Thursday, April 19, 2012

Press Release: Yong Joo Kim's Body of work will be represented at SOFA New York by Ornamentum.

This year, SOFA will open to the public in New York on April 20 – 23 and Yong Joo Kim's Body of work will be represented at the show by Ornamentum. ( The Park Armory / Park Ave and 67 St, New York ) The International Exposition of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) is a gallery-presented, international art exposition dedicated to bridging the worlds of design, decorative and fine art.

About Ornamentum 
Ornamentum is founded in 2002 and located in Hudson, NY. Ornamentum gallery represents a dynamic collection of international contemporary jewelry as well as related objects and artworks. Ornamentum is well established as a major force for introducing this exciting medium to new international audiences, working to help build many of the world’s most significant public and private collections of contemporary jewelry and playing a pivotal role in numerous acquisitions of important works by key museums.

About Yong Joo Kim 
A Native of Seoul, Korea, Yong Joo Kim is a Niche award winning artist who explores the concept of inner-beauty by investigating the relationship between the process of exploration and trust endowed to a material by an artist. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design with an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Yong Joo received the Adrianna Farrelli Prize for Excellence in Fiber Art from the Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as the prestigious Niche award in Jewelry: Sculpture to Wear category. She has also been the recipient of the Professional Arts Development (PAD) grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and a finalist for the Lydon Emerging Artist Award (LEAP). Her work has been internationally exhibited at museums and galleries in New York, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Seattle, Sydney, Firenze and Seoul. Her work has also been selected as part of the prestigious Museum of Arts and Design’s (MAD) permanent collection. She works and lives in Providence.

Opening Night Preview Gala
Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Park Avenue Armory
VIP Cardholders Preview 5:00 - 9:00 pm (Invitation Only)
Public Preview Gala 7:00 - 9:00 pm ($100.00)

Exposition hours:
Friday, April 20: 11a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, April 21: 11a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, April 22: 12p.m. - 6 p.m.
Monday, April 23: 11a.m.-5 p.m.
Tickets: One day admission $25 Four-day admission $40



More photos:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Showcase 500 Rings

I was pleased to find an image of my work on the back cover of this book! : D
The book is available on  Showcase 500 Rings by Marthe Le Van and Bruce Metcalf. Please take a look!

Artist: Yong Joo Kim
Reconfiguring the Ordinary: Lassoed and Overlapped
Hook-and-loop Tape: Fabricated/ 2011
Photograph by Affandi Setiawan

Monday, April 16, 2012

Niche Award Trophy

The Niche Award trophy arrived a couple weeks ago!  I finally had a chance to upload the photo here. : D
This is the first trophy I have received as an artist. Yeah! I am so happy!!!
Thank you my family and friends for encouraging me to keep doing what I do.