Sunny Kim

Sunny Kim (b. 1969, Seoul) lives and works in New York and Seoul. She received her BFA from Cooper Union, N.Y. and her MFA from Hunter College, N.Y. 


Sunny Kim reconstructs emotions of loss and displacement into an image that blurs the boundaries between reality and illusion. She collages fragments of her memories and time, both experienced and imagined, to build an emotional and sensory landscape. These images are used as instruments for building a world that keeps editing itself between imagination, hope, and darkness - while imbuing it with a sense of grounding. 


She has exhibited at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul and Gwacheon; The National Museum of Art, Osaka; Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul; Kunstalle Wien, Vienna; Culture Station Seoul 284, Seoul; A.P.T Gallery, London; Artists Space, New York; Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul; Gallery Hyundai 16 Bungee, Seoul; Space bm, Seoul; and A-Lounge, Seoul, among others. She has held residencies at MacDowell, Yaddo, Ucross Foundation, and MMCA Residency Changdong, and received grants from the Arts Council Korea, Platform Choice at Incheon Art Platform, and New Jersey State Council on the Arts. She was selected for the Korea Artist Prize 2017 and exhibited at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA, Korea) in 2002, 2016, 2017, and 2021.