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  • Sohee Kim
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  • Whenever Kim rides a train packed with people, she feels as if humans are sometimes just mere objects. Propelled by invisible forces, we are sucked involuntarily into containers such as buses, trains and elevators, and swept off to the same places every day. People are transformed into passive automatons by the repetition of daily routines and the supremely efficient systems of the megalopolis. Without realizing it, we lose our senses and grow accustomed to staying within the confines of our roles as inanimate objects.

    Kim attempts to highlight the conflicts and alienation that inevitably arise from this lifestyle of ours with a humorous sensibility. The scenes she portrays are dramatized images based on the ironies she sees, where familiar subjects are thrown into a confused state or aspect by adjusting their size or positioning.

    All play begins with imagination. It is through imagination that we can create playful spaces in the midst of humdrum reality. With a healthy dose of humor, Kim hopes to face the cruelties and absurdities of contemporary society head on, and send a message of encouragement and laughter to all.
  • Location
  • South Korea
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Artist CV

EDUCATION
  • 2013
  • Ph.D in Art, Tama Art University, Japan

  • 2010
  • M.F.A in Print making, Tama Art University, Japan

  • 2007
  • B.F.A in Print making, Hong-ik University, Korea

AWARDS
Excellence Prize at The 27th Korea Contemporary Print Award (2007)
Third Prize at The 7th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Print (2008, Kochi, Japan)
Honorable mention at Yozo Hamaguchi 100th Anniversary International Print Competition (2009, Tokyo, Japan)
Purchase prize at The 3rd Bangkok Triennale International Print And Drawing Exhibition (2012, Bangkok, Tailand)
Grand prize at The 89th SYUNYO-KAI ART Exhibition (2012, Tokyo, Japan)

SOLO EXHIBITION
  • 2013
  • NODA Contemporary, Nagoya, Japan
  • Hugo’s Workshop & Alchemy ,Tokyo, Japan

  • 2011
  • Gallery kei, Tokyo, Japan
  • Shirota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2010
  • Shirota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2009
  • Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

  • 2008
  • Dongsanbang Gallery, Seoul, Korea
  • Art space Noliteo, Daejeon, Korea
  • Gallery Jung, Seoul, Korea

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 2013
  • Painting, Objects And Photographs, Gallery Tsubaki, Tokyo, Japan
  • Art Meeting, Ginza Mitsukoshi gallery, Tokyo, Japan
  • Art Road77, Heyri Art Village, Korea
  • 「P・S」, Art for thought, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2012
  • Challenge Art in Japan, Korean Cultural Center, Tokyo

  • 2011
  • Small size prints Exhibition, Gallery Jin, Tokyo, Japan
  • CWAJ Print show, American club, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2010
  • New print artist 2010, Gallery Jin, Tokyo, Japan
  • CWAJ Print show, American club, Tokyo, Japan

  • 2009
  • Happy creation project, Aram Art museum, Korea
  • The 凹凸Exibition, Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea
  • Print Making Japanese Painting, Sato Museum, Japan

  • 2008
  • 3rd View Finder of YAP, Jung Gallery, Seoul, Korea

  • 2007
  • The 2nd I’m fine, Hongik University, Seoul, Korea
  • Beneficial Exhibition Now, Woolim Gallery, Seoul, Korea

  • 2006
  • The 2nd Print Exchange Exhibition with Luxun Academy of Fine Art in China, Seoul, Korea
  • The 2nd NO Frame, Soop Gallery, Seoul, Korea


COLLECTIONS
SAKIMA Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
Kochi Art Museum, Kouchi, Japan
Tokyo opera city, Tokyo, Japan

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