Jieun-June Kim lives and works as a visual artist in Toronto, Canada. She received her MFA in Visual Arts from Washington University in St. Louis, U.S in 2012 and her BFA from Duksung Women’s University with honors in Seoul, Korea in 2009.
She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the U.S. and Korea. In 2013 and 2016, she had solo exhibitions in Seoul and Suwon, Korea. Her work has been introduced in publications such as Magazine Art, Answer Magazine and Studio Visit Magazine.
Thoughts About Art and Community
As an immigrant, experiencing difficulties and instabilities resulting from the dual nature of globalization, I want to express myself through the liminal space that lies between two different places in my painting. In this in-between liminal space that different entities get mixed and create new form of hybrid world, people can sympathize with my personal journey as an immigrant and creates strong connection with me. Therefore, I believe my arts can unite people who are from different countries / backgrounds/ cultures, and build strong feelings of belonging.
I do mostly acrylic or ink painting on canvas or rice paper. But I do not limit myself just framed artworks. I also have a passion for street arts such as graffiti or mural works. It’s amazing to see how my artworks can interact with people.
Also, I can offer arts education programs with my diverse artistic background (Oriental painting / Fashion design / Acrylic painting).