Myungwon Kim

Myungwon Kim, Untitled 06 (Color Study Series), 2014, dry pigment, ink and acrylic paint on Mylar, 50 x 40 inches; 127.8 x 101.6 cm

Myungwon Kim, Untitled 07 (Color Study Series), 2014, dry pigment, ink and acrylic paint on Mylar, 70 x 80 inches; 177.8 x 203 cm

Myungwon Kim, Untitled 03 (Color Study Series), 2014, dry pigment, ink and acrylic paint on Mylar, 70 x 80 inches; 177.8 x 203 cm

Myungwon Kim, Untitled 04 (Color Study Series), 2014, dry pigment, ink and acrylic paint on Mylar, 70 x 80 inches; 177.8 x 203 cm

Myungwon Kim, Untitled 08 (Color Study Series), 2014, dry pigment, ink and acrylic paint on Mylar, 50 x 40 inches; 127 x 101.6 cm

Myungwon Kim, Untitled 01 (Color Study Series), 2014, dry pigment, ink and acrylic paint on Mylar, 70 x 80 inches; 177.8 x 203 cm

Biography

Myungwon Kim

Myungwon Kim was born in Seoul, Korea in 1983 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA in Printmaking from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2007. Kim spent one year at Tamarind Institute, where she received her Professional Printer Certificate in 2008. She then went on to receive her MFA at Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 2010. Kim utilizes her training in Printmaking, using its processes, techniques, and materials to create her large-scale gestural works. Using Mylar as her preferred substrate she investigates medium and the color black by building layers of varied media. Her spontaneous execution exposes the use of her limbs as her mark making tools. In 2011, Kim’s work was purchased by the Cummins Station’s permanent collection in Tennessee and included in group-exhibitions at the Torrance Art Museum, CA and The Danforth Museum of Art, MA. She has also exhibited work in group shows at the Palos Verdes Art Center, CA (2010); Hunterdon Art Museum, NJ (2009); LA Municipal Art Gallery (2009) and the Tamarind Institute Gallery, NM (2008). Her solo exhibitions include Mulpa Space, Seoul, Korea (2007) and Temple Gallery, PA (2010). Kim has been featured in the publications California Contemporary Art (2011), Kyung Hyang Art Wave Magazine (2011), American Contemporary Art (2011) and New American Paintings (2011). In addition, her work has been reviewed by The New York Times (2009) and The Segye Times (2009).


Exhibition

2014  Color Proofs, Ara Art Center, Seoul Korea (Solo)
2014  Million Year Picnic, Gallery Fu, Yokohama, Japan (Group)
2014  Aloe Vera, Gray Contemporary Gallery, Houston, TX (Group)
2014  Mass Attack, Creative ABQ, Albuquerque, NM (Group)
2014  Dialogues, Gray Contemporary Gallery, Houston, TX (Group)
2014  Square, Spacewomb Gallery, New York, NY (Group)
2014  Thin Space, Pasadena, David Allan Hubbard Library, CA (Group)
2014  Under Pressure: Contemporary Printmaking and Changing Landscapes, Meramec Gallery,St. Louis, MO (Group)
2013  The Story of The Creative, Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York, NY (Group)
2013  Women's Day Festival Virtual Display, Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA (Group)
2011  South Bay Focus, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA (Group)
2011  Abstracts, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (Group) 
2011  Boston Printmakers 2011 North American Print Biennial, The Danforth Museum of Art, Boston, MA (Group)
2011  Southern California Printmaking,  Palos Verdes Art Center, Los Angeles, CA (Group)
2010  MFA Thesis Show, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (Solo)
2009  LA Printmaking Society, LA Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Group)
2009  Stories of Home, Thurgood Marshall/Bwi Airport, Baltimore, MD (Group)
2009  Hunterdon Art Museum, Up and Coming Printmakers, Clinton, NJ (Group)
2008  All Fresh and Organic, Tamarind Institute Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (Group)
2007  Action + Printmaking, Mulpa Space Gallery, Seoul, Korea (Solo)
2007  Senior Exhibition, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (Group)
2006  Printmaking Exhibition, Peabody, Baltimore, MD, (Group)
2006  Jamaica Study Aboard, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (Group)
2006  Jamaica Study Aboard, Emc, New Kingston, Jamaica (Group)


Press

2017  Studio Visit, No.35, The Open Studios Press
2014  Li Hyn, Park., "Follow The Experience." Misul Segye Art Magazine, December
2014  Tommaney, Jim J. "Gray Contempoary Hosts A Bright, Colorful Show With Aloe Vera." Houston Press, August 18
2014  Anspon, Catherine. "Art Notes." Paper City Magazine, August 4
2013  Studio Visit No.16, The Open Studios Press
2011  "Discovering Freedom In Artistic Expression." California Contemporary Art, May Issue
2011  Kyung Hyang Art Wave Magazine No.18, April 2011
2011  "In Her Own Words." American Contemporary Art, March Issue
2011  New American Paintings, No.92, Northeast Edition, The Open Studios Press
2009  "La Printmaking Society 20Th National Exhibition." Capital Press, September
2009 Hwang, Gue-Hwa. "Simple Yet Delicate." The Segye Times, August 26
2009 Genoddhio, Benjamin. "By Invitation Only." The New York Times, August 23


Awards

2009  Tuition Scholarship, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2009  Winne Gordon Scholarship, Baltimore, MD
2008  Mica Recognition Award, Baltimore, MD

 

Education

2010  Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
          Master of Fine Art in Printmaking
2008  Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
          Professional Printer Certificate
2007  Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
          Bachelor of Fine Art in Printmaking