Lacey Kim

Lacey Kim was born and grew up in South Korea. After graduating from Seoul Women’s University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts (2003), she pursued an international education, completing an MA at Nottingham Trent University in the UK (2007), and an MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York (2009). Kim’s work has been exhibited globally in cities like New York, Chicago, Vienna, Miami and Seoul, and she has lived and worked on three continents. Her non-representational style has attracted attention from critics and galleries worldwide. Today Kim is based in New York.

Kim’s work is expressed through lines. It distances itself from the actual world. The "Line," among other forms, has been a means and messenger of expressing "being free". It has various forms, sometimes curved, other times straight. In addition, it shows a feeling of being sometimes slow and sometimes very fast. Kim wants to express and feel with viewers something that exists not just in one field, but can engender the infiniteness of the world through the language of lines.


2009 MFA Pratt Institute NY, USA
2007 MA Nottingham Trent University, UK
2003 BFA Seoul Women’s University, South Korea

Honors and Awards

2016 Featured Artist in SaveArtSpace (Oct)
Featured Artist in Studio Visit Magazine (July)
2015 Juried Solo Exhibition at Space Sun Plus (April)
2014 Artist of The Day (May 10th) / Saatchi Art
Featured in Saatchi Art’s Abstract Collection (Feb)
2012 AF Project Online Magazine: Featured Artist (June 18th)
Artist of The Week at Visual Overture online Magazine (April)
2010 Juried Solo Art Show at Pop Art Factory (November)

Solo Exhibitions

2015 IN BETWEEN / Gallery Pirang - Heyri , South Korea
IN BETWEEN / Gallery Space Sun Plus - Seoul, South Korea
2014 IN BETWEEN / Gallery IMAZOO - Seoul, South Korea
2012 Dialogue of Silence / Yashar Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
2011 Dialogue of Silence / Gallery M - Vienna, Austria
Dialogue of Silence / Amos Eno Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
2010 Dialogue of Silence / Pop Art Factory - Seoul, South Korea
Dialogue of Silence / Chelsea West Gallery - New York, NY
2009 MFA Thesis Show / Steuben South Gallery - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Seeking / Galerie Gaia– Seoul, South Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Wish You Were Here 15 / A.I.R Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
61st Changjak group show / Seoul Art Center – Seoul, South Korea
2015 Art Canvas Project / Gallery41 - Seoul, South Korea
Art Canvas Project / Gallerie Kunst Direkt - Regensburg, Germany
Sewol Ferry First Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition /
Ansan Cultural Art Center, South Korea
Objects standing in between (The Gift) / Gallery Space Sun Plus - Seoul, South Korea
2012 Movement of Passion / Peter Louis Space - New York, NY
2011 You Can Have Your Void And Eat It Too / Two Moon Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
AHL Foundation’s 2nd Silent Auction / The Space on White - New York, NY
Lucid Dreaming / Tompkins Square Gallery - New York, NY
Pop Up Art Show / Intermix Gallery The Chelsea Room in Hotel Chelsea – New York, NY
Art Beijing-Art Fair / Gallery M (Vienna, Austria) – Beijing, China
Better by The Dozen / Beacon Artist Union - Beacon, NY
In Vivid color / Euro Asian Art Center - Vienna, Austria
2010 Crossroads - Seven Acts / Amos Eno Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
Unwind / Lana Santorelli Gallery - New York, NY
National Juried Show Media Mix / Bancroft Gallery South Shore Art Center - MA
National Juried Show Image Attitude Impression / Union Street Gallery - Chicago, IL
2009 Generations7 / A.I.R Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
National Juried Show Not Big / Logsdon 1909 Gallery - Chicago, IL
National Juried Show Unbound / The Art Center - Highland Park, IL
National Juried Show 20/20 / Artspace MAGQ - Miami, FL
25th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition New Directions /
Juried by Joan Young, Curator: Guggenheim Museum of Art / Barrett Art Center - Poughkeepsie, NY
6thAnnual International Juried Exhibition / Juried by Kate McNamara, Curator: PS1
MoMA / The Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts - Long Branch, NJ
2008 MFA Show/ Steuben South Gallery Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY
2006 100+ / Bonington Building - Nottingham, UK
Itemised / Surface Gallery - Nottingham, UK


In Between

My work is expressed through lines, which are a means of expressing my freedom. Sometimes curved, other times straight, the line represents something that exists not just in one field, but throughout infinite experience. I believe the deep spatial effect created by various layers urges the viewer’s senses to transcend the two-dimensional world of painting. Colorful lines meet one another freely and create unexpected forms. When working, I follow the flow of my unconscious mind. The harmony of opposites - real and relative, free flowing and driven by rules - is what my paintings express.

Before Mind 1 “Before Mind 1”

oil on canvas 51x115inches 2015

Interplay “Interplay”

oil on canvas 44x57inches 2014

Formless 1 “Formless 1”

oil on canvas 24x24inches 2016

Warped Path 1 “Warped Path 1”

oil on canvas 30x40inches 2016

Warped Path 2 “Warped Path 2”

oil on canvas 48x60inches 2016