HyunRyoung Kim

HyunRyoung Kim

Mississauga, ON, Canada

About HyunRyoung Kim

Born in Korea and immigrated to Canada.
Through the border between the artist and the audience, I desire to depict the world both in visual and spiritual sense. In my belief, art was what drew me nearer to the world, yet helped me see it from a different eye.
My ideology is to express the world’s spiritual presence through introspection and contemplation. The creating progress is based on spontaneity, resistance, unintentional, and simplification as well. In this manner, I continuously develop a relationship between colors, shapes, portions, lines and mediums and make bold manifestation on the canvas in a large, gestural, abstract form which opens up to the infinite possibilities of connection through exploration of the world surrounding and within us. The classification of my abstract style can be observed as the universe, nature, human, birth, death, and relationships between them.

Being featured "One to Watch" at SaatchiArt onlineGallery

-From 'HyunRyoung Kim;Relatioal Space Catalogue Essay
Although HyunRyoung Kim's large abstract painting make bold visual statements, their development stems from a place of quiet introspection and contemplation.
Kim explores relationships between colours, shapes, figure and ground in a visual language that is at once intellectual and emotive. Kim aims to depict both the 'fact' and the emotion of the world around us; the sensorial as well as the spiritual or ephemeral. Kim invites us to open up to the infinite possibilities of connection with and exploration of the world around and within us.
One omnipresent element of this world, as it is played out in these spare, ethereal and yet evocative works is a strong black line; a striking contrast against the large expanses of white, and the pale, amorphous blooms of colour that make up the canvas. To Kim, this line is a representation of the force of fate in our lives, which for her is given-a 'fact'-and its incursions on the canvas are emblematic of fate's interactions with all the ideas, emotions, relationships and events in our lives, made manifest on her canvases in large, gestural, abstract forms.
The black line of fate is juxtaposed with the visual embodiment of the perhaps more capricious and ephemeral aspects of our lives; our fleeting thoughts and desires, our brief encounters. Indeed, both on the plane of the canvas and in life, it often seems that the external momentum of fate threatens to intrude upon these internal, personal elements by force. But in Kim's work, however unyielding the black line of fate line may be, it sometimes seems thrown off course, veering out of the way of the vibrant ebullience of emotion. We are left with a sense of movement, contrast and change. Our lives are constantly in flux; we constantly course correct based on new information, events, and influences. Kim's canvases speak to this resilience, mutability and resourcefulness in the face of the monumental and unrelenting.
- Kendra Ainsworth (AGM Curator )


2008 Fine Arts,Sheridan College, Canada
1987 Bachelor of Business Administration, National University of Kang Won, South Korea


2017"Let Art Tell Your Story" Catalog, Limited by Saatchi Art
2015 OSA 142nd OJE "Order in Disorder", John B. Aird Gallery, Wyndham Award
2012 MARTY Award EMERGING Artist Honorable mention, Mississauga Arts Council
2012 ArtWorks Oakville 13th Annual Juried Show, Juror's choice
2011 ArtWorks Oakville 12th Annual Juried Show, Honorable mention
2011 IMPACT, NeilsonParkCreativeCentre 19th Annual Juried Exhibition, Second Prize

2017 Collector Favorites: January, ed.2, Art News, Saatchi Art, https://canvas.saatchiart.com/art/art-news/collector-favorites-january-ed-2
2016 'A Day In The Life' canvas.saatchiart.com/culture/mississauga-a-day-in-the-life-of-local-artist-hyunryoung-kim, Feb 16, 2016
2013 'One To Watch' canvas.saatchiart.com/art/one-to-watch/hyunryoung-kim, August 05,2013
2013 ShowDown 'In Living Colour' finalist,Saatchionline
2012 MARTY AWARD EMERGING Artist Honourable mention, Mississauga Arts Council


2021 ArtWorks Oakville 21th AJS, QEPCCCgallery, Canada
2021 Salon 15, Propeller gallery, Toronto, Canada
2020 SCA Online International Juried Exhibition
2020 Art Gallery of Mississauga Benefit Art Auction
2020 Living Art Centre, Mississauga, Canada
2019 "OFF THE WALL", Propeller Gallery, Toronto
2019 "BLUE l BLEU IMPULSE", Propeller Gallery, Toronto
2019 Art Gallery of Mississauga 15th Annual Art Auction, Toronto
2018"Northern Tendencies", Propeller Gallery, Toronto
2018 "A Showcase of Abstraction", SCA elected member's exhibition
2018 Intersection: My World-My Community, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2018 Papermill Gallery, Todmorden Mills Museum. Toronto
2018 SCA International Open Juried Exhibition
2018Art Gallery of Mississauga Benefit Art auction, Canada
2017Art Gallery of Mississauga 14th annual fine art auction, Canada
2017 'Live longer, Piss off Your Heirs/Curated by Olga Korper+Taiga Lipson', Propeller Gallery, Toronto
2016ArtWorksOakville17thAJS,QEPCCC Gallery,Oakville 2016SCA2016OpenNationalOnlineJuriedExhibition
2015NEXT!,TheArts&LettersClub of Toronto
2015GroupExhibition,Beaux-Arts Brampton,Canada
2015OSA142ndOJE"Order in Disorder",JohnB.Aird Gallery (Wyndham Award)
2015 SCA2015National Open Juried Online Exhibition
2014 IMPACT2014 22th Annual Juried Exhibition, NPCC
2014 SCAelected members exhibition, Etobicoke Art Gallery
2014 XIT-RM: Relational Space, AGM
2014 VAM 36th ANNUAL JURIED SHOW OF FINE ARTS, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Canada
2013 IMPACT2013 NPCC's 21st Annual Juried Exhibition, Toronto,CANADA
2013 14th AnnualJuriedShow, ArtWorksOakville, Oakville,ON,Canada
2013 The Winner's Circle, invitation-only exhibition for award winning artists, NeilsonParkCreativeCentre, Etobicoke,ON,Canada
2013 VAM 35th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Canada
2012 ArtWorksOakville 13th Annual Juried Show, Oakville,ON,Canada (awarded Juror's choice)
2012 BAB Juried Show 2012, Beauxi-Art Brampton, Canada
2012 VAM 34th Annual Juried Show of Fine ARTS, Art Gallery of Mississauga, ON, Canada
2011 IMPACT 2011, NeilsonParkCreativeCentre19th Annual Juried Exhibition, Etobicoke, Toronto, Canada (awarded second prize)
2011 Group Exhibition by Mississauga Arts Council, Toronto, Canada
2011 ArtWorksOakville 12th Annual Juried Show, Oakville,ON,Canada (awarded honorable mention)
2011 ArtParis2011, Saatchi Gallery, Le Grande Palais, Paris, France
2010 The First Solo Exhibition, Visual Arts Mississauga, ON, Canada