Tae Kim (b. 1986) lives and works in Seoul, Korea. In 2010, 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 2013. In addition, in 2016 Tae Kim graduated with a Masters degree in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art, UK. In 2022 Tae Kim received her Doctor of Fine Arts in Oriental Painting at the Seoul National University. 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 Bloom, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2023); Borrowed Skin Kong Gallery, Seoul (2022); Faceless Gamers, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2022);  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 Skin, the Deepest Part & 4, Sehwa Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea (2024); ART SG, with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, Singapore, Singapore (2023); Skin, the Deepest Part & 4Untitled Miami Beach, with Kristin Hjellgjerde Gallery, Miami, USA (2022);  ‘Uprising’, Schloss Görne, Berlin, Germany (2022); Legends, 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. Tae Kim's work can be found in prominent public collections including 서울시 미술관 박물관과 소장  (Seoul Museum of Art// Museum department) , The Bunker Artspace Museum (USA) and The SuSu Collection.