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Kim Hyunji (Kim Kim Kim) is an artist working predominantly with painting from South Korea, currently based in Melbourne. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Curtin University in 2014.Recognising Australia’s multiculturalism and diversity, Kim’s main subjects are the culturally attuned creatives of her generation, the Millennials.Through painting Kim explores her generation and the role social media plays in the construction and portrayal of identity. Her paintings reference the processes of social media photography through their use of high contrast and the inclusion of reflective and transparent materials.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Art & Design, Curtin University, Australia 2014

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibition

2017
Mirror Stage, Backwoods Gallery, VIC, Australia
2016
Into the Void, Nicholas projects, VIC
, Australia
2015
So hollow, So pure, Merenda Contemporary, WA, Australia

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018
La Niña, No Vacancy Gallery, VIC
Shifting Space, 222 Rosslyn, VIC
ANON, Good space, NSW
Station of the Cross 2018, Wesley Uniting Church, WA
Reincarnation, Stala Contemporary, WA
Beautiful Banal, Off the Kerb, VIC
Reflection, 524 Flinders, VIC

2017
Hear me out (The Anxiety Recovery Center VIC charity auction), Collingwood Arts Precinct, VIC
A study of Erotica, Backwoods Gallery, VIC

2016
December New, James Makin Gallery, VIC
Thank you for your time, Nyisztor Studio, WA

STEAL, Linton&Kay, WA
Hi I'm Good, Beyond Gallery, WA
Lightbox, Perth Cultural Centre Screen, WA
CORD fundraiser group show, WA
Signal, Ink Remedy, WA

RYGB, Brand X, NSW


2015
Heathcote Select - Group exhibition, Heathcote Gallery, WA
The Valley of the Night flowers, Linton&Kay, WA
The Ladies Network group exhibition, Ambush gallery, NSW
12 x 12, The stock room, VIC
If You Don't Know, Now You Know, Red Gallery, London

2014
Curtin Graduation Exhibition, Curtin University, WA
Here Comes the Future, Margaret River Gallery, WA
THE Young ONES, Sir Charles Gairdner Gallery, Perth, WA

Selected Awards

2013 - 2014
Head of School’s Commendation, Curtin University
2015
Winner, Canning Art Award

Press

Interview with Acclaim Magazine
http://acclaimmag.com/art/kim-hyunji-will-paint-who-you-really-are/

Interview with Happy Mag
http://hhhhappy.com/the-other-side-of-selfie-culture-with-hyunji-kim/

Hi-fructose
https://hifructose.com/2017/10/05/kim-hyunjis-stirring-textured-portraits/

Juxtapoz
http://www.juxtapoz.com/news/painting/powerful-portraiture-by-kim-kim-kim/

120cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Oil Paint
$3,300
61cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Oil Paint
$2,830
140cm (W) x 193cm (H)
Mixed Media
$5,950
91cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Oil Paint
$3,100
61cm (W) x 91.4cm (H)
Oil Paint
$4,750