Woomin Kim

March 4-25, 2017

Woomin Kim,  Unknown Species , 2016, shaved fur coats

Woomin Kim, Unknown Species, 2016, shaved fur coats

Woomin Kim

Woomin Kim exhibits a series of works that explore the differences between domesticity and wildness. Kim focuses on the placement of animals in contemporary, urban setting. Taken from their original context and modified, Kim weaves and crochets sculptures made of fur harvested from used coats. The resulting forms parallel the depiction of animals in modern society—as characters in movies, captives in zoos, as pets, etc. Those presentations of animals, like Kim’s sculptures, are flattened, abstracted, and homogenized versions of the original, done so to somehow obscure their natural state.

In 2015 Kim graduated with an MFA from the School of Art Institute in Chicago. She holds an MFA and BFA from Seoul National University, Korea. She has exhibited widely throughout Seoul and Chicago and recently had a juried show in Los Angeles and Boston. Kim is the recipient of the KCCLA Best of Show and a Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant Program Finalist Award. She participated in residencies including Vermont Studio Center with a full fellowship award, ACRE Residency and HATCH Projects in Chicago. Kim lives and works in East Boston, Massachusetts.