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Biography

 

Soonnam Kim (AKA. Soonnam Kim Singer), born Sanchung, South Korea, had lived and worked as a visual artist in New Jersey/New York area from 1995 to 2014, and she has lived in Germany since March 2014.  Kim had taught various fine arts classes including Color Theory, 2D Design, and Introduction to Art at Kean University, New Jersey from 2004 to 2013 as an adjunct professor.  She earned her BFA degree in Fine Arts from Changwon National University, Korea in 1995, and MFA degree in Drawing and Painting from Jersey City State College (current, New Jersey City University) in 1998.

Kim presented her works in many art museums and galleries including Museum of Art GyeongHuiGung, Seoul; Queens Museum of Art, New York; Hiltopia Art Square Gallery, Tokyo; Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong; Nancy Dryfoos Fine Art Gallery and James Howe Gallery of Kean University, Harold B, Lemmerman Gallery of New Jersey City University, New Jersey Center for Visual Art, Aljira Gallery in New Jersey; Gallery Korea, Ezair Gallery, Pen and Brush, Pleiades Gallery, and Broome Street Gallery in New York; and Changwon National University Art Gallery in Korea.

Kim was invited to an honorable exhibition, Shades of Time, An Exhibition From the Archive of Korean-American Artists (Part 2: 1989-2001) organized by Korean Cultural Service New York and AHL Foundation in 2014.  Kim also had the honor to be selected as one of Five Asian Women Artists in New Jersey by Dr. Midori Yoshimoto, and the exhibition and her work was featured in New York Times in April 3, 2005.  More of her honorable mention can include the 2nd prize from “All Brush Exhibition” at Pen and Brush in 2004; and the special award “Tuck Sang” in the 28th International Culture Art Festival in Seoul, Korea in 1994, and the following Southeast Asia Art Invitation Exhibition, which was exhibited throughout South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Benjamin Genocchio from New York Times remarked Kim (Singer) as “an accomplished artist who has a refined aesthetic sensibility, and is fully in command of her chosen materials, style and medium” (New York Times, April 3, 2005) in the review of exhibition Resonance: Five Asian Women Artists in New Jersey.