Eunjoo Kim | 김은주

Eunjoo Kim was born in 1965 in Busan and still live there, Busan is a coastal city with an ocean. And she has been drawing with a pencil for over 20 years. For a period of about 15 years she had only drawn the human body. Drawing the human body was an expression of her situation and what she wanted to say. It was a place of comfort, not sinking, rising again, and not falling down because of the rigors of life.

It seemed as if she would forever draw the human body, yet after her father's passing, water as a subject came to her. The sea of father's and her home- warm and
serene longing. She realized that the ocean to her is not a seascape but an inner rhythm. By drawing the waves she saw the sea where the waves gathered.


Drawing taught her the nature beyond recognition. As she draws, the things that existed within her are found one by one. There were times when she thought about what to draw. But now she doesn't bother. She knows the real picture penetrates  the image and approaches her with sincerity. Holding a pencil and drawing on a piece of paper. As she draws a leaf from the center, before she knows it becomes a flower.


The place where she lives is windy. When the wind blows, the still landscape begins to breathe, Flowers in the wind, the wind has no appearance. Move between things and whirl around to know Iet her know it is there. The power to move things. Empty space is wind. She quietly drew a flower. Lines gathered on small pencils to form petals, and the petals gathered to form large flowers. The wind blows inside her, and the flower flutters. 

Now she is drawing a flower, but she know this is not a flower. When she draws a picture, it disappears and only the act of drawing remains. To be calm. It doesn't matter what she draws. She tries to borrow form and put energy in her nature. 

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biography

EDUCATION

2011  MFA in Fine art major, Busan Women's Graduate School (present, Silla Graduate School) Busan, Korea

2008  BFA in Fine art major, Busan Women's University (present, Silla University) Busan, Korea

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018  Art Sohyang, Gallery LUX, Busan and Seoul, Korea

2016  Posco Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

2014  Art Stage Singapore, Form Gallery, Singapore

2014  Gallery Caution, Tokyo, Japan

2014  Haewaspace, Gwangjuj, Korea

2014  Gallery Form, Busan, Korea

2013  Gallery Royal, Seoul, Korea

2012  Migo Gallery, Busan, Korea

2011  Simyo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2010  Shinhwa Gallery, Hong Kong

2008  Kim's Art Field, Cultural Space Vium, Busan, Korea

2007  Alliance Francaise, Velvet Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2006  Munhwa Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2005  Gallery Pyundonamu, Songeun Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2004  Insa Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2002  Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2002  Munhwa Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2002  Dukwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea 

2001  Busan City Hall Gallery, Busan, Korea

2001  Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

1999  Jeon Kyung Sook Gallery, Busan, Korea

1997  Jeon Kyung Sook Gallery, Busan, Korea

1995  Space World, Busan, Korea

1990  KBS Hall, Busan, Korea

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021  Greatness of Everyday : The Narratives, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

2021  Art on Paper, Carin Gallery, Busan, Korea

2020  ART NOW3, Seoul Auction Gangnam Center, Seoul Korea

2020  Artist’s Pencil, Curator's Atelier 49, Seoul, Korea

2019  The 37th Korea Galleries Art Fair 2019, Gallery LUX, COEX, Seoul, Korea

2019  Art Busan 2019, Gallery LUX, Busan, Korea

2019  From the past, Art Sohyang, Busan, Korea

2019  LA Art Show, Simyo Gallery, Los Angeles Convention Center, LA, U.S.A

2019  Poma Collection, Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea

2018  Hommage to Posco, Posco Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

2018  Contemporary Significance of Asian Art Lecture of The 5th Neo-Moroism, Tokyo Gallery - Tsinghua University Museum, Beijing, China

2018  Femaie Artists in Our Time, Pohang Museum of Steel Art, Pohang, Korea

2018  Art Busan 2018, Gallery LUX , Bexco, Busan, Korea

2018  PRIVATE AND HISTORICAL, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

2018  KIAF 2018, Art Sohyang, Seoul, Korea

2018. Peony Garden, Woljeon Museum Of Art ICHEON, Icheon, Korea

2018  SCOPE MIAMI, Simyo Gallery, Miami, U.S.A

2017  Art Central Hong Kong, Maec Gallery, Hong Kong

2017  ART KARLSRUHE, NUOVO Gallery, Germany

2017  EYE-OPENING, Gallery LUX, Seoul, Korea

2017  Art Busan 2017, Gallery LUX , Busan, Korea

2015  Art Stage Singapore, Form Gallery, Singapore

2015  ART in MIND, Design gallery, Seoul, Korea

2015  Beyond the boundaries of the central axis, Sunsang Gallery, Beijing, China

2015  Into Thin Air, Kumho Museum, Seoul, Korea

2014  Artist, portrait of the aesthetic soul – 127 Artists Felix met, Kim Bo Sung Art Center, Seoul, Korea

2014  Milano Affordable Art Fair, Simyo Gallery, Milano, Italy

2014  Art Show Busan, Gallery Form, Busan, Korea

2014  Flower Object, Gallery Hogam, Seoul, Korea

2014  Window of K-art, Kasablanka mall Jakarta, Indonesia – National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

2014  Affordable Art Fair Singapore, Simyo Gallery, Singapore

2014  Affordable Art Fair New York, Form Gallery, New York, U.S.A

2014  City Built on the Road_Busan, Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum, Nagasaki, Japan

2014  Feel, I Feel For You, CSP111 Art Space, Seoul, Korea

2014  Face to Face – Yahon Chang & Kim Eun Ju, Art Space Ben, Seoul, Korea

2014  T3-Tea Culture of Korea, China and Japan, Merciel Bis, Busan, Korea

2014  6 ANIVERSARIO INAUGURACIÓN, Galeria Ethra, Mexico city, Mexico

2013  The space of thought, Gana Art, Busan, Korea

2013  Korean Art : Era of Grand Navigation, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

2012  Asia Top Gallery Hotell Art Fair Hong Kong, Simyo Gallery, Hong Kong

2012  Drawing Diary, Shinsegqe Gallery, Gwangju, Seoul, Incheon, Busan, Korea

2012  BLOOMING ART, Lotte Gallery, Daejeon, Korea

2012  Face to Face, Kimsartfield Museum, Busan, Korea

2012  Kim Eun Ju & Hong Ji Yeon-Two in One, Gallery Migo, Busan, Korea

2012  Art Show Busan, Bexco, Busan, Korea

2012  Art Gwangju 12, Kim Dae Jung Convention Center, Gwangju, Korea

2012  Mento mentee, Maec Gallery, Busan, Korea

2012  Busan Cultural Foundation-Asia Residency Program in Nepal 'Nomadic Time and Space, LASANAA - Annapuma Region, Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal

2011  Rabbit, Run Exhibition, Lotte Avenuel Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2011  Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair Hong Kong, Shin hwa Gallery, Hong Kong

2011  SOAF, CSP111 ArtSpace, Seoul, Korea

2011  Visible Invisible, Gallery Royal, Seoul, Korea

2011  Local to Local Busan in Taipei, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei

2010  Form&Formless, Form Gallery, Busan, Korea

2010  Triangle, Maec Gallery Busan, Korea

2010  Long Live Drawing! 2, Creative Center Daejon Museum of Art, Daejon, Korea

2010  KIAF, Simyo Gallery, COEX, Seoul, Korea

2010  Busan Biennale 2010, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

2010  Singapore Art Fair, Simyo Gallery, Singapore

2009  Still Life, Shinsegye Art Wall Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2009  The Jungle, POSCO Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

2009  Pepperoni Syndrome, Maec Gallery, Busan, Korea

2009  A Journey to Nature, Kim Eun-ju & Jo In-ho Exhibition, Shinhwa Gallery, Hong Kong

2009  The Head, Kim’s Art Field museum, Busan, Korea

2009  KIAF, Simyo Gallery, COEX, Seoul, Korea

2009  Singapore Art Fair, Simyo Gallery, Singapore

2009  KOREA TOMORROW 2009 ‘Bridge the World’, SETEC 2, Seoul, Korea

2008  Drawing Woman, Johyun Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2008  Art Fair, Johyun Gallery, BEXCO, Busan, Korea

2008  Wanton People in Their 40s, Open Space Bae, Busan, Korea

2008  Bandie Rescue Operation, Alternative Space Bandee, Busan, Korea

2008  Art Paris, Johyun Gallery, Paris, France

2008  The Youngsan River, Shinsegye Gallery, Gwangju, Korea

2008  Multiple Colors, Multiple Emotions, Gallery Zandari, Seoul, Korea

2008  Singapore Art Fair, Simyo Gallery, Singapore

2007  The Room 2007, Gallery Velvet, Seoul, Korea

2007  An Overt Abyss, Galerie Hellhof, Germany

2007  Insight Outsight, Gana Art, Busan, Korea

2007  Beyond the Layer of Memories, Busan Hyeongsang Art (Alternative Space Bandee, Busan, Korea

2006  Korea Artist Festival, Knapp Gallery, London, England

2006  Flowers, Gallery On, Seoul, Korea

2006  People, Alliance Francaise, Busan, Korea

2006  Closest Friend, Art, Goje Culture and Arts Center, Goje, Korea

2006  Many People, Many Colors, Jandari Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2005  Korea Youth Art Exhibition, Metro Art Museum, Gwangju, Korea

2005  Delightful Imagination, Happy Workshop, Sori Culture Center, Jeonju, Korea

2005  Meet the Oasis, Lotte Gallery, Busan, Korea

2004  Korean and German Women Artists Exchange Exhibition, Seoul·Siegen, Siegelland Museum, Germany

2004  Flower Flows Flowery, Artinus Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2004  Busan Hyundai Artist Association Exhibition, Busan City Hall Gallery, Busan, Korea

2003  Busan Hyundai Artist Association Exhibition, Busan City Hall Gallery, Busan, Korea

2003  The Mother, Name Spiriting up Us, Munhwa Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2003  13 Women Artist Selected by Suwon Art Center, Suwon Art Center, Suwon, Korea

2003  12 Seasons of Women, Korean and German Women Artists Exchange Exhibition, Munhwa Ilbo Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2002  Ten Thousand Eyes, Ten Thousand Ways, Dukwon Gallery, Seoul, Korea

2002  Contemporary Art Invitation, Daegu Culture and Arts Center, Daegu, Korea

2002  Mama, Gyomoon Gallery, Busan, Korea

2002  Disposable Day, You Gallery, Busan, Korea

2002  Faces Depicted with the Heart, Jebiwool Art Museum, Gwacheon, Korea

2001  Busan Hyundai Artist Association Exhibition, Lotte Gallery, Busan, Korea

2001  An Aspect of Busan Hyeongsang Art, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, Korea

2001  New Ways in Contemporary Korean and Japanese Art, Gyomoon Gallery, Busan, Korea

2001  Busan Hyundai Artist Association Exhibition, Busan Culture Center, Busan, Korea

2000  Shift of the Center in Contemporary Korean Art, Daejon Museum of Art, Daejon, Korea

2000  Korea Youth Biennale, Daegu Culture Center, Daegu, Korea

2000  20 Women Artists, Choi Chang Ho Gallery, Busan, Korea

2000  Busan Hyundai Artist Association Exhibition, Lotte Gallery, Busan, Korea

1999  Letters-20th Century Figures in Art, Lotte Gallery, Busan, Korea

1999  Millennium Circulation·Spring, Things, and Beauty, Lotte Gallery, Busan, Korea

1999  Busan Hyundai Artist Association Small Painting Exhibition, Jeon Kyung Sook Gallery, Busan, Korea

1999  Korean and Japanese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Lotte Gallery, Busan, Korea

1999  Busan-Vladivostok Exchange Art Exhibition, Russia

1999  What Time Now?, Busan Hyundai Artist Association Exhibition, Busan Culture Center, Busan, Korea

1999  Busan Hyundai Artist Association KBS Inaugural Exhibition, KBS Hall, Busan, Korea

1999  Shift of the Center in Contemporary Korean Art, Korea Culture and Arts Promotion Foundation Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1999  Lotus, Busan Culture Center, Busan, Korea

1998  Busan Print Festival, Yongdusan Art Museum, Busan, Korea

1998  Reillumination of Busan Art, Busan Museum of Art Inaugural Exhibition, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

1998  Reality and Its Expression, Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

1998  Busan Hyundai Artist Association Founding Exhibition, Songha Gallery -Space World, Busan, Korea

1998  Lotus, Lotte Gallery, Busan, Korea

1997  Gunsan Scarecrow Art Festival, City Hall Gallery, Gunsan, Korea

1997  Artists Today, Kumho Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

1997  Busan Drawing Festival, Yongdusan Art Museum, Busan, Korea

1997  Lotus, Space World, Busan, Korea

1996  Self-portraits-My Appearance in 2006, Jeon Kyung Sook Gallery, Busan, Korea

1996  The Value of Man and Art, Dukwon Art Museum, Seoul, Korea

1995  Busan Art-Today’s Leader, Busan Culture Center, Busan, Korea

1995  Lotus, KBS Hall, Busan, Korea

1994  Lotus, Busan Culture Center, Busan, Korea

1994  Lotus, Doll Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1993  Seoul Contemporary Art Festival, Korea Culture and Arts Promotion Foundation Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1992  Departure from the Self, Pine Tree Gallery, Seoul, Korea

1992  Departure fro the Self, Dada Gallery, Busan, Korea

1992  Humans as Human Text, Geum Gallery, Busan, Korea

1992  Busan Youth Biennale, Busan Culture Center, Busan, Korea

1992  Lotus, Dada Gallery, Busan, Korea

1992  Kim Eun-ju & Lee Yang-seon Exhibition, Dada Gallery, Busan, Korea

1991  Artists Today, Yein Gallery, Masan, Korea

1991  Nambu Contemporary Art Festival, KBS Hall, Mokpo, Korea

1991  Daejon Triennale, Daejon Civic Center, Daejon, Korea

1991  Kim Eun-ju & Lee Yang-seon Exhibition, Sain Gallery, Busan, Korea

1991  Lotus, Sain Gallery, Busan, Korea

1990  New Forms in Busan Art, Dada Gallery, Busan, Korea

1990  Independents, National Museum of Cotemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea

1990  The Same Generation, Dongsung Arts Center, Seoul - Dada Gallery, Busan - Taebaik Gallery, Daegu, Korea

1990  Busan Youth Biennale, Busan Culture Center, Busan, Korea

1989  Shinin-jeon, Sain Gallery, Busan, Korea

1985  Busan Art Exhibition, Busan Civic Center, Busan, Korea

 

AWARDS

2001  The 1st Artist Today Award-Young Artist Award, Busan Fine Arts Association, Busan

 

COLLECTIONS

Busan Museum of Art, Busan, Korea

Pohang Museum of Steel art, Pohang, Korea

Ananty Club Seoul – Cove, Seoul, Korea

National Museum of modern and Contemporary Art - Art Bank, Seoul, Korea

Government Art Bank, Korea

Four Seasons Hotel Seoul, Seoul, Korea

SeoulSquare, Seoul, Korea

Royal & Company, Seoul, Korea

selected works

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