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ILWHA  

KIM

 

Ilhwa Kim (b. 1967) creates three-dimensional macrocosms composed of tens of thousands of paper "seeds," each reprisenting its own tiny microcosmic universe. Inspired by the Cheonhado, a seventeenth-century world map from the period of the Korean Chosun Dynasty, the wavy surfaces of Kim's "Seed Universe" and "Space Sample" series suggest topographic aerial views of an energy-filled universe. Each unique seed is formed through a process of hand dying thousands of hanji paper, which are then cut and rolled into layers, before being arranged in rhythmic patterns of vibrant colors. Kim's labor-intensive practice forms a personal bond between the artist and the individual seeds, imbuing each micocosmic unit with the mark of its artist-creator.

 

 

SELETCTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2018  "Material Portrait," The House of Fine Art, London, UK (April)

 

2017  "Seeds of the Universe," La Galleria Pall Mall, The House of Fine

 

        Art, London, UK (April 6-25)

 

2016  "Seed Universe ," Dennos Museum, MI, USA

 

2015  "(Seed Universe),"  Arte Place, Guangzhou Opera House, China

 

2013  Art Karlsruhe 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany

 

2012  Gallery K, Seoul

 

2009 Insa Art Center, Seoul

        Seoul Auction Gallery, Seoul

 

2008  “Golden Eyes”.  Coex, Seoul

 

2004 “Plant Sense”. Heiri Art Village, Paju

         Insa Art Center, Seoul

 

         THE SOCIAL gallery, Seoul

 

2003 Chuiong Art Gallery, Gapyung    

 

2002 Insa Art Center, Seoul

 

        KCAF, Seoul Art Center, Seoul

 

        Wobong Art Gallery , Taegu

 

2001 Myungdong Gallery, Seoul

 

2000 Seongkok Art Museum , Seoul

 

1997 Seonam Art Museum, Seoul

 

1996 Jongro Gallery, Seoul

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2017  "Dismantle The Core," Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University,

 

        Detroit, MI, USA

 

        "Paper Revelation," Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Foundation, NYC, USA

 

       "A Sustaining Life," Bergdorf Goodman, NYC, USA

 

        "Re: Collection," Waterfall Gallery, NYC, USA

 

       "The Monaco Masters Show, " Opera Gallery Monaco, Monaco  

 

       "Light & Shadows," Opera Gallery Beirut, Lebanon

 

        Art Miami, Miami, FL, USA

 

        Art Aspen, Aspen Ice Garden, Aspen, USA

 

        Masterpiece London, London, UK

 

        Art Central, Hong Kong, China

 

        Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France

 

        BRAFA, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium

 

        Context New York, NYC, USA      

 

        Art Wynwood, Miami, FL, USA

 

        Art Vienna, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria

 

        Art Fair Tokyo 2017, Tokyo International Forum, Japan    

 

        Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary, West Palm Beach, FL, USA

 

        Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL, USA

 

 

 

2016  "Mastery of Craft," Opera Gallery Miami, FL, USA

 

        "A Sustaining Life," Waterfall Gallery, NYC, USA

 

        Art Miami, Miami, FL, USA

 

        Context Art Miami, Miami, FL, USA

 

        "The Assembly: Cumulative Practices in Contemporary Art, " Opera Gallery Hong        

 

        Kong, China

 

        SOFA(Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design), Navy Pier, Chicago, USA

 

        Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada

 

        Art Elysees, Champ-Elysees, Paris, France

 

        "Shades of Blue," Opera Gallery Monaco, Monaco

 

        "Summer Art Loft," Bergdorf Goodman, NYC, USA  

 

        Dennos Museum Solo Show, "Seed Universe ," MI, USA

 

        ART16, Olympia, Lonon, UK

 

        "Touch of KOREA," Kalman Maklary Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary

 

        Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France

 

        "The Need For My Care," Watefall Mansion & Gallery, New York, USA

 

        BRAFA, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium

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White Portrait 8, 2017, Hand Dyed Paper, 119 × 93 × 12 cm

Seed Portrait 12, 2017, Hand Dyed Paper, 119 × 93 × 12 cm

Seed Universe, Hand Dyed Paper 67, 163.8 × 132.1 × 15.2 cm