김명범 Myeongbeom Kim
Myeongbeom Kim (Korean, b.1976) received his MFA in sculpture from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2008. Previously, he studied environmental sculpture at University of Seoul, South Korea. Kim’s installations and sculpture contain both man-made and natural elements, with the aim to create surreal and dream-like spaces, and often incorporate suspension and living creatures confined in light bulbs or helium balloons.
His work has been exhibited in the United States as well as in South Korea. He currently lives and works in Seoul and Chicago, IL. (via: artnet.com)
‘I try to examine how my surrounding is perceived and remembered. To do this, I listen to a whisper from objects within my surroundings. I attempt and intimate, private dialogue with the world, trying to concretely present the way other things approach me, by using other mediums,’ he explains. Myeongbeom Kim mainly uses heterogeneous objects. He has consistently experienced his surrounding objects from the perspective of life, growth, and decline, which lends vitality to his work. ‘I see my environment from the viewpoint of life,’ he summarizes. (via: ignant.com)
● School of The Art Institute of Chicago, MFA (Sculpture), Chicago, U.S.A.
● University of Seoul, BFA, Environmental Sculpture, Seoul, Korea
06/2011 Solo Project “Tree boat” with Fist_Art Foundation, Dorado, Puerto Rico.
10/2010 Solo Public Performance(Chicago Artist month) “Immigration”, Chicago River, Chicago, U.S.A.
08/2010 Solo exhibition “Piece” Noam Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
10/2009 Solo exhibition “One” Doosan Gallery, Seoul, Korea
09/2009 Solo exhibition “One” Doosan Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.
02/2009 Solo exhibition “Breath” Thomas Master Gallery, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
03/2008 Solo exhibition “Crown” Gallery UNO, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
09/2004 Solo exhibition “LIFE” Seoul, Korea
09/2011 “Korea Tomorrow 2011″ Seoul Art Center, Seoul, Korea.
08/2011 “Wild Kingdom” Gallery 1 & 2, Taxas State University – San Marcos, Taxas, U.S.A.
09/2010 “Incoming _ Outgoing” Zaha Museum, Seoul, Korea.
07/2010 “Dual Phase” Gallery Skape, Seoul, Korea.
05/2010 Evergreen Biennial, Evergreen Museum, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
11/2009 “Romantic Holiday” Avenuel Gallery, Seoul, Korea.
06/2009 “Joan Mitchell Foundation 2008 MFA Grant Recipients” Cue Art Foundation, New York, U.S.A.
04/2009 “PARTISAN” Curated by Mary Jane Jacob, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
01/2009 “New Work” Sullivan Gallery, Chicago, IL U.S.A.
11/2008 “Root & Shadow” Dunham Gallery, Aurora, IL U.S.A.
10/2008 “Around the Coyote 2008 Fall Arts Festival” Chicago, IL U.S.A.
10/2008 “2008 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards”
……………….International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, New Jersey. U.S.A.
10/2008 “Heating Up” Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL. U.S.A.
08/2008 “The Faketure Consortium of Artists” Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
08/2008 Summer Show 2008, AL Castello Di S. Severa, Rome. Italy.
06/2008 “Coreless” Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
05/2008 “Nippon Steal Art Appreciation Program” Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
04/2008 ART CHICAGO – Balloon performance, Merchandise Mart, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
01/2008 “Limbo” G2 Gallery, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
12/2007 “The Chicago Housing Authority Exhibition” Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
12/2007 “1st CONTEMPORARY & MORDERN ART JURIED EXHIBITION’ Korean Cultural Center
……………….LA, CA. U.S.A.
12/2007 “Nippon Steal Art Appreciation Program” Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
11/2007 “THIS IS ALL REALLY HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!” ALOGON GALLERY, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
09/2007 “THIS IS NOT A SELF PORTRAIT” G2 GALLERY, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
06/2011 Lecturer – Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico (M.A.C. PR) – Puerto Rico.
11/2010 Visiting Artist – Sculpture Department – The School of the Art Institute of Chicago(SAIC). U.S.A.
11/2009 Lecturer – Department of Environmental Sculpture – University of Seoul, Korea
11/2009 Lecturer – Department of Urban Sociology -University of Seoul, Korea
03/2010 SEMA 2010 Young Artists – ?Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea.
02/2009 Smack Mellon Hot Picks – Smack Mellon New York. U.S.A.
10/2008 Best New Artist Award Winner – Around the Coyote 2008 Fall Arts Festival Chicago. IL. U.S.A.
06/2008 Outstanding students – Sculpture magazine (ISC), U.S.A.
05/2008 Fellowship – School of Art Institute of Chicago, U.S.A.
04/2008 Fellowship – Joan Mitchell Foundation in New York, U.S.A.
12/2007 Nippon Steel Fellowship, Chicago, IL, U.S.A.