Wonsook Kim


1953 Born in Busan
1971–1972 Hong-Ik University, Seoul, Korea
1974 B.A., Illinois State University
1976 M.F.A., Illinois State University
Exhibitions
1998 Brewster Gallery, N.Y., NY
1998 Bowie Art Center, Due West, South Carolina (solo)
1997 Yeh Gallery, Seoul, Korea (solo)
1997 Manderville Gallery, Union College, NY (solo)
1997 Takara Gallery, Houston, TX
1997 The Intimate Brush, Palo Alto Cultural Center, CA
1996 FIAC, Paris, France
1996 Walsh Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1996 Billy Graham Museum, Wheaton, IL (solo)
1995 d.p.Fong Gallery, San Jose, CA (solo)
1995 ISE Foundation, N.Y., NY
1994 Small Works, d.p.Fong Gallery, San Jose, CA
1994 Sigma Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1994 Gallery Vitosha, Sofia, Bulgaria (solo)
1993 Allrich Gallery, San Francisco (solo)
1992 Spirits Descending, University Gallery, Illinois States University
1992 Contemporary Korean Art, Simonoseki Museum, Japan
1992 Visions in Between, ISE Foundation, N.Y., NY
1992 Fukuyama Museum, Hiroshima, Japan
1992 New Trends Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Wonsook Kim is an accomplished South Korean American international visual artist whose art can be found in the mediums of painting, drawing, print, and sculpture.  Her works have been exhibited in solo and group shows in countries throughout the world including Brazil, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, Canada, Bulgaria, South Korea, and the United States, among others.  Kim has given a number of national and international art lectures and presentations, and was honored by the United Nations in 1995 when her work was selected as the official artwork of a United Nations’ stamp commemorating 50-years passed of a historic event.

Kim’s paintings have been described as “rooted in the universal,” “grounding,” and “genuine.” Kim creates art that often displays human emotions and reflects on the complex and fundamental issues and rituals of ordinary life and symbolic fantasies. Her “extravagant” brush strokes and painting-style have been said to recall the works of Munch, Chagall, Magritte, and the like.