• Artist Bio

    Athena Kim is a Korean painter living in San Francisco. Locally, her work has been shown at numerous galleries and exhibitions, including The Women's Building, Presidio Landmark, One7 Gallery, Public Glass, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, The Troll House at Pier 26, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department, the Upload Collective, University of San Francisco, North Beach Bauhaus, SPACES, and China Basin Landing in San Francisco (2016-present).

     

    Kim’s abstract expressionism manifests and discharges complex feelings and body sensations. Her search to express profound emotion through painting culminates in her unique compositions of richly colored abstract images filling large canvases and explores gesture, line, shape, and color, evoking a feeling of contemplation and transcendence.

    Artist Statement

    I aim for subjective emotional expression with particular emphasis on creative action painting through the playful, yet intuitive process of creating each stroke and layer. Each finished creation is realized through seven to ten integrated applications of pigment. My painting explores diverse styles and techniques emphasizing my liberty to convey attitudes and emotions through non-representational means. Seeking not to be constrained, I favor large canvases where I find space to give spontaneous manifestation to the subconscious.

     

    My work is dedicated to the belief that humans should treat one another with nonviolence and compassion; and is further dedicated to the notion that humans and the earth are interdependent organisms. Much of my creativity springs from an ongoing process of interpreting past trauma in integrated healing and facilitating post-traumatic growth as a survivor. It is my calling to explore these profound emotions and uniquely interpret each individual, allowing the viewer to connect to their personal contemplation, transcendence, and beauty.

     

  • Original Art

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    Transcendence

    Acrylic on Canvas

    16 " x 20"

    (SOLD)

    Blue Note 4

    Acrylic on Paper

    22x28"

    (FOR SALE)

    Cosmic Erosion 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    25" x 25"

    (SOLD)

    Interoception Vol. 3

    Acrylic on Canvas

    36" x 48"

    (FOR SALE)

    Erosion 2017

    Acrylic on Wood

    22" x 30"

    (SOLD)

    Interoception No.1 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    36" x 48"

    (FOR SALE)

    Blue Note 2017

    Acrylic on Paper

    22x28"

    (FOR SALE)

    Blue Note No.1 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    16" x 20"

    (FOR SALE)

    Blue Note No.2 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    16" x 20"

    (SOLD)

    The Rain of Love 2017; No love is lost.

    Acrylic on canvas

    16x20"

    (SOLD)

    Conflicted Emotions; Searching For Exit 2017

    Acrylic on canvas

    16x20"

    (SOLD)

    The Flow of Emotions of Unrequited Love 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    18x24"

    (FOR SALE)

    The River of Emotions 2017

    Acrylic on canvas

    16x20"

    (FOR SALE)

    Forest Rain In The Fall 2016

    Acrylic on canvas

    16x20"

    (SOLD)

    Outraged 2016

    Acrylic on canvas

    16x20"

    (FOR SALE)

    Forest 2017

    Acrylic on wood

    (FOR SALE)

    The Ocean On My Mind 0217

    Acrylic on Wood

    (FOR SALE)

     

    Le Grand Bleu No.1 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    22"x28"

    (FOR SALE)

    Le Grand Bleu No.2 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    22"x28"

    (FOR SALE)

    The Flow of Life 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    30" x 40"

    (SOLD)

    Blue Space No.2 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    60" x 84"

    (FOR SALE)

    Blue Space No.1 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    60" x 84"

    (SOLD)

    Transcendence 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    17.5" x 23.5"

    (FOR SALE)

    Viva La Vida 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    19.5x23.75"

    (FOR SALE)

    Interoception No. 5

    2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    36" x 48"

    (FOR SALE)

    The Waves of Emotions 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    22" x 28"

    (SOLD)

    Green Space No.1 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    18" x 24"

    (FOR SALE)

    Conflicted Emotions of Unrequited love No.1 ; Searching For Exit 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    16" x 20"

    (SOLD)

    The Swirl of Emotions 2016

    Acrylic on canvas,

    18x24"

    (SOLD)

    The Forest Rain of Emotions 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    16" x 20"

    (SOLD)

    Transcendence No. 11 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    18x24"

    (FOR SALE)

    Blue Note No.6 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    18x24"

    (FOR SALE)

    Blue Note No.3 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    18x24"

    (FOR SALE)

    Blue Note No.4 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    18x24"

    (FOR SALE)

    Eruption 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    18x24"

    (FOR SALE)

    Interoception No.3 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    36" x 48"

    (FOR SALE)

    Interoception No. 4

    Acrylic on Canvas

    36" x 48"

    (FOR SALE)

    Interoception 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    36" x 48"

     

    Unfolding Repressed Emotions 2017

    Pigment Sticks on Canvas

    22x28"

    (SOLD)

    Blue Mind No. 4 2017

    Pigment Sticks on Canvas

    16x20"

    (FOR SALE)

    Blue Mind No. 3 2017

    Pigment Sticks on Canvas,

    8x8" each

    (SOLD)

    Blue Mind No. 6 2017

    Pigment Sticks on Canvas

    8x8" each

    (FOR SALE)

    The Storm of Emotions 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    18x24"

    (FOR SALE)

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  • Photos

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    Blue Space No. 2 2017

    (For sale)

    Interoception No.1 2017

    (For sale)

    Interoception No. 2 2017

    (For sale)

    Interoception No.3 2017

    (For sale)

    Blue Space No. 1 2017

    (Sold)

    Athena with Interoception No.1 2017

    Athena with Blue Space No.1 2017

    Athena with Blue Space No.2 2017

    Athena at The Athena Monologues Exhibition

    Athena at The Mindfulness Meets Art Exhibition

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  • What I Do

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    Commissions for private art & public art

    Private individuals and businesses may request the creation of an art piece on behalf of another. References available upon request.

    Interview with Athena Kim by Spilt Arts

    http://spiltarts.com/interview-with-athena-kim/

    NAMI San Francisco 2017 Gala art installation

    https://www.facebook.com/namisf/posts/1761786600522320

    20 artworks were exhibited. 2 art pieces were donated.

    Artist Residency

    The Troll House ,San Francisco Feb-April 2017

    Upload Collective San Francisco June-Oct 2017