About Joon Hee Kim
Originally from Seoul, Korea, Joon Hee Kim is a Canadian artist. With a great desire for learning and creativity in diverse fields, Joon Hee’s pursuit of learning began with her Graphic Design studies in Canada where she finished the program. After working extensively as designer in South Korea, she combined her passion for design with patisserie studies at Le Cordon Bleu of Ottawa, earning her diploma in 2010. With her diverse experience and skills as a designer and chef, Joon Hee studied in the Ceramics program at Sheridan College where she graduated with high honour in 2015.
She was often recognized for her work of reassembling and renewing familiar forms to transform object into new visual language, and in 2015, Joon Hee exhibited her work for the Fire Works 2015 Jury Select Exhibition by FUSION: The Ontario Clay and Glass Association, and she was given the Emerging Artist Award from FUSION 2015. In the autumn of same year Joon Hee participated at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition where she received the Best of Student Exhibition: Marie Collins Memorial Awards. Joon Hee’s works were exhibited at the Materialize Juried Exhibition by Craft Ontario who awarded her the 2015 Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Undergraduate Award. In early 2016, she was student finalist for the Ceramics-Sculpture for the Niche Awards 2016 by the Niche Magazine, and she was selected for the 21st Juried Exhibition at the San Angelo National Ceramic Competition 2016 in Texas, USA. Then after receiving Craft Ontario Volunteer Committee Award from Craft Ontario Council, she exhibited her latest work at the Parallax Art Fair London, in July 2016.
While Joon Hee’s work is introduced and exhibited both in Canada and U.S.A, she currently resides in London where she is candidate of MA Fine Art at the Chelsea College of Arts of UAL, where she was the recipient of the Cecil Lewis Sculpture Scholarship. During her studies, she explored different spheres of art, and extended from ceramics to metal work brimming with personal anecdotes and engaging narrative using contemporary bronze figures created through multilayered metal casting. In the autumn of this year, her work will be shown in U.K. at the Graduate Art Prize Shortlist Exhibition of Herbert Smith Freehills, and simultaneously in Canada at the Materialize Juried Exhibition.