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Byron Kim

American, 1961

Biography

Byron Kim

  • Born in 1961, La Jolla, US
    Lives and works in Brooklyn, US

Education

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

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2022
    Byron Kim: Drawn to Water, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US

    2019
    Byron Kim: The Sunday Paintings, moCa Cleveland, Cleveland, US

    2018
    Sky, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
    Sunday Paintings, 1/7/01 to 2/11/18, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US

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

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

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

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

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

    2004    
    Permanent, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, US

    2001    
    Max Protetch Gallery, New York, US

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1993    
    Baumgartner Galleries, Washington D.C., US
    Byron Kim and Glenn Ligon, AC Project Room, New York, US

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

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2022
    Us Them We: Race Ethnicity Identity, Worcester Art Museum, Clark University, Worcester, US

    2021
    8 Americans, Chart Gallery, New York, US
    The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time,  Brooklyn Museum, New York, US 
    Trauma : Shooting the Pulitzer + 15 minutes, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea 
    Artists and the Rothko Chapel: 50 Years of Inspiration, Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, Texas, US

    2020
    Axis of Horizon, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
    Unconstrained Textiles: Stitching Methods, Crossing Ideas, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT), Hong Kong
    Making Community: Prints from Brandywine Workshop and Archives, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

    2019
    This Skin of Ours (curated by Liz Park), Carnegie Mellon University’s Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, US
    Weather Report (curated by Richard Klein), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, US
    One Shiny Day, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
    Borders, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US

    2018    
    The 12th Gwangju Biennale: Imagined Borders, Gwangju, Korea
    Real DMZ Project, Cheorwon, Korea
    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, US
    Blue Black, curated by Glenn Ligon, Pulitzer Arts, St. Louis, US

    2016
    5th Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang, Korea
    This is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 - Today, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, US
    Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

    2015
    Immersed, Linda Pace Foundation, San Antonio, 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, US

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

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

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

    2011
    Unfolding Tales: Selections from the Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, US
              
    2010    
    Hard Targets, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, US
    Centennial Celebration of Yi Sang's Birth, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea

    2009    
    Faces & Facts: Korean Contemporary Art in New York, Queens Museum of Art, New York, 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, Korea
    Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today – MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US

    2007    
    Void in Korean Art, Leeum – Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
    Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, US
    Not for Sale, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, US

    2006    
    Gifts Go in One Direction, Apexart, New York, US
    New Now Next - The Contemporary Blanton, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, US
    Work in Progress, DUMBO Arts Centre, Brooklyn, US
    Frontiers – Collecting the Art of Our Time, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, US

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

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

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

    2002    
    Skin, Museé de la Civilisation, Quebec, Canada
    Family Ties, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, US
    Mask or Mirror? A Play of Portraits, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, US

    2001    
    American Tableaux, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 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, Poland and Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland
    It’s Not What You See: Perverting Minimalism, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

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

    1999    
    Drawing for the Present Tense, Parsons School of Design, New York, US
    Negotiating Small Truths, Blanton Museum, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, 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, Korea
    Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ and Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, US
    Contemporary Collectors XIV, Museum of Contemporary art San Diego, La Jolla, US

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

    1996
    Face to Face: Recent Abstract Painting, List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge, US
    Face Value, Wexner Center, Columbus, US
    A Glimpse of the Norton Collection As Revealed by Kim Dingle, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, US

    1995
    The Figure/The Body, American Art: 1945-1995, Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, US
    Art at the Edge: Tampering: Artists & Abstraction Today, High Museum, Atlanta, US
    Sites of Being, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, US
    25 Americans: Painting in the 90s, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, US
    Face Value: American Portraits, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, 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, US

    1994
    Pleasant Pebble, The Work Space at Dolgenos, Newman and Cronin, New York, US

    1993
    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, US
    Markets of Resistance, White Columns, New York, US
    American Academy Invitational, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, US
    Prospect 1993, Frankfurter Kustverein, Frankfurt, Germany
    Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
    Skin Deep, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, US
    Physical Evidence, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, US

    1992
    Sleeping with The Enemy: A Theory on the Persistence of Dialects, Four Walls, Brooklyn, US
    Slow Art, P.S. 1 Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Queens, New York, US

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

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

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

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

Selected Awards

  • 2019
    Robert De Niro, Sr. Prize, New York, US

    2017
    Fine Arts Guggenheim Fellowship, New York, US

    2008    
    Alpert Award in the Arts, Santa Monica, US

    2002    
    UCROSS, Cal Arts Alpert Residency, Sheridan, US

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

    1997    
    Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, New York, US

    1995    
    National Endowment for the Arts Award, Washington D.C., US

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

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

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

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

Selected Public and Private Collections

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

Selected Press

2022-02-15 HyperAllergic
2020-06-00 LUXURY
2018-03-00 AVENUEL
2018-02-24 The Korea Herald
2018-02-22 Korea Joongang Daily
2018-02-09 Yonhap News Agency
2018-02-00 PUBLIC ART
2018-02-00 CNB Journal
2018-02-00 Art in Culture
2018-01-27 Hyperallergic
2018-01-00 ARTFORUM
2018-01-00 Asteroids & Asterisms
2011-11-11 Art in America
Byron Kim Plumbs the Depths of Nature and the Imagination   pdf HyperAllergic
Byron Kim Achieves Equilibrium   pdf HyperAllergic
At New York’s Chart Gallery, “8 Americans” Celebrates Asian American Artists   pdf Cultured
Artist Byron Kim’s Deceptively Modest Meditations on Identity Pose Important Questions—Here Are 3 Facts You May Not Know About His Work   pdf artnet news
Artist’s Ritual   pdf LUXURY
진실과 정의를 밝히는 세계, 시대의 어둠을 헤쳐가라 ['창간 31' - 축화]   pdf 세계일보
BYRON KIM’S SUNDAY PAINTINGS: GRACIOUS ENCOUNTERS WITH THE SKY AT MOCA CLEVELAND   pdf NAD NOW
Byron Kim Wins Robert De Niro, Sr. Prize, Coveted Award for Mid-Career American Painters   pdf ARTnews
Byron Kim Wins 2019 Robert De Niro, Sr. Prize   pdf ARTFORUM
일상, 예술이 되다   pdf AVENUEL
'Sunday Paintings' record artist's life   pdf The Korea Herald
Staring at the sky   pdf Korea Joongang Daily
이번 주말 이 전시는 꼭 봐야 해!   pdf 중앙일보
When painting sky becomes Sunday 'ritual'   pdf Yonhap News Agency
그는 왜 일요일이면 하늘을 그렸을까   pdf 헤럴드경제
윤동주가 노래한 '하늘' 그리고 싶었다   pdf 조선일보
17년간 일요일 하늘 그리며 불안을 지우다   pdf 매일경제
국제갤러리, 바이런 킴(Byron Kim) 개인전 'Sky' 개최   pdf 디자인 정글
'하늘 그림 일기'로 완성한 바이런 킴의 빅 피쳐   pdf Newsis
17년간 일요일마다 하늘 그리는 작가 '바이런 킴' 개인전   pdf 연합뉴스
추상과 구상을 넘나드는 특유의 조형언어...바이런 킴 'Sky' 展   pdf Economytalk News
바이런 킴이 바라본 하늘   pdf Bazaar
바이런 킴_Sky 전   pdf PUBLIC ART
All About Art   pdf CNB Journal
PREVIEW   pdf Art in Culture
하늘; 그 안에 나와 너, 우리, 그리고 삶. '바이런 킴' 인터뷰   pdf 월간미술
Painting the Sky on Sunday   pdf Hyperallergic
A Painting of the Sky Every Sunday, and the Art of Careful Attention   pdf The New Yorker
Chronicle of Life: “Sunday Paintings” by Byron Kim at James Cohan, New York   pdf BLOUINARTINFO
Byron Kim   pdf ARTFORUM
Byron Kim   pdf Asteroids & Asterisms
제5회 안양공공예술프로젝트 국내외 작가들 총출동   pdf 연합뉴스
Night Rider: Q+A with Byron Kim   pdf Art in America
바이런 킴 ‘제유법’ 美국립미술관 전시   pdf 서울신문
한국계 바이런 킴 작품, 美국립예술관 `입성'   pdf 연합뉴스
National Gallery of Art displays recent acquisition: Byron Kim's provocative 'Synecdoche'   pdf Washington Post
National Gallery of Art displays recent acquistion: Byron Kim's provocative 'Synecdoche'   pdf The Washington Post
색채로 찾아낸 인류애 '바이런 킴'   pdf YTN
[바이런 킴展]당신들의 편견,내 그림 속에서 찾지마라   pdf 파이낸셜뉴스
인종·문화·정치적 이슈 추상적으로 표현   pdf 서울경제
美 화단 돌풍 싣고 바이런 킴 모국온다…5월8일 로댕갤러리   pdf 국민일보
한국계 미국작가 바이런 김 한국서 첫 개인전   pdf 한겨레
모노크롬에 덧칠한 인종과 문화 편견   pdf 한국경제
美작가 바이런 킴 "수평선의 매력을 아시나요"   pdf 매일경제
한국계 작가 바이런 킴 전시회   pdf 연합뉴스