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Artist. Creator. Visionary.

Many of experiences I have encountered, that made me strong and moments of my life has translated into my art. I believe my unique experiences have allowed me to boldly experiment with my work and appreciate difference.



Solo Exhibitions

2020       Thinking Out Loud, curated by Judy Southerland, Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2020       Big Leap, curated by Susan Main, VisArts 355 Pod Space, Rockville, MD

2019       Green Gestures, curated by Judy Southerland, Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2018       Overlooked Perspective, Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, Washington, D.C.
2018       The Space in Between, Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2017       No Boundaries, curated by Ellyn Weiss, Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2017       Korean Consulate General, Washington, D.C.
2014       Precursors, Korean Consulate General, Washington, D.C.
2013       Recent Works, MK Gallery, Vienna, VA
2012       Journey, Korean Consulate General, Washington, D.C.
2011       Celebrations of Light, MK Gallery, McLean, VA


Duo Exhibitions

2021       DC Art All Night, Duet show with Ara Koh, curated by Ji Young Yun, Korean Culture Center, Washington, DC

2017       Recent Works, curated by Hyewon Yi, Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, Old Westbury, NY
2015       Duet Show with Eun Sook Lee, MK Gallery, Vienna, VA
2015       Duet Show with David Gerlach, MK Gallery, Vienna, VA


Group Exhibitions

2021        2021 Council of Korean American Gala, Tysons, VA 

2021        Art Night 2021, Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC

2021        Sculpture in the Park, Art Mora, Ridgefield Park, NJ

2021        Past and Present, curated by Sarah Tanguy, Oxon Hill, MD

2021        Arts in the New Normal, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, curated by Stephanie Cobb, Solomons, MD

2021        Inside Outside, Upside Down, The Philips Collection, Renee Stout, Washington DC 

2021        Infinite Spectrum, Riverside Gallery, Hackensack, NJ

2021        HMAAGW group exhibition, Consulate General of Republic of Korea, Washington DC 

2020        Sculpture Now 2020, curated by Nancy Sausser, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA

2020        Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts, Stacey Hann-Ruff, Solomons, MD

2020        Artina 2020: LIGHT A Sculpture Solar Dance, curated by Maria Gabriela Mizes, Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD 

2020        Missing Times, Korean Consulate General, Washington, D.C.     

2019        Me and my Shadow, Studio gallery, Washington, D.C.

2019        Tales of Yesterday, tales of Tomorrow, Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2019        Incheon Washington Hawaii Art Exchange, curated by Joo Sun Suh, Incheon, South Korea

2019        Dialogues, curated by Dr. Jordan Amirkhani, STABLE, Washington, D.C. 

2019        Celebration, curated by Mia Kim, MK Gallery, Vienna, VA

2019     To be a Woman, curated by Ji Young Yun, Korean Cultural Center, Washington, D.C.

2019        Spring Member Show, Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C.

2018       Deep Flash, Vis Arts, Rockville, MD
2018       For Tomorrow, MK Gallery, Vienna, VA
2018       Dream of an Art Revival, Art Forum International, Seoul, South Korea
2018       The New Homeland, Verizon Gallery Ernst Cultural Community Center, Annandale, VA
2018       The 115th anniversary of Korean Americans-Stamp Exhibition, Rayburn Building, Washington, D.C.
2017       One Step Up, curated by Heeson Choi, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2016       Love, Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2016       International Des Artists, Ilsan Art Association Exhibition, Goyang Aram Nuri Gallery Nuri, Ilsan, South Korea
2016       Han-Mee Artists Association Group Show, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis, MD
2016       New Members Show, Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2016       International Exchange Art Show, Aram Nuri Arts Center, Ilsan, South Korea
2016       Structure | Surface | Substance, Holz MFA Gallery, Towson University, Towson, MD
2016       Commom Roots, curated by Lindsay McCulloch, John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
2016       Escapism, Studio Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2016       Same Way, Different Path, curated by Jiyoung Yoon, Korean Culture Center, Washington, D.C.
2016       TEN:MFA Thesis Exhibition, Katzen Museum, Washington, D.C.
2016       Art Supermarket, MK Gallery, Vienna, VA

2015       GlogauAIR Studio, Berlin, Germany
2015       Water Show, MK Gallery, Vienna, VA
2015       Common Ground, Korean Cultural Center Embassy of Republic of Korea, Washington, D.C., curated by Judy Southerland
2015       KOWINNER Juried Show, Korean Cultural Center Embassy of Republic of Korea, Washington,D.C.,curated by B.G. Moon
2015       Insert Non-Pretentious Title Here, Katzen Museum, Washington, D.C.
2015       Water Show, MK Galley, VA

2014       Korean Pop Art, curated by Jungsil Lee, McGuire Woods Gallery, Lorton, VA
2014      Gift Show with Hanmee Artists Assotiation, MK Gallery, Vienna, VA
2014      Asia Hotel Art Fair, Hong Kong, China

2013      Asia Hotel Art Fair, Seoul, Korea
2013      Holidays, MK Gallery, Vienna, VA
2013      Korean Wave, Korean Cultural Center Embassy of Republic of Korea, Washington, D.C.

2012      Blurring Boundaries, McGuire Wood Gallery, Lorton, VA
2012      New Location, MK Gallery, Vienna, VA
2012      Green Life, Glenview Mansion Gallery, Rockville, MD, curated by Jack Rasmussen and Komelia Hongja Okim
2012      Juried Exhibition, Gallery 31, Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, D.C.

1991      Into Nature, GS Galley, Cumberland, MD
1988     Rocky Gap Festival, Roper Gallery, Frostburg, MD
1982     Four Seasons, Mesaros Gallery, Morgantown, WVA



2017     “Happiness & Love” CHA’s College of Science, Art exhibition at the Pangyo Cha Bio Complex, Toyo Economy, December,2017
2017     “No Boundaries” Washington Post,February 27,2017

2016     “Four American University MFA Alumi Exhibition” The Korean Times, September 9, 2016
2016     “Common Roots” The Korean Times, August 10, 2016
2016     “8 Artists: Same Way, Different Path” The Korean Times, August 2, 2016
2016     “Artist Jean Kim” The Koalife, March 2016

2015     “Two High School Friends Duet Show”, The Korean Times, October 30, 2015
2015     “Water Show” The Korean Times, June 25, 2015
2015     “International Korean Women Art Exhibition by Kowinner” The Korean Times, May 2, 2015
2015      “Circle of Life” The Korean Times, April 2, 2015
2015      “Commom Ground” The Korean Times, February 27, 2015

2014      “Korean American Pop Art” The Korean Times, May 7, 2014
2013      “Korean Artists in Exhibition” The Korean Times, December 13, 2013
2013      “Holiday Show Opening” The Korean Times, November 30, 2013
2013      “20 Artists group exhibition” The Korean Times, October 17,2013
2013      “Jean Kim solo exhibition of Recent Work” The Korean Times, July 2, 2013
2011      “Jean Kim solo exhibition of Celebrations of Light” The Korean Times, December 1, 2011



West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

1982        Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting

American University, Washington DC

2016        Masters of Fine Arts in Painting