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Jae Yong Kim: Can't Stop Thinking About...

Jae Yung Kimjanuary 25 - May 17, 2015

Jae Yong Kim, born in South Korea, spent much of his childhood living in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia before returning to South Korea as he finished high school. In 1994 he moved to the United States to pursue university studies. These early experiences with moving abroad are explored throughout his work as an artist.

Jae Yong Kim’s work is rooted in his desire to understand and find his identity and the meaning of ‘Home.’ He explores these issues through the use of surrogate subjects in his work, such as donuts or snails. He is recognized and noticed for his quirky, eclectic, and humorous renditions of these subjects, and for his ability to create a relatable language for the viewer in order to deal with human issues such as cruelty, pain, anguish, joy, love, and friendship.

This exhibition, titled Can't Stop Thinking About..., features ceramic donuts from his Lusting after Donuts project.

Kim received his Bachelors of Fine Arts at the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, and his Masters of Fine Arts in Ceramics at Cranbrook Academy in Michigan.