Ilhwa Kim (Korea 1967 - )


Born in Seoul in 1967, Kim Ilhwa received her BFA and MFA in Oriental Painting from HONGIK UNIVERSITY in 1991 and 1996, respectively.

Using thousands of hand-dyed, cut and rolled pieces of Korean mulberry paper, Kim Ilhwa creates large-scale, textured works inspired by subtle changes in space and environment experienced in the modern world.

Her meticulous Seed paintings, as she refers to them, won her the 1996 "Excellence Award" in the 16th Grand Art Exhibition in Korea and the 1999 Grand Prize MANIF Seoul Award.

Kim Ilhwa’s works have featured in the SEONGKOK ART MUSEUM (Seoul), the GUANGZHOU OPERA HOUSE (China), and ART KARLSRUHE (Germany), among many other private galleries and institutions.

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 Ilhwa Kim - Seed Portrait 12

Seed Portrait 12