Joon Yong Kim

Born 1972, Busan, Korea

“Joon Yong Kim’s deeply carved and polished vessels escape function, now only sometimes reserved for the ceremonial, a nurtured topographic exterior ritual. Thick and thin points in the vessels mass accommodate a gentle gradation of naturally inspired and often complimentary coloring. The greens of fresh spring sprouts, burnt oranges and umbers are paired with somber purples and the blue of night; the lot made whole and seamlessly integrated beneath a buffed sheen.
By transcending simple dexterity and shrewd choice, Joon attains a certain sensual extravagance, elevating the whole to a point of refinement by device where method is truly inseparable from product (and vice-versa). Beneath an exterior lustre, Joon has nurtured enlightenment.”
John Drury

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Working in Seoul, Korea

1996                Bachelor of Fine Art, Kook-Min University, Seoul, Korea
2000                Master of Fine Art, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, USA


Joon Yong Kim has work in the following public collections:

The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Rakusuitei Museum of Art, Toyama, Japan
Dogye Glass World, Samchuk, South Korea
Glass Island Mac Art Museum, Ansan, South Korea
Korean Craft Museum, Cheongju, South Korea
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea
Seoul Museum of Craft, Seoul, South Korea

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