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Min Kim was born in 1971 in South Korea, the daughter of painter Kevin Kim. From early childhood, she has been drawing and painting, leading her to eventually study at the Jung Ang Fine Art University in South Korea. MIN then worked as an interior designer and illustrator in South Korea.
” I have never been confused about my life as an artist. A moment that has been very special to me occurred during my first travels to Italy in 1992. I met Master works at significant art galleries and the experience I had with them totally transformed my practice. I promised myself I would be a real artist achieved through hard work. I have great admiration for John Singer Sargent and Joseph Zbukvic. They are real masters with the ability to capture beauty from magical brush strokes and tone.
I received my biggest award in 2007 with a second place in the Salon International Award (U.S.A.). I also received finalist placings in the same award from 2008-2012, along with a finalist placing in the 2003 Australian Art Magazine for still life. I have exhibited in Queenstown, in Texas, in Wellington until 2004, and the Bryce Gallery in Christchurch, which I own, is now my main gallery.” – Min Kim