KUKJE GALLERY
Byron Kim
(American, 1961)
 
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1961 Born in La Jolla, California, US
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, US

EDUCATION
1986    Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME, US
1983    B.A., Yale University, New Haven, CT, US

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 
Sky, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, KR
Sunday Paintings, 1/7/01 to 2/11/18, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, US

2016
Mud Root Ochre Leaf Star, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, US

2015
Pond Lily Over Mushroom Cloud: Byron Kim Adapts the Black on Black Cosmology of Maria Martinez, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA, US

2013
Spencer Finch & Byron Kim: Day and Night, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China

2012
The Sunday Paintings, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, US

2011
Byron Kim, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, US
Byron Kim, PKM Trinity Gallery, Seoul, KR

2008
Irwin’s Disc, The U.N. Building, and Other Paintings, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY, US

2006
Threshold, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA, US; traveled to Samsung Museum of Art, Rodin Gallery, Seoul, KR; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC; Henry Art Gallery,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ; Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US

2005
Oddly Flowing, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY, US

2004
Permanent, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisico, CA, US

2001
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY, US

1999
Whitney Phillip Morris: wall drawings by Byron Kim, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York, NY, US
Roche's Point Studies, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY, US

1998
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, US
Byron Kim: Process, Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, US

1997
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY, US

1996
Grey-Green, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., US
Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C., Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, NY, US

1995
Korea Arts Foundation of America, Los Angeles, CA, US
Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, GA, US

1994
Matrix 125, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, US
Galerie Francesca Pia, Berne, Switzerland
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY, US

1993
Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, DC, US
Byron Kim and Glenn Ligon, AC Project Room, New York, NY, US

1992
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY, US
Byron Kim and Kiki Smith, AC Project Room, New York, NY


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018
Tastes of Weather, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2017
Cheap Suitcase, Ron Athey, Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE, COUM Transmissions, Bob Flanagan/Sheree Rose/Mike Kelley, Clarity Haynes, Byron Kim, June Yong Lee, Bob Mizer, Catherine Opie, Ariana Page Russell, Hannah Wilke, and Rona Yefman, Invisible Exports, New York, NY, US
Blue Black, curated by Glenn Ligon, Pulitzer Arts, St. Louis, MO, US

2016
5th Anyang Public Art Project, Gyeonggi-do, KR
Certain Skins, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY, US
This is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 - Today, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME, US
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, US

2015
Immersed, Linda Pace Foundation Gallery, San Antonio, TX, US
Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK; traveled to Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
The Untold Want, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible, Sharjah, UAE
Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; traveled to Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, US

2014
Beyond and Between, Leeum - Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, KR

2013
Eye to i: 3,000 Years of Portraiture, Katonah Museum of Art, Westchester, NY, US
Skin: an Artistic Atlas, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, New Museum, New York, NY, US
Day after Day: The Diaristic Impulse, University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY, US

2012
Radical Terrain, Rubin Museum, New York, NY, US
The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, CA, US
Time-Lapse, SITE Sante Fe, Sante Fe, NM, US
Dislocation, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, KR

2011
Unfolding Tales: Selections from the Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, US
Time Flies, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US
Two Colors Two Colors, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts & Elizabeth Ivers Gallery, New York, NY, US

2010
Hard Targets, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, US
Centennial Celebration of Yi Sang's Birth, Arko Art Center, Seoul, KR

2009
Faces & Facts: Korean Contemporary Art in New York, Queens Museum of Art, NY, US
The Endless Renaissance, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, US
Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

2008
7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, KR
Abstract Imagination, PKM Trinity Gallery, Seoul, KR
Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, US
Patterns for Living, Queens, NY, US

2007
Outside the Box, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US
Void in Korean Art, Leeum – Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, KR
Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, US
Not for Sale, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY, US

2006
The Bong Show or This Is Not A Pipe, Leslie Artworks + Projects, New York, NY, US
Gifts Go in One Direction, Apexart, New York, NY, US
New Now Next - The Contemporary Blanton, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, US
Work in Progress, DUMBO Arts Centre, Brooklyn, NY, US
Frontiers – Collecting the Art of Our Time, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, US

2005
Collection Remixed, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, NY, US

2004
Specific Objects – The Minimalist Influence, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA, US

2003
Visualizing Identity, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX, US
Approaching Objects, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, US
Somewhere Better Than This Place: Alternative Social Experience in the Spaces of Contemporary Art, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, US
Whiteness, A Wayward Construction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, US

2002
Skin, Museé de la Civilisation, Quebec, Canada
Family Ties, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, US
Mask or Mirror? A Play of Portraits, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, US
Nicole Klagsburn Gallery, New York, NY, US

2001
American Tableaux, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, US
Claude Monet and the Modern Age, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, München, Germany and Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
Here and Now, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw and Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland
It’s Not What You See: Perverting Minimalism, Reina Sofia, Spain

2000
Good Business is the Best Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY, US
3rd Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, KR
KOREAMERICAKOREA, Artsonje Center, Seoul and Artsonje Museum, Gyeongju, KR

1999
Drawing for the Present Tense, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, US
Negotiating Small Truths, Blanton Museum, University of Texas at Austin, TX, US
Between the Unknown Straits - art Now in Japan and Korea, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo; traveled to The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan, and the Korean Culture and Art Foundation, Seoul, KR
Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ and Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN, US
Contemporary Collectors XIV, Museum of Contemporary art San Diego, La Jolla, CA, US

1998
Kiki Smith, Byron Kim, Anne Chu, AC Project Room, New York, NY, US
Space/Sight/Self, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, IL, US
Formal Innovations: Reworking Minimalism in the 1990s, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, US
From Here to Eternity: Painting in 1998, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY, US
100 Years of Sculpture: From the Pedestal to the Pixel, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, US
After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY, US
T-Race, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL, US

1996
Face to Face: Recent Abstract Painting, List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA, US
Face Value, Wexner Center, Columbus, OH, US
Screen, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY, US
Works on Paper, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY, US
Contemporaneous, Newlyn Art Gallery, Newlyn, Penzance, UK
A Glimpse of the Norton Collection As Revealed by Kim Dingle, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM, US

1995
The Figure/The Body, American Art: 1945-1995, Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA, US
Art at the Edge: Tampering: Artists & Abstraction Today, High Museum, Atlanta, GA, US
Sites of Being, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, US
25 Americans: Painting in the 90s, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, US
Face Value: American Portraits, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY, US
Modesty, A Policy: Junge Malerie aus New York, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Kiel, Germany
Works on Paper, Todd Gallery, London, UK
Critical Distance: Between Art and Architecture, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, NY, US

1994
Pleasant Pebble, The Work Space at Dolgenos, Newman and Cronin, New York, NY, US
Stories, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
Practice Ground, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
Drama, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY, US

1993
New Sculpture: Soft Surfaces, Transamerica Pyramid Lobby Gallery, San Francisco, CA, US
Spheres of Influence: Artists and their Students in the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, CT, US
Markets of Resistance, White Columns, New York, NY, US
American Academy Invitational, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY, US
Prospect 1993, Frankfurter Kustverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, US
Skin Deep, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, US
Physical Evidence, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, US

1992
Sleeping with The Enemy: A Theory on the Persistence of Dialects, Four Walls, Brooklyn, NY, US
Contemporary Surfaces, Pamela Auchincloss Gallery, New York, NY, US
Cultural Abstraction, John Good Gallery, New York, NY, US
Seventeen, 500 Greenwich, New York, NY, US
Slow Art, P.S. 1 Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Queens, New York, NY, US

1991
Color Theory, SUNY Old Westbury, Long Island, NY, US
Salvage Utopia, AC Project Room, New York, NY, US
The Naked and The Raw, P.S. 122, New York, NY, US
Race and Culture, 494 Gallery and C.C.N.Y. Gallery, New York, NY, US

1990
Micro-Colonization, AC Project Room, New York, NY, US
A Question of Paint, Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York, NY, US
Artists in the Marketplace, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, US
China: June 4, 1989, organized by Asian American Arts Centre, P.S. 1, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Queens, NY, US

1989
China: June 4, 1989, organized by Asian American Arts Centre, Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, NY, US
Skowhegan Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME and Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME, US
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME, US

1988
34th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Institute at the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA, US
Yesterday: Reflections on Childhood, Asian American Arts Centre, New York, NY, US

AWARDS
2017
Fine Arts Guggenheim Fellowship, New York, NY

2008
Alpert Award in the Arts, Santa Monica, CA

2002
UCROSS, Cal Arts Alpert Residency, Sheridan, WY

1998
Sirius Arts Centre, Residency Programme, County Cork, Ireland

1997
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, New York, NY

1995
National Endowment for the Arts Award, Washington, DC

1994
New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, New York, NY
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, New York, NY
The Korea Arts Foundation of America, Award for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, CA

1993
The Louise Nevelson Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY

1991
Diverse Forms Artists' Projects Grant funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Jerome Foundation, New York, NY

1990
Artist-in-Residence Grant, New York State Council on the Arts, New York, NY


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.
John’s Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Norton Family Collection, Santa Monica, CA
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA