Tae Kim ( B. 1986) lives and works in Seoul, Korea. In 2006, Kim received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Oriental Painting from the Seoul National University where she later studied for her Master’s degree in the same discipline graduating in 2010. In addition, in 2014 Tae Kim graduated with a Masters degree in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art, UK. In her work, Kim explores online human connection as a deeper relationship than that of the flesh to flesh. Her art is inspired by the imaginations of players met in online battle games and their short mythic episodes. In this way, the resulting artworks investigate emotional experiences as well as mixed culture and history.
Solo exhibitions include Black Cow, Mythtake Museum, Gapyeong (2021); Player Like You, The Cheong-ju Art Studio, Cheong-ju (2021); Moist Touch of Ping, Gallery DOS, Seoul (2020); Compulsive Hyperlink, Art Space ‘Plasque’, Seoul (2019); Perpetual Interchange, Inyoung Gallery, Seoul (2019); Indecipherable skin, Just365projectspace, Seoul (2017);Living Templates, Gallery DOS, Seoul (2014); The Revived 12 Gods, Year 2013, Topohaus, Seoul (2013); Division/Divinity, Insa Art Center, Seoul (2011)
Group exhibitions include Legends, (Upcoming), Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK (2021); On Tact, Tae Kim Jin-Hee Park Duo show, K.O.N.G. Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2021); B-side, onewwall, Seoul, Korea (2020); Pig, Woljeon Museum of Art, Icheon, Korea (2019); Forgotten self-portrait/ 잊혀진자화상, La Pomme Museum, Cheongju, Korea (2018); Non Plus Ultra, Dongduk Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2017); Ethereal Sighting, Duo Exhibition With Serin Park, Alternative Space Noon, Suwon, Korea (2017); New Drawing project, Chang Ucchin Museum of Art, Yangju, Korea (2017); FBA Futures 2017, Mall Galleries, London, UK (2017); Rising Stars 2016, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, UK (2016).
Highlights and collections
Tae Kim was the Winner of Ha Dong Chul Memorial Foundation Awards in 2009 and was selected for Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2016 as well as for SOMA Drawing museum artist list in 2018.