BIO

L.E. Kim

(b. 1974, Seoul, S. Korea)
Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

L.E. Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, and lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work often walks a line between the expression of digital and physical experiences of seeing, tracing the physical hand across the digital realm, and vice versa, and presenting forms in a way that confuse our expectations about medium. She received her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2009, and has exhibited at Klowden Mann and in group exhibitions in Los Angeles and New York.

Education

2009 MFA, California Institute of the Arts
1999 JD, New York University
1996 BA, Stanford University

Solo Exhibitions

2016 First Paintings, Klowden Mann, Culver City, California
2012 Constructions, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California
2009 Animated Works, CalArts, Valencia, California
2008 3 Studies, CalArts, Valencia, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 AXxoN N., Essex Flowers Gallery, New York, New York
2017 UNTITLED, Klowden Mann, Miami Beach, Florida
2015 Aaron Wrinkle 1978- (Mausoleum, Painting and Sculpture), Night Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2012 ArtMRKT SF, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), San Francisco, California
2011 Embarrassment 2: Theory, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California
Follow the Physical: from The Paper File, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California
2010 Embarrassment 1: Vulnerability, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California
2009 Insomnia, Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University, New York, New York
Between the Surface, Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles, California
Why Theory (CalArts MFA show), Spring Arts Tower, Los Angeles, California

Artist Talks

2011 Embarrassment 2: Theory, gallery km (now Klowden Mann), Santa Monica, California
2010 International Center of Photography, Faculty: Susan Kleckner

Bibliography

2016 Ollman, Leah, “Getting lost in the illusions: The painted worlds of L.E. Kim,” Los Angeles Times, August 3.
Wagley, Catherine, “5 Free Art Shows to See in L.A. This Week,” LA Weekly, August 3.
2010 Tuck, Geoff. “Back in LA and slightly overwhelmed (and when I admit to overwhelmingness you know it’s bad/good),” Notes on Looking, December 1.

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