Hayoung Kim studied Fine Art at the Royal Academy, London. She has won numerous prizes including the Jerwood Prize from the Royal Academy of Art and has exhibited internationally. Kim was awarded the Glenffidich Artist Residency Programme in Scotland in the summer of 2010.
2009 Postgraduate, Royal Academy, United Kingdom, London (in progress) 2007 BFA, Graduate school of painting Dept, Hongik University painting, Seoul, Korea 2002 Sun-Hwa Arts high school Seoul, Korea Graduate
I am very interested in human nature, feelings, vulnerability, organic objects and how they are perceived in real life. My work is about human beings who I explore with a curious gaze. I am interested in the mind and the body, our desire for perfection, DNA, designer babies, superhumanity, posthumanism, the primordial soup, and everything that makes us human. For me, the chemical reactions that occur inside our bodies bring about constant, restless change and transformation. Just as elements react within the body, I want a process whereby the viewer reacts viscerally to the image.
2010 ArtDaegu, Daegu Korea 2010 Premiums Royal Academy Interim Exhibition, London GB 2010 RA Show at the Royal Automobile Club, London GB 2009 'Mindscape of the 21st Century', AndrewJamesArt, B-TAP, Shanghai, China 2009 Royal Academy Summer Show, London GB 2009 The Dover Arts Club Exhibition, London GB 2006 The International Art Exhibition Commemorating Hongik University's 60th anniversary Museum of contemporary Art, Hongik University, Seoul Korea