- Invited artist at the Korean Art Exhibition
- Recommended Artist in Korean Calligraphy Exhibition for Korean Unification
- Invited Artist at the Busan Art Exhibition, receiving Special Category Prize
- One of Five Members in the Invitational Exhibition of Busan International Biennale, 2010
- Invited Female Artist of the Korean Art Exhibition Festival, 2010
- Submitted Over 150 Group Exhibitions and Invitational Exhibitions
Thirty-five years have passed since Master Kim started her Korean calligraphy. She has researched various Korean calligraphy techniques and made numerous pieces to spread the Korean alphabet and traditional Korean culture across the world. Generally, Korean calligraphy is written on traditional Korean handmade paper, called Hanji. Master Kim, however, does not limit herself to this medium, performing calligraphy on a variety of materials including winding sheets, silks, and linen. She also works on customized calligraphy for folding fans, candles, and furniture. The words she applies include wards for protection, good luck, and good health, all strong aspects of traditional Korean culture. She also paints quotes from famous Buddhist scriptures, the Bible, or the Analects of Confucius.
Master Kim has been invited to over 150 group exhibitions and invitational exhibitions. She has also judged in a wide range of art competitions. of them developed by Master Lee. In the case of his art, you will find our descriptions to be relatively short because the quality of the art speaks for itself.
Master Kim’s words: Walking into Korean Calligraphy
“Calligraphy is an art made by grasping the brush with five fingers and writing. Anyone can do calligraphy to communicate. However, a huge amount of time is needed to transform calligraphy into a form of art, requiring severely demanding training and self-discipline. Well balanced beauty in handwriting is the result of harmony in points, lines, strokes, pressure, wielding, shade of ink, and balance of the words themselves. Thus, art requires years of hard work and inventive expression.”
At this point, my title as ‘Calligrapher’ indicates I have a long-standing career of hard effort, emotion, and expression, all represented in my work.
Looking back, the reason I could concentrate solely on calligraphy my entire life is because it was my pastime, a place to rest my mind. I invested time passionately sharing the joy of Korean calligraphy throughout the world. Calligraphy became a motivation in my life and provided me with the confidence to battle a tired life of loneliness and solitude.
For me, the core of calligraphy is keeping interest in the art form and internalizing the true spirit. Calligraphy is a way to keep me disciplined in mind and body, preventing laziness through introspection, making art by gathering total mental focus to brush and share beauty. This is the meaning of calligraphy for me.”