Kim in ICB studio 2018




Artist Statement

I have always had a strong sense of place. My paintings are about creating a visual experience, which provides a place of peace, refuge and thoughtfulness. The process involves balancing color, form and themes in ever changing ways.


I grew up in Marin County, California, taking full advantage of its bountiful outdoor life. My father was an architect and my mother a painter. Growing up, we talked about space, form, color, construction, drawing, and painting. As I child, I was exposed to ideas scrawled onto paper napkins, as well as master paintings from the San Francisco museums. Creating art was the language I learned. It became how I would process my world.

When I went to college, I wanted to learn a different language, so I studied biology. I love the way biology methodically organizes knowledge about the living world. However, eventually it was clear that the study of Art is my passion. My education in art became the natural focus of my life.

Life has taken me on many adventures. Drawing and painting has always been my way of documenting, appreciating, and learning about the world around me.

After many years away, I am very happy to be back in Marin County. My studio is located in the historic ICB Art Center, in Sausalito. The ICB is an inspiring and supportive community of artists. This community, along with other friends, family, and experiences, inspires me to make paintings that are both satisfying for me, as well as a gratifying way to connect with others.

Exhibitions and Collections

D'adamo/Hill Gallery, Seattle, WA
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA, Permanent Collection
Swedish Hospital, First Hill Campus, Seattle, WA, Permanent Collection


College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
University of Washington, Seattle WA
Art Center, Pasadena, CA
University of California, Davis, CA
Blandford School, Dorset, England