winter spring summer autumn, 2018

Heejoo KIM (b. 1983, Korea)

artist

Heejoo KIM

media

Mixed Media, craft, metal

Materials

copper, enamel, leather

color

Grey, Pink

Dimensions

13 x 6 x 3 cm / 5.1 x 2.3 x 1.18 in

size

Small

region

Republic of Korea

Kim spent most of her time as a child in the living room of her home. Her parents owned a sound system, and she found herself fascinated by the spinning record and dancing needle. Listening to the machine made Kim feel empowered and mature as she imagined the glorious melodies being played in fitting locations such as mountain peaks, ice caps, or expansive fields. This space, where her imagination and daydreams flourished, was as familiar and comfortable as a mother’s womb. These memories inspire her current work, where her imagination continues to expand in the present and into the future.

 

EDUCATION

2018: Doctoral course in Metalcraft and jewelry, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea

2011: BFA, MFA, Kookmin University, Seoul, Korea

EXHIBITION

2018: 21 grams-Hangzhou Contemporary International Jewelry and Metal Art Triennial, College of Crafts CAA, Folk Art Museum, Hangzhou, China (group)

2018: Schmuck 2018, Special Jewellery Exhibition in Handwerk Messe, Munich, Germany (group)

2011: Fifth Season, Space Duru, Seoul, Korea (solo)