Bo Kim (Boram Kim)
Born in 1986 in Busan, South Korea. Lives and works in Chicago, IL, Northern Virginia
Photography credits: Jeremy Kang
Bo Kim is an artist-researcher, and educator who is based in both Chicago, IL and Northern Virginia. She was born in Busan, South Korea and holds an MA in Art Therapy and Counseling from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), as well as an MFA in Oriental Painting from Hongik University in South Korea. In 2009, she completed her BFA in Paintings from Dongduk Women's University.
Kim's work is deeply influenced by natural science research, ecology, and biology, and she has been producing a unique body of work that explores the intersection of her being for over a decade. Her art is notable for its combination of Western painting techniques with traditional Korean materials, such as natural stone-crushed pigments, animal skin glue, and Hanji [mulberry tree paper]. Kim's work showcases her unique perspective and the ways in which she incorporates diverse cultural and scientific influences into her artistic practice.
Kim's work has been featured in several national exhibitions, including those held at the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Washington, D.C., the Asian Arts & Culture Center at Towson University in Towson, MD, the Korean Cultural Center in New York, NY, the Sejong Center in Seoul, South Korea, and the CAFA Art Museum in Beijing, China. In addition, she has been an artist-in-residence at Ox-Bow in Saugatuck, MI, and is a recipient of The Studios at MASS MoCA fellowship, sponsored by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.