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Artist Statement

My goal of painting is to communicate with others through my paintings. At the moment I find the beauty in an object, I begin to communicate with it. The object becomes personified to me, and at that moment we are connected. This is a time of meditation for me: when at last I can paint the object beautifully, I communicate with the viewers in turn through that painting. At that moment, three of us are connected: the object, me, and the viewer.

My intention of painting is to develop myself as an authentic human being who is expressing herself through the medium of painting for a joyous and colorful life. I want to create my painting in a carefree manner, easily and spontaneously, just as a fisherman sitting beside a lake thoroughly enjoys himself without necessarily intending to catch a big fish. However, I also wish that one day I will paint a real masterpiece which reflects my own true self. Just as a fisherman is suddenly overwhelmed by an enormous unexpected fish dangling at the end of his hook I similarly hope that a masterpiece will one day emerge from my spontaneous paintings


Associate of Fine Arts, Montgomery County Community College, Phila, PA (2013)
Bachelor in Landscape Architecture, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (2014~ 2017) 

Group Exhibition and Juried Show

Wayne Art Center Show, Nude Figure (2016)

PAFA Juried Show, Student Show (2016)  

PAFA Juried Show, Prospects for Origins  (2016)

Plastic Club Show, Workshop Show, Metamorphosis (2016)

Sketch Club Juried Show,The Art of the Flower (2016)

MCCC, Art Faculty and Invited Art Alumni Show,Fine Arts Center Gallery, Blue Bell, PA (2016)

PAC Group Show, Colors of Korea The Henry Gallery, Malvern, PA(2015)

MCGOPA, Summer Invitational (2014)

MCGOPA Juried Exhibition, Artists’ Perspective (2014)

Plastic Club Show, Weather, Travel, Small World (2014)

PAC Group Show, Harmony, Samuel Lieberman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2014)

Harmony of the Whole, The Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA (2014)

Courting Art Exhibition, What I love About Montgomery County Fine Arts Center Gallery, Blue Bell, PA (2013)

Awards and Honors

Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
First Prize in Painting, Student Show MCCC, Painting acquired by MCCC for its permanent collection (2013)
Award of Distinction for Painting, Student Show MCCC (2012)
Second Place for Painting, Student Show MCCC (2012)
Honorable Mention in Ceramics Student Show MCCC (2012)
Participant of Courting Art Exhibition What I love About Montgomery County Fine Arts Center Art Gallery, Blue Bell, PA
Two works published in Art & Literature in MCCC magazine (2013)

Published Work

MCGOPA Summer Invitational (2014)

MCCC, Art & Literature Magazine (2013)

MCCC, Art & Literature Magazine (2012)

Clara Soyoun Kim