Myong Hi Kim’s oil pastel on chalkboard landscapes may depict children or empty sky-bound vistas or sunlit water and leaves, but nothing in Kim’s work is as it seems; she explains, “… the vision that I present is that of apparition rather than appearance.”
Myong Hi Kim was born in Seoul, Korea. She lives and works in New York and an abandoned schoolhouse in a tiny mountain village in Kangwon Province, South Korea. She graduated from Seoul National University and studied at Pratt Institute, New York. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Art Projects International, New York (2015, 2012) and Gallery Hyundai, Seoul (2012). Her work has been exhibited at the American University Museum, Washington, DC; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea; Seoul Museum of Art, Korea; Ho-Am Art Museum, Seoul; Whanki Museum, Seoul; Ewha Women’s University Museum, Seoul; and Jeonbuk Museum of Art, Korea. Her work is represented in major public collections including the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea; National Assembly, Seoul; Whanki Museum, Seoul; Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea; Seoul Museum of Art, Korea; and Daejeon Museum of Art, Korea.
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