Born in Seoul, South Korea 1960
Immigrated to the United States in 1988

Hee Sook Kim is currently Associate Professor of Fine Arts teaching printmaking at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

Hee Sook Kim earned her MFA and BFA from Seoul National University and MA from New York University. She has received a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, a Window of Opportunity grant from the Leeway Foundation, The Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation Award in Connecticut, an acquisition award from the State Foundation of Culture and Arts in Hilo, Hawaii, an Honorary Mention in the Encyclopedia of Living Artists, Full Fellowship award at the Vermont Studio Center, and a Merit Award from the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. She has been chosen as an artist-in-residence at the Santa Fe Art Institute in New Mexico, The Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Connecticut, Yongeun Museum in South Korea, the Ascona Centro Incontri Umani in Switzerland, the Collaborative Press in Los Angeles, California, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in New Mexico, the Brandy-wine Workshop in Philadelphia, Villa Montalvo in Saratoga, California, Millay Colony in New York, and the Vermont Studio Center in Vermont.

Her solo exhibitions include Artside Gallery, Yongeun Museum, Dam Gallery in Seoul, Korea, Chi Gallery in New York, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Allens Lane Art Center in Pennsylvania, Constance Gallery, Helene Center for the Visual Arts in Iowa, Mallin Gallery, Kansas City Artists Coalition in Kansas City, Artsforum Gallery in New York, Dana Gallery, Marwick- Boyd Fine Arts Center in Pennsylvania, Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, Municipal Gallery at the Arts Exchange in Atlanta, Georgia, Kwanhoon Art Center in Seoul, Korea, Coffman Art Gallery in Minnesota, Indianapolis Art Center in Indiana, and the Lincoln Center in Colorado. Her work has also been featured at the Tumen Cultural Center in China, Galerie Boehner in Germany, Osaka City Museum, the Fukuoka Prefectural Museum and the Doyusha Gallery in Japan, the Bronx Museum the Drawing Center, Asian American Art Center, Bronx River Art Center, and the Queens Museum in New York, Lincoln Center in Colorado, the Museum of Natural Sciences in North Carolina, Walter Wickiser Gallery in New York, Kentler International Drawing Space in New York, Berliner Liste Interna-tional Art Fair in Germany, Fundació Tharrats d’Art Gràfic in Spain, and Gallery L’Etang d’Art in France. Additionally, her work has been shown at the National Museum of Modern Art, Seoul Art Cosmos Center in Korea, the Taipei City Museum of Art in Taiwan, Le Centre d’Estudis d’Art Centemporari in Barcelona, Spain, Galleria de Marchi in Bologna, Italy, and Ulft, Netherlands. Kim’s pieces are in many collections throughout the United States, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan and numerous reviews have been published nationally and internationally including The Philadelphia Inquirer, InLiquid, New York Arts Magazine, Albuquerque Journal, Cologner Rundschau, Truce Magazine, The Korea Times, The Atlanta Journal, and The Korean Post. She is represented by Causey Contemporary Gallery in New York.



Sunny Sunhwa Shin is a curator and writer holding both a B.A. in Art History and a B.F.A. in Sculpture from Hong Ik University, South Korea. She has curated over 50 exhibitions for galleries, museums, and public spaces in the United States and South Korea. Shin is the author of numerous articles on art and exhibitions, in addition to her book; Therefore, we need Art, published in South Korea. Shin is currently the Director of COOHAUS ART in New York.



Jonathan Goodman is a poet and art writer who is based in New York. He has been writing about Asian art for twenty years. Among his publications are reviews and essays in ARTnews, Art in America, Sculpture, and Yishu. He currently teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Curated by Sunny Sunhwa Shin