A native of South Korea, Sun Sook Kim is living and working in Philadelphia, PA. In her colorful and bright paintings and drawings, she expresses the painful experiences of her childhood in an abusive family and her current battle with breast cancer. She seeks to find hope in life through her work.
Sun Sook Kim uses a variety of unconventional materials in her drawing and painting including instant coffee, strings, packing paper, and fabrics. Her personal narrative combined with her unique handling of drawing, color and shape form a lyrical and beautiful body of work.
Kim received an MFA and BFA in Painting and in Textile & Fashion Design at Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Korea. She was a participant in the 2016 Singapore International Art Fair in Singapore, the 2016 BAMA Busan International in Korea, and the 2015 Art n Life Show in Korea. Kim’s most recent solo show was at Able Fine Art in New York, NY. Her work has been also included in numerous group exhibitions at venues including GS tower, The Street Gallery, Gallery Grimson, Hello museum, and Kimi Gallery in Korea. Her work is also included in the Art Skalatium permanent collection and in numerous private collections.