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Hae Yuon Kim


Hae Yuon Kim is an artist and graphic designer in Oakland, CA. Born in Seoul, Korea, she moved to the suburbs of Chicago with her parents when she was six. She went to Stanford University where she majored in Painting and Printmaking, studying with Frank Lobdell and Nathan Oliveira. She has since stayed in San Francisco Bay Area and has had a long career as graphic designer.

Artist Statement

My current body of work consists of paintings in acrylics and mixed media and is a return to abstract principles I learned in college with Frank Lobdell and Nathan Oliveira. There is a push and pull that comes from mark-making and responding to what happens on the surface of the painting. The drama of taking risks in paint — always on the verge of ruining it all, and hopefully arriving at a successful resolution — makes me feel alive.

Artist Bio

American, born Seoul, Korea, 1963
Lives and works in Oakland, CA

1985 BA Painting and Printmaking, Stanford University

1996 Twelve Cicadas in the Tree of Knowledge, Asian American Arts Center, New York City, NY
1996 12-Odd, Hollis Street Complex, Emeryville, CA
1987 Holiday Season Exhibit, The Phoenix Inn, San Francisco, CA
1987 Big Sky, The Phoenix Inn Gallery, San Francisco, CA