BIOGRAPHY

Byron Kim

Born in 1961, La Jolla, US
Lives and works in Brooklyn, US


Education

1986     Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, US
1983     B.A., Yale University, New Haven, US


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019
Byron Kim: The Sunday Paintings, moCa Cleveland, Cleveland, US

2018
Sky, Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea
Sunday Paintings, 1/7/01 to 2/11/18, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US

2016
Mud Root Ochre Leaf Star, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US

2015
Pond Lily Over Mushroom Cloud: Byron Kim Adapts the Black on Black Cosmology of Maria Martinez, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, US

2013
Spencer Finch & Byron Kim: Day and Night, James Cohan Gallery, Shanghai, China

2012    
The Sunday Paintings, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, US

2011    
Byron Kim, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US
Byron Kim, PKM Trinity Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2008    
Irwin’s Disc, The U.N. Building, and Other Paintings, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, US

2006
Threshold, Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, US; traveled to Samsung Museum of Art, Rodin Gallery, Seoul, Korea; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale; Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, US

2005    
Oddly Flowing, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, US

2004    
Permanent, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco, US

2001    
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, US

1999
Whitney Phillip Morris: wall drawings by Byron Kim, Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris, New York, US
Roche's Point Studies, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, US

1998    
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, US
Byron Kim: Process, Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, US

1997
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, US

1996
Grey-Green, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., US
Baumgartner Galleries, Washington, D.C., Dieu Donne Papermill, New York, US

1995
Korea Arts Foundation of America, Los Angeles, US
Kiang Gallery, Atlanta, US

1994
Matrix 125, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, US
Galerie Francesca Pia, Bern, Switzerland
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, US


1993    
Baumgartner Galleries, Washington D.C., US
Byron Kim and Glenn Ligon, AC Project Room, New York, US

1992
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, US
Byron Kim and Kiki Smith, AC Project Room, New York, US


Selected Group Exhibitions

2021
The Slipstream: Reflection, Resilience, and Resistance in the Art of Our Time,  Brooklyn Museum, NY, US 
Trauma : Shooting the Pulitzer + 15 minutes, Daejeon Museum of Art, Daejeon, Korea 
Artists and the Rothko Chapel: 50 Years of Inspiration, Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, Texas, US

2020
Axis of Horizon, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Unconstrained Textiles: Stitching Methods, Crossing Ideas, Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT), Hong Kong

2019
This Skin of Ours (curated by Liz Park), Carnegie Mellon University’s Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, Pittsburgh, US
Weather Report (curated by Richard Klein), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, US
One Shiny Day, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea
Borders, James Cohan Gallery, New York, US

2018    
The 12th Gwangju Biennale: Imagined Borders, Gwangju, Korea
Real DMZ Project, Cheorwon, Korea
Tastes of Weather, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2017
Cheap Suitcase, Ron Athey, Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE, COUM Transmissions, Bob Flanagan/Sheree Rose/Mike Kelley, Clarity Haynes, Byron Kim, June Yong Lee, Bob Mizer, Catherine Opie, Ariana Page Russell, Hannah Wilke, and Rona Yefman, Invisible Exports, New York, US
Blue Black, curated by Glenn Ligon, Pulitzer Arts, St. Louis, US

2016
5th Anyang Public Art Project, Anyang, Korea
This is a Portrait If I Say So: Identity in American Art, 1912 - Today, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, US
Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US

2015
Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK; traveled to Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
The Untold Want, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
Sharjah Biennial 12: The past, the present, the possible, Sharjah, UAE
Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; traveled to Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, US

2014
Beyond and Between, Leeum - Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2013
Eye to i: 3,000 Years of Portraiture, Katonah Museum of Art, Westchester, US
Skin: an Artistic Atlas, Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Ireland
NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, New Museum, New York, US
Day after Day: The Diaristic Impulse, Univbersity Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, US

2012    
Radical Terrain, Rubin Museum, New York, US
The Very Large Array: San Diego/Tijuana Artists in the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, US
Dislocation, Daegu Art Museum, Daegu, Korea

2011
Unfolding Tales: Selections from the Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, US
          
2010    
Hard Targets, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, US
Centennial Celebration of Yi Sang's Birth, Arko Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2009    
Faces & Facts: Korean Contemporary Art in New York, Queens Museum of Art, New York, US
The Endless Renaissance, Bass Museum of Art, Miami, US
Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK

2008    
7th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today – MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, US

2007    
Void in Korean Art, Leeum – Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea
Like Color in Pictures, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, US
Not for Sale, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, US

2006    
Gifts Go in One Direction, Apexart, New York, US
New Now Next - The Contemporary Blanton, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, US
Work in Progress, DUMBO Arts Centre, Brooklyn, US
Frontiers – Collecting the Art of Our Time, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, US

2005    
Collection Remixed, Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, US

2004    
Specific Objects – The Minimalist Influence, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, US

2003    
Visualizing Identity, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, US
Approaching Objects, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
Somewhere Better Than This Place: Alternative Social Experience in the Spaces of Contemporary Art, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, US
Whiteness, A Wayward Construction, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, US

2002    
Skin, Museé de la Civilisation, Quebec, Canada
Family Ties, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, US
Mask or Mirror? A Play of Portraits, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, US

2001    
American Tableaux, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US
Claude Monet and the Modern Age, Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, München, Germany And Fondation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
Here and Now, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland and Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland
It’s Not What You See: Perverting Minimalism, Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain

2000    
Good Business is the Best Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, US
3rd Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju, Korea
KOREAMERICAKOREA, Artsonje Center, Seoul and Artsonje Museum, Gyeongju, Korea

1999    
Drawing for the Present Tense, Parsons School of Design, New York, US
Negotiating Small Truths, Blanton Museum, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, US
Between the Unknown Straits - art Now in Japan and Korea, Meguro Museum of Art, Tokyo; traveled to The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan, and the Korean Culture and Art Foundation, Seoul, Korea
Waxing Poetic: Encaustic Art in America, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ and Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, US
Contemporary Collectors XIV, Museum of Contemporary art San Diego, La Jolla, US

1998    
Kiki Smith, Byron Kim, Anne Chu, AC Project Room, New York, US
Space/Sight/Self, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, US
Formal Innovations: Reworking Minimalism in the 1990s, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, US
100 Years of Sculpture: From the Pedestal to the Pixel, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US
After the Fall: Aspects of Abstract Painting Since 1970, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, US

1996
Face to Face: Recent Abstract Painting, List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge, US
Face Value, Wexner Center, Columbus, US
A Glimpse of the Norton Collection As Revealed by Kim Dingle, Site Santa Fe, Santa Fe, US

1995
The Figure/The Body, American Art: 1945-1995, Museum of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, US
Art at the Edge: Tampering: Artists & Abstraction Today, High Museum, Atlanta, US
Sites of Being, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, US
25 Americans: Painting in the 90s, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, US
Face Value: American Portraits, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, US
Modesty, A Policy: Junge Malerie aus New York, Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Kiel, Germany
Works on Paper, Todd Gallery, London, UK
Critical Distance: Between Art and Architecture, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, US

1994
Pleasant Pebble, The Work Space at Dolgenos, Newman and Cronin, New York, US

1993
Spheres of Influence: Artists and their Students in the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, US
Markets of Resistance, White Columns, New York, US
American Academy Invitational, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, US
Prospect 1993, Frankfurter Kustverein, Frankfurt, Germany
Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
Skin Deep, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, US
Physical Evidence, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, US

1992
Sleeping with The Enemy: A Theory on the Persistence of Dialects, Four Walls, Brooklyn, US
Slow Art, P.S. 1 Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Queens, New York, US

1991
Color Theory, SUNY Old Westbury, Long Island, US
Salvage Utopia, AC Project Room, New York, US
The Naked and The Raw, P.S. 122, New York, US
Race and Culture, 494 Gallery and C.C.N.Y. Gallery, New York, US

1990
Micro-Colonization, AC Project Room, New York, US
Artists in the Marketplace, The Bronx Museum, Bronx, US
China: June 4, 1989, organized by Asian American Arts Centre, P.S. 1, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Queens, US

1989
China: June 4, 1989, organized by Asian American Arts Centre, Blum Helman Warehouse, New York, US
Skowhegan Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME and Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, US
Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, US

1988
34th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Institute at the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, US
Yesterday: Reflections on Childhood, Asian American Arts Centre, New York, US


Selected Awards

2019
Robert De Niro, Sr. Prize, New York, US

2017
Fine Arts Guggenheim Fellowship, New York, US

2008    
Alpert Award in the Arts, Santa Monica, US

2002    
UCROSS, Cal Arts Alpert Residency, Sheridan, US

1998    
Sirius Arts Centre, Residency Programme, County Cork, Ireland

1997    
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, New York, US

1995    
National Endowment for the Arts Award, Washington D.C., US

1994    
New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, New York, US
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, New York, US
The Korea Arts Foundation of America, Award for the Visual Arts, Los Angeles, US

1993
The Louise Nevelson Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, US

1991
Diverse Forms Artists' Projects Grant funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Jerome Foundation, New York, US

1990
Artist-in-Residence Grant, New York State Council on the Arts, New York, US


Selected Public and Private Collections

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, US
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, US
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, US
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, US
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, US
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., US
John’s Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, US
Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, US
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, US
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, US
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., US
Norton Family Collection, Santa Monica, US
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C., US
Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, US
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US
Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C., US
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, US
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, US



EXHIBITIONS

Sky
Feb 1, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018

VIDEOS

Installation Video
Byron Kim: Sky


MEDIA COVERAGE

Exhibition: Sky

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