Seoul, b.1962

Hongshik Kim

Kim Hongshik pursued her career as an artist actively starting from late 1990s by building prints of images from magazines and back-then media. The artist’s interest in prints grew as she repeated her print productions and realized its potential to produce myriad of expressions through different carving, density, and material on the print. From then on, Kim diversified the ingredients for her prints including aluminum and stainless steel, and presented prints not as a tool, but as a finished work that combines both process and result. Her interest in medium and matter lead to the creation of Kim’s very own medium, which is difficult to identify as either photo or print; hence she concludes as Synthetic Medium.

"Someone asks, “What is this technique?” There is no curt way to respond...

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Biography

Kim Hongshik pursued her career as an artist actively starting from late 1990s by building prints of images from magazines and back-then media. The artist’s interest in prints grew as she repeated her print productions and realized its potential to produce myriad of expressions through different carving, density, and material on the print. From then on, Kim diversified the ingredients for her prints including aluminum and stainless steel, and presented prints not as a tool, but as a finished work that combines both process and result. Her interest in medium and matter lead to the creation of Kim’s very own medium, which is difficult to identify as either photo or print; hence she concludes as Synthetic Medium.

"Someone asks, “What is this technique?” There is no curt way to respond and the story digresses.

The idea of medium in art is the method of expression or medium of an artwork, where it shifts into a form or purpose of art itself. Exhibition at Whanki Museum in 2017 ends a chapter on the discussion of my works on visual aspects, including the views of Flâneur, museums, audience, and views inside the art. I then began to ask more fundamental questions over my works, of its identity and work itself.

All the ingredients or processes in my works themselves become a form or content of the work. From inception, the prepared plates and process and its outcome in works consolidate into one. Attitude becomes a form and that form becomes the attitude. And I have decided to call this the Synthetic Medium for now.” – Kim Hong Shik

Artworks

5

The number of desire, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Art of the 2010s / Asian Art / Audience Participation / Contemporary Asian Art / Contemporary Korean Art / Female Identity / Feminine Items / Feminism / Ideal Beauty / Image Production/Reproduction/Transformation / Institutional Critique / Korean Art / Mixed Media Art / Museums and Galleries / Originality / Photography / Print / Seoul / Silkscreen Print / Silkscreen Print on Stainless Steel / South Korea / Stainless Steel / Standard of Beauty / Time / View/Viewed / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2011

    PhD. Painting, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul

  • 2002

    MFA Painting & printmaking, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Whanki Foundation Artist KIM HONG SHIK_ 시 ː간視間_Promenade through the Scenes, Whanki Museum, Seoul

  • Dialogue in Museum, Gallery Mano, Seoul

  • 2015

    Out of Frame, Old House, CAN-foundation, Seoul

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    City, the beginning of emptying, PoHang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea

  • Gyeonggi Millennium DocuFesta, Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus, Suwon, Korea

  • ZAIN_ Modern age beauty of east and west, Andong Culture and Arts Hall Gallery, Andong, Korea

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Education

  • 2011

    PhD. Painting, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul

  • 2002

    MFA Painting & printmaking, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2017

    Whanki Foundation Artist KIM HONG SHIK_ 시 ː간視間_Promenade through the Scenes, Whanki Museum, Seoul

  • Dialogue in Museum, Gallery Mano, Seoul

  • 2015

    Out of Frame, Old House, CAN-foundation, Seoul

  • Flâneur in Museum, Ewha Art Gallery, Seoul

  • 2013

    Seven Blind Men, Kumho Museum of Art, Seoul

  • 2011

    The Eye of Flâneur, Space CAN, Seoul

  • Required Exhibition of PhD., Ewha Art-center, Seoul

  • 2008

    Reading a City, Gallery Mano, Seoul

  • 2007

    A Strange City II, Dos gallery, Seoul

  • A Strange City, Sentir gallery, Gyeounggi-Do, Korea

  • 2005

    An Alien’s Trip, Heyri Art Factory, Paju, Korea

  • And Shadow, SADI window gallery, Seoul

  • 2004

    Kim, Hong Shik, Modern Art Center of Osaka-Fu, Japan

  • 2003

    Non-communication II, Creative Arts Center, Wright State University, USA

  • 2002

    Non-communication, Keumsan Gallery, Seoul

Group Exhibitions

  • 2018

    City, the beginning of emptying, PoHang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea

  • Gyeonggi Millennium DocuFesta, Gyeonggi Sangsang Campus, Suwon, Korea

  • ZAIN_ Modern age beauty of east and west, Andong Culture and Arts Hall Gallery, Andong, Korea

  • Do Print! - 60 years of Korean contemporary printmaiking, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea

  • Geological stratum of Outskirts, Haeum Museum of Art, Suwon, Korea

  • 10th Anniversary Special Exhibition, Gallery Pakyoung, Paju, Korea

  • KIAF 2018, COEX, Seoul

  • Chicago Expo, Navy Pier Festival Hall, USA

  • Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Korea Galleries Art Fair, COEX, Seoul

  • 2017

    On Earth as it is in Heavenand Seoul, 230 years of the Catholic Church in Korea, Vatican museum, Rome

  • LAYERS AND SPACES, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

  • Jang Wook-jin 100th Anniversary_100th artist media facade exhibition, Jang Wook-jin Museum of Art, Yangju, Korea

  • KIAF 2017, COEX, Seoul

  • Overlapping Space, Gallery Guro Art Valley, Seoul

  • All·Connected, Olympic Park, Seoul

  • 2016

    Seoul new Arirang_Seoul Photo Festival, Seoul Museum of Art, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

  • Conversation, Printmakers, Seoul Museum of Art, Gyeonghuigung, Seoul

  • Crack_Under the Skin, Gallery Sejul, Seoul

  • KIAF 2016, COEX, Seoul

  • Art Gyeonggi CCEI, Seongnam, Korea

  • Project Flâneur, High Court Forces Republic of Korea, Seoul

  • About to be recorded, Lina gallery, Seoul

  • ShinHan Bank project, ShinHan Bank, Korea

  • International Printmakinting Exhibition, Tainan Xinying Cultural Center, Taiwan Affordable Art Fair Singapore, Singapore

  • 2015

    Mindful Mindless, Soma Drawing center, Seoul

  • FLEXIBLE GAZE, MoRan Museum of Art, Namyangju, Korea

  • Land marking: sociology of place, space K, Gwacheon, Korea

  • Again Print, But New, Gallery JungMiSo, Seoul

  • KIAF 2015, COEX, Seoul

  • Art Edition Hong Kong2015, Marco Polo Hotel, Hong Kong

  • Guro Industrial Complex, the Growth Engine for Korea, Seoul Museum of History, Seoul

  • Play, spreading plat, Jebi-ri Museum, Gangneung, Korea

  • Stand in Line sideways, Seoul Art Space_Seongbuk , Seoul

  • Art Busan 2015, BEXCO, Busan

  • 2014

    Reading Cotemporary: New Acquisition 2012, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

  • Ode to the West and East Small Gates, Seoul Museum of History, Seoul

  • Genre Painting in 21st_century, Woljeon Museum of Art, Icheon, Korea

  • Korean Portraiture - Beyond Memories, JeanBuk Museum of Art, Jeonju, Korea

  • Hommage to Whanki Ⅱ, Whanki Museum, Seoul

  • SeMA Collection: Captured Time, Gallery Gwanak, Seoul

  • Print Making, 63 Sky Art Museum, Seoul

  • KIAF 2014, COEX, Seoul

  • Houston Fine Art Fair, Reliant Center, Houston, TX

  • CIGE, China National Convention Center, Beijing

  • Love2 Print, Love2 Print_55th anniversary of Hokkaido Print Assosiation, Daido Gallery, Sapporo, Japan

  • ART ADITION, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul

  • Made in New York/ Made in Seoul, The Korea Society gallery, New York

  • 2013

    Fifty Years of Korean Contemporary Printmaking, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Manila

  • Inhabiting History, JeonBuk Museum of Art, Jeonju, Korea

  • Friends, Enter in the ParkSooKeun Museum, ParkSooKeun Museum, Yanggu, Korea

  • A delightful transformation, Seoul Museum of Art_Gyeonghuigung, Seoul

  • ART ROAD77M, Lee&Park Gallery, Paju, Korea

  • Between Mirrors: Infinite Reversibility, Ewha Art-center, Seoul

  • 2012

    House of Edition, Shinsegae Gallery, Seoul

  • Print Work Shop _ Multiple Original, Shinsegae Main Store Art Wall, Seoul

  • Art: GwangJu:12, KDJ Convention Center, GwangJu, Korea

  • Sense of Thought, Gangneung Museum of Art, Gangneung, Korea

  • ChaeYoungShin & Portrait Art of Korea, JeonBuk Museum of Art, Jeonju, Korea

  • Bricoleur of Sensuous, Jincheon print making Museum, Joncheon, Korea

  • Taiwan & Korea International Print Exhibition, Taipei

  • Myself - Writing-inscribed Scene, Space 15, Seoul

  • 2011

    HOMA Curator Project, Hongik Museum of Art, Seoul

  • Pumping Eye, Goodman Arts centre, Singapore

  • Recommended this Artist 31, Gallery Soup, Seoul

  • City Sketch, Seoul Museum of Art Nam Seoul, Seoul

  • Discovery of Living, Bupyeong Art Center, Incheon, Korea

  • Another City, B&Viit Gallery, Seoul

  • Seoul Photo 2011, KOEX, Seoul

  • 2010

    Power of Gyeonggi_do, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea

  • Life scape in Art, Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea

  • A Special Story, Cyan Museum, Youngcheon, Korea

  • Open studio, MMCA Residency Goyang, Korea

  • Museum, Meet Mr. Mess, Goyang Aram Nury Art center, Goyang, Korea

  • Tool Tool Tool, Seoul Museum of Art_Gyeonghuigung, Seoul

  • Non Plus Ultra, Dongduk Art Gallery, Seoul

  • Invitation of National Studios, Incheon Art platform, Incheon, Korea

  • Beyond the Memory, Gallery Cha, Seoul

  • Portrait of the artist, Daecheongho Art museum, Cheongju, Korea

  • Touch @, Space 15, Seoul

  • 2009

    Posco Steel Art Award, Posco Museaum, Seoul

  • Korean Art History+Portrait of the artist, Kimdaljin Museum of Art Materials, Seoul

  • Ambiguous Floor Obscure folds, Gallery LUX, Seoul

  • New Collection, Incheon Foundation for Art Culture, Incheon, Korea

  • Tongui dong_Daily Imprint, Space 15, Seoul

  • Valuable You, Gallery Grimson, Seoul

  • Kim Hongshik & Lim Sunny, Gallery Cha, Seoul

  • 2008

    Negative of Image, Gyeounggido Museum of Art, Suwon, Korea

  • New Collection of 2007, The Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

  • Aesthetics of Printmaking in the Era of Reproduction – EDITION, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, Korea

  • Hiroshima Art Project, Former Hiroshima Branch of the Bank of Japan, Hiroshima

  • Daily Conversation, JeanBuk Provincial Art Museum, Jeonju, Korea

  • Summer art show2, The White Gallery, Seoul

  • Scenery of City, Alternative Space-Yeoksam, Seoul

  • Print In & Out, Gallery I, Seoul

  • 2007

    Korean Contemporary Print 1958-2000, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

  • Seoul Contemporary Art Exhibition, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

  • The Space of Five Colors and I, Moran Museum of Art, Namyangju, Korea

  • Sense & Sensibility, Gyeounggi Cultural Foundation, Suwon, Korea

  • Gyeongnam International Art Festival, Gyeongnam Art Museum, Changwon, Korea

  • Walking Above The Line, Pyo Gallery Beijing

  • Spectrum of the Korean Contemporary Print, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia

  • Busan International Print Art Festival 2007, Busan

  • Multiple Art Lovers, Daegu MBC Gallery M, Daegu, Korea

  • Draw the Line, Space Ham, Seoul

  • 2006

    Project 2006 Seoul, Vogue Korea- September, Seoul

  • Print Spectrum – from plate to digital, Sun Gallery, Seoul

  • Heyri International Print-media Arts Festival, Keumsan Gallery, Paju, Korea

  • International Incheon Women Artist’ Biennale, Incheon

  • Sex in the City, AKA Gallery, Seoul

  • The Space of Print 2006, Chugye University, Seoul

  • We Printed Our Society, KookMin University, Seoul

  • Post Printmaking, Daejeon, Korea

  • The Table-Mind Bind, SIPA 2006, Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul

  • 2005

    The imagine of chair, Design House, Seoul Trade Exhibition Center, Seoul

  • 2005 APEC Busan International Printmaking Festival, Busan

  • Inter-Spaces, Ewha Art Center, Gallery Dos, Seoul

  • International Printmaking Festival, Sejong Center, Seoul

  • The prize, Gallery Sejul, Seoul

  • Movement on Silence, Gallery Dos, Seoul

  • 2004

    Standard Deviation, Ewha Museum, Seoul

  • Art in Life, Chosun-Ilbo Museum, Seoul

  • Seoul Print Art Fair, Keumsan Gallery: Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul

  • Korean Contemporary Printmakers Association, HanGean Plaza, Seoul

  • Making Money, Chohung Gallery, Seoul

  • 2003

    Bookplate & Small print, Jungle Book Gallery, Seoul

  • The 13th Annual Dayton Area Works on Paper, Rosewood Gallery, Dayton, OH, USA

  • 2002

    Printing-Digital & Reproduction, Kimnaehyun Gallery, Seoul

  • Media @Painting, Ewha Museum, Seoul

  • 2001

    Korean Contemporary Printmakers Association Exhibition, Superior Prize, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul

  • Command “P”, Sagan Gallery, Seoul

  • Invitational Exhibition of Gallery La Mer, Gallery H&S, Seoul

  • E-Media Art Festival “Forest &Dream”, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul

  • Exhibition of Eleven Group, Chang Gallery, Seoul

  • 2000

    True the book, There`s gallery

  • Exhibition of vision & jumping ’21, Gallery BakRok , Seou

  • Kim,HongShik & Song,EunJu Exhibition, Café Mano, Seoul

Grants & Awards

  • 2018

    Seoul Foundation for Arts & Culture

  • 2017

    Whanki Foundation Artist

  • 2013

    Seoul Foundation for Arts & Culture

  • 2012

    Seoul Foundation for Arts & Culture

  • 2011

    Seoul Foundation for Arts & Culture

  • 2010

    Goyang Cultural Foundation Grant

  • Residence in National Art Studio -Goyang

  • Artists of SOMA Drawing Center

  • 2009

    Incheon Foundation for Arts & Culture

  • Posco Steel Art the Award (Posco Chungam Foundation)

  • 2008

    Arts Council Korea Foundation

  • Seoul Foundation for Arts & Culture

  • Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation

  • 2007

    Tae Sung E&F Co. Foundation

  • 2005

    Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation

  • 2003

    The 13th Annual Dayton Area Works on Paper, An award winner

  • 2001

    Korean Contemporary Printmakers Association Exhibition, Superior Prize

Collections

  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea

  • Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea

  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Busan, Korea

  • Seoul Museum of Art, Korea

  • Moran Museum, Korea

  • Coreana Museum of Art, Korea

  • ParkSooKeun Museum, Korea

  • Jincheon Museum, Korea

  • Jeoldusan Martyrs Museum, Korea

  • Whanki Museum, Korea

Bibliography

  • 2018

    KOREANA, Spring, 2018, pp26-27. Homo Photocus

  • A House of Happiness, March, 2018

  • 2017

    Paradise City Magazine, no.2 pp58-63. ‘noteworthy artists’

  • Luxury, December, 2017, pp148-153. 'gallery tour'

  • 2015

    Art Avenue, Arirang TV, 2015.04.23

  • 2013

    Monthly Art, February, 2013, pp 84-85. ‘Special restore of Sungnyemun’

  • 2011

    Sunday Afternoon's Gallery Walk, pp140-141

  • Monthly Art, October, 2011, p119. ‘Special restore of Korean print’

  • Public Art, November, 2011, p149. Exhibition review

  • 2010

    Noon, 2nd. pp134-143

  • Seoul Art Guide, April, 2010, p88. ‘Recommended this Artist 31’

  • Contemporary, 1st. pp64-73

  • 2008

    Gyeounggi Artist 2008

  • 2002

    Art in Culture, February, 2002