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Lacey K. Kim

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Lives in
New York


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NYC, 2009, MFA
Nottingham Trent University, 2007, MA



Lacey Kim was born and grew up in South Korea. After graduating from Seoul Women’s University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts (2003), she pursued the Master of Arts degree (2007)at Nottingham Trent University in the UK, followed by the Master of Fine Arts degree (2009) from the Pratt Institute in New York. Her work has been exhibited globally in cultural hubs like New York, Chicago, Vienna, Miami, and Seoul. Lacey has lived and worked in New York, Europe and Korea. Her abstract expressionist works have attracted enthusiasm across continents. In 2014, Lacey was selected as Saatchi Online’s Artist of the Day. She continues to work and travel as she pursues the next chapter of her artistic career.


My work is expressed through lines. The "Lines" in my work act as both a means and an expression of" my being free". Their various forms—sometimes curved, other times straighter—reflect a deep awareness of movement, speed and space. I strive to engage with viewers on the basis of something that exists across the borders of our consciousness, and to engender the infiniteness of the world through the language of lines.

The spatial effect created by various layers pushes the viewer’s senses to transcend the two-dimensional world of painting. Lines and colors combine to form images with new energy, new potential, meeting one another freely and creating unexpected forms.

My work follows the flow of my unconscious mind. I believe that unconscious gestures are distinct from random ones: these intuitive gestures simply follow plans and patterns that are beyond our understanding. This delicate balance—between conscious and unconscious, the real and relative, free flowing and rule-based action—can be found in my paintings. The mode of expression itself represents a paradox of order and entropy.

Solo Exhibitions


2015 IN BETWEEN / Gallery Pirang - Heyri , South Korea

2015 IN BETWEEN / Gallery Space Sun - Seoul, South Korea

2014 IN BETWEEN / Gallery IMAZOO - Seoul, South Korea

2012 Dialogue of Silence / Yashar Gallery - Brooklyn, NY

2011 Dialogue of Silence / Gallery M - Vienna, Austria

         Dialogue of Silence / Amos Eno Gallery - Brooklyn, NY

2010 Dialogue of Silence / Pop Art Factory - Seoul, South Korea

         Dialogue of Silence / Chelsea West Gallery - New York, NY

2009 MFA Thesis Show / Steuben South Gallery - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2005 Seeking / Galerie Gaia– Seoul, South Korea


Selected Group Exhibitions


2015 Art Canvas Project / Gallery41 -Seoul, South Korea

2015 Art Canvas Project / Gallerie Kunst Direkt, Regensburg, Germany

2015 Sewol Ferry First Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition /

         Ansan Cultural Art Center, South Korea

2015 Objects standing in between (The Gift) / Gallery Space Sun - Seoul, South Korea

2012 Movement of Passion / Peter Louis Gallery - New York, NY

2011 You Can Have Your Void And Eat It Too / Two Moon Gallery - Brooklyn, NY

        AHL Foundation’s 2nd Silent  Auction / The Space on White - New York, NY

    Lucid Dreaming / Tompkins Square Gallery - New York, NY

    Pop Up Art Show / Intermix Gallery The Chelsea Room in Hotel Chelsea –

New York, NY

    Art Beijing-Art Fair / Gallery M - Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Better by The Dozen / Beacon Artist Union - Beacon, NY

        In Vivid color / Euro Asian Art Center - Vienna, Austria

2010 Crossroads - Seven Acts / Amos Eno Gallery - Brooklyn, NY

         Unwind / Lana Santorelli Gallery - New York, NY

         National Juried Show Media Mix / Bancroft Gallery South Shore Art Center - MA

        National Juried Show Image Attitude Impression / Union Street Gallery -

         Chicago, IL

2009 Generations7 / A.I.R Gallery - Brooklyn, NY

        National Juried Show Not Big / Logsdon 1909 Gallery - Chicago, IL

         National Juried Show Unbound / The Art Center - Highland Park, IL

        National Juried Show 20/20 / Artspace MAGQ - Miami, FL

         25th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition New Directions/

   Juried by Joan Young, Curator: Guggenheim Museum of Art / Barrett Art Center  

   - Poughkeepsie, NY

        6thAnnual International Juried Exhibition / Juried by Kate McNamara, Curator: PS1   

             MoMA / The Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts - Long Branch, NJ

 2008 MFA Show/ Steuben South Gallery Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY

 2006 100+ / Bonington Building - Nottingham, UK

          Itemised / Surface Gallery - Nottingham, UK

 2005 ANDARMJEON / Yemun Gallery - Seoul, South Korea

 2004 White_Black / Gallery Ant Square - Seoul, South Korea

2003 Images of Small quotation marks / Gallery Al - Seoul, South Korea

Recent Exhibits

Lacey K. Kim participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2012 Dialogue of Silence
Yashar Gallery / Brooklyn Art Studios
Mar, 2011 Dialogue of Silence
Amos Eno Gallery
Aug, 2010 Dialogue of Silence
Chelsea West Gallery
Exhibited at these venues

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