• Artist Bio

    Athena Kim is a painter living in the Bay area whose abstract expressionism embodies complex personal feelings and body sensations. Each of her works is a profound personal journey into the depths of her subconscious and past personal trauma and, as a result, culminates in unique compositions of richly colored abstract images that fill large canvases and presents gestures, lines, shapes, and colors that evoke feelings of transcendence and tranquility.

     

    Athena has shown her work locally 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, China Basin Landing in San Francisco, Neyborly Poet's Corner in Berkeley, and Playground Global in Palo Alto (2016 - present)

    Artist Statement

    As an artist, I aim for creative emotional expression that springs from an ongoing process of dealing with ever-present personal historical trauma, nurturing integrated healing and facilitating growth as a resilient trauma survivor.

     

    Seeking not to be constrained, I favor large canvases because they permit me to give spontaneous and full manifestation to the subconscious. This freedom is reflected in the eight to ten integrated applications of pigment and the diverse styles and techniques that characterize my work. In that way I can convey a wide range of attitude and emotion through non-representational means, with emphasis on embodied sculpting with paints through the mindful, yet intuitive process of creating each stroke and layer.

     

    It is my hope that the exploration of profound personal emotions through my work transcends the canvas in a way that connects in personal ways with the viewer, both conscious and subconscious.

     

    My work is dedicated to the belief that humans should treat one another with nonviolence and compassion and reflects the perspective that humans and the earth are interdependent organisms.

     

  • Past Works

    Take a look and enjoy!

    Transcendence

    Acrylic on Canvas

    16 " x 20"

    (SOLD)

    Cosmic Erosion 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    25" x 25"

    (SOLD)

    Erosion 2017

    Acrylic on Wood

    22" x 30"

    (SOLD)

    Blue Note No.1 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    16" x 20"

    (SOLD)

    The Rain of Love 2017; No love is lost.

    Mixed Media on canvas

    18x24"

    (SOLD)

    Forest Rain In The Fall 2016

    Acrylic on canvas

    16x20"

    (SOLD)

    Forest 2017

    Acrylic on wood

    (SOLD)

    Le Grand Bleu No.2 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    22"x28"

    (SOLD)

    The Flow of Life 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    30" x 40"

    (SOLD)

    Blue Space No.2 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    60" x 84"

    (SOLD)

     

    Blue Space No.1 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    60" x 84"

    (SOLD)

    Trajectory 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    30" x 40"

    (SOLD)

    Emergence 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    16" x 20"

    (SOLD)

    Interoception 2017

    Acrylic on Canvas

    36" x 48"

    (SOLD)

     

    Unfolding Repressed Emotions 2017

    Pigment Sticks on Canvas

    22x28"

    (SOLD)

    Blue Mind No. 3 2017

    Pigment Sticks on Canvas,

    8x8" each

    (SOLD)

    The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck 2017

    Acrylics on Canvas

    30x40"

    (SOLD)

    HEAT 2018

    Acrylics on Canvas

    16" x 20"

    (SOLD)

    The garden of birth 2017

     

    Acrylics on wood

    30x40"

    (SOLD)

    Le fleur de l'age

    Mixed Media on Birchwood

    30x40"

    (SOLD)

    Transcendence No.6 2017

    Oil on Canvas

    16" x 20"

    (SOLD)

    The Waves of Emotions 2018

    Gold, Charcoal, Acrylics on Canvas

    22" x 30"

    (SOLD)

    Blue Space 2018

    Mixed Media on Canvas

    30x40"

    (SOLD)

    Blue Space 2018

    Mixed Media on Canvas

    60" x 72"

    (SOLD)

    Logic vs Passion 2018

    Acrylics on Canvas

    16" x 20"

    (SOLD)

    The Flow of Grief

    Acrylics on Canvas

    20" x 16"

    (SOLD)

    Star Dusts 2018

    Acrylics on Canvas

    30x40"

    (SOLD)

    Transcendence 2017

    Acrylics on Canvas

    16" x20"

    (SOLD)

    The Forest of Emotions 2017

    Acrylics on Canvas

    16" x20"

    (SOLD)

    The Forest in San Francisco 2017

    Acrylics on Canvas

    22" x 30"

    (SOLD)

    Heat 2018

    Mixed Media on Canvas

    40" x 40"

    (SOLD)

    Athena Monologue Vol.11 2016

    Mixed Media on Canvas

    16" x 20"

    (SOLD)

    Transcendence Vol.10 2017

    Mixed Media on Canvas

    16" x 20"

    (SOLD)

    Anger 2016

    Mixed Media on Canvas

    30" x 40"

    (SOLD)

    Vulnerability 

    Mixed Media on Canvas

    18" x 24"

    (SOLD)

    Vulnerability 

    Mixed Media on Canvas

    60" x 72"

    (SOLD)

    Blue Space; Nebula No.5

    Mixed Media on Canvas

    60" x 72"

    (SOLD)

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  • Photos

    Blue Space; Nebula Collection 2018

    Blue Space ; Nebula No.2 2017 Mixed Media on canvas 5 ft x 7 ft

    Blue Space; Nebula No.2 at Playground Global, Palo Alto

    Mixed Media on canvas

    5 ft x 7 ft

    (Not For Sale)

    Blue Space; Ocean No.1 2018 at Neyborly Poet's Corner Gallery, Berkeley

    Mixed Media on canvas

    5 ft x 6 ft

    (For Sale)

    Blue Space; Nebula No.5 2018 at Neyborly Poet's Corner Gallery, Berkeley

    Mixed Media on canvas

    5 ft x 6 ft

    (For Sale)

    Blue Space; Nebula No.4 2018 at Neyborly Poet's Corner Gallery, Berkeley

    Mixed Media on canvas

    5 ft x 6 ft

    (For Sale)

    Blue Space; Nebula No.4 2018 at Neyborly Poet's Corner Gallery, Berkeley

    Mixed Media on canvas

    5 ft x 6 ft

    (For Sale)

    Blue Space; Nebula No.3 2018 at Neyborly Poet's Corner Gallery, Berkeley

    Mixed Media on canvas

    5 ft x 6 ft

    (For Sale)

    Blue Space; Ocean No.2 2018 at Neyborly Poet's Corner Gallery, Berkeley

    Mixed Media on canvas

    5 ft x 6 ft

    (For Sale)

    Blue Space; Nebula No.1 2017 at Tom & Lisa's Residence in San Francisco

    Mixed Media on canvas

    5 ft x 7 ft

    (Not For Sale)

    Blue Space; Ocean No.2 2018 at Neyborly Poet's Corner Gallery, Berkeley

    Mixed Media on canvas

    5 ft x 6 ft

    (For Sale)

  • Contact

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  • What I Do

    Commissions for private art & public art

    Blue Space; Nebula No.1 2017

    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

    Art Exhibitions

    Blue Space + Interoception Collection 2018

    Lyft HQ, China Basin, San Francisco

    Jan 1~ May 1, 2018

    Art Exhibition

    NITE LIFE; Unraveled Space 2018

    Senator Scott Wiener's Office, San Francisco

    May1~ July 1, 2018

    Art Exhibition

    Blue Space; Nebula Collection 2018

    Financial District San Francisco

    May1~ Aug 1, 2018

    Art Exhibition

    Blue Space; Ocean & Nebula Collection 2018

    Neyborly Poet's Corner, Berkeley

    July 17~ Oct 1, 2018

    Art Exhibition

    Blue Space & Interoception Collection 2018

    Donkey & Goat Winery, Berkeley

    First Friday art exhibition June 2018

    Donated Art Exhibition for Auction

    Blue Space 2018

    Back On My Feet San Francisco Annual Gala

    San Francisco Marriott Marquis

     

    Associated Artist Ambassador for Stellargold (Stellargoldcoin.com) 

    https://stellargoldcoin.com/athena-kims-art

    This is an Athena Kim's Artist shop featuring various high quality digital prints of Athena's work for sale. All purchases are made in Stellargold tokens only. All proceeds go directly to Athena Kim's Ethereum address and Stellargold takes 0% commission from this. The artist also not been charged in any way,shape or form to exhibit and sell her pictures here as it is our honor to have her art grace our website.

     

    For further inquiries and to claim your pictures after payment, please email athenavision@gmail.com directly

  • Current Art Exhibition on View

    July 17 ~ Oct 15, 2018
    2043 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

    Global Climate Action Summit 2018 The ”eARTh” exhibit will have its opening reception this Friday, September 14th from 5-7pm. Please go to the Facebook event page here to register: https://www.facebook.com/events/2013923915287264/ 9 a.m. ~ 5 p.m. Monday ~ Friday September 14 ~ October 30...
    August 29, 2018 · art,artexhibition,painting,artshow,artist
    Interested in purchasing or viewing Athena's work? Schedule an in person appointment and we will be there to meet you and walk you through the whole exhibit. https://www.neyborly.com/exhibitions-at-poets-corner/ Five Blue Space; Nebula and Ocean artworks on 5 ft x 6 ft canvas are exhibited on...
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