Ilhwa Kim

(South Korea 1967 -)


Biography

Born in Seoul in 1967, Kim Ilhwa received her Bachelor and Master of Arts in Oriental Painting from Hongik University, Seoul in 1991 and 1996. 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. They reflect her experience of the modern world. Her meticulous ‘seed’ paintings, won her the 1996 Excellence Award in the 16th Grand Art Exhibition in Korea and the 1999 Grand Prize MANIF Seoul Award.

Exhibition

Selected Personal Exhibitions

2018 "Sensory Portrait", The House of Fine Art, London, UK
2017 "Seeds of the Universe", The House of Fine Art, London, UK
2016 "Seed Universe 天下圖," Dennos Museum, MI, USA
2015 "宇宙的种子(Seed Universe)," 三玄社 Arte Place, Guangzhou Opera House, China
2013 Art Karlsruhe 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany
2012 Gallery K, Seoul
2009 Insa Art Center, Seoul
Seoul Auction Gallery, Seoul
2008 “Golden Eyes”. Coex, Seoul
2004 “Plant Sense”. Heiri Art Village, Paju
Insa Art Center, Seoul
THE SOCIAL gallery, Seoul
2003 Chuiong Art Gallery, Gapyung
2002 Insa Art Center, Seoul
KCAF, Seoul Art Center, Seoul
Wobong Art Gallery , Taegu
2001 Myungdong Gallery, Seoul
2000 Seongkok Art Museum , Seoul
1997 Seonam Art Museum, Seoul
1996 Jongro Gallery, Seoul

Selected Group Exhibitions & Art Fairs

2018 Brafa, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium (Jan. 27-Feb. 4), Kalman Maklary Fine Arts
Art Palm Springs, Palm Springs (Feb. 15-19), Donghwa Ode Gallery
"Made in Asia", Opera Gallery NYC, USA (Mar. 14-27)
Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France (Apr. 5-8), Kalman Maklary Fine Arts
Art New York, NYC, USA (May 3-6), Donghwa Ode Gallery
"Korean Contemporary", Opera Gallery Seoul, Korea (May 17-June 28)
Art Aspen, Aspen Ice Garden, Aspen, USA (July 27-29), Donghwa Ode Gallery
"From Nature to Culture", Opera Gallery Paris, France (Oct 12 - 26)
"Quantum", The House of Fine Art, West Hollywood, LA, USA (Oct 24-Nov 24)
Luxembourg Art Week 2018, "Positions", Luxembourg (Nov 9-11), Artskoco Gallery
"Touch of Korea", Kalman Maklary Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary (Nov 16 - 20)

2017 "Dismantle The Core," Elaine L. Jacob Gallery, Wayne State University,
Detroit, MI, USA
"Paper Revelation," Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Foundation, NYC, USA
"A Sustaining Life," Bergdorf Goodman, NYC, USA
"Re: Collection," Waterfall Gallery, NYC, USA
Art Miami, Miami, FL, USA
Art Aspen, Aspen Ice Garden, Aspen, USA
Masterpiece London, London, UK
Art Central, Hong Kong, China
Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France
BRAFA, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
Context New York, NYC, USA
Art Wynwood, Miami, FL, USA
Art Vienna, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria
Art Fair Tokyo 2017, Tokyo International Forum, Japan
Palm Beach Modern+Contemporary, West Palm Beach, FL, USA
Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL, USA

2016 "A Sustaining Life," Waterfall Gallery, NYC, USA
Art Miami, Miami, FL, USA
Context Art Miami, Miami, FL, USA
SOFA(Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design), Navy Pier, Chicago, USA
Art Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Art Elysees, Champ-Elysees, Paris, France
"Summer Art Loft," Bergdorf Goodman, NYC, USA
ART16, Olympia, Lonon, UK
"Touch of KOREA," Kalman Maklary Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France
"The Need For My Care," Watefall Mansion & Gallery, New York, USA
BRAFA, Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium

2015 Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris, France
START, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Swab Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Art Elysees, Champ-Elysees, Paris, France
Art & Antique Hofburg, Vienna, Austria
"The Unit," Shinsegae Gallery, Gwangju, Korea
"Endless Art7," Brown Gallery, Seoul
KIAF(Korea International Art Fair), Coex, Seoul
Art Busan, Busan, Korea

2014 Art Karlsruhe 2014, Karlsruhe, Germany
ART.FAIR 2014, Koelnmesse Hall, Cologne, Germany
Guangzhou International Art Fair, Guangzhou, China
Art Canton 2014, Guangzhou, China
KIAF(Korea International Art Fair), Coex, Seoul
Estee Lauder Pink Art Exhibition, Ara Art Center, Seoul
2013 Art Karlsruhe 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany
Art Asia, Coex, Seoul
MANIF Seoul, Seoul Art Center, Seoul
2011 KIAF(Korea International Art Fair), Coex, Seoul
2010 Kangjin Celaddon Art Project, Kangjin
KIAF, Coex, Seoul
Gwangju Art Fair, Gwangju
2009 Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, USA
“Echanted Gallery”2008, Kimhae Arts Center, Kimhae
KIAF, Coex, Seoul
Daegu Art Fair, Daegu
2008 “Flower bloom birds”. Duru Art Space, Seoul
2007 Asian Contempory Art Fair. New York, USA
KIAF, Coex, Seoul
2006 “A Journey to Poem”, Insa Art Center, Seoul
2005 “My Private Gallery”. Kana Art Center, Seoul
2004 “Light of Contemporary Art”. Kim-Okgil Gallery, Seoul
2003 “ Trip of Painting to Poetry”, Insa Art Center, Seoul
2001 'Infinite Language' . Baekrok Gallery, Seoul
2000 The 14th YeoBaik Exhibition, Kongpyung Art Center. Seoul
1999 The 13th YeoBaik Exhibition . Hanwon Gallery. Seoul
“Korea! - Korean rising again”. Gallery Sang, Seoul
1998 “Next Generation Formative Art”. Seoho Gallery. Seoul
“21st century View of Korean Painting”, Seokyung Gallery. Seoul
The 12th YeoBaik Exhibition, Deokwon Gallery. Seoul
1997 The 16th Grand Art Exhibition of Korea, National Museum of
Contemporary Art, Seoul
The 11th YeoBaik Exhibitio, Insa Gallery, Seoul
1996 “Waweon”, Kongpyong Art Center, Seoul
“Korean Contemporary Art: The Present and Future”. Kowoon Art
Museum. Seoul
The 15th Grand Art Exhibition of Korea, National Museum of
Contemporary Art, Seoul
1995 “Pil Mook”. National Museum of Contemporary Art., Seoul
1994 The 13th Grand Art Exhibition of Korea, National Museum of
Contemporary Art, Seoul
“Clear Consciousness”. Woonggen Gallery, Seoul

Work Selection

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Space Station 6

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White Portrait 27