resident at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, MT.
- Raised in: Seoul
Surrealism, Ceramics, Sculpture