His paintings often appear to be pure abstractions, but upon investigation, they reveal a charged space that connects to the artist’s personal experiences and whose underlying ideas raise questions about issues from politics to environmentalism to cultural identity.
Byron Kim’s mid-career survey, Threshold traveled widely from the Berkeley Art Museum, USA to the Samsung Museum of Modern Art in Seoul and on to five other locations in the United States (2006–2007). Recent solo and group exhibitions include Byron Kim, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, USA (2015); Encounters and Collisions, Nottingham Contemporary, UK (2015); Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s, Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey, USA (2015); NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, New Museum, New York (2013); The Sunday Paintings, Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio, USA (2012); Time-Lapse, SITE Sante Fe, USA (2012); Colour Chart: Reinventing Colour, 1950 to Today, Tate Liverpool, UK (2008) and Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2000, 2008).
His work is in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, USA; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Berkeley Art Museum, California; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC; the M+ Museum, Hong Kong; the Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, USA; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, USA; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Byron Kim, born in 1961, is a Senior Critic at Yale University. Kim lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received a BA from Yale University in 1983 and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1986.
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