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Born in Seoul, Korea, Heejung Kim has been producing art on the basis of the idea came from personal imagination and eastern philosophies, especially Buddhism. The major forms of her art works include drawings, artist books, and installation pieces.
Kim obtained an MA in Art Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991 and her MFA from SUNY at Stony Brook in 1994.
Kim had numerous exhibitions including solo exhibitions at Fairbanks Gallery in Oregon State University, the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery in New Jersey City University, Stephen Gang Gallery in Manhattan, and Kougeas Gallery in Boston, and group exhibitions at the Cleveland State University(OH), Asian American Arts Centre(NYC), SUNY at Stony Brook (NY), Heidi Cho Gallery (Chelsea, NYC), the Noyes Museum (NJ), and Art Appel Gallery, Athens, Greece.
The reviews on her art works include “ARTnews”(1997), “The New York Times” (2005), “Artists’ Books Reviews”(2006), “Ampersand”(2007), and “The Star-Ledger”(2009 / 2010).
Kim had taught studio arts at the New Jersey City University as an adjunct professor for 14 years and currently she teaches studio arts at the Raritan Valley Community College.