Myung Jin Kim

Myung Jin Kim
Still Life West Vanitas
Porcelain, underglaze, and wood, 2013
8 x 10 x 14 inches
Courtesy of the artist
Value: $2,600
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About the artist
Myungjin Kim was born in South Korea and received her MFA in ceramics from Seoul National University in 2002. Soon afterwards she moved to the United States. Her work as an artist addresses the nature of human life, mainly through creations in porcelain, some bearing drawn and painted illusionistic imagery. Her work is featured in private and public collections in the United States and Asia. Kim is scheduled for a solo exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art in the Fall of 2014. She currently teaches ceramics at Cal State Long Beach and is represented by Ferrin Contemporary in Massachusetts.

About the work
This porcelain still life stands in the age-old tradition of the vanitas or memento mori, in which the artist brings together a combination of objects designed to remind us of our mortality and the transient nature of all things.

Selected collections

  • Sonny and Gloria Kamm Collection, Los Angeles
  • Resnick Collection, Los Angeles
  • Igal and Diane Silber Collection, Laguna Beach

Selected exhibitions

  • Solo exhibition, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, Fall 2014
  • Pray/Captured, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, 2012
  • Ferrin at SOFA Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, 2008-2010