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Mary Kim
updated: 05/19/2014
website: marykim.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Towers in top view
Towers
HexagonTowers04
HexagonTowers02
Towers
HexagonTowers01
HexagonTowers
RememberedLandscape 03
RememberedLandscape
Folded Elements 01
Folded Elements 03
Folded Elements 04
Folded Elements 05
RememberedLandscape 02
Odradek Rooms
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, geometric, systems, abstract, conceptual
 
 
Towers in top view by Mary Kim
Towers in top view
Digital Drawing
5/15/2014
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Towers by Mary Kim
Towers
Digital Drawing
5/15/2014
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HexagonTowers04 by Mary Kim
HexagonTowers04
Digital Drawing
12.13.2011
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HexagonTowers02 by Mary Kim
HexagonTowers02
Digital Drawing
12.13.2011
Dimensions variable
Towers by Mary Kim
Towers
Digital Drawing
5/15/2014
Dimensions variable
HexagonTowers01 by Mary Kim
HexagonTowers01
Digital Drawing
7-2011
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HexagonTowers by Mary Kim
HexagonTowers
Digital Drawing
7-2011
Dimensions variable
RememberedLandscape 03 by Mary Kim
RememberedLandscape 03
Digital Drawing
07/24/2009
Dimensions variable
RememberedLandscape by Mary Kim
RememberedLandscape
Digital Drawing
07/15/2009
Dimensions variable
Folded Elements 01 by Mary Kim
Folded Elements 01
Digital Drawing
07/28/2009
Dimensions variable
Folded Elements 03 by Mary Kim
Folded Elements 03
Digital Drawing
07/28/2009
Dimensions variable
Folded Elements 04 by Mary Kim
Folded Elements 04
Digital Drawing
07/28/2009
Dimensions variable
Folded Elements 05 by Mary Kim
Folded Elements 05
Digital Drawing
07/28/2009
Dimensions variable
RememberedLandscape 02 by Mary Kim
RememberedLandscape 02
Digital Drawing
07/24/2009
Dimensions variable
Odradek Rooms by Mary Kim
Odradek Rooms
Digital Drawing
07/24/2009
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

Based on a visual investigation of mundane architectural space in an urban landscape, I have been working on the issues of enigmatic space organization through painting, sculpture and architecture. A series of tectonic structures with obliquely modified units as a new architectural language generates metaphorical form of a growth. I am interested in creating structures "as events that are constantly being reinterpreted and remade rather than as objects completed with permanence and stability." - Gianni Vattimo, The End of Modernity

 

By applying sixty-degree angle parallelograms in both plan and section-elevation within a module, I have explored its possibilities as a construction unit, such as the one called “Odradek”, an odd, imaginary creature described in “The Cares of a Family Man”, written by Franz Kafka. By projecting Odradek as architectural elements, I try to reveal the dynamic relationships that appear in the course of their making. The Oblique Structures -- Odradek Tower project becomes my on-going investigation in the relationship between two dimensions and three dimensions, illusion and reality, representation and function, private and public.

Artist Bio / CV

Education:

Master of Architecture, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

MFA, The City College of City University of New York, NY

BFA, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Exhibition:

2014

Winter Group Show, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Artgeschoss, Wolfenbüttel, Germany

2010

Ben Hall and Mary Kim, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2008

L.A. Art Show, Los Angeles, LA 

2007

Red Dot Miami Beach Art Fair, Miami, FL

Design 99, Hamtramck, MI

Fresh, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Transient Structures, Paramount Gallery, Ferndale, MI

Art Chicago 2007, David Klein Gallery, the Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL

2006

Charles Andresen and Mary Kim, Susanne Hilbery Gallery, Ferndale, MI

die Revolution frißt ihre Kinder, Kunstwerk Metzingen, Germany

5 Year Anniversary Exhibition at DaimlerChrysler, Farmington Hills, MI

2005

Artist-in-Residence Exhibition, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

2004

Solo Exhibition, Kingswood Lower Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, MI

Solo Exhibition, The Museum of New Art, Pontiac, MI

6595 Miles (10614 km), Network Gallery at Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

City in Transition: Mokpo, Seoul Architecture School Group Exhibition, Seoul, Korea

2003

Actual Size Biennial 2003, Detroit Contemporary, Detroit, MI

Art On The Move, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI

2003

Seating Arrangements, Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI

2002

Exchange, Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Jongno Project, Alternative Space Pool, Co-Sponsored by Public Art Organization, Seoul

2000

The 2nd Art Factory Festival, Sam-Pyo Factory, Seoul, Korea

Grant/Commission/Residency

2007, Outdoor Installation, Private Commission, David Klein Gallery, MI

2006, Indoor Installation, Private Commission, Susanne Hilberry Gallery, MI

2005, McColl Center for Visual Art, Artist-in- Residence, Charlotte, NC

2005 Downtowm YMCA Public Art Commission, Detroit, MI

2003 Art on the Move, Public Art Grant, Detroit, MI

2002 Post Graduate Residency, Cranbrook Academy of Art, MI

2002, Circle Academy: Ready for Circulation, Artist-in Residence Poleeni Cultural Center at Pieksamaki, Finland