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    Mermaid pudding
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    Mermaid pudding

    , Minyoung Kim, 2021, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 152 x 180 cm

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    The willow tree
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    The willow tree

    , Minyoung Kim, 2021, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 180 x 270 cm

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    The moonlight
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    The moonlight

    , Minyoung Kim, 2021, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 157 x 140 cm

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    Who is your mum?
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    Who is your mum?

    , Minyoung Kim, 2021, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 60 x 53 cm

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    Whirlpool of the emotion
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    Whirlpool of the emotion

    , Minyoung Kim, 2021, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 208 x 152 cm

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    The moon in the ocean
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    The moon in the ocean

    , Minyoung Kim, 2021, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 176 x 180 cm

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    The night gallery
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    The night gallery

    , Minyoung Kim, 2021, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 180 x 221 cm

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    Song of the fire
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    Song of the fire

    , Minyoung Kim, 2021, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 65 x 53 cm

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    Reflection
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    Reflection

    , Minyoung Kim, 2021, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 180 x 149 cm

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    The moment of silence
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    The moment of silence

    , Minyoung Kim, 2021, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 43.5 x 35.5 cm

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  11. Minyoung Kim – MA/MFA

    Curriculum Vitae

    Education 

    2019 - 2021
    The Slade School of Fine Art 
    MFA 

    2012 - 2014
    Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea 
    MFA Printmaking

    2008 - 2012
    Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea 
    BA Western Painting

    Publications

    2021
    ArtMaze Magazine Issue 22 

    Awards

    2020 
    Max Werner Drawing Prize (nomination)

    Terence Cuneo Award 

    Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions

    2018
    The Night was Young (Selected Artist in Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture)  
    Place Mak, Laser, Seoul, South Korea 

    2016 
    The Wrecked Spaceship
    (Selected Artist in Beginners Project 2016) 
    Seogyo art space, Seoul, South Korea 

    2016
    The floating utopia (Selected Artist in Doll gallery) 
    Doll Gallery, Seoul, South Korea 

    2014
    Belt 2014 (Selected Artist) 
    Lee Hwaik Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

    Group Exhibitions

    2020 Slade Runner, ASC gallery, London, UK  
    2018 Seamless, Space Can, Seoul  
    2016 New Drawing Project, Yanju City Chang Uc Chin Museum of Art, Gyeonggi-Do
    2015 Breathing House Project 2, Thinking, Kimi Art Gallery, Seoul 

    Experience

    Residency

    2018 Marymod House with Can Foundation, Seoul  

Minyoung Kim – MA/MFA

I paint on unstretched raw canvas without the priming process. Before these types of canvas works were created, I made numerous paper drawings and now I think the way I paint most naturally resembles my drawings. The texture of the finished work expresses a blurry or softer feeling, such as one drawn with oil pastels or conté.

As for the work image, my canvas contains memories, anxiety, regret, desire, dreams, and everything inside me that I may not be able to express myself directly. I sincerely project myself onto the canvas. Sometimes I become a weak mermaid, a human-harming cat, and a woman with a threatening knife. On the other hand, my work is not only creepy but also cute. This can be seen as a mixture of heterogeneity, which is a dissonance of grotesque characteristics. The ironic scenes that evoke laughter with bizarre, eerie, mysterious feelings reflect another inner state, and are two sides of psychological anxiety and conflict to resolve it. I postulate this ambivalence word in my painting as creepy-cute.