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Cheol Yu Kim
updated: 02/10/2014
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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journey to nowhere 1
journey to nowhere 2
Journey to Nowhere 3
Delta Quadrant 4(Nowhere,18)
Nowhere(West Woods)
Nowhere (West Woods)Detail
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#23
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#24
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#25
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#26
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#27
Delta Quadrant2#24
Delta Quadrant2 #19
Delta Quadrant3(Nowhere#1)
holodeckchair #2
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract
 
 
journey to nowhere 1 by Cheol Yu Kim
journey to nowhere 1
Pen on Paper
2012
28" x  67" 
journey to nowhere 2 by Cheol Yu Kim
journey to nowhere 2
Pen on Paper
2012
25" x  46" 
Journey to Nowhere 3 by Cheol Yu Kim
Journey to Nowhere 3
Pen on Paper
2012
21" x  40" 
Delta Quadrant 4(Nowhere,18) by Cheol Yu Kim
Delta Quadrant 4(Nowhere,18)
Pen on Paper
2011
34" x  50" 
Nowhere(West Woods) by Cheol Yu Kim
Nowhere(West Woods)
Pen on Paper
2011-12
38" x  315" 
Nowhere (West Woods)Detail by Cheol Yu Kim
Nowhere (West Woods)Detail
pen on Paper
2011-12
38" x  79" 
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#23 by Cheol Yu Kim
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#23
pen on paper
2011
22" x  48" 
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#24 by Cheol Yu Kim
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#24
pen on paper
2011
22" x  48" 
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#25 by Cheol Yu Kim
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#25
pen on paper
2011
22" x  48" 
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#26 by Cheol Yu Kim
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#26
pen on paper
2011
48 " x  22 " 
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#27 by Cheol Yu Kim
Delta Quadrant 4 (Nowhere)#27
pen on paper
2010
48 " x  22 " 
Delta Quadrant2#24 by Cheol Yu Kim
Delta Quadrant2#24
Watercolor on Paper
2008
47" x  71" 
Delta Quadrant2 #19  by Cheol Yu Kim
Delta Quadrant2 #19
Watercolor on paper
2007
36" x  52" 
Delta Quadrant3(Nowhere#1) by Cheol Yu Kim
Delta Quadrant3(Nowhere#1)
Water color on paper
2006
44" x  30" 
holodeckchair #2 by Cheol Yu Kim
holodeckchair #2
Acrylics on Canvas
2010
30" x  30" 

Artist Statement

  I grew up in a small rural village that was embraced by layers of mountains. The mountains also embraced the dividing line of South and North Korea. No one in the village talked about the line; it was just a thorny part of our simple lives. Things were definitely slower and simpler there. The distinction between reality and imagination was vague and blurred.
  The mountains provided the village with numerous flying objects. Therefore, seeds, leaves, insects, birds, balloons, planes, helicopters or UFO's, anything that flies in the air has attracted me since early childhood. I remember spending hours following thousands of colorful balloons in the sky that came from the North and contained political leaflets. I spent hours trying to catch insects, birds, balloons, and boxes coming from planes, anything that flew. These images overpowered me in my dreams. If I could fly, would I be able to fight against those images? I was often aware that I was dreaming, usually about see-through flying dishes attacking my village. Other times I simply dreamt about flying. Because I knew I did not have wings, I had to use my arms.
  Because I knew I could not fly, I had to go through a lot of exercise to learn. Even in dreams I could not escape my reality; tings were still defined and regulated by an overpowering world. I had to put extra effort into creating my own definition and my own law, using visual images. 
  My memories and experiences are intermingled with my imagination and dreams. It is often unclear what is real and what is not. I find it hard to draw a line between the real and the imaginary, and that line is where I start. My work arises from the boundaries of what is familiar and what is not. It helps me deal with life better, one step at a time.

Artist Bio / CV

Education

2002 M.F.A. Sculpture, Brooklyn College,

City University of New York, New York, New York

1995 B.F.A. Sculpture, Chung-Ang University,

  Seoul, Korea

 


Selected One Person Exhibitions
 2009 Delta Quadrant(Nowhere),Samtoh gallery, Seoul,Korea

 2008 Solo Exhibition of recent works , Slate Gallery,Brooklyn,NY
 2003 Cue Art Foundation, Curated by Nikki S, Lee, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibatio

2010"Storytelling" infusion Gallery,Brooklyn,NY

2010"Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center",Brooklyn,NY

2010"ArtHamptons The International FineArt Fair" Bridegehampton,NY

2010"GE 4th Annual Asian Pacific American Art Exhibition" GE Head Quarter,Fairfield,CT

2009"Two Degrees of Separation" Gallery Satori,New York,NY

2009"Bridge Art Fair" New York,NY

2008"Bridge Art Fair" Miami,FL

2008"Next Art Fair" Chicago,IL

2007-2008"Rising Asian Artist"2x13 Gallery,seoul,Korea

2007"ACAF(Asian Contemporary Art Fair)"Pier 92,New York,NY

2007"Nowhere Here"Mikhail Zakin Gallery,NJ

2007"Out of Sight" Slate Gallery,Brooklyn,Ny
2005 " Artville" 2x13 gallery. newyork.ny

2005 "Watercolorshow" gallery joe, hiladelphia
                                        

            
 2005 "Evolving pattern, Curated by Midori Yoshimoto, The Harold B, Lemmerman Gallery, new

jersey city university

 2005 "Hall Street Project", Brooklyn, NY

 2005 Isomorphosis, Mushroom arts, New York
                                           

                                      2005  Surface tention, 2x13 gallery,New york

2004 Green light in New York. gallery korea. New York

2002 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Brooklyn War Memorial,

  Brooklyn, New York

1995 Group Exhibition, Cho-Hyung Gallery,

  Seoul, Korea

1994 B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Gong-Pyung Art Center,

  Seoul, Korea

 


Awards

2000 Charles Schwab Award

Reviews
"drawing structure and vision"by Fritz Drury,Joanne Stryker(Rhode Island School of Design),2007

"Unambiguous" Art World Digest,march 2006


 "Not so Sketchy", by Roberta Fallen, Oct 2005 Philadelphia weekly

 "Cheol yu Kim at Cue Art foundation", by Jessica Ostrower, March 2004 Art in America

 "Drawing Resurfaces" (The Obsessive), by Hanya Yanagihara, November 2004 Departures

megazine

 "Cool Hunting", by Josh Rubin, Oct 2003, Cool Hunting