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Kim is originally educated in painting, but she switched over to photography after studying in Pratt Institute in US. Her photography works has a strong sense of painterly texture. Every since 1992, Kim has shown her works in exhibitions in galleries not only Seoul but also in Russia, Denmark, US and other parts of the world.


1998   M.F.A in Photography, Pratt Institute, U.S.A.

1993   B.F.A in Painting, Department of Fine Art, Seoul National University, Korea




2016   Sookang Kim (Soul Art Space, Busan, Korea)

2014   Towels | Shelf (Gallery Kong, Seoul, Korea)

2008   Stones (Gallery Kong, Seoul, Korea)

2008   Stones & Vessels (Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

2007   Sookang Kim (Gallery Kong, Seoul, Korea)

2006   White Vessel (Gallery Kong, Seoul, Korea)

2005   Bojagi (Gallery Red Forest, Seoul, Korea)

2005   Sookang Kim (Paik Hae Young Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2003   In My Hand (Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2000   Being (Gallery Lux, Seoul, Korea)

1998   Trivial Stories (Gallery 2000, Seoul, Korea)

1997   Odes to Things (Steuben West Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

1993   Rust (Gallery Indeco, Seoul, Korea)




2017   Long Life/Photo (Kyungpook National University Art Museum, Daegu, Korea)

2016   Public to Private:Photography in Korean Art since 1989 (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea)

2015   Kitchen in Fantasy (Horim Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2015   Gaze: Contemplative Mind to Objet (Gallery Huue, Singapore)

2015   Korean Contemporary Photography in Moscow (Gallery of Classic Photography, Moscow, Russia)

2015   Sookang Kim & Hyoungsun Ha “Parallel Encounter” (Gallery JOO HAE, Seoul, Korea)

2015   The Technology of Photography (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea)

2014   Trace-Sookang Kim & Sanggil Lee (Gallery Planet, Seoul, Korea)

2013   Paris Photo, LA (Paramount Pictures Studios, LA, CA, U.S.A.)

2012   More Photos about Buildings and Food (Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

2011   The Gaze of the Observer (Gallery Chosun, Seoul, Korea)

2011   Slow Tempo (JH Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2011   Edition: Pop-Up (Interalia, Seoul, Korea)

2010   Seven Senses-Flux (Gallery Lux, Seoul, Korea)

2009   Light/Dark (Sepia International, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2009   Chaotic Harmony (Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX/ Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Ca, U.S.A.)

2009   Non-Table line (Zaha Museum, Seoul, Korea)

2008   Beyond Definition (Interalia, Seoul, Korea)

2008   On Photography (Kwanhoon Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2008   Contemporary Korean Photographs 1948-2008 (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, Korea)

2007   Korean Contemporary Photographers 10 (The Museum of Photography, Seoul, Korea)

2007   New Acquisition (Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

2007   In & Out (2×13 Gallery, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2006   Korean Contemporary Artists 5 (Gallery Kong, Seoul, Korea)

2006   Sepia at Seven (Sepia International, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2006   Summer Idylls (Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

2006   Soft Landing (CAIS Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2005   Authenticity of Memory (Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

2005   Scent of Daily life (Sun Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2005   Art Cologne (Koln, Germany)

2005   Between Man and Place (Ssamzie Space, Seoul, Korea)

2004   Image Utopia (KEPCO Art Gallery, Seoul, Korea)

2004   Object / Place / Process (Sepia International, New York, NY, U.S.A.)

2004   A Praise for Still Life (Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea)

2004   Umbra (Sungkok Art Museum, Yoo Art Space, Seoul, Korea)

2003   Bora (Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

2002   Stream (Gallery La Mer, Seoul, Korea)

2000   Our Photography, Today’s Spirit-The New Generation (Art Center, Seoul, Korea)

1992   Moo Deung Art Festival (Kwangju City Art Museum, Kwangju, Korea)


and More than 10 Group Exhibition




Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, U.S.A.

Museet for Fotokunst, Denmark

Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Korea

National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, Art Bank, Korea