Seoul-born and Jersey raised, John Kim is an aspiring figurative sculptor. He earned a BFA from the Cooper Union (NYC) in 2001 and began a career as a graphic designer. John first became interested in figurative sculpture as a hobby, taking night classes at local schools. The hobby grew into a passion, and eventually lead him to the Florence Academy of Art where he spent three years training in sculpture and drawing. 

John graduated from the academy in 2016 and returned home to sunny California. He lives, works and plays in the Bay Area where he continues to improve his craft and explore his love of the figure.


exhibitions & awards

2016 12th International Arc Salon
Art Renewal Center

FACE 2016
The Society of Portrait Sculptors
La Galleria Pall Mall, London, UK
Commendation, The Heatherly School of Fine Art    

88th Grand National Exhibition
The American Artists Professional League
The Salmagundi Cub, New York, US
Caude Parsons Memorial Award

Florence Academy of Arts Open Studios
Florence, Italy
Honorable Mention, Sculpture
Honorable Mention, Drawing
Outstanding Performance in Beginning Sculpture