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Yong Joo Kim

Yong Joo Kim

 

Yong Joo Kim is a Society of Arts and Crafts (SAC) and NICHE award-winning artist with an extensive record of exhibitions across Europe, Asia, North America, and Australia. She is considered a pioneer in the use of hook-and-loop fasteners as material for art. Her work crosses the genre of both wearable sculpture and installations.

 

She was recognized as one of 35 top contemporary jewelers in 2016 by Mari Funaki gallery in Australia and as one of 25 most talented young artists under 33 in 2013 by TALENTE in Germany.  Her work appears in the permanent collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Arts and Design (NY), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Art Gallery of South Australia, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art’s Art Bank (Seoul), and Velcro Group.  She has been a featured speaker at premier conferences and exhibitions such as the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) and Sculpture Objects Functional Art and design (SOFA).  

 

Yong Joo received her MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design and her BFA in Arts and Crafts (Metals and Textiles) from Sook Myung Women’s University.

Yong  Joo Kim – CV

 

Education

 

2009 MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing 

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) 

Providence, RI, U.S.A.

 

2004 BFA in Arts and Crafts (Metals and Fiber Art)

Sook Myung Women’s University

Seoul, South Korea

 

Awards and Grants

 

2016 Mari Funaki Award: Finalist

Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Australia

2015 Special Citation Prize: The 9th Cheongju International Craft Competition

Cheongju, South Korea

2014 Cominelli Foundation Awards : Finalist

Palazzo Cominelli, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco, Italy

SAC Artist awards : Winner

The Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA

2012 NICHE Award: Winner in Jewelry (Sculpture to Wear)

Sponsored  by NICHE magazine,  The Rosen Group, U.S.A.

2011 Adrianna Farrelli Prize for Excellence in Fiber Art,

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft show, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.

2010 Professional Arts Development Grants (PAD)

Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

2009 SAC Artist Awards, Top 5 finalist, 

Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

Lydon Emerging Artist Award (LEAP)

Finalist juried by the Society for Contemporary Craft, PA, U.S.A.

Royal Marcher Scholarship

Supported by Mr. H.J. Feibelman, U.S.A.

Graduate Studies Fellowship

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

  The Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein Award (BKV)

Photo juried by Schmuckmuseum Pforzheim and Vertreter des Bayerischen, Kunstgewerbe-Vereins, Bavarian Crafts Council, Munich, Germany

2008 Royal Marcher Scholarship

Supported by Mr. H.J. Feibelman, U.S.A.

Graduate Studies Fellowship

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

 

Permanent Collections

 

2018 Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Los Angeles, CA, U.S.A.

2017 Art Gallery of South Australia

Adelaide, SA, Australia

National Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Bank

Gwacheon-si, South Korea

2016 Pureun Cultural Foundation

Seoul, South Korea

2014 Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)

London, U.K.

2012 Velcro Australia Inc.

VA, Australia

2010 Velcro U.S.A. Inc

Manchester, NH, U.S.A.

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)

New York, NY, U.S.A

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2018 Threshold of Respect

Hoard Gallery, Seoul, Sourh Korea

2017 Infinity in Finity

Bini Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2015 Crossing the Chasm: Beyond the Threshold of Survival and Imagination, Gallery Ahwon, Seoul, South Korea

2013 Studies in Requisite Variety, Hangaram Design Museum of Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, S. Korea

SpotLight: Yong Joo Kim

Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

2011 Reconfiguring the Ordinary II, Hangaram Design Museum of Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, South Korea

2010 Reconfiguring the Ordinary

Gallery HL, Seoul, South Korea

 

Two Person Exhibitions

 

2015 Naturaficial: The Jewelry of Yong Joo Kim & Yoshie Enda, The Gallery at Reinstein|Ross, New York, NY, U.S.A.

2012 Twist : Yong Joo Kim and Aki Ichiriki

Gallery C.A.J, Kyoto, Japan

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2019 Beyond Wearable

Yun Gee Park Gallery, Tucson, AZ, USA 

2018 Nature Redefined

Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge MA, U.S.A

MOMENTUM

Art and Space Gallery, Florence, Italy

Art Mining Seoul

DDP 2F, Seoul, South Korea

Structure by Christian Faur, Yong Joo Kim, and Zemer Peled, Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, OH, U.S.A

Triple Parade 4

How Art Museum, Shanghai, China

The Aesthetics of Repetition

Crafts on the Hill, Seoul, South Korea

The Second Story of Providence

Park Eul Bok Embroidery Museum, Seoul, South Korea

2017 香有工藝 Sponsord by Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture

CR Collective, Seoul, South Korea

Craft Trend Fair Represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarch, Coex A Hall, Seoul, South Korea

Special Occasion Jewelry

Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

Form Miami Represented by Charon Kransen

Miami, FL, U.S.A.

Small Things We Love

Artspace OOOJH, Seoul, South Korea

SOFA Chicago Represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarch

Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

World On A String

Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

Révélations represented by KCDF

Grand Palais, Paris, France

Unhook and Connect

Sanwoollim Art and Craft, Seoul, South Korea

Touchy Feely

Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, U.S.A.

 

2017 New Material

Gallery Sowyen, Seoul, South Korea

Palm Beach Jewelry, Represented by Charon Kransen

Palm Beach County Convention Center, 

West Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.

Contemplastic II

Gallery Dam, Seoul, South Korea

2016 Make Your Movements: Korean Contemporary Objects

Korean Cultural Centre UK, London, U.K. / K11, Hong Kong

Color Me This: Contemporary Art Jewelry

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC, U.S.A

SOFA Chicago Represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarch

Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

China International Gallery Exposition (CIGE) Sponsored by Hiersun, China National Convention Center, Beijing, China

品 : Power of Gentleness

Sook Myung Women’s University Museum, Seoul, S. Korea

Korea NOW! Korean Crafts and Design

Bavarian National Museum, Munich, Germany

Embodied Hosted by UW-Milwaukee Jewelry & Metals

ZOOM symposium, UWM Art History Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.

NO Boundaries: Art as Jewelry, Jewelry as Art

Sherrie Gallerie, Columbus, OH, U.S.A.

Palm Beach Jewelry, Represented by Charon Kransen

Palm Beach County Convention Center, 

West Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.

Art Now Fair Represented by Charon Kransen

Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami Beach FL, U.S.A.

2015 End of Year Exhibition

Galerie Noel Guyomarch, Montreal, Canada

The New Textiles: Transformed

Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

Future in Hands : The Main Exhibition of the Craft Trend Fair, Coex A Hall, Seoul, South Korea

SOFA Chicago Represented by Galerie Noel Guyomarch

Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

KOREA NOW! Craft, Design, Fashion and Graphic Design in Korea

Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, France

Hands+: The 9th Cheongju International Craft Biennale

Cheongju, South Korea

Contemplastic

Gallery Baum, Heyri, South Korea

Journey Through Time

Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

2014 Remarkable Contemporary Jewellery

Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada

SAC Artist Awards Exhibition

SAC Gallery, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

Suspended in Green : Traveling Exhibition

Galerie V&V in Vienna, Austria

Lesley Craze Gallery, London, U.K

Gabi Green Gallery, Munich, Germany

Objects of Status, Power & Adornment II

Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

 

2013 SOFA Chicago represented by Pallate Gallery

Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial

China Millennium Monument, Beijing, China

Seams | Seems

MADA Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

Pinball Brooch Show

Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, Canada

Talente 13

Internationale Handwerksmesse, Munich, Germany

2012 Contemporary visions of the necklace and Art for the Ear, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

Simple matter(s)

Masion&Object by THE LABO MatériO, Paris, France Designblok by THE LABO MatériO, Prague, Czech Republic

Sign of Life

Facèré Jewelry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.

SOFA New York Represented by Ornamentum Gallery

Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Hand Head Heart

Hidden Space, Seoul,  South Korea

International Jewelry Based on Readymades

Telemark Kunstnersentre, Skien, Norway

2011 Design Miami Represented by Ornamentum Gallery

Miami, FL, U.S.A.

SOFA Chicago Represented by Ornamentum Gallery

Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair

Grand Hyatt, Seoul, South Korea

Ten × Ten × Ten | Tieton

Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery, Tieton, WA, U.S.A.

Pawtucket Foundation Prize Exhibition

Pac Gallery, Pawtucket, RI, U.S.A.

Recontextualizing the Found Object

Martha Gault Gallery, Slippery Rock, PA, U.S.A.

2010 Wrapped

Studio 20/17 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Eccentric Fusion

Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI, U.S.A.

LOOT

Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Money

Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI, U.S.A.

Inflate / Deflate

Studio 304 Gallery, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

2009 The Present: International Jewelry Show

Gallery HL, Seoul, South Korea

From Minimal to Bling: Contemporary Studio Jewelry

Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

To  be Determined: The First Five Exhibition

Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Nuit Blanche

The Metal Guild of Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada

East/West Emerging Artists Exchange

Center on Contemporary Art (COCA), Seattle, WA, U.S.A

RISD MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibition

Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

Revolution, Present / Represent

SNAG, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.

 

2009 Imaging Desire: The Aegis Biennial

Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

2008 Wear We Are : Graduate Jewelry Biennial

Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

3rd Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition

100 Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, U.S.A.

Cresting, Surge

SNAG, Savannah College Art and Design, Savannah, GA

 

Selected Publications

 

2016 New Necklaces: 400+ Contemporary Designs

Promopress Editions, Spain

2015 American Craft Magazine Cover & Interview, Oct/Nov Issue; American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.

2014 WBUR, Boston’s NPR News Station

Boston, MA, U.S.A.

2013 Fiber Art Now

CA, U.S.A.

Lufthansa Women’s World Magazine

Germany

3000 Urban Magazine

Australia

The Jewel Book : International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art

Stichting Kunstboek, Oostkamp, Belgium

2012 Showcase 500 Art Necklaces

Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co. INC, U.S.A.

American Craft Magazine

American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.

Contemporary Jewelry. Limited edition

Instituto Monsa de Ediciones, Spain

Showcase 500 Rings: New Directions in Art Jewelry

Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co. INC, U.S.A.

Eloquence : International Creative Magazine (Oct)

Times Core Co. South Korea

2011 Elle Decoration

Fall Winter issue, Hearst Joongang, South Korea

ABC News (Nov)

Chicago, IL, U.S.A.

Ornament Magazine (Nov)

CA, U.S.A.

Korea JoongAng Daily (Nov 28)

by Myo Ja Ser, South Korea

Art Jewelry Today 3

Schiffer Publishing LTD, U.S.A.

Milk X Magazine : Artist Interview (April)

Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

500 Silver Jewelry Designs

Lark Books, Sterling Publishing Co. INC, U.S.A.

Reconfiguring the Ordinary 2011 Catalog

by Yong Joo Kim

2010 Map Magazine: Artist Interview (Mar)

Sydney, Australia

2009 Art Jewelry Forum

To Be Determined: The First Five Exhibition, 

Reviewed by Yumi Janairo Roth, U.S.A.

Providence Journal Article (May 21)

by Bill Van Siclen, U.S.A.

Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Artist Book

by Yong Joo Kim, Blurb.com

 

Teaching and Lectures

2017 Adjunct Faculty, Sook Myung Women’s University

Arts and Crafts Dept., Seoul, S. Korea

2016 Visiting Artist Lecture, Hong Ik Univ.

Invited by Product Design Department, South Korea

2015 Lecture, SNAG Conference in Boston, Invited by the Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG), U.S.A.

Visiting Artist Lecture, Sook Myung Women’s University

Invited by Arts and Crafts Department, Seoul, South Korea

2014 Panelist, Jury for Craft grants

Invited by the Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA), U.S.A.

2013 SNAG Emerging Artists 2013 Lecture at SOFA Chicago

Invited by the Society of North American Goldsmiths, U.S.A.

Critic, Rhode Island School of Design

Introduction to Jewelry: winter, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

2012 Instructor, Jewelry and Light Metals : Intermediate

Continuing Education Class, RISD, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

2011 Instructor, Jewelry and Light Metals : The Basics

Continuing Education Class, RISD, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

Visiting Artist Lectures and Critiques

Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

2010 Instructor, Jewelry and Light Metals : Intermediate

Continuing Education Class, RISD, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

Instructor, New Jewelry: Materials and Techniques

Continuing Education Class, RISD, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

Instructor, Jewelry Fabrication: The Basics

The Steel Yard,  Providence, RI, U.S.A.

2009 Instructor, Jewelry and Light  Metals

Continuing Education Class, RISD, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

Instructor, Introduction to Jewelry

RISD, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

2008 Instructor, Introduction to Jewelry

RISD, Providence, RI, U.S.A.