Hee Sook Kim is currently Professor of Fine Arts at Haverford College in Philadelphia area. She is a nationally and internationally recognized artists showing her work in USA, Europe, and Asia since 1981 and receiving various awards. Kim earned her MFA and BFA from Seoul National University and MA from New York University. She received her M.F.A and B.F.A.from Seoul National University and M.A. from New York University. She has received Fleisher Art Memorial Wind Challenge Award (Philadelphia), Special Prize Arte Lauguna (Venice), Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (New York), Leeway Foundation Grant (Philadelphia), State Foundation of Culture and Arts Acquisition Award (Hilo, Hawaii), Honorary Mention in Encyclopedia of Living Artists, and Merit Award of Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Kim’s pieces are in many collections throughout the United States, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan and numerous reviews were published nationally and internationally including Philadelphia Inquirer, Artsy Curatorial, On Verge, Contemporary Art Curator, New York Arts Magazine, Truce Magazine, Korea Times, etc.
Transformation V-7Hee Sook Kim
I deal with spirituality, a subject that has long been disregarded in the contemporary art scene. A desire of healing is another important subject for me. In Asian philosophy, Chi is an important part of human life. The energy we can’t see is the vital role of our body and comes from nature itself. Recognizing its power in modern sciences is a valuable change in our culture. One of the important scientific discoveries is about medicinal plants and acupunctural treatments as alternatives to traditional medicine. My work holds the power of spirituality. I want people to experience it, or at least to be aware of it.
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