Lacey Kim

Lacey Kim

New York, NY, United States

About Lacey Kim

Growing up in Korea, Kim found art quite naturally. She was a quiet child who enjoyed reading, drawing, calligraphy, and other peaceful activities. After graduating from Seoul Women’s University with a BFA she pursued an international education, completing an MA at Nottingham Trent University in the UK, then an MFA at New York’s Pratt Institute. Each place and experience has informed her creative process. Kim’s work, which is made up of lines that follow the flow of her unconscious mind, has been shown in cities like New York, Chicago, Miami, and Seoul.

Lacey Kim is an artist who is unafraid. Her work challenges the viewer to reconcile that which we see with that which we feel. Her free-flowing process, punctuated with moments of diligent detail, is itself a statement on what we conceive as ‘art’. By embracing and exploring the relationship between space and form, Kim achieves a startling resonance; we are confronted with the freely occurring - nature’s totality of forces. Her lines act both to define fields of coexistence and to provide a fleeting structure to that which knows no shape. Color patterns - and their breaking - articulate an understanding which is at once beyond us and shared by us all. Kim’s paintings require a departure from the expected, the contrived, the sensible; we must transcend fields of gesture and flow, and address at once the tension between order and entropy - what is known and what can only barely, momentarily, be grasped.


2009 MFA Pratt Institute NY USA
2007 MA Nottingham Trent University UK
2003 BFA Seoul Women’s University South Korea


Solo Exhibitions
2017 Vantage Point / Lobby Gallery at 1133 Ave of Americas Presented by ChaShaMa & Durst Organization – New York, NY
Before Mind / ChaShaMa space at 55 Broadway – New York, NY
2015 IN BETWEEN / Gallery Pirang - Heyri , South Korea
IN BETWEEN / Gallery Space Sun Plus - Seoul, South Korea
2014 IN BETWEEN / Gallery IMAZOO - Seoul, South Korea
2012 Dialogue of Silence / Yashar Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
2011 Dialogue of Silence / Gallery M - Vienna, Austria
Dialogue of Silence / Amos Eno Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
2010 Dialogue of Silence / Pop Art Factory - Seoul, South Korea
Dialogue of Silence / Chelsea West Gallery - New York, NY
2009 MFA Thesis Show / Steuben South Gallery - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Seeking / Galerie Gaia– Seoul, South Korea

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 SHIM Invitational Spring 2020 Showcase / SHIM on
2019 Aqua Art Miami / Aqua Hotel, Represented by Shim – Miami, FL
Superfine Art Fair / Union Market – Washinton D.C.
2018 Bushwick Open Studio 2018 / Space 776 Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
I DREAM in Blue and Green / LIC Arts Open Gallery at The Factory – Long Island City, NY
Summer Exhibition 2018 / LIC ArtsOpen Gallery at The Factory – Long Island City, NY
2017 Bushwick Invitational / Art Helix, organized by Shim (part of Bushwick Open Studios)- Brooklyn, NY
Making Connections / The Plaxall Gallery – Long Island City, NY
The Other Art Fair / Brooklyn EXPO Center – Brooklyn, NY
Design Art Fair / Seoul Art Center – Seoul, South Korea
2016 Wish You Were Here 15 / A.I.R Gallery – Brooklyn, NY
61st Changjak group show / Seoul Art Center – Seoul, South Korea
2015 Art Canvas Project / Gallery41 - Seoul, South Korea
Art Canvas Project / Gallerie Kunst Direkt - Regensburg, Germany
Sewol Ferry First Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition /
Ansan Cultural Art Center, South Korea
Objects standing in between (The Gift) / Gallery Space Sun Plus - Seoul, South Korea
2012 Movement of Passion / Peter Louis Space - New York, NY
2011 You Can Have Your Void And Eat It Too / Two Moon Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
AHL Foundation’s 2nd Silent Auction / The Space on White - New York, NY
Lucid Dreaming / Tompkins Square Gallery - New York, NY
Pop Up Art Show / Intermix Gallery The Chelsea Room in Hotel Chelsea – New York, NY
Art Beijing-Art Fair / Gallery M (Vienna, Austria) – Beijing, China
Better by The Dozen / Beacon Artist Union - Beacon, NY
In Vivid color / Euro Asian Art Center - Vienna, Austria
2010 Crossroads - Seven Acts / Amos Eno Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
Unwind / Lana Santorelli Gallery - New York, NY
National Juried Show Media Mix / Bancroft Gallery South Shore Art Center - MA
National Juried Show Image Attitude Impression / Union Street Gallery - Chicago, IL
2009 Generations7 / A.I.R Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
National Juried Show Not Big / Logsdon 1909 Gallery - Chicago, IL
National Juried Show Unbound / The Art Center - Highland Park, IL
National Juried Show 20/20 / Artspace MAGQ - Miami, FL
25th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition New Directions / Barrett Art Center - Poughkeepsie, NY
6thAnnual International Juried Exhibition / The Shore Institute of Contemporary Arts - Long Branch, NJ
2008 MFA Show/ Steuben South Gallery Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY
2006 100+ / Bonington Building - Nottingham, UK
Itemised / Surface Gallery - Nottingham, UK

Honors and Awards
2020 Featured Artist in (April)
2018 Featured Artist in (June)
2016 Featured Artist in Studio Visit Magazine (July)
2014 Artist of The Day (May 10th) / Saatchi Art
Featured in Saatchi Art’s Abstract Collection (Feb)
2012 AF Project Online Magazine: Featured Artist (June 18th)
Artist of The Week at Visual Overture online Magazine (April)