South Korean born Genie Kim uses multiple layers of acrylic-hybrid paints to achieve the effect of traditional Korean pigment-based paints, resulting in a distinctly non-western texture and palette. Her work is illustrative and playful and tells stories full of whimsical joy, but also echo with pensive, reflective undertones.
About Genie Kim
I was born and raised in South Korea, and attended the prestigious School of Fine Arts, Hongik University, in Seoul. After graduation, I worked for Sol Animation Studios, and then started my own Art Academy for young people. In 1998 I settled in Canada, and have been a private art teacher in Oakville, Ontario, while participating in several art shows every year in the Toronto area and southern Ontario.