JEAN RIM BIO

Jean Rim graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1997, and in 2005 she attended San Francisco Art Institute for her MFA. She spends her time in two different cities New York City and Seoul, South Korea. She is a collector of all kinds of stories and animal facts.

ARTIST STATEMENT

The work explores myths, urban legends and fairy tales through painting, printmaking, photography and multi-media installation. As a citizen of the United States and South Korea frequently going from one country to the other, the artist has been raised in both cultures. Being an Asian female living in New York City and Seoul, South Korea the concept of "home" has become ubiquitous. The interesting dynamic is how the natives of each country or anywhere the artist travels perceives her. A general Asian stereotype is "Asians are gentle and non threatening" and a general stereotype of Americans in Asia is "Americans are optimistic and simple." These adjectives are the superficial gloss to the artist's work by creating cartoon like animals and portraying humans in an anime influenced approach. The innocuous imagery is accompanied with humor but at times can be perverse and offbeat. Being a "perpetual foreigner" allows Jean Rim to observe both cultures in an anthropological manner to study how the West and the East can oppose or be admiral to each other and depict it in her work.

Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea

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EDUCATION:
San Francisco Art Institute, 2005, MFA candidate
Parsons School of Design, NYC , Graduated 1997 with BFA in Painting and Intaglio

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2014.1 THE WHALE IN THE ROOM, Corner Art Space, Seoul, South Korea

2010.8 ROTATING BLADES OF RESURRECTION AND  DEATH, Space Hamilton, South Korea

2006.4 CELEBRATING 31, Lucky Strike Gallery, NYC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2014.2 BAS Member Salon, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2013.7 SLIDELUCK BUSHWICK II, Sandbox Studios, Brooklyn, NY

2013.7 THE STORY OF THE CREATIVE, SEE/Exhibition Space, NYC

2013.1 TWITTER ART EXHIBITION, Exhale Unlimited Gallery, LA

2012.11 Winter Art Show, Trestle Gallery Brooklyn, NY

2012.8 Small Works Show, Greenpoint Gallery Brooklyn, NY

2011.5 X4, Golmok Gallery Seoul, South Korea

2010.12 ArtSlant: Limited Edition Collection, Aqua Art Miami 2010, Miami, FL

2010.12 Power of Painting, SangSangMadang Seoul, South Korea

2010.11 The Encyclopedia Show- Seoul: Series 1- Volume 1 - Bears, Roofers, Seoul, South Korea

2010.9 Sound Cityscape4, Space Hamilton, Seoul, South Korea

2009.6 SHARE MY REALITY, Television 12, Seoul, S Korea

2008.8 WALK-INS WELCOME Umbrella Arts. NYC

2007.12 RISUS, Art Space MCV/NYC, Brooklyn, NYC

2007.11 SMALL WORK SHOW, Lana Santorelli Gallery, NYC

2007.5 SMALL WORKS SHOW, BAG, Brooklyn, NY

2006.6 OPUS, Group Show, White Studios, NYC

2006.6 THE DOLL REVOLT, National Women's Studies Association, Virtual Gallery

2006.4 Projeckt30.com, Internet Gallery

2006.3 LA FEMME Group Show, White Studios, NYC

2006.2 MANIFEST III, Group Show, White Studios, NYC

2005.7 CHOW FUN HO DOWN, Group Show, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, Ca

2005.4 THE ART SHOW BY TEN WOMEN, Group Show, NYC

2005.2 MADE IN AMERICA, Group Show, Pickled Art Centre, Beijing, China

2004.8 AFTERBLOOM, Group Show, Broadway Gallery, NYC

2000.4 WOMEN CONSUMING/WOMEN CONSUMED, Group Show, MatrixArts International Gallery, Sacramento, Ca

2000.3 COSA NOTRA, Group Show, Villeros Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1999.3 HERE and NOW, Group Show, Main Street Gallery, Portland, Me

1999.2 LOVE MACHINE, Group Show, Main Street Theatre, Portland, Me

1998.7 YARMOUTH CLAM FESTIVAL, Group Show, Yarmouth, Me

1997.5 PARSONS CLASS 1997 GRADUATION SHOW, 13th Street Gallery, NYC

1997.1 BURST, Group Show, 5th Ave Parsons Gallery, NYC

ARTIST LECTURES: 2006 Asian American Art Centre, NYC, Slide Presentation of recent work

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
“Hot Art Space”, Monthly Art Magazine (Seoul), February 2014, p. 65
Daniel Vorderstrasse: “Back to their Roots”, Groove Magazine, April 2011, p. 40
Seogyo Nanjing 2010: Power of Painting, KT&G Sangsandmadang 2010, p. 114-115

PUBLICATIONS:
1997-1999 MAINE WELL BEING, Head Illustrator, Portland, Me
hkbs.co.kr
thethreewisemonkeys.com

COLLECTIONS:
Sue and Joe Berland, New York, NY
Dan and Barbara Wells, New York, NY
Alf and Clara Naman, New York, NY

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