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Sun-Im Koh

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Lives in

Works in


figurative, mixed-media


Artist Satement. 

         I am an artist that specializes in oil painting.  I currently live in Seoul, South Korea where I was born and educated and have a BA Degree (Textile) from Kyungsong University, Korea.  To further my art studies I went to London in 1988 where I studied fine art at Byamshaw School of Art and City & Guilds at London Art School from 1989 to 1994.

         Since 1990 to date I am working both as a painter and private art teacher to the international and local communities.  My paintings have been exhibited in many countries such as the UK, USA, Italy, New Zealand and Korea etc. Due to my extensive travels and exposure to many different art forms I have many ideas and techniques on which to build upon. 

         One of my main interests is in the human body which I have developed on a concrete level by analysis and interpretation through incessant life drawing. I do not wish however, to represent the human body in a figurative way as I prefer to express the emotions and the hidden feelings or the subconscious through linear rendering of the head, torso, arms and legs. I make my voyage through the canvas with rhythm, pattern, colour and line, and travel to a new world through a pictorial language. My personal sensibility brings forth this pilgrimage to canvas, nourished by the abstract, decorative, capricious, melancholy, musical, travel and self-educational themes.

                 I inspired by Korean Folk painting into my art works recently because root of sprites. the theme of paintings "Yin & Yang" are a symbol of unity, yet opposing each other in Yin's winter to  Yang's summer. Then again they arise from one root, one single movement ; they are balanced and complement each other. My painting, was born from this phenomena, depicting the diversity of both unity and opposition 

Selected recent exhibition

 * 22Private exhibitions (since 1993)        

   2014     L'Atelier des Vertus : Paris France                                                          

    -          "Destiny", Saladian gallery    : Seoul

   2013      "Destination", Olea Kitchen & Grocery : Seoul                               

    -              Relay solo exhibition, Jinju art museum : Jinju Korea          
* On-going exhibition 
  2011 ~    One year art salon, Ward-Nasse gallery : New York USA
  2011 ~    Manbokrim Korean Chinese restaurant : Seoul Korea

* Group exhibition
  2014          Flame of Korea  : Namwon, Korea
  2013          Korean month Art Hub residency : Abu Dhabi, Arab Emirate  
    -             "Urban heat", ICA member, Golmok gallery : Seoul 
    -               Dongreaeupseung History Festival : Busan Korea
* Artist Residency program
  2014          Artist residency in Cagnes-Sur-Mer : France

    -               Artist residency in Rud Air 

                   (Teaching local artist for Korean traditional painting) : Sweden
  2013          Abu Dhabi Art Hub Artist residency program : Arab Emirate
* Art Fair & Art salon
  2013          Abu Dhabi International Art Fair :  Abu Dhabi, Arab Emirate
  2011-12.  The Affordable Art Fair : Singapore
  2010.        Melbourne Art Fair : Australia
    -              Sydney Art Fair : Australia
    -              Art en Capital, Comparision, Grand Place: Paris France
* Present
  2011 ~       Teaching art at Kyungsong university : Korea
  1990 ~      Private Teaching art for children and adult : UK , Teaching art for expats 
  1995 ~        Member of Korean Art Association
  2009 ~        Member of IAC (International Art Community in Korea


* Website & Contact
* email :

Recent Exhibits

Sun-Im Koh participated in these exhibits:

Sep, 2011 World Fine Art Group
Caelum Gallery
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Sun-Im Koh has Exhibited at these venues:

Caelum Gallery

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