Hee Sook Kim
Hee Sook Kim is Professor of Fine Arts at Haverford College, where she has taught since 2002. Kim earned her MFA and BFA in painting and printmaking at Seoul National University and her MA in printmaking at New York University. She is the recipient of numerous prizes, including a Woodmere Art Museum Coverley-Smith Prize (Philadelphia), Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge Award (Philadelphia), Special Prize Arte Laguna (Venice), Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (New York), Leeway Foundation Grant (Philadelphia), State Foundation of Culture and Arts Acquisition Award (Hilo, HI), Honorable Mention in the Encyclopedia of Living Artists, and a Merit Award from the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts (State College, PA).
She has been an artist-in-residence at Espronceda Institute of Art and Culture (Barcelona), Venezia Fallani (Venice), Santa Fe Art Institute (Santa Fe, NM), Youngeun Museum (Gwangju, South Korea), Ascona Centro Incontri Umani (Ascona, Switzerland), Collaborative Press (Los Angeles), Helene Wurlitzer Foundation (Taos, NM), Brandywine Workshop (Philadelphia), Villa Montalvo (Saratoga, CA), and Millay Colony (Millay, NY), as well as a full fellowship award winner at the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT).
Solo exhibitions include Philadelphia International Airport (Philadelphia); Youngeun Museum of Contemporary Art (Gwangju, South Korea); Abington Art Center (Philadelphia); Galerie Böhner (Mannheim, Germany); Causey Contemporary (New York); Center for Contem- porary Printmaking (Norwalk, CT); Artside Gallery (Seoul); Abbei Gallery (Cologne, Germany); University of New Mexico Art Museum (Albuquerque); Kansas City Artists Coalition (Kansas City); Artsforum Gallery (New York); Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin and Marshall College (Lancaster, PA); and Kwanhoon Art Center (Seoul).
Two-person shows include Allens Lane Art Center (Philadelphia), Indianapolis Art Center (In- dianapolis), Lincoln Center (Colorado Springs, CO), and North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (Raleigh, NC). Group exhibitions include Woodmere Art Museum (Philadelphia), Osaka City Museum (Osaka, Japan), Fukuoka Prefectural Museum (Fukuoka, Japan), Bronx Museum (Bronx, NY), Drawing Center (New York), Asian American Art Center (New York), Bronx
River Art Center (Bronx, NY), Queens Museum (Queens, NY), and the Korean Cultural Center (Washington, DC). Additionally, her work has been shown at the National Museum of Modern Art (Seoul), Seoul Art Cosmos Center (Seoul), Taipei City Museum of Art (Taipei, Taiwan), and Le Centre d’Estudis d’Art Contemporari (Barcelona). Kim’s work is in collections throughout the United States, Korea, Japan, China, and Europe, and numerous reviews have appeared nationally and internationally, including in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
—Hee Sook Kim
Photo: Lisa Boughter
Ricardo J. Reyes, Ph.D.
Director of Galleries and Curator of Collections, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
Reyes oversees the activities of the Williams Center Gallery, Grossman Gallery, Kirby Art Study Center, and Art on Campus at Lafayette College.
He is an artist, a curator, and a cultural theorist. His art employs the idioms of performance, video, and installation while addressing issues of ethnicity, sexuality, and global politics. His curation is focused on contemporary art from diasporic Filipino communities, the effects of mega-exhibitions and art fairs, and photography and cultural regeneration. He has curated exhibitions at the Orange County Museum of Art, UCLA’s Fowler Museum, and SFMOMA’s Artist Gallery.
Reyes received his BA in sculpture from the University of California at Berkeley, his MFA in new genres from UCLA, his executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology, and his PhD from the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
—Ricardo J. Reyes, PhD