Lacey Kim
Medium: Painting

Studio Location:
Reis Studios - Studio# 344
43-01 22nd Street



Artist Bio:
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 an international education, completing an MA at Nottingham Trent University in the UK (2007), and an MFA from the Pratt Institute in New York (2009). Kim's work has been exhibited globally in cities like New York, Chicago, Vienna, Miami and Seoul, and she has lived and worked on three continents. Her non-representational style has attracted attention from critics and galleries worldwide. Today Kim is based in New York.

Artist Statement:
My work is expressed through lines, which are a means of expressing my freedom. Sometimes curved, other times straight, the line represents something that exists not just in one field, but throughout infinite experience. Colorful lines meet one another freely and create unexpected forms. When working, I follow the flow of my unconscious mind. The harmony of opposites - real and relative, free flowing and driven by rules - is what my paintings express.
I try to be true to myself while I paint. I believe directness of acting and being is the way to one's true nature. This nature is not something we make; it is already there. Zen teaches that we spend years forgetting and abandoning this nature, but that we can always access it again. Once realized, this clear approach translates effortlessly to everything I create. I consider the contents of each painting to reflect a captured moment, the record of a genuine experience, and hope my works provide viewers with a window to the truth of their own being.

All images and text copyright Lacey Kim